GFY rep icon

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  1. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    In one of the rare times I agree with @The Flashlight, I believe we need to differentiate the intents behind the GFY rep icon (:finger:). As it currently stands, it works well for friendly cheeky ribbing (ie, a rejoinder to me calling @Ancalagon a public transport hater [:?:]).
    However, and I believe this is what Flashy has in mind, there are times where :finger:'s more capricious nature doesn't match well with the intent of righteously telling someone to go fuck themselves. The last frames of :muad2:work better in this instance.
    No, I don't want to overload the number of rep icons, and no, I don't really want to give Flashlight another 'neg' icon for him to flood user cps with, but I do think this one is needed.
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  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I think at the point you're putting that much thought into it, you can just stop being lazy, and make a fuggin' post.
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  3. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    In those occasions, a simple :diaf: post usually suffices.
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  4. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

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    Yeah, I've had this thought before, too, but I prefer it the way it is now. 99% of the time, the GFY icon will mean exactly as it appears: a cheeky but cheerful "piss off, wanker." If you really want someone to actually go fuck themselves, it would be better suited for you to say as much. Yeah, a rep icon would be easier, but I already feel that what we have is more than enough. Plus, if we made "GFY" as something that could be as easily construed as a serious response, then that falls into a grey area in other areas of the board that are more heavily moderated.

    See, if you tell someone to go fuck themselves in a flamey way, and do so in the Green Room, or Blue Room, that can get a warning. The post rep icon is the same thing as saying it, but quicker and without leaving a post. As it stands, "dumb, you live in a fantasy world, too long didn't read," and the others are supposed to be silly, cheeky, and not flamey as much, or at least not enough to warrant such attention.

    In short, I'd rather keep the icons as they are, lest we have to deal with post rep icon trolling/flaming in areas where it wouldn't be allowed.
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  5. K.

    K. Sober

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    Is that why we don't have a liar rep icon as well?
  6. Amaris

    Amaris Princess of Love

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    I never thought about adding a liar rep icon. I try to stay away from rep icons that may directly flame someone. They're meant to be fun additions, not more tools to extend a pathetic troll campaign (though I'm certain there are posters who do so).
  7. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    And it was also Dayton's new favorite rep button to hit for those of the ilk.
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  8. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne Trolling No Jutsu Formerly Important

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    I can live with the one we use now, for the reasons John said already. Rep is not and should not be srs bzns to any living WFer. :bergman:
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  9. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Yeah, Bick can take his idea and shove it. :muad2:
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  10. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    no u :dendroica:
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