Emojis of the forum

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  1. Crungy

    Crungy SS.org Regular

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    @JJ Rodriguez it's something I've used on other forums for years, as many others have. I think it's also helpful for communicating with people young or old and with varying levels of understanding of the English language. If a tool for communication can be improved l, why not?

    It's honestly the only "complaint" I have of this forum, an insignificant one in the overall scope of things really.
     
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    JJ AND PSP posting again in this thread after God only knows how many years?

    ...

    :squint:
     
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    Hey! :D
     
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    This forum is a text-based communication. Text, without inflection or facial cues/body language, can be hard to communicate/discern actual intent, without writing additional sentences...which can be misconstrued as sarcasm. Smileys are a quick was of making intentions more clear.

    Which is why this specific selection of smileys is so unfortunate, because most of these existing ones are just self-contained jokes, rather than a shorthand tool for communication.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Exactly!
     
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    The guy up there explained it well. ⤴️
     
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    Nah, we have a new home now since VS completely fucked MG. Learn one simple tip to help you save up for guitars at http://fiscalresponsibility.page.
     
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    I don't know how, but somehow some of us made it over a decade and a half without inserting emojis into every single sentence and could tell when we were being sarcastic.
     
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    Congratulations.
     
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    See how simple that was? No emojis needed.
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    MG got, well, subsumed and mangled by the company Chris sold it to. So we all revolted (let's be honest, we've been pretty revolting for years), and went to metalmusicians.org. Several of us do actually read stuff here.

    Really, we're just here because someone shat on the emojis. :lol:
     
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    Emoji is a part of Unicode added by the Japanese because they were given way more space than they needed for their language characters and so filled it up with emoticons. Unicode is an text encoding standard and all programs/apps/websites up to date with Unicode will share the same Emoji; be it Whatsapp, Facebook, iOS, Android, Discord etc.

    This forum doesn't have an Emoji keyboard, it has a keyboard of custom emoticons/smileys. Why Emoji work or don't on a platform is much the same as why sometimes you copy ' and paste &#__. They're different languages.

    The reason different apps have different Emoji is because they are essentially using different fonts. We all agree what an alphabet looks like, but Facebook says electric guitar is a Languedoc and Android says it's a deformed strat. So when chatting through Messenger all guitars are Languedocs, but when texting between an Android and iPhone we'll have different experiences.
     
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    When ASCII was extended to 8-bit in 1970, they had a few extra characters that they didn't know what to do with, so they added the first emoji ☺/☻

    When I started programming on PC in the 80's, that emoji was the generic player avatar for any games programmed in text graphics mode. :lol:
     
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