|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
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?
A smiley just indicates that we shouldn't be taking their statement seriously. It is a tool to prevent any further argument and to let others know our state of mind..
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.
One old peon in my college once told me-"if you're getting too many negative/sarcastic comments then you're doing great".
If you want to win over negative person then do something that pisses him off, either that guy will exhaust with anger or will leave the ring. In either case you win - (Wisdom of Sky 14:2010)
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..
by marinealways248 years ago
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...
by Evolution Guy6 years ago
..... 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...
by findawayormakeone9 months ago
How do you confront an unpleasant and overly sarcastic coworker?Today, a coworker informed my boss that I was dressed inappropriately because my dress (over very long legs, and a large rump) seemed a little short....
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.