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Postby appicchato » Mon May 18, 2009 1:11 am

Greetings...

I noticed some pretty nifty (and apropos) smilies on a visit to ZFI...what's chances of the Dhammawheel using them as well?...

One more 'suggestion' might be to dump the little one's presently used here... :o ...
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Re: Smilies...

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 18, 2009 1:40 am

Greetings bhante,

If there's any specific ones you want, let us know... perhaps with a copy of the URL of the smilies in question.

appicchato wrote:One more 'suggestion' might be to dump the little one's presently used here... :o ...


They're actually my favourite ones! I like the ones that don't look too disruptive in a string of text and don't send the row heights out of whack as hopefully demonstrated by this smilie here :rules: . I do enjoy consistency in row height.

I'm sure there's some we could lose though... particularly some that rarely get used.

:x :P :embarassed: :weep: :evil: :roll: :!: :?: :idea: :arrow: :| :ban: :mrgreen:

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Re: Smilies...

Postby Jechbi » Mon May 18, 2009 1:45 am

Great idea, Bhante. I like all the emoticons over at ZFI.

I'd also like to keep all the little ones that don't get used too often (just for kicks), and I'd love it if we could add these:

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But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
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Re: Smilies...

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 18, 2009 1:59 am

Greetings,

I should also mention that the more smilies we add, the further you'll have to scroll down to get to the Submit button each time.

There's no "view more smilies" style button, which can be used to browse the rest of the collection... as it stands, they're all there, every single time. Something to bear in mind as you pull the scroller down to the Submit button.

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Re: Smilies...

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon May 18, 2009 2:47 am

There's a boatload of smilies at my site. Dhamma Wheel members, please feel free to take any from there you like to suggest for use here.
I've kept them all basically uniform in size :)

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Re: Smilies...

Postby Ben » Mon May 18, 2009 3:23 am

If I had my way, the smilies would be the first against the wall when the revolution comes!

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Re: Smilies...

Postby Jechbi » Mon May 18, 2009 4:15 am

:cry:
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Re: Smilies...

Postby appicchato » Mon May 18, 2009 6:11 am

retrofuturist wrote:They're actually my favourite ones!


LOL...I'm glad I didn't say what I think of them...

If I had my way, the smilies would be the first against the wall when the revolution comes!


A while back I would have been considered in the same camp, although they've more less grown on me... :coffee:

It's all good folks...we've got bigger fish to fry... :pig:
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Re: Smilies...

Postby Fede » Mon May 18, 2009 1:33 pm

Welll.... :thinking:

In my view, some people are not very articulate..... :soap:

some are not very literate..... :reading:

And others, are just plain :rolleye:

I of course, fall into the camp of :sage:

so have no need of smileys at all, really...... :stirthepot:

if anyone feels the need to take issue.... :tantrum: then I suggest you choose your weapon:
:jedi: or :guns:

But perhaps it would be best to have a good :toast: and just forget about it.


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Re: Smilies...

Postby thornbush » Mon May 18, 2009 2:24 pm

Let's not forget 2 most important ones..... :focus: :offtopic:
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Re: Smilies...

Postby Guy » Sun May 24, 2009 2:34 am

Are these guys breaking the 5th precept or is it carrot juice and whipped cream? :toast:
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Re: Smilies...

Postby Dhammanando » Sun May 24, 2009 3:36 am

Guy wrote:Are these guys breaking the 5th precept or is it carrot juice and whipped cream? :toast:



They are just thumping each other with electric toasters. It's not a very sensible thing to do, but nor is it a breach of the fifth precept.
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Re: Smilies...

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 24, 2009 4:43 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Guy wrote:Are these guys breaking the 5th precept or is it carrot juice and whipped cream? :toast:



They are just thumping each other with electric toasters. It's not a very sensible thing to do, but nor is it a breach of the fifth precept.


LOL

I thought they were toasting with ginger beer!
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