•• New Smilies! What is your favorite smiley? Top 10 Contest

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Ok everyone, I'm going to add a few new smileys, but I'm doing this in stages until we get full blown new smiley support.

    So, what are your favorites? I'll add the highest voted top 10 smilies chosen by you!

    Here's how we are going to do this: Please choose from the list of smilies available on the ezboard forum found here: http://p072.ezboard.com/bbackyardchickens.showEmoticonsHelp

    Choose
    your top smilies and post their "text" or smiley code into your post. Please don't choose more than 10 and make your reply / votes look just like this format:

    Here are my favorite Smilies:

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    Again, you can only vote for a max of 10 smilies and the code must match what is on ezboard for your vote to count. Once the votes are all in I'll tally them up and add them to the forum!
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    As an added bonus, we should all be evaluated as to what our choices say about us. HAHAHA!
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    no fair [​IMG] .... ten isn't enough!!!! (How about you ask us which ten we could live without??? I could do that much easier [​IMG] ) (...but it isn't ... and just like Becky has her teapot...sam has his "woot" (just wouldn't be sam without his "woot" however it is not one of the most used smileys...see what I mean???) however since you INSIST on making us choose (and it is your board after all and I am but a guest er member ) ...

    Here are my favorite smileys:
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    however (if you are interested) I could live without the following :
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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2007
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    DLH, on the following link to the ezboard page there is a column called "text". To the left of every "Emoticon" there is a code that represents that smiley. http://p072.ezboard.com/bbackyardchickens.showEmoticonsHelp

    Find
    the top 10 smilies at the page and then enter the code / text for that smiley in the format Terrie and I used above.

    I'm not going to add all of the ezboard smilies right now for a few reasons:

    1) I'm going to maintain a very clean and user friendly forum... more is not always better. "Once in a while" smiley images can always be posted using the tags. The smileys that will be built into this forum will be ones that are used the most often.

    2) I'm still waiting on getting better smiley support built into the forum. This topic is just a first step in getting new smilies quickly available.

    I hope that helps!
     
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    :eek: (the blushing one there, not the startled one we already have here, tho I like him too [​IMG] )
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    There, that about covers my 10 emotions for the day.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    BTW, as you can see in mudhen's post two of the smilies are already available on this forum. [​IMG]
    Also, some of the codes may need to be changed edited, but I'll work all that out.

    For now, continue to post the code exactly as it is on ezboard: http://p072.ezboard.com/bbackyardchickens.showEmoticonsHelp

    I
    can't wait to tally these all up!!! [​IMG] It will be fun to see if we all like the same or different smilies!
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You already know my #1 fav. My teapot. It was here, I've been using it. So will it now be gone if I'm the only one to vote for it????

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  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Of course it will still be here! All existing smilies will be kept, I'm just looking for the next set of 10 to add. I sent you an email about two hours ago Becky, check it out! [​IMG]

    Basically, I had to remove it from the "main smiley menu" but you can still add it by calling the code
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    -EDIT-
    Becky, I just edited the tea smiley code so you can call it using the word tea with a colon before the word, but you don't need the colon after the word. Make sense?
     
  9. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Ok, Rob. I got your email. If I understand you correctly, [​IMG]: will be back on the "main smiley menu" at some point regardless of how the vote goes. Correct?? In the meanwhile I shall type it in as you said and be thankful it's even here. Thanks for all your hard work and for putting up with my silly whims. [​IMG]

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  10. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Quote:Rob, as you can see above I edited my post as I was so tired I did not at first see your link (insert popping eyes/omg emote here)...
    In the spirit of CC and you asking for feedback, the following: ... yes...there are several smileys/emotes that are rarely used/not associated with particular members as an almost "signature" in their posts which could probably be left out and not missed...but ten??? I assure you that if you look through the posts on any forum you will see what I mean and I recall that emotes were big on the question list during the big "chat pow wow" .
    (I added what I thought were the least used ones above in my post)
    I'm not going to add all of the ezboard smilies right now for a few reasons:

    1) I'm going to maintain a very clean and user friendly forum... more is not always better. "Once in a while" smiley images can always be posted using the tags. The smileys that will be built into this forum will be ones that are used the most often.

    Once again in the spirit of feedback (and since most members are not posting here/prefer the ezboard forum setup> ... you might ask why) ...what is for you a clean and user friendly forum is to many others restrictive in their ability to create a "personality" within the confines of text which limits their "user experience". JMHO​
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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007

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