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Where can I enable the smileys so that I can see them in the forum posts?

Currently it says Smilies are OFF and I can not find a place to turn them on.

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They were enabled till one day they were turned off because they were getting damn annoying. Good riddance, :), ;), :P works for me.

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It is the DW forum staff's philosophy to have as few unnessecary images on the site as possible. Primarily out of sympathy with those of us with lesser connections, but also for aesthetic reasons.


Graphic sig blocks are banned.
Smiley graphics are disabled.
Avatars are at a meagre 64x64 (and still full of character I mind you).
Quoting images is disabled.

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Heh, avatars are actually at 36x36.

And yeah, we want to try and keep the forums kind of uncluttered and fast to load.

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Copied and pasted from an AOL page:

Basic Smileys

:-) Your basic smiley. This smiley is used to inflect a sarcastic or joking statement since we can't hear voice inflection over e-mail.

;-) Winky smiley. User just made a flirtatious and/or sarcastic remark. More of a "don't hit me for what I just said" smiley.

:-( Frowning smiley. User did not like that last statement or is upset or depressed about something.

:-I Indifferent smiley. Better than a :-( but not quite as good as a :-).

:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a ;-).

>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.

>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

Widely used Smileys

(-: User is left handed.

%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight.

:*) User is drunk.

[:] User is a robot.

8-) User is wearing sunglasses.

B:-) Sunglasses on head.

::-) User wears normal glasses.

B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses.

8:-) User is a little girl.

:-)-8 User is a Big girl.

:-{) User has a mustache.

:-{ 2 User wears lipstick.

{:-) User wears a toupee.

}:-( Toupee in an updraft.

:-[ User is a vampire.

:-E Bucktoothed vampire.

:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing.

:-7 User juust made a wry statement.

:-* User just ate something sour.

:-)~ User drools.

:-~) User has a cold.

:'-( User is crying.

:'-) User is so happy, s/he is crying.

:-@ User is screaming.

:-# User wears braces.

:^) User has a broken nose.

:v) User has a broken nose, but it's the other way.

:_) User's nose is sliding off of his face.

:<) User is from an Ivy League School.

:-& User is tongue tied.

=:-) User is a hosehead.

-:-) User is a punk rocker.

-:-( Real punk rockers don't smile.

:=) User has two noses.

+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office.

`:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning.

,:-) Same thing...other side.

|-I User is asleep.

|-O User is yawning/snoring.

:-Q User is a smoker.

:-? User smokes a pipe.

O-) Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver)

O :-) User is an angel (at heart, at least).

:-` User spitting out its chewing tobacco.

:-S User just made an incoherent statement.

:-D User is laughing (at you!)

:-X User's lips are sealed.

:-C User is really bummed.

<|-) User is Chinese.

<|-( User is Chinese and doesn't like these kind of jokes.

:-/ User is skeptical.

C=:-) User is a chef.

@= User is pro-nuclear war.

*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat.

:-o Uh oh! \

(8-o It's Mr. Bill!

*:o) And Bozo the Clown!

3:] Pet smiley.

3:[ Mean Pet smiley.

d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.

E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator.

:-9 User is licking his/her lips.

%-6 User is braindead.

[:-) User is wearing a walkman.

(:I User is an egghead.

<:-I User is a dunce.

K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie.

@:-) User is wearing a turban.

:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)

:-: Mutant smiley; the invisible smiley.

.-) User only has one eye.

,-) Ditto...but he's winking.

X-( User just died.

8 :-) User is a wizard.

-=* :-) User is a TeX wizard.

Moral of the story: THIS IS WHY SMILEYS SUCK.

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And a few more here.

My "favourite":

Man carrying a three legged octopus that's giving off smell rays in a basket on his head

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A few standard smilies would be quite good IMO, but regular yellow smiley faces would not be in keeping with the look of these boards. Now if someone fancies doing small doomguy faces with the appropriate expression...

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A shocked Islamic smiley with beard and turban looks on as a smiley couple expose themselves.

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hahahahhahah heh aye. This is probably the best thread ever. Oh and

Tobester said:

:^) User has a broken nose.

:v) User has a broken nose, but it's the other way.


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I say, good riddance! I personally don't like the standard smilies... I use the ones more common in Japan o_O;... not out of fangirlism, but, out of the more accurate expressions you can get with them, without being transformed into god-awful emoticons...

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what about a cool smiley that has a nazi smiley and a chainsaw smiley. then the chainsaw smiley kills the nazi smiley? would that be allowed?

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they are off because they are annoying! also i hope to god you didn't download the smily program for your home computer, heh.

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Thread closed because this topic had already been done to death fourteen months ago. Smileys are disabled deliberately. Do not add in your own graphical smileys.

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