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OntarioGreys
July 9th, 2006, 09:09 PM
The options are so limited


like there is no laugh ones like :lol or :rofl or for frustration :headwall
or a hope one where you have an emoticon is praying :hope

or to expess shock like :jaw or :crazy

or the express love as you think the pup or kitten is a love :Wub

I don't know if this link will work but it shows all the one from another forum that I am used to using http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php?s=&act=legends&CODE=emoticons

I don't expect all to be used but feel a bigger variety would be nice

These 2 the :king: & :queen: never seem to get used so better to replace them with something that would be used more often

jesse's mommy
July 9th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Go to bestsmileys.com they have a ton there.

glasslass
July 10th, 2006, 12:25 AM
I love the "don't feed the trolls" one!

marko
July 10th, 2006, 09:02 AM
Ok - We 'll look into it again.

There was a technical issue of all the emoticons showing up on one screen...we'll try to solve it this week.

In the meantime - please list a few emoticons that people feel are missing or would be useful.

Too many emoticons makes the reply boxes larger and lets you see less screen without scrolling - but we're prepared to add maybe 10 more....so please list your preferences.

thx

Marko

OntarioGreys
July 10th, 2006, 07:43 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/puking/2.gif http://bestsmileys.com/birthday2/5.gif http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/10.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/8.gif http://bestsmileys.com/fainting/1.gif http://bestsmileys.com/drooling/3.gif

OntarioGreys
July 10th, 2006, 07:46 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/excited/3.gif http://bestsmileys.com/lol/1.gif http://bestsmileys.com/rude/19.gif

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/images/smilies/praying.gif http://bestsmileys.com/flowers/1.gif

Puppyluv
July 10th, 2006, 07:59 PM
I like the kong on OG's site.. we deffinately need that!
and the "cat scat"
We need a cryer: http://bestsmileys.com/crying/13.gif or http://bestsmileys.com/touced/2.gif
ooh, and "Take your dog to the vet http://bestsmileys.com/medical/5.gif"
a head banger! for sure (like OG posted) and the laugher, the drooler
we need a drinker! http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/2.gif

Skryker
July 10th, 2006, 08:15 PM
The head-banging in frustration for sure...and a rofl.

Prin
July 10th, 2006, 11:20 PM
I only want four:
http://bestsmileys.com/excited/3.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/comfort/1.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/freak/2.gif

http://bestsmileys.com/angry1/4.gif

Skryker
July 10th, 2006, 11:29 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/freak/2.gif




:D

What about http://bestsmileys.com/animals/13.gif and http://bestsmileys.com/animals/14.gif (for something smells rotten here)?

or http://bestsmileys.com/cats2/2.gif for all us potty mouths?

Shamrock
July 11th, 2006, 05:16 PM
These..:king: :queen: :clown: , the two flags even.. are not really used often, and maybe could be replaced with ones that offer a broader scope.

Emoticons for frustration, lots of laughs,and tears would be nice additions.
Maybe a candle for comfort/postive thoughts.
Another one for :party: would be good too.

Golden Girls
July 11th, 2006, 10:26 PM
This one's funny :D
http://bestsmileys.com/signs14/1.gif

Prin
July 12th, 2006, 12:05 AM
These [took them out because I was over the 8 limit] , the two flags even.. are not really used often, and maybe could be replaced with ones that offer a broader scope.
I asked for the clown to be removed months ago, and Marko said no. So now I've gotten attached to the little freak and you all want him gone?! :clown:

As for these: :queen: :king: we don't use them often, but sometimes they come in handy. Like "We made Boo a cake of 3 different kinds of canned food mixed together with some of his favorite cookies poked into it..:king:" lol No?

And if we get rid of the flags, what will my signature be? :D

Ok, regardless, I don't mind what happens as long as there aren't any puking ones (please).:o

Skryker
July 12th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Especially no puking ones with sound effects-eeewwww!

I feel like I need a "D'oh!" or a bone-head one. Not that I'm prone to doing silly things or anything :angel: .

Mahealani770
July 12th, 2006, 01:46 PM
I would love to see a head-banging frustration emoticon and one that shows shrugging shoulders or something like, "Im sorry I tried" with the slanted smile.
:thumbs up

marko
July 27th, 2006, 11:14 AM
Hi everyone,

Ok - based on your suggestions and other input we added 9 more smilies.
(Frustrated, shrug, off-topic, pray, RIP, candle, yell, cat, cloud9)

Note - none of them are animated because we find that they are distracting.

Thanks for your patience and we hope you like them

Marko
ADMIN

Prin
July 27th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Yey! :cloud9:
My posts/day number is going to go down because I have to keep stopping and deciding what to use and then I have to go find it...:shrug: :D

Where's the doggy smilie?! :cat: ?

Mahealani770
July 28th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Has anyone noticed that this emoticon: :shrug: looks like it's covering it's ears? lol I sware I thought that's what it was doing...lol

rainbow
July 28th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the new smilies Marko. :thumbs up


I agree with Prin....where's the doggie one? You should really trade the downright ugly clown :clown: for a cute doggie. http://bestsmileys.com/dogs/4.gif


I also agree with Mahealani that :shrug: looks like he's covering his ears. :D

dtbmnec
July 28th, 2006, 04:52 PM
You know the frustrated smiley already came into good use....*mutters* damn cat not wanting his pills...

:D

Thank ye muchly

Megan

marko
July 30th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Ok Ok - The clown is dead. :rip: Let's light a candle for him :candle:

We added a new doggie smilie in it's place. :dog:

I can see that the shrug smilie :shrug: can look like it's covering it's ears. BUT it also does look like it's doing a shrug...doesn't it?

Thanks all,

I do believe that this will be the last addition to the smilie set for a while, so thanks for all the input everyone!

doggy lover
July 30th, 2006, 08:26 PM
:cloud9: I like it , I like it:dog:

rainbow
July 30th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Three cheers http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/4.gif the ugly clown is gone. :D

Very cute doggie. :dog:

Thanks, Marko. :thumbs up

I guess if you look real close it kind of looks like a shrug. :shrug: but more like "I don't want to listen" :D

Skryker
July 30th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Either way, it works! It can be a shrug :shrug: or "La la la, I'm not listening!" :shrug: :p

Prin
July 31st, 2006, 01:30 AM
I like the shrug guy. If he's covering his ears, where do his arms originate? :shrug:

Marko, I got attached to the clown too... Maybe, he could replace this guy: :offtopic: I don't see anybody using that guy unless they want to start a fight...

btw, thanks for the :dog: and the :cloud9: and the :frustrated:- I have a feeling I'm gonna be using them the most.:D

:clown: :(

marko
July 31st, 2006, 08:17 AM
Marko, I got attached to the clown too... Maybe, he could replace this guy: I don't see anybody using that guy unless they want to start a fight...

I thought of that, and you might be right. If so we'll change back to the clown. But we should at least give it a chance.

For now the clown is dead I :pray: he is in a better place.
:rip: oh sweet freaky clown.

Skryker
July 31st, 2006, 11:02 AM
For now the clown is dead I :pray: he is in a better place.
:rip: oh sweet freaky clown.

:D That's very :crazy: .

Prin
July 31st, 2006, 12:55 PM
Ok, we'll try out the off topic guy....

Mr Creepy Clown, I won't forget you.:rip: (temporarily)

:offtopic: :mad: :yell: :frustrated: :evil:
We have a lot of angry smilies. Are we angry folks here or what? :p :D
(it's ok, because the happy ones outnumber the angry ones...)

Mahealani770
July 31st, 2006, 03:10 PM
Thanks Marko for all the new emoticons...we love them!!:thumbs up
I am so floating on :cloud9: now!
However, I was soooo hoping for the guy who bangs his head against a brick wall...I wonder where people go to get that one? :o
Gees, how angry this little guy is :offtopic: lmao!

rainbow
July 31st, 2006, 04:36 PM
If so we'll change back to the clown.

OMG...No !!! :eek: Pleeeese :pray: cremate him. :D

I think we need to give :offtopic: a chance too. Lots of times we go a tad bit off topic in some posts. I just wish he wasn't frowning though. :(

And, the party guy :party: looks like a dork. Couldn't we find a better party guy? The crazy guy :crazy: looks like he'd be a more fun at a party.

And, I think we need a "Congratulations" smilie so if you decide to axe the off topic guy :sad: then replace him with a congratulations smilie.

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 01:35 PM
However, I was soooo hoping for the guy who bangs his head against a brick wall...I wonder where people go to get that one? :o Go to http://www.bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm
He's in this section: http://bestsmileys.com/frustrated/
All you do is copy the line (the whole line, including the img's and the brackets) and paste it into the post.
Like this: http://bestsmileys.com/freak/2.gif
There are other sites too, but that one is the easiest...
http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/tierdog/hb46.gif

OMG...No !!! Pleeeese cremate him.
http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/clown/cry.gif

jesse's mommy
August 1st, 2006, 05:16 PM
I like the crying clown.

Frenchy
August 1st, 2006, 06:49 PM
I'm surprise Jesse's mommy hasn't ask for a smilie with Mattew's face on it :p :cloud9:

jesse's mommy
August 1st, 2006, 07:08 PM
Well, now that you mention it, how about this:

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 07:50 PM
I like the crying clown.
Good luck trying to find him lol (unless you steal him directly...).
He's from this site: (well, I guess it does say "clown", so maybe you'll find him...) http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/comik/smile-famous-spike.gif

jesse's mommy
August 1st, 2006, 07:54 PM
What? You don't like the surfboard emoticon? :D

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 07:54 PM
Uhh... I was dodging that one... Ever since I saw him in Sex and the City, he's lost a bit of his charm...

jesse's mommy
August 1st, 2006, 07:58 PM
Doesn't matter to me. He can play bongos in his boxers in my living room any day. :evil:

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 08:04 PM
Did you see that sex and the city episode?:yuck:

I'm gonna ask marko for this one:
http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/tierbaer/pooh_door.gif

Anybody know what he's saying? I don't speak whatever language that is.:o

jesse's mommy
August 1st, 2006, 08:05 PM
Anybody know what he's saying? I don't speak whatever language that is.:o

I think it's Klingon

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 08:11 PM
Looks like Russian... I just love these bears. Who knows what this guy is trying to do: http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/tierbaer/pooh.gif
They even have your favorite guy: http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/sp/Smilie08sop.gif

This is the look the dog I'm sitting gives me about 300 times a day: http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/tierdog/question.gif

Prin
August 1st, 2006, 08:33 PM
lol I'm such a moron. They have a little "choose language" thingy at the top. :D

rainbow
August 2nd, 2006, 06:36 PM
Aww, your new clown doesn't qualify :thumbs up because he's animated and Marko says they're distracting. :D

Note - none of them are animated because we find that they are distracting.

Has anyone found a new party guy that doesn't look like a dork...:party: ?

jesse's mommy
August 2nd, 2006, 06:38 PM
Has anyone found a new party guy that doesn't look like a dork...:party: ?

Yep, how about this one:

Frenchy
August 2nd, 2006, 06:47 PM
Naughty girl! :p

Prin
August 2nd, 2006, 07:08 PM
Has anyone found a new party guy that doesn't look like a dorkWhat, I'm not cool? http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/party/541.gif

What about now- am I cooler now? http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/party/455.gif

jesse's mommy
August 2nd, 2006, 07:09 PM
I think I like my party guy emoticon better.

Prin
August 2nd, 2006, 07:11 PM
Yeah, you would, wouldn't you.:D

rainbow
August 3rd, 2006, 07:31 PM
Yep, how about this one:


LOL....you're obsessed with that guy. :D And I don't even know who he is. :o

rainbow
August 3rd, 2006, 07:34 PM
What, I'm not cool? http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/party/541.gif

What about now- am I cooler now? http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/party/455.gif

Yeah, he's better. How about one with a glass of bubbly in his hand? :D

Puppyluv
August 3rd, 2006, 07:38 PM
I'm surprise Jesse's mommy hasn't ask for a smilie with Mattew's face on it :p :cloud9:

If she gets a Matthew one, I want a Hoff one :p It would be great.... the mods could use him all the time:
STOP FIGHTING NOW OR ELSE :HOFF:

jesse's mommy
August 3rd, 2006, 07:46 PM
LOL....you're obsessed with that guy. :D And I don't even know who he is. :o

You don't recognize Matthew McConaughey?

rainbow
August 3rd, 2006, 08:01 PM
You don't recognize Matthew McConaughey?

Oh, is that who that is. :o I've seen way better pictures of him. He needs to be smiling cuz he's got a great smile. :D

rainbow
August 3rd, 2006, 08:04 PM
If she gets a Matthew one, I want a Hoff one


Arrrgh, NO !!! He needs to be buried with the creepy clown and the dorky party guy. :D

Frenchy
August 3rd, 2006, 08:14 PM
Jesse's mommy,I saw on a gossip show the other day (entertainement tonight or else) your Mattew jogging with Lance Armstrong :p pretty sight! I immediatly tought about you,they were saying they are both single now.:)

CyberKitten
August 3rd, 2006, 08:34 PM
It is not that I dislike change (because I am almost always having to change something in my life or work, lol - it's the only constant - to paraphrase that old saying) but I always thought the number of emotions was about right. Too many emotions - esp when one writer uses many of them in one post - is very distrating and it is the content and meaning of the message itself, not smilies or emoticons - that is important. I tend to use about 3 of the ones avaliable and if I need to find another one for a special occasion, I upload an image I need.

I am not against smilies et al (This IS the web after all (I almost said the internet but the early days of this technology involved a lot of typing and ASCII graphics (think Archie and Veronica and Gopher, used in the early 90's - before browsers, lol - maybe we need a new acronymn, BB, lol) and certainly NO emoticons. <g> As for the web, somehow I doubt Tim Berners Lee was thinking about them when he needed a way to commuicate with his collegaues at Cern and ended up essentially creating what we now know as HTML and its offspring.

I just find any message with too many of the things loses me. It is the equivilant of meandering through an essay written in an unusual way (with bad grammar, a purple font that is hard on the eyes for example). If the message is something I really want to read, I mange to get through it but this is a message board that provides assistance and info and I don't want us to get lost in peripehral issues. If one has to make a crucial point, there are always creative ways to do so.

I still don't know why we have the King and Queen ones, lol (Queen for a cat? - God forbid we promote pregnancy, even amg purebred cats eligible for registration) - Queen as a reference to someone. King as in... ?

I do not look forward to the day these become part of scientific or even editorial writing, lol - tho most serious blogs do quite well without emoticons. I guess it is the writer in me - I love the printed word, or word expressed by bytes, you know what I mean? (I hope!!) <g>

I DO like the emoticon for expressing a wink, since often even the best communication is not regarded in the manner in which the writer intended it and it is a helpful adjunct in that instance.

I do wish one of these days there was some way online communication could instantly improve my typing, lol But I like the emoticons just the way they are. :)

Prin
August 3rd, 2006, 10:20 PM
CK, the king and queen are for our spoiled pets, who are the :king:s and :queen:s of our homes.

rainbow
August 4th, 2006, 12:21 PM
Yeah, but they don't get used much and they're about as dorky looking as the party guy. :D

I like using the emoticons. What I don't like is long posts that aren't separated into paragraphs. :frustrated:

Prin
August 4th, 2006, 03:48 PM
I agree. I think emoticons break up the monotony.:) :dog:

CyberKitten
August 4th, 2006, 04:56 PM
Ah thx for the explanation Prin - I call YY my sweetheart and the Sphynx Girls are my Princesses. Calling a female cat a Queen to me means they are well, not spayed - and it does not seem a term of endearment. Is there an icon or emticon for sweetheart, lol - or maybe one with a tiara but I'd never use them anyway since they;d be meaningful only to me and my cats, lol

jesse's mommy
August 5th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Personally I like the emoticons. I like them because this is a public forum and words don't always translate from the mind to paper well, so at times the emoticons can help relate intentions. Like the embarrassed one :o when you aren't sure how something is going over or the frustration one :frustrated: when you keep saying the same thing over and over again. Or the times when you want to relay your best sympathies and are offering support, the group hug :grouphug: helps. This isn't a place where we are lobbying for changes in the government or discussing the problems overseas, but a place a group of regular people to discuss our pets and how we as a group can make the lives of animals better. I say bring on the emoticons. This isn't a place to be "professional", but to enjoy the lives of our pets. :dog: :cat:

rainbow
August 8th, 2006, 01:47 PM
This isn't a place to be "professional", but to enjoy the lives of our pets.


I agree. :dog: :cat: Well said, Jesse's Mommy. :highfive: :thumbs up