Your opinions about the new smilies

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Nicholas the Italian
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Your opinions about the new smilies

Post by Nicholas the Italian »

Ok guys, I've heard different opinions about the new smilies, I'm trying to gather them in one topic.
So, what do you think about the new vs old smilies?

Replacements:
:D vs Image
:) vs Image
;) vs Image
:( vs Image
:o vs Image
:? vs Image

Additions:
:geek:
:ugeek:

My 2 cents: sorry, I'm going to replace phpBB3 smilies with the old ones in my board, it's not that I hate that eggish shape, but some expressions are frightening, and they don't go well at all with the other (still existent) emoticons. I also think that there are still emotions not represented here, so I think they should have added a few more smilies instead of remaking old ones.
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Re: Your opinions about the new smilies

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I agree that the current smiley “set” looks cobbled up, but other than :o (looks a little creepy), I don't object to the new design. What I'll be interested in seeing is if smiley doodlers take to the new design or not. If not, then the new design could be in trouble.
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Re: Your opinions about the new smilies

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I don't like the new smilies and definitely will switch back to the old ones.
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Re: Your opinions about the new smilies

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when I updated my old cvs to the RC1 I did not even make the database changes relating to the new emotions, I have to be honest I am not a fan.
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Personally, I think they're a little too pointed on the bottom, and the expressions look a bit forced (especially ' :) ').

I'm definitely not adverse to a new set, but I think there needs to be a replacement for all the existent phpBB2 smilies, and that a few of them need a bit more work.
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the additional smileys are fine. The rest look like eggs with faces drawn on them. :o reminds me only of The Scream.
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karlsemple wrote:when I updated my old cvs to the RC1 I did not even make the database changes relating to the new emotions, I have to be honest I am not a fan.
Same. I noticed that the old ones were copied over during the upgrade process and seemed to work fine so I left them as-is.
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I think they are awesome. Old ones are too old and boring, new smilies look ace and perfectly match new layout.
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its coooooool :D :) ;)
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Re: Your opinions about the new smilies

Post by The Grinch »

I've already meantioned in another post that I'm not a fan the egg shape. I don't hate them, but I will replace them with the old ones, or perhaps something else.
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