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Emoticon!

Postby Reductor » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:53 am

Hey, you know what this joint needs? More emoticons! There are just not enough to capture the many moods of the Reductor. :tongue: I cannot think of an example just now, but the thought has occurred to me on occasion.
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Re: Emoticon!

Postby octathlon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:54 pm

This forum has some good ones that I haven't seen elsewhere.

I wish there was an emoticon for saying something went "over my head". I've never seen one like that anywhere.

Also, on another forum I go to, they have a "head-smack" emoticon for those "d'oh!" occasions.

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Vepacitta » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:30 pm

I'd like Kling-on and Spock emotocons!

What about an asura-emotocon too?

OO and a naga - this forum definately needs a naga emotocon ...

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Why would it need a naga emoticon? :?
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Re: Emoticon!

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Ytrog wrote:Why would it need a naga emoticon? :?

One might want to express protectiveness:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:00 pm

Ah, I didn't know this.

I only know naga (in the context of the Dhamma) from a passage in the Vinaya that says that naga's can't ordain.
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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Re: Emoticon!

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:10 pm

Nagas are particularly revered along the Mekong river on the Thailand-Laos border...

My local Wat is a branch of Wat Nak Prok, Bangkok:
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The Buddha-Rupa I have at home is based on that Naga story and looks something like this (but less ornate...):

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:27 pm

Greetings,

You can come up with your own emoticon lists without us added (even) more to Dhamma Wheel itself.

For example, here's one from a site I frequent...

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It's simply an image.

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[img]http://www.petshopboys-forum.com/images/smilies/eusa_wall.gif[/img]


If you keep a handy collection of them in a TXT file or somewhere easily accessible, you can wheel out your own as/when required.

As for adding more, they already distract me sometimes when I'm trying to type a response and they're all jumping around and such at the edge of the screen.... and I'm actually in favour of emoticons... there are some members who are genuinely anti-emoticon. Distractions aside, they do take up an inordinate amount of room, particular if your screen has small resolution on the horizontal axis, because they wrap down.

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:31 pm

Yeah, let's go emoticon frenzy Image
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Re: Emoticon!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:34 pm

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Ytrog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:35 pm

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Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


If you see any unskillful speech (or other action) from me let me know, so I can learn from it.
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Re: Emoticon!

Postby beeblebrox » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:09 pm

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Re: Emoticons are stupid

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:10 pm

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby beeblebrox » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:55 pm

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Re: Emoticon!

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:47 am

beeblebrox wrote:Image

No fair!
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Clever, though.
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