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    Text-Smilies

    I've noticed that this forum and another forum I'm a regular at use different smilies. How many people here know of text-smilies such as the below? Do you know any others? I guess people at these forums only really use the graphical smilies, but I was just wonderin'. Anyway, the text-smilies...

    xD
    o_O
    >_<
    ;_;
    ;D
    =]
    D=

    Those are obviously just a few random examples. I wonder why certain groups use 'em and others don't.
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    Well, it's where the whole idea originated, of course.
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    The story behind the origin of the smiley is pretty interesting:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sef/sefSmiley.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    I wonder why certain groups use 'em and others don't.
    For a start, I don't know what the hell they mean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
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    Hahaha. Nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    For a start, I don't know what the hell they mean.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilies

    It looks like the other ones were "anime" style. I guess that makes sense given that I know a fair amount of people who are into anime at the other board I go to.

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    Why use them when there's actual smilies to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    Why use them when there's actual smilies to use
    For their NF*, silly.





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    i only use them when i txt
    and i use ones like and on CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    For their NF*, silly.





    *Nerd Factor
    Absolutely.

    Also, I generally can't think of a smiley that really fits xD. I know one place that created an xD graphical smiley but after seeing in in text for so long, it just looked weird. Let's see if I can find it...

    Ah, here - - I just think it looks like it's enjoying having something shoved up it's - er, yeah. Anyway, doesn't quite have the right look to it. I think the closest thing to it here would be the laughing smiley. Having used the smiley for my first five or so years on the 'net, old habits die hard - but I try not to use them here, it confuses people.

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    i agree with the previous point, surely animated smilies are more interesting and make u more of a nerd because it takes a while to find the right one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Ah, here -
    Nothing unusual about that - just your typical John Hopoate victim (there must be hundreds).

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    Not sure if any of them are actually happy about it, though...



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