Smilies!!!!

Dragon Dragon
So cool. I love them.
12/19/2008
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CaptainBunnyKilla CaptainBunnyKilla
Quote:
Originally posted by Dragon
So cool. I love them.
Me too!
12/23/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
People are already using them in reviews. It looks awful. )=
12/23/2008
Bulma Bulma
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
People are already using them in reviews. It looks awful. )=
Does this happen automatically (the system converts the text on it's own) or do people actually need to select a smiley? I put some things like that in my reviews, but if it's going to be a huge yellow face, than I definitely don't want that in my review. Smileys in comments = awesome, smileys in review = tacky. I was NOT aware the smileys could even be put into reviews...but it really doesn't look good (I had to go check when I saw your post).
12/23/2008
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Bulma
Does this happen automatically (the system converts the text on it's own) or do people actually need to select a smiley? I put some things like that in my reviews, but if it's going to be a huge yellow face, than I definitely don't want ... More
I completely agree with both Adriana and Bulma! It is really tacky and detracts from the content of the review - as do extraneous links, bolding, italicizing and other formatting.
12/23/2008
Dragon Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
I completely agree with both Adriana and Bulma! It is really tacky and detracts from the content of the review - as do extraneous links, bolding, italicizing and other formatting.
So what will be done? (I like them in comments, not reviews. That's just childish.)
12/23/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
I want to revive this thread because... emoticons have no place in reviews. :/
01/18/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Oh, I dunno. I kind of enjoyed that I could do it with a book review, since the book itself had a heart instead of the word love.

I think the occasional emoticon is tolerable so long as a review isn't riddled with them.
01/18/2009
Mr Guy Mr Guy
Just for that, I'm going to compose an entire review out of emoticons - think of me as a post-postmodern E.E. Cummings.

+ whatta fine toy.

= edible/may lead to oral sex.

:O = happy O-face.

>:O = the anti-O-face.

:X = do not put in mouth.

:$ = made me question my sexuality.

= hurt my wee-wee.
01/18/2009
Miss KissThis Miss KissThis
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Guy
Just for that, I'm going to compose an entire review out of emoticons - think of me as a post-postmodern E.E. Cummings.

+ whatta fine toy.

= edible/may lead to oral sex.

:O = happy O-face.

>:O = the ... More
I'll vote you down for that.

Ha ha
01/18/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Guy
Just for that, I'm going to compose an entire review out of emoticons - think of me as a post-postmodern E.E. Cummings.

+ whatta fine toy.

= edible/may lead to oral sex.

:O = happy O-face.

>:O = the ... More
Haha, yes. Now THAT I would appreciate.

I just don't think it's necessary to use a smiley face or other face in a review. Reviewers should be able to get their point across without diverting to emoticons. Plus, they're an eyesore.
01/18/2009
Neuron Geek Neuron Geek
We would consider to remove the "Smilies" option from review forms, what about the discussions: do you think it would be appropriate to use smiles in the discussion posts?
01/18/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Quote:
Originally posted by Neuron Geek
We would consider to remove the "Smilies" option from review forms, what about the discussions: do you think it would be appropriate to use smiles in the discussion posts?
Yes. Certainly. And in comments on reviews, they're fine. Just not reviews. (There I go!)
01/18/2009
Victoria Victoria
As the Review Program Manager, I should chime in again... I don't think emoticons have a place in reviews. They are fine for comments on reviews, messages and forum posts - but not in the actual content of a review. I have had to remove them in Description Reviews, that especially made me realize how much they detract from content.

There are likely people who like the added "personality" that using emoticons can lend - but I'd rather see the writing itself set the tone.
01/18/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
If they're unacceptable in reviews the capability should definitely be taken out of the picture.

I think folks assume that because they were suddenly made available that they were approved of.
01/18/2009
Mr Guy Mr Guy
I'm pretty sure that if history's great writers were alive today, they'd be using emoticons. For example...

NABOKOV - Ada, or : a family :O

BELLOW - The Rain King

AUSTEN - Pride & >:O

TOLKIEN - Lord of the OOO

O'TOOLE - A Confederacy of s

ROTH - The Human :X
01/18/2009
CaptainBunnyKilla CaptainBunnyKilla
I actually think emoticons are important to have around in the comments and forums: when people are trying to be conversational, it's nice to have emoticons to help express non-verbal communicative cues.
I agree that in reviews they're probably not appropriate (I have been guilty of using them, though...).
01/18/2009
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Guy
I'm pretty sure that if history's great writers were alive today, they'd be using emoticons. For example...

NABOKOV - Ada, or : a family :O

BELLOW - The Rain King

AUSTEN - Pride & >:O

TOLKIEN - Lord ... More
o_O
01/18/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
o_O
X3
01/19/2009
PhoenixBlue PhoenixBlue
link

Four emoticons in one review.
01/19/2009
Sammi Sammi
I agree, fine in comments and forums, not fine in the body of the review - they look tacky! I need to go back and check my reviews - I don't think I've ever used them except in comments or replies...
01/20/2009
sabrinaantonia sabrinaantonia
10/14/2010
Pandahb Pandahb
I agree. Reviews are supposed to be professional and straightforward. I think the purpose of using emoticons is for when text can not convey an underlying emotion in what is being said. I personally don't think their should be any underlying emotions that might be misconstrued in text form.

Panda
10/22/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Pandahb
I agree. Reviews are supposed to be professional and straightforward. I think the purpose of using emoticons is for when text can not convey an underlying emotion in what is being said. I personally don't think their should be any underlying ... More
! ^^^ How did you make the panda?! Please tell me! I heart them!

Anyways, I fight off using LOL in my reviews sometimes, and occasionaly a smiley or two pops up in my head, but I don't put them in there. I think when I first started writing reviews they got edited out so I figured that meant they aren't acceptable. I just like to throw in that personality. But as Victoria stated, the tone of the text can speak that for itself.


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me how to do the panda! I will be forever grateful
10/25/2010
deletedd deletedd
Smileys ROCK
10/30/2010
Blinker Blinker
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
! ^^^ How did you make the panda?! Please tell me! I heart them!

Anyways, I fight off using LOL in my reviews sometimes, and occasionaly a smiley or two pops up in my head, but I don't put them in there. I think when I first started ... More
It's a gif from photobucket. Right-click the image, and go to Properties. That will always tell you the link to an image. Then use the link in the code for an image, and you'll be set.
10/30/2010
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