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The Fate of the CPF Emoticons Poll

Should the little emoticon critters/cuties stay or go?
Shit can the critters 13 votes
Keep the cuties 6 votes
I have no horse in this race and frankly don't care 5 votes

Jun 08 2005 07:17 PM

Please vote!

Jun 08 2005 07:21 PM

My position is that I personally like emoticons, but I know that a lot of people here do not, and I will not object to disabling the emoticons if it will make the place more palatable to people.

Jun 08 2005 10:31 PM

Kill them, kill them, kill them.

Frayed Knot
Jun 08 2005 11:01 PM

I'd personally prefer it if [u:bc4d6a67bf]I[/u:bc4d6a67bf] had the ability to shit-can the critters while making my posts just so I don't have to look at them sitting there mocking me while I type.

But since that's not one of the choices -- Shit-Can 'em all together!

Jun 08 2005 11:04 PM

Yeah get rid of them.

Willets Point
Jun 08 2005 11:17 PM

Is anyone actually using emoticons?

Jun 08 2005 11:31 PM

I use them. But not from the menu on the left. If I need one (and sometimes, I do) I'll link to the image on my HD.

For instance, I have one to describe how I feel about my favorite player, Jason Lane

And another one to talk about my least favorite player, Jeff Kent

Jun 08 2005 11:42 PM

Go for it Annie, I've got a shitload of them in my favorites, too

Jun 09 2005 06:29 AM

Hey! Another Jeff Kent hater! Cool.

I voted to keep them; they don't bother me at all. The question is, what happens if we want to link one from another site, like Annie does? I like this one:

The problem with the little buggers is that sometimes they're too boring.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 09 2005 08:11 AM

I'd love to get rid of them.

Jun 09 2005 09:21 AM

I hat them.

Jun 09 2005 09:35 AM

I'm liking how this voting is going.

I wouldn't care if people linked to smilies from other places ( I mean I would just cause I hate the little bastards but if peeps dig 'em so much that they're willing to go te extra mile to throw them up there then God bless them) because really what I hate is the overuse of them.

If they are not easily accessible here then I'm certain that overusage wouldn't be a problem.

Jun 09 2005 10:42 AM

I've never understood why people hat them, but I don't really care one way or the other.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 09 2005 07:08 PM

Kill the Smiley! Kill the Smileys!

I don't mind the occasional smiley (I really liked Slugger's old beer chugging smiley), but I don't like seeing them to the left of the text screen every time I want to post. If people wish to use them, the can easily find them else. When it cames to smiley faces, I think moderation is the key.

Jun 11 2005 08:19 AM

I guess we'll turn 'em off for awhile. People can use third party smilies if
ya need a fix from time to time.

What thread was the font discussion in, I couldn't find it on quick glance.
I changed the font briefly this morning to courier and YUCK, not pleasing
to the eye for everyday web page reading. This is arial for anyone following
along, does anyone have any other suggestions to try?

Jun 11 2005 08:23 AM

Lol, turning them off doesn't remove them from the "post a reply" page.

Stubborn critters, maybe we should leave 'em on since the voting wasn't
a landslide?

Jun 11 2005 08:26 AM

As for font, I always prefer Times New Roman.

Jun 11 2005 08:27 AM

Arial is better suited for reading on a web page.

Jun 11 2005 08:27 AM

You're right, and it doesn't even seem to help if you disable them in your personal profile.

Jun 11 2005 08:29 AM

getalife wrote:
Lol, turning them off doesn't remove them from the "post a reply" page.

Stubborn critters, maybe we should leave 'em on since the voting wasn't
a landslide?

"The needs of the many outweigh those of the few, or the one"

Jun 11 2005 03:51 PM


Jun 11 2005 03:52 PM

Looks like something else has been sussed...

Vic Sage
Jun 13 2005 12:05 PM

the :?: emoticon was the entire motivation for my new moniker!

Could you at least leave me that one?


Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 12:37 PM

Stubborn critters, maybe we should leave 'em on since the voting wasn't
a landslide?

Don't you know anything about polling? 52% is a MANDATE from the Crane Pool citizenry to shit-can the critters.