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Postby the elephant » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:34 pm

I think these ought to be added to our little palette of smileys. The popcorn one I introduced here back in 2005 from another web forum I am (still) very active on, and bloke used the head scratcher recently. The others are all from that other website I took popcorn from. They have a lot there, but most of them never get used. The ones I have in this thread have all proven to be very useful in avoiding fights as they help to better convey sarcasm or frustration. I am serious about that. The mods have told me several times that arguments in threads have needed moderation far less since they included these specific smilies. There are a lot more, of course, but they recommended these to me as having the most examples of use since the fighting slowed down. This is a forum with over 30,000 active members. And they are mostly mechanics and kids who think they are mechanics, so the fighting used to be rather epic and seeing people banned was a daily thing for years.

Anyway, while *I* do not personally use many of these, they are liked and used, so I think these all would be good additions to what we can use natively from our smilie palette.

Can this be done? Can you add them? Or are you limited to a palette supplied by phpBB Group?

I have posted all of them below, linking to them directly from my image host account; you can download them from there, rather than from "some other place" (and having to worry about getting crap from them about it). If it ever becomes an issue *I* can take the heat. They suggested these to me for this forum, so I cannot imagine they own them or would GAS about our using them. I think they are generic smilies from the vast, open spaces of the Free Range Interwebz...

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Postby the elephant » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:17 am

Bump. Hello?
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Postby Mark Finley » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:19 pm

100% agree. I started a thread admin section about this very topic and even included a lot of the icons that you did, it was basically ignored but I will ask again.
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Postby Mark Finley » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:20 pm

and no, I don't have the ability to make the changes, that's on the server level which I do not have access to.
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Postby the elephant » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:44 pm

Hai; wakarimau.
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Postby Schlepporello » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Mark Finley wrote:and no, I don't have the ability to make the changes, that's on the server level which I do not have access to.

Same goes for me too.
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Postby bloke » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:11 am

What brand of valve oil should I use?

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Re: Smilies

Postby iiipopes » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:57 am

Silver or lacquer?
Rotors or pistons?
CC or BBb?
What mouthpiece?
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Postby the elephant » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:52 pm

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Re: Smilies

Postby FarahShazam » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:44 am

It's on the server level. The emojis haven't been updated because, honestly, it's difficult. If we ever decide to update the board software, I will insert the graphics. Also, not all software is the same. I'm keeping them in mind because I love the heart ones :)

Oh, and when the board is updated, many many tubenet folks will be unhappy with the updated software. So there's that, too. Happy Holidays. --fc
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Postby the elephant » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:08 pm

FarahShazam wrote:It's on the server level. The emojis haven't been updated because, honestly, it's difficult. If we ever decide to update the board software, I will insert the graphics. Also, not all software is the same. I'm keeping them in mind because I love the heart ones :)

Oh, and when the board is updated, many many tubenet folks will be unhappy with the updated software. So there's that, too. Happy Holidays. --fc


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Postby Schlepporello » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:50 pm

FarahShazam wrote:Oh, and when the board is updated, many many tubenet folks will be unhappy with the updated software. So there's that, too. Happy Holidays. --fc

Old dogs are gonna have to learn new tricks. A lot of people didn't like the change to the current format. Oh well, change is the be of the game.
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Postby The Big Ben » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:18 pm

FarahShazam wrote:Oh, and when the board is updated, many many tubenet folks will be unhappy with the updated software. So there's that, too. Happy Holidays. --fc


Some have a hard time with change. It seems especially software change. But, after a month or so, everyone who wants adapts and those who can't or won't go away. Bummer.

Thanks for the work on TubeNet. From my keyboard, things seem to be going well and what problems that have cropped up were handled.

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Re: Smilies

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:24 pm

FarahShazam wrote:If we ever decide to update the board software...


As a user, I really like the Discourse forum software https://www.discourse.org/.

I have no idea what the software is like for admins; but based on the public interface, I think it could be easy to use.
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Postby iiipopes » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Why discourse and not datcourse?
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Re: Smilies

Postby the elephant » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:21 pm

iiipopes wrote:Why discourse and not datcourse?


Duddercourse is far superior to both, or so I’ve been told...
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