There’s been a lot of calls for an evil smilie lately, and I have recently found myself in need of just such an image for one of my posts. As the self declared smilie wizard, I feel both obligated and prepared to lead a campaign for a new, evil smilie. I am now accepting volunteers who wish to help my campaign. Our first order of business is to discover just how difficult it is to add a smilie to the forum.
Hobbes, I will join your campaign under one condition. You friggin figure out that code I sent you!! I'll even send you the cheat sheet I gave celia!
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Oops, sorry, that site used to allow links . . . but clearly they no longer do. I have substituted one that does. Try them now, they should work.
I have lots of graemlin pages bookmarked. The other board I post on allows UBB Code Images, so I can use them there. The problem with that is, some links don't work all the time . . . as I just demonstrated. I still can't find a new hair-pulling one. That was a great one -- but the site that had it seems to have disappeared some time in the last two weeks.
Ohh, sorry T, I think I lost it. I was far more excited about my 19 credits next semester. If you send those to me I'll certainly do my best!
I'm setting rules on this right now. The first is that they all have to be the same size as the smilies we have now, no huge graemlins here that are harder to download and make inconcistant coding.
Second is that they all have to be in the same style as these smilies. Simple colors, and have the same "feeling". For instance, the smilie gives a great tongue sticking out, but the edges of his/her mouth curve upwards in a smile. He/She may be sticking it to you (pun intended ) but they're still having a good time. I can make the official descion on that, or at least the official descion before the site admins get invloved since what they say goes. Which happens to be rule number three.
My final rule (number four) is that each smilie has to have a unique and meaningful purpose. Which means no werid (cool, but un-used) trillian type smilies, and no smilies who do not create any new usage abilities.
Now, I call out to the site admins (KCard and KathrynHJanitor) to tell us what they think of this. We'll start to make some overall campaign plans based on that. All right, what do the rulers of Hatrack think?
If they (or you depending on whose reading this ) don't see this in the next day/two days I'll send an e-mail.
Evil is hard. Evil is subtle. Evil means a smiling face and knife in your back.
An evil smilie is posturing - the revving of the motorcycle and strut down the hallway in black leather jacket. True evil doesn't need a smilie - the subtlety of words is better.
Smiling faces, on the other hand, are not posturing. They serve a multitude of functions and generally warm and fuzzy. Smiling faces are for the reader - they soften a blow, convey good will, compliment a joke. Evil smilies are for the poster; "Look how cool I am." Evil smilies are, well, selfish smilies.
Well, if the administrators of the board allowed you to put a user-posted image in your signature Hobbes, that's a foot in the door to put other pictures up. The administrators wouldn't want that. The smiles can be updated. You can add more, we just need to ask KathrynHJanitor or kacard. So yeah, sorry to burst your bubble Hobbes, but the chances of you being allowed to put up a user-posted smilie is less than slim-to-nill.
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