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Emoticons FAQ
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:01:27 PM »
It generally doesn't take people long to realize there are a lot more emoticons coded into this forum than what show up in the emoticon task bar.  You would be correct.  I love them, and I add new ones all the time.  I cannot tell you how many there are because (1) that would require me to manually count them, which I do not have time to do, and (2) I add new ones all the time as I find some that seem fun.  Here are come common questions and answers:

Q:  How many hidden emoticons are there?
A:  As stated above, I cannot tell you how many there are because (1) that would require me to manually count them, which I do not have time to do, and (2) I add new ones all the time as I find some that seem fun.  EDIT:  As of August 22, 2012, there are approximately 491.

Q:  How does the code for a particular emoticon get decided?
A:  I decide how to name it based on a variety of factors.  Sometimes, the right code is obvious.  Sometimes, it is an inside forum joke.  Sometimes, it is dependent on my goofy sense of humor.  Sometimes, there is a logical connection to a forum member.  Beyond that, it is hard to provide a more specific answer.

Q:  Is there a complete list of hidden emoticons and their codes?
A:  Yes.  But it is in the admin section.  If you are not a forum admin, you cannot see it.  A few users have taken it upon themselves to compile runnings lists. 

Q:  How can I get an emoticon named after me?
A: 

In all honestly, the process is completely arbitrary.  If there is a logical connection between an emoticon and a particular user, whether because of the user's forum ID, their real name, their interests, their posting habits, or some other logical connection, I may name an emoticon after the person.  For example:
Tick has:
:tick: 
Code: [Select]
:tick:and
:tick2: 
Code: [Select]
:tick2:because his forum ID came from the comic character and because he is old.  Both logical connections to him.  The fact that he had two named after him shortly after he joined wasn't because of favoritism or because he was good at begging.  It just made sense.  Nevertheless, begging and bribery do not hurt your chances.

Q:  Why do some have a colon at the end, while others do not?
A:  No good reason.  Convention on a lot of forums for code is to have the code initiation symbol at both the beginning and end, so I just kind of fell into that habit when coding them.  But early on, I went with the standard codes for a lot of them, which did not have a colon (or other symbol) at the end.  No real good reason other than that.



I will update this FAQ periodically, but that's probably a good start.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 02:26:56 PM by bosk1 »
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 03:07:48 PM »
In all honestly, the process is completely arbitrary.  If there is a logical connection between an emoticon and a particular user, whether because of the user's forum ID, their real name, their interests, their posting habits, or some other logical connection, I may name an emoticon after the person.  For example:
Tick has:
:tick: 
Code: [Select]
:tick:and
:tick2: 
Code: [Select]
:tick2:because his forum ID came from the comic character and because he is old.  Both logical connections to him. 
This is also why Nick has:
:dammitnick:
Code: [Select]
:dammitnick:

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 04:05:07 PM »
You filthy British animal...

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 04:35:30 PM »
:lol You could have easily got me back with this:
:ariich2:
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 05:25:27 PM »
Heh, fair enough.

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 08:10:00 PM »
:king:


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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 08:52:12 PM »
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 05:15:18 AM »
Q:  How many hidden emoticons are there?
A:  As stated above, I cannot tell you how many there are because (1) that would require me to manually count them, which I do not have time to do, and (2) I add new ones all the time as I find some that seem fun.

I suspect you do have a computer.

Copy said list
Paste into Excel
However many rows you have, that's how many emot's there are.

Unless the list is not a sequential one with carriage returns.  If they are separated by a unique character (comma or semi-colon), try this:

Copy said list
Paste into Word
Do a global search and replace of that unique character, and Word will tell you how many replacements were made.

I'm just curious to have a sense of the scale of this phenomenon.  I've got about 110 or so, and curious to know how many more I'm missing.


Q:  How can I get an emoticon named after me?
 begging and bribery do not hurt your chances.

This is the kind of case where "careful what you ask for" applies.  I've got a buddy in our group of male friends who didn't have a nickname, but everyone else did.  He kept asking for one, throwing out suggestions.  We disregarded all of his suggestions, and went with Lumpy.

Begging usually results in something that lacks in the 'flattery' department.

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 10:39:12 AM »
Good FAQ  :tup
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 10:53:23 AM »
Begging usually results in something that lacks in the 'flattery' department.

Whatever do you mean?

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 11:06:01 AM »
Change the number sequence from "1,2,3,4,5" to "7,3,1,0,9."
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 08:49:52 AM »

I have my own stash of emoticons


This is one of my favorites: 




I also like the smoking chick




For a slightly different take on the eddie head-banging dude   there's this one: 




I use this one for quick drive-by posts: 




But there's really nothing quite like a dancing banana with my head on it: 


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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 08:56:07 AM »

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 09:00:20 AM »
I'm sorry that mine is so irrelevant. :implode:

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 11:29:59 AM »
Is there an emoticon with pilot sunglasses? I need one B).
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 09:27:04 AM »
I have my own stash of emoticons

Yes, and I've stolen several.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 03:32:07 PM »
I have my own stash of emoticons

You and me both, man.

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 03:27:26 AM »
This one is quite versatile:
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »
seconded.

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2012, 12:04:32 PM »
This one is quite versatile:

I love that one! :lol
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 12:38:55 PM »
Done.
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 12:43:41 PM »
:adrenalinemob: <- :lol

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 12:57:55 PM »
 :rollin

And you're not going to give us the code? You're tricky.

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012, 01:02:38 PM »
This one is quite versatile:

:suicide:
:neverenough:
:omega:
:cobain:
:killyourself:

I'll get it eventually........
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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »
:cobain:

:lol  I should have thought of that. 

I went with something noncontroversial:  :justshootme:
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2012, 01:08:42 PM »
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:iamgoingtokillmyself:
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:biteabullet:
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:nevereverusethis:
:loldead:
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:cobain:

:lol  I should have thought of that. 

I went with something noncontroversial:  :justshootme:

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Re: Emoticons FAQ
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 01:09:00 PM »
I still haven't found the cowboy yet though.

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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 01:09:17 PM »
:cobain:

:lol  I should have thought of that. 

I went with something noncontroversial:  :justshootme:

I don't know, '90s sitcoms are pretty controversial.
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 01:15:23 PM »
I still haven't found the cowboy yet though.

I gave you a hint.  What have you tried?
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2012, 01:17:00 PM »
I still haven't found the cowboy yet though.

I gave you a hint.  What have you tried?

Boy, what haven't I tried. Famous cowboys, western movies, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Bonanza...

Maybe I'm just overthinking it.

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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2012, 01:44:30 PM »
Go back to the hint.  If you know the movie that line is from, think of other famous lines in that movie by that cowboy.
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« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2012, 01:19:56 PM »
*cough**cough*

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« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2012, 01:22:52 PM »
:psychosane:
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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2012, 01:58:12 PM »
*cough**cough*

There's always this :cookie: