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Shaan Shar
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I never understand why this smiley is being used in this forum....." "


When this is quite decent forum then we should remove this smiley from the given smilies list.......


What you say moderators.........





hahaha Anyways don't want to hurt anyone.... just showing that how irritating this is .......

We should rmove this one from forum......
can anybody explain me what is the use of this smiley......


 
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It suggests that the poster is swearing about something because they're so mad. Is that what you thought it meant? Anyone old enough to be posting on JavaRanch is aware of the fact that people get angry and say bad words sometimes. Although we do try to avoid offending people, I think what you're suggesting is somewhat extreme.

Now, the one, and the one -- those are so terribly overused that I'd love to see them go.
 
Ryan McGuire
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Get rid of and ??

Sounds good

But people like them.

With some posts, I'm like :roll: :roll:


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If I'd want to see one go it would be :roll:

It implies to me that the target of said smilie is wasting the time of the person that posted the smilie or that the question being asked or statement being said is, well, dumb. When in fact, there are no dumb questions here on Javaranch.

When someone uses that smilie on me, I don't think it's nice.

As long as isn't being used in the following manner:

YOU! or YOU STUPID

then I don't have a problem with it. I typically use it in those DOH situations where I should have known the answer and I am at myself.

<-- Just for you EFH.
 
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yes, get rid of the , it only promotes alcohol abuse
 
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
If I'd want to see one go it would be :roll:

It implies to me that the target of said smilie is wasting the time of the person that posted the smilie or that the question being asked or statement being said is, well, dumb. When in fact, there are no dumb questions here on Javaranch.


I don't want it to go - I use it when *I* was doing something dumb, and I use it quite often... :roll:
 
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I agree, I think it's useful to be able to use :roll: when Ilja is doing something dumb.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I agree, I think it's useful to be able to use :roll: when Ilja is doing something dumb.




I guess the moral of the story is any smily can be abused for any purpose. So they will all stay.
 
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[Gregg]: When in fact, there are no dumb questions here on Javaranch.

Gregg, I think maybe you may have overlooked a few posts made here over the years.

I do agree that :roll: is often used in a negative way against others, and that can be a problem. I've certainly used it that way myself in some conversations, and I probably shouldn't have. But I don't think the abuses are enough of a problem to warrant banning it.

As for stuff like and - well they can certainly be overused. Particularly the latter. But at least they seem to contribute tot the "friendly place for greenhorns" idea. When I see posts with



I may :roll: a bit and wish they'd tone it down some. But we could do worse than having a bunch of overenthusiastic happy people here.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
But we could do worse than having a bunch of overenthusiastic happy people here.


Indeed. Can't complain about that.
 
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What annoys me most about some smilies is the constant motion. I find it quite distracting when reading something if I can see out of the corner of my eye a coloured blob jumping up and down or sticking its tongue at me.

A few smilies, in moderation, such as and can help to clarify the meaning of a message. Sometimes a well placed wink can be the difference between a comment appearing to be a stressed rant and appearing to be a tongue-in-cheek joke.

On the other hand there are posts along the lines of

i agree u r rite
which are the textual equivalent of trying to listen to fourteen radio stations at once and attempt to pick out the one that you are interested in.












[ April 28, 2006: Message edited by: Dave Lenton ]
 
Amit Batra
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Hey why the hell cant i use smileys when im posting, is this because im useing firefox. every time i try using smileys its prints the damm code for it some javascript crapp. javascript: x()
banghead.
what am I doing wrong???javascript: x()
Confused

Im supposed to drap and drop smileys right? Somebody please help!!!javascript: x()
pissed
 
Ulf Dittmer
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No, drag and drop does not work. Just click on the image, and the required UBB code will appear in the text entry box.
 
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Amit,

would you mind toning down the language? the general guideline is "don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to hear you say".

remember, we have people of all ages coming here and reading these posts.

thanks
 
Ryan McGuire
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Sure, they'll show up as "banghead" or whatever while you're composing your message, but the actual graphics will show up after you submit it.
 
Amit Batra
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Hi,
I apologize, for the little outburst. I guess I saw my fellow ranchers posting smileys high and low it seemed like a real blast and I got frustrated when I could join in the fun. I hope you guys will forgive me.
 
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