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Postby ManFromGlass » Mon May 10, 2021 5:45 pm

In the grand scheme of digital magazines and forums this would be a low priority but is it possible to add new Smilies? (A beer pint for one!)
Are the Smilies a specialized format? I assume so.
Is it a format members could access and create new smilies for the use of all?
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Perhaps a contest?
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Folderol » Mon May 10, 2021 6:37 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:In the grand scheme of digital magazines and forums this would be a low priority but is it possible to add new Smilies? (A beer pint for one!)
Are the Smilies a specialized format? I assume so.
Is it a format members could access and create new smilies for the use of all?
All subject to moderators approval. Approved For General Audiences.
Perhaps a contest?

I'd quite like to see that too. A 'nuke em' one would be useful! Also we've got three 'shocked' smilies. Would it be possible to merge them?
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon May 10, 2021 7:15 pm

The smilies go back so long that I think each and every one of them has a special place in someone's heart ;-)

It is possible to add new ones, but at present there are a lot of things happening behind the scenes. The request has been noted but I doubt it'll be a priority anytime soon!
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby shufflebeat » Mon May 10, 2021 8:45 pm

Irony, please (when the time comes).
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Folderol » Tue May 11, 2021 12:10 pm

Just want to add a head-slap 'DOH' icon to the list :D
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby BobTheDog » Tue May 11, 2021 3:00 pm

there is always a way.

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Shame about the border!

And the background.

Apart from that its perfect.
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Folderol » Tue May 11, 2021 3:09 pm

BobTheDog wrote:there is always a way.

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Shame about the border!

And the background.

Apart from that its perfect.
Depending on copyright conditions, it would be trivially easy to convert that to a reduced width .png file with a fully transparent background.
Just sayin'
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue May 11, 2021 3:53 pm

There's no harm in collating a list of requests here now. We can sort out the details and specific images later. So far I have:

New Addition Requests:
Beer Pint
Nuke Em
Irony
Head-slap / Doh

Current Smilie updates:
Condense the three ‘shocked’ smilies into one.

Any more?
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby blinddrew » Tue May 11, 2021 3:58 pm

If we could sum up "no digital isn't losing anything from the signal, analogue is adding distortion" into a single emoji we could speed up a lot of discussions?
Also maybe a "there's not a lot of point of spending lots of money on outboard if your room isn't treated" one as well?
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby Forum Admin » Tue May 11, 2021 4:04 pm

I'm not against the idea of updating/enhancing/adding more smileys/smilies/emoticons, so we'll bear it in mind during some future updates we are working on already. :shh:
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue May 11, 2021 4:41 pm

I've always admired the Register's "I'll get my coat" smiley, perhaps because I've so often felt it applied to me.

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Re: New Smilies?

Postby zenguitar » Tue May 11, 2021 4:46 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Current Smilie updates:
Condense the three ‘shocked’ smilies into one.

Might not be straightforward to do this. We have a mixture of smilies because the phpBB software came with one set, but the legacy posts from the previous software didn't display the new ones so we ported over some of the most used legacy smilies as well.

My use of the Beamup smilie as a 'signature' is a perfect example.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue May 11, 2021 4:52 pm

I’ll get my coat - Yes!
Or perhaps a foot in mouth one?
Maybe a better SOS one?
A large stylized question mark?
A burning synth?
A laughing Nob-like biscuit?
A headphone wearing smiley that explodes?
A mini mankini?

Sorry, too much caffeine this morning. :silent:
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue May 11, 2021 5:02 pm

I don’t have many programming or art skills but when the time comes I’d be happy to help in any way.
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Re: New Smilies?

Postby The Elf » Tue May 11, 2021 5:46 pm

Facepalm, please. I think that one might become a favourite!
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