Ok, enough with being sad all the time.

Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by K., Apr 19, 2017.

  1. K.

    K. Sober

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    Let's get a 'happy' rep icon along with the sad.

    When Dicky tells us that Squirrel Girl is coming to TV, I don't just agree, nor am I laughing, he hasn't won anything, and my love for him is insufficiently specific. Instead, it makes me happy. Let me show that, and do so without words as nature intended.

    Besides, if we only have 'sad', Trump wins.
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    • teh baba teh baba x 2
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  2. Captain X

    Captain X Bully!

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    And I want a Fanzl Lang rep icon for when a post makes me want to yodel. :D

  3. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Flashlight Can't Handle Wordforge

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    We need a snowflake rep

    Git 'er done, it'd be awesome and you know it

    Take the Baba tomato out, that's just stupid
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  4. Captain X

    Captain X Bully!

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    There must always be teh baba. Tradition. :bailey:
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  5. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Teh Baba is teh Baba. What can be done?
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  6. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Yeah, our rep icon choices are crap. I know you can't please everyone, but come on. We don't need the fantasy rainbow one AND the facepalm. And how often does the tldr one get used? Yet we don't have happy or mad?!?!?

    :tbbs:
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  7. Captain X

    Captain X Bully!

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    TL;DR was made specially for Tererun or whatever his name is.
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  8. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Flashlight Can't Handle Wordforge

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    TLDR is probably my most frequently used one
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  9. Ebeneezer Goode

    Ebeneezer Goode Gobshite

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    We've got the 'love' one.

    Although I demand that when every time that someone clicks it, there appears an animated disco ball and the sweet, sweet voice of Barry White bellows out of the speakers.
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  10. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Edit: to Captain X

    I get that, but we have limited space. We should have the most used ones available. Happy, sad, mad, and lol at a minimum. I'd like a :garamet: more than baba, go fuck your self, etc. but that's a personal choice and like I said...ya can't please everyone. But our selection is terrible.
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  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess

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    *runs crying out of thread*
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  12. Coloratura

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    Seriously, though, when I made the selections, I tried to keep them all relevant.

    Agree and Disagree make complete sense, and should remain.
    I love the "Thank You" gold coin, and think it should stay. That one comes in handy quite often.
    The laugh smiley I think is perfect, because everyone on this board thinks they're a comedian.
    The Winner emoticon makes sense to me, though I guess some might not like it.
    Popcorn? Hell no that shouldn't go anywhere. We needed that one from day one, but when I saw people always using the popcorn emoticon, I figured we needed a popcorn comment option, and it gets used a lot.
    The love heart needs to stay, IMO.
    The sad emoticon, I think is good. It works particularly well for remembrance threads, or personal threads.
    The "Go Fuck Yourself" smiley is fine, but if we lost that it wouldn't bother me.

    The last 5 are redundant and all say the same thing, basically, but in all honesty, each had a reason to exist.

    The rainbow "Fantasy World" comment I like, because I like rainbows, but otherwise it's probably outlived its usefulness.
    I have a teh baba option, because it is teh baba, and that should stay.
    The TL;DR comment is a fun comment, and gets used often. It could go, though.
    Dumb can go. It is probably the most redundant option there.
    Facepalm says the same thing as "dumb" and "teh baba," but it does give the extra benefit of showing the utter amazement at the poster's apparent stupidity. Again, though, it could go.

    If we had to pick, I'd say "Go Fuck Yourself," "Fantasy World," "Dumb," and "TL;DR" could go, giving room for four new options.
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  13. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Ones I'd like to see:

    :D or :)
    :mad: or :ualbert:or :rant:

    There's a ton of fun ones I like, but I know it'll be annoying if it gets super crowded.
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  14. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I use "dumb" for more Dayton posts than any other icon. :yes:
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  15. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess

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    Oh, well then that has to stay. That still leaves 3 options.
  16. K.

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    I have a hard time giving up on any of these. Do we absolutely have to sacrifice one in order to just add a :) to the :(?
  17. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess

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    No. Technically speaking, there could be another 4 or 5 added.
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  18. K.

    K. Sober

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    Good then. Asceticism doesn't suit Wordforge.
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  19. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

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    Moar drama! :mob:
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  20. Kilometres O'Brien

    Kilometres O'Brien Keiko makes me wear it

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    I think there should be as many rep icons as there are smileys.
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  21. K.

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    That is probably the way to go. How can we communicate clearly if we only have one kind of exploding irony meter?
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  22. Zombie

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    :brood: or :madcookie: or :scorp: should replace :(

    The happy one should be :D

    The funny one should be replaced with :lol:

    :tardwords: should replace TL;DR as TL;DR is used in a lot of situations where it makes no sense

    :storm: or :hail: should be added. "That's a Wordforge post there."
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  23. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    Is it possible to pull up how many each have been used in the last 3 months?
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  24. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM This Sunday AD

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    It should be. You'd just iterate over each poster's stats of how many they've given out. Oh, three months? Maybe not over a constrained time period.

    I think the sense often intended is "shut up and go away", but you might be on to something there

    Anyway, I agree with John's revised list of which three are most expendable, but I don't feel the need to add any to the list of what we have. And I'm quite happy with how the "funny" looks.
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  25. Christopher

    Christopher There aren't enough redheads. Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    AFAIK, the rep smileys can't be animated, otherwise I'd consider these.
  26. Kilometres O'Brien

    Kilometres O'Brien Keiko makes me wear it

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    Hire an Indian call center rep to manually count the reps on every single post.
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  27. Christopher

    Christopher There aren't enough redheads. Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Tas is the closest we've got to that. He's got five fingers, that should be enough, right? :ramen:
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  28. mburtonk

    mburtonk mburtonkulous

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    I think if you queried on the date of the post they are attached to. Most people who aren't Flashy don't go back in time and rep old posts.
  29. Kilometres O'Brien

    Kilometres O'Brien Keiko makes me wear it

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    Speaking of whom, I'm sure @The Flashlight has the time to tally this.
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  30. Christopher

    Christopher There aren't enough redheads. Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    :Oooo: