Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Havok » 2009-01-21 12:36am

Where are all these "n00bs" using the shit out of the cannon smiley anyway?
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Duckie » 2009-01-21 04:13am

General Zod wrote:
MRDOD wrote:man we better not do anything to change this board. we can adblock things we don't want, and use greasemonkey scrips to enable strikethrough for all people with the same script, or the like.

also, fact: noob posturing always uses kill in more than one, so you never see a lone gunman.
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Who said anything about scripts? (A lame suggestion anyway). There's already a board feature in the user control panel to disable smileys as images entirely.
You missed the point- I was pointing out 'there is a way to block smileys in part or in whole yourself' isn't a valid reason not to remove a smiley that is completely useless and indeed only serves as a mark of idiocy, is ugly, and takes up a huge amount of room anyhow. "People can fix it on their own" is just a bad excuse for inertia.
havokeff wrote:Where are all these "n00bs" using the shit out of the cannon smiley anyway?
Last one I saw was the 100 Death Stars vs 10^100 Enterprises thread, if I remember correctly. Basically anywhere an avatarless member who thinks they're cool posts if they signed up in the past 20 days and are an idiot. It might be less common than I figure but each time it sticks out and bugs me.

And it seems to bug or at least be noticed by a lot of other people. I've seen a few 'meh' and several 'yes' in this thread- nobody is leaping forward to say "SHIT WE NEED TO KEEP THAT SMILIE" like for Wanker or for the finger giving smilie

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by rhoenix » 2009-01-21 04:19am

Call this a curmudgeon's opinon, but I say out with it.

It takes up far too much space as a smilie in terms of post length, and serves to show no real emoticon other than "I SHOOT BIG GUN" which...shouldn't be a smilie, in my somewhat humble opinion.

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Crazedwraith » 2009-01-21 07:51am

General Zod wrote:[
There's an even simpler idea that makes this thread wholly unneeded. If you don't like smileys you can turn off the ability to display them as images in your profile. So all you'll see is smiley text.
Because people are of course complaining about smilies as a whole as opposed to a specific one they dislike right?

I'm assuming people don't want to lose all the smilies just so they don't see the cannon one.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by General Zod » 2009-01-21 11:32am

Crazedwraith wrote: Because people are of course complaining about smilies as a whole as opposed to a specific one they dislike right?

I'm assuming people don't want to lose all the smilies just so they don't see the cannon one.
How often does the cannon one get any use anyway? I can't recall any recent threads worth reading that actually have it in them.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by TheMuffinKing » 2009-01-21 01:05pm

I say that this is a non-issue. Oooh a cannon smiley, what an annoyance! Jeeze, don't you guys have something more important to complain about? I mean seriously, complaining about an infrequently used smiley is not only a big waste of time, it makes you look like a stupid douche.

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by GrandMasterTerwynn » 2009-01-21 01:45pm

General Zod wrote:
Crazedwraith wrote: Because people are of course complaining about smilies as a whole as opposed to a specific one they dislike right?

I'm assuming people don't want to lose all the smilies just so they don't see the cannon one.
How often does the cannon one get any use anyway? I can't recall any recent threads worth reading that actually have it in them.
That's the whole point. There are almost no threads worth the trouble of reading that use that particular smiley. Ergo, the board should get rid of it.

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by TithonusSyndrome » 2009-01-21 03:20pm

For those who think their argument about disabling smilies or flash is an incisive debate-closer: is it not possible for someone to actually enjoy the sparse but artful placement of a few smilies and NOT want to ever see the cannon one? This seems a slight black-and-white fallacy.

For that matter, I think the sheer spammy ugliness of it makes a case for removal on principle alone, provided Mike and co. don't have better things to do.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by General Zod » 2009-01-21 03:26pm

GrandMasterTerwynn wrote: That's the whole point. There are almost no threads worth the trouble of reading that use that particular smiley. Ergo, the board should get rid of it.
Why don't we get rid of the devil/angel smiley while we're at it then? Or how about the lightbulb smiley? I can't remember any threads worth reading with those either, and clearly they almost never get used.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Havok » 2009-01-21 03:30pm

Are people really crying when they see the cannon smiley? I mean, are posts destroyed? Whole threads utterly falling apart? Lets hope no trolls figure out the dreaded cannon smiley kryptonite of Star Destroyer.Net. :roll:
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2009-01-21 03:46pm

Just when I think the HoC can't possibly be more useless, someone rents a backhoe and starts digging it even deeper into the big pit of fail. Seriously, now we're down to bitching about a smiley. No, can't talk about anything useful, we're gonna whine about this thing :kill:

Hey, can we get a smiley of a monkey fucking a football and call it the :HoC:?
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Flagg » 2009-01-21 05:24pm

I again move that we vote on this issue to settle the matter.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Coyote » 2009-01-21 05:32pm

I vote "this is silly!" :lol:
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Flagg » 2009-01-21 05:37pm

Coyote wrote:I vote "this is silly!" :lol:

I don't disagree, but instead of the current circle jerk a vote would at least get the issue shut the fuck down.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Havok » 2009-01-21 05:56pm

Well make a vote thread. This is the House of COMMONS. You don't have to be Stark to start a vote thread here. :kill:
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Crazedwraith » 2009-01-21 05:59pm

The amount of people getting butthurt over this thread is hilarious. Why don't you guys take your own advice? If this thread bothers you so much. Don't click on it. Its that simple.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2009-01-21 06:23pm

Crazedwraith wrote:The amount of people getting butthurt over this thread is hilarious. Why don't you guys take your own advice? If this thread bothers you so much. Don't click on it. Its that simple.
Because saying this topic is a non-issue and a waste of time equals "butthurt", *I'm a smarmy asshole*. :wanker:
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Crazedwraith » 2009-01-21 06:50pm

Mr. Coffee wrote: Because saying this topic is a non-issue and a waste of time equals "butthurt", *I'm a smarmy asshole*. :wanker:
If you ignore it, then your time is not wasted. No-one's forcing you to use your oh-so-precious time to look over this thread.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by TheMuffinKing » 2009-01-21 07:05pm

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Mr. Coffee wrote: Because saying this topic is a non-issue and a waste of time equals "butthurt", *I'm a smarmy asshole*. :wanker:
If you ignore it, then your time is not wasted. No-one's forcing you to use your oh-so-precious time to look over this thread.
No one was forced to make an inane thread complaining about smileys either. :wanker: :kill: :wanker:
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Havok » 2009-01-21 07:13pm

Crazedwraith wrote:The amount of people getting butthurt over this thread is hilarious. Why don't you guys take your own advice? If this thread bothers you so much. Don't click on it. Its that simple.
The threads don't bother me, it is the asinine ideas contained in the threads. And really, if people on this board just ignored stupidity, it would be a pretty boring place.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by rhoenix » 2009-01-21 07:26pm

General Zod wrote:Why don't we get rid of the devil/angel smiley while we're at it then? Or how about the lightbulb smiley? I can't remember any threads worth reading with those either, and clearly they almost never get used.
I know you were being facetious in this post, but I say fine. The smilie graphics themselves take up a negligable amount of space on the server, I realize and accept that. However, given that the above specific smilies (cannon, angel/devil, lightbulb) apparently serve no useful purpose, I'd call them vestigial. Not a high priority to get rid of, but not exactly deserving of a tearful "save the smilies" campaign either.

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by General Zod » 2009-01-21 07:32pm

Crazedwraith wrote:
Mr. Coffee wrote: Because saying this topic is a non-issue and a waste of time equals "butthurt", *I'm a smarmy asshole*. :wanker:
If you ignore it, then your time is not wasted. No-one's forcing you to use your oh-so-precious time to look over this thread.
For someone accusing us of being butthurt you seem to be doing a whole lot whining. Perhaps it's because you don't actually have a reason for getting rid of it besides "I find it offensive"? I'm sure that will win a lot of support right there.
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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Mr. Coffee » 2009-01-21 08:36pm

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Bounty » 2009-01-22 03:08am

So this is the level of discourse people expect these days? Someone brings up an issue and the best you can do is just blather on and on for pages about how totally cool you are for not caring about it? The amount of futile histrionics here is just astounding.

MRDOD didn't come here demanding that all the smileys be redesigned to her wishes; she just pointed out that maybe there might be support for pruning a few smileys, and I'm sure of that support wasn't there it'd be cool too. But instead of using this as a jumping-off point for, oh I don't know, discussing the smileys that nearly every board member uses and trying to improve them, we've got the board drama whores blowing a fuse and beating the old "any discussion is bad discussion" horse. Because why should you calmly state you would like to keep a smiley when you can bring out the tough guy act, right?

It's worse than goddamn kindergarten.

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Re: Resolution: Removing an Eyesore of a Smilie

Post by Duckie » 2009-01-22 04:50am

Bounty wrote:So this is the level of discourse people expect these days? Someone brings up an issue and the best you can do is just blather on and on for pages about how totally cool you are for not caring about it? The amount of futile histrionics here is just astounding.

MRDOD didn't come here demanding that all the smileys be redesigned to her wishes; she just pointed out that maybe there might be support for pruning a few smileys, and I'm sure of that support wasn't there it'd be cool too. But instead of using this as a jumping-off point for, oh I don't know, discussing the smileys that nearly every board member uses and trying to improve them, we've got the board drama whores blowing a fuse and beating the old "any discussion is bad discussion" horse. Because why should you calmly state you would like to keep a smiley when you can bring out the tough guy act, right?

It's worse than goddamn kindergarten.
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