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Can we change the smilies?

Postby Zeor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:36 pm

Maybe I'm just used to the old forum's charming and tiny ones, but I mean, I can't be the only one who says...

:D :) ;) :( :o :? :x :P

Ugh.

A couple of them are okay though. But I think we should explore alternatives if possible. Maybe even make some new ones. Somebody around here must still be talented.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Plasma » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:01 pm

:( :o :oops:

These three are unspeakably stupid-looking. So yes, I agree.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby SupSuper » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Yeah I don't fancy them much either, I don't know why they changed them in phpBB3 (to fit the text size I guess?), I preferred the old ones: Image Image Image Image Image

I can restore the old ones if people prefer, or if anyone's got other alternatives, I'm all ears. Maybe even the old Team17 ones, though they were rather tiny.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Splapp » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:06 pm

I think the problem with the new ones is that they all have chins. Smilies shouldn't have chins, that's crazy talk
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Star and Moon » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:12 pm

You know what'd be cool? Worm smilies. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby _Kilburn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Whipped a little something up. Image

I tried to keep the same simplistic style as the one used by the T17 forums, while making them a bit bigger (seriously the old ones were tiny).
Should I continue?
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Postby Thurbo » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Yes please, these are really damn fine. It's not like it were impossible to use the old smileys though Image as the forum is technically still up.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Zeor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:03 pm

Definitely an improvement, yeah.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby MtlAngelus » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:40 pm

Splapp wrote:I think the problem with the new ones is that they all have chins. Smilies shouldn't have chins, that's crazy talk

Maybe if they had butt chins. Maybe.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby worMatty » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:57 pm

I like them in this order...

Best..|Kilburn's
.......|Old ones
Worst|New ones.

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That is all.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby _Kilburn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:20 pm

Whew.

Image

Anything I should improve?
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby worMatty » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:23 pm

Cross smiley looks unusual. Can you define his eyebrows a bit?
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby _Kilburn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:30 pm

Wait, which one is the "cross" smiley? Do you mean the very last one? It does look different from the others but I couldn't find a way to make it work otherwise. Should I make the eye outlines a bit darker?

Like this? Image


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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby SupSuper » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:46 pm

_Kilburn wrote:Whew.

Image

Anything I should improve?

Splendiforous. The confused smiley (last on the third row) looks a bit weird though, it's practically the same as the smile, while it should probably be something more like this.

Also if you could come up with matches for all the phpBB stuff so we don't end up with orphaned smileys, that'd be swell:
:D :) ;) :( :o :shock: :? 8-) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :-| :!: :?: :idea: :arrow: :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:
Otherwise I'll match them up myself.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Zeor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:06 pm

_Kilburn wrote:Wait, which one is the "cross" smiley? Do you mean the very last one?
"Cross" is British for "angry."
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby StepS » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:31 pm

Star and Moon wrote:You know what'd be cool? Worm smilies. 'Nuff said.

oh I remember I had a nice collection of WA-styled worm smiles, they were just so good, but I'm afraid I lost it forever :oops:
but I'll keep searching. they HAVE to be somewhere, I most likely just forgot the place.
there are also italian smilies. but I doubt that they'll simply allow us to use them :lol: they worked hard on them
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby _Kilburn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:39 pm

Zeor wrote:
_Kilburn wrote:Wait, which one is the "cross" smiley? Do you mean the very last one?
"Cross" is British for "angry."


Oh. Well that's good to know, hah. Yeah okay I'll try to make the eyebrows a bit darker.

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Already sent those to SupSuper but I thought I'd post them here as well for good measure.
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Alien King » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:43 pm

Zeor wrote:
_Kilburn wrote:Wait, which one is the "cross" smiley? Do you mean the very last one?
"Cross" is British for "angry."

That's not a word in America?
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Zeor » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:07 am

Barely ever used in that context as of the past few decades, no. I mean, the meaning is still technically there, sure, but nobody uses it.

Also to watch out for, "mad" means "crazy," and "pissed" means "drunk." English is wacky!
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Re: Can we change the smilies?

Postby Worm Mad » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:20 am

Pissed has various meanings, all equally delightful.
"Wanna go out an' get pissed?" - Want to get drunk?
"He really pissed me off!" - He really annoyed/upset me
"Back in a 'mo. Gotta take a piss." - Back in a minute, I need to urinate.
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