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Old 11-09-2007, 02:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by cando View Post
Hahaha, amen to that! I don't mind the occasional smiley or two, even use a few myself since it appears people understand faster with them than with plain words. But I do find some of those overly animated ones very distracting.
Ditto! Honestly, we get it with the first blowing kisses. We don't need a whole line or two of them! I don't even get half of them. I have to scroll over it to see what the words are anyway.

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:14 PM   #12
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I think they are cute wish we had more... (not being sarcastic)

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:20 PM   #13
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At the risk of being labeled a fellow grump: I find the little smilies very annoying, and am pleased to see a technological solution. The idea that a little cartoon icon helps you express yourself would come as a shock to Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Nabokov, and my mother, all of whom managed to convey emotions and thoughts accurately and well without jumping blobs, using only the tools granted by the English language. Harumph! (That is to indicate that you are not to take my grumpiness as more than an expression of opinion. Wouldn't want to rain on the smiley parade.)
Dear Bill, these smilies and otherwise undulating bloobies are necessary for some people in today's day and age of The Internet. Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Nabokov and, I'm sure, your very nice mother did not have this wonderful thing. I am fully able to convey glee, frustration and the other gamut of emotions appropriately on a person-to-person basis.

I am known to be a curmudgeon myself sometimes.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #14
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I'll ask Sheldon about the smileys. I like them when they are used appropriately, but I agree that sometimes they get out of control to the point that you can't find the msg for the smileys.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by sinistral_needler View Post
Dear Bill, these smilies and otherwise undulating bloobies are necessary for some people in today's day and age of The Internet. Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Nabokov and, I'm sure, your very nice mother did not have this wonderful thing. I am fully able to convey glee, frustration and the other gamut of emotions appropriately on a person-to-person basis.

I am known to be a curmudgeon myself sometimes.
hope you don't mind wish I could find the one from DONNAS look under the thread "Big Girls"
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:28 PM   #18
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Hi, I am really new to this site...also very exciting by finding it...please please tell me I AM NOT AMONG YARN SNOBS....who decipher (wooo big word, without smiley) every context of every post... only knit with animal fiber and pretty much look down on us "newbies" I am here to have fun, learn and relax...not count every someone posts... that's the power of the internet come as you please oh and by the way,isn't there a blog for complaints? called OT
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Hi, I am really new to this site...also very exciting by finding it...please please tell me I AM NOT AMONG YARN SNOBS....who decipher (wooo big word, without smiley) every context of every post... only knit with animal fiber and pretty much look down on us "newbies" I am here to have fun, learn and relax...not count every someone posts... that's the power of the internet come as you please oh and by the way,isn't there a blog for complaints? called OT
I have to admit I'm a yarn snob, but only for myself. Anyone else can knit with whatever they want--no judgement--I've just developed very expensive taste in yarn over time, much to my credit card company's delight.

Newbies are always welcome, and knitting and chatting are fun, educational, and relaxing, with or without smilies.
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Putting in my personal oppinion, I really do like smileys. I think they add character, movement, and creativity to posts. See, look at this message. It looks so unimaginitive, right? Really boring. Well, maybe not to you, but it does to me. Hey, I'm a teenager. I love breaking conformality

Besides, none of us are Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Nabokov, or your mother
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