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What do you think about the new smilies

Love them
They are OK
Hate them, let's go back to the old ones.
Hate them, let's go back to the old ones and bring the More selection back.

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Offline sawdstmakr

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Smilies
« on: January 31, 2015, 07:35:42 AM »
Robo,
Hope this is will not cause a problem for you but I really liked the old Smilies.
If we never had the old ones, these would be fine but you really spoiled use with the old set.
Looking to see what everyone thinks.
Jim
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Re: Smilies
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2015, 07:41:42 AM »
i dont know about you oldsters but i use something called "japanese emojis" its really awesome because theres thousands of faces and all you have to do is copy and paste. O(≧▽≦)O
but i was never really around for the old faces and i dont really use the presets. if your interested heres a website i use for emojis
http://japaneseemoticons.net/
hope this spoils you abit
。◕‿◕。
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Re: Smilies
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2015, 08:21:14 AM »
I looked at that site. Sorry, way too many. It would take way too long to find what I want. I really liked having the ones we had here to do a quick selection from.
Jim
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Re: Smilies
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 08:53:00 AM »
Jim,

No problem, I can only explain the rationale use.

1) We have a large portion of older member where vision issues can be a problem.  One of the main driving forces behind the upgrade was to simplify and make things easier to use and see.  That is what drove going to larger smileys,  we had reports of smaller smileys being difficult to differentiate.
2) The old set was a hodge podge of things that where available 10 years ago.  There were many inconsistencies with their look and design.  Some were pretty poorly done and some where just outdated.  They actually looked pretty childish and take away from the overall image of the forum to people visiting for the first time.   First impressions are what keep people here or make them move one. 
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Re: Smilies
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 02:25:06 AM »
i dont know about you oldsters but i use something called "japanese emojis" its really awesome because theres thousands of faces

What the heck  :shocked:
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