it annoys me when people post negative or even mean comments in forum responses but they pepper them with smiley faces. why not just be honest and give it to 'em straight instead of bein' all smarmy and putting smiley faces in there? is it so you can say 'aw, i was just joshin' or something?
thank you. this concludes this public service announcement
"Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time -- a tremendous whack." -Winston Churchill
" If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver." - some anonymous guy
Don't you think a lot of the times when they do that they're making a "wise" remark or trying to be funny and sarcastic and add the smiley to let people know they aren't serious? Isn't it kind of the way friends may rib each other in offline life, I wonder?
the onliest thing is, i see people saying some really serious-sounding, even mean things and then they go and add a few of these as in 'Wow, you really are a vapid lunkhead (smile, smile)'. i don't know, that just seems smarmy to me.
anyway, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter.
I think the meaning depends on the person posting. You know? Like, after you get to know them and their personality then you understand the meaning behind the smileys if they're in an unusual spot, that is.
you have to admit, some of the posts really are rather 'out there' and sometimes we just say what seems fitting whether it be sarcastic or funny. I don't take too much forum speak seriously unless someone is sharing a difficult situation, like their mother is dying, a son in trouble.. we all arrive here in different moods..
I notice that a few hubbers like to use smiley faces when they are being sarcastic. In return, the ones they are being sarcastic to get upset and insult the person that used the sarcastic smiley. So do some of these...
..... then started a forum thread complaining about me when I told him this is why religious people such as himself cause so much ill will and hatred. He asked a question, I respectfully gave him my opinion and he was...