I'm not taking any names. I find it annoying at times. Our thoughts and messages can be given effectively without the use of smileys or emoticons.
Your opinion and thoughts why you do or don't use them?
Just in case you DON'T have the power to Understand Accents!
I would Much prefer Hand Signals.. but you probably wouldn't like that either!
I know that I am one of those people that use emoticons too much.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that interpret everything as sarcasm. The emoticon is to assure them that is not my intent.
You are right. I'll cut down on it.
Now that's juz' crazy...using emoticons and smileys to say stuff...that's juz' crazy...right there.
You are "not taking names."? Thank goodness for that. I would hate to be reported to the hall monitor.
Every one is different and has their own unique way of doing things. Smiley faces and emoticons is a way of assuring others of intentions and to help prevent misinterpretations.
I never use them because I don't know how or maybe I do... But I really don't care if anyone else uses them......... no different to using an !!!! or any other punctuation......
Is it worth getting perturbed if someone likes to use smilies? I don't see the problem.
Because "unnecessarily" is relative and subjective. What might seem unnecessary to one person might be just enough or even too little to someone else. And smilies often smooth things over when something awkward might have been said. Does it really matter how many smilies people use? I say, using smilies is a personal freedom .
This OP is So Petty I just had to come back again and say:
Mate.. if I were you I should perhaps be more concerned with why getting touched up on the streets of your city really Pees Off Tourists!
You should be Happy that we can laugh at the humor in your post!
I use them because when I complete a sentence it appears so sterile. I am who I am so I always add a smile. Sometimes a smile brightens someone's day.
You are wrong!
You are wrong!
You are wrong!
This post not directed to any who.
I use them more often than not. If someone doesn't like, then they are more than welcome to sit in a corner and pout about it, but what they will not do is tell me that I am wrong in using them whenever I use them.
I don't mind smileys. What I find annoying though is when someone tells a joke, and then afterwards puts LOL. If the joke is funny, there should be no need to indicate that it is a joke, as it should be obvious.
Many times text messages don't have the same impact as face to face communication. When we keep emoticons there is greater chance that readers get the viewpoint of the writer. In face to face communication, face will do all the emotions related to the text we speak. So there it is not necessary.
For the same reason that, in conversation, people laugh nervously, or say "umm" or "you know" in random places? It's just a conversational oddity from someone trying to get their point across.
Smileys or emoticons bother me less than improper spelling, punctuation, or capitalization, which is often accompanied by the excuse that "it's just a forum post". It's just lazy, and is also a bad way to represent yourself on a writing site.
Come to think of it, Egyptians expressed written words through "Hieroglyphics" (which really look similar but more complicated than smileys). Which might explain why people are fond of using smileys. *Hehe*
As things are going and if ever smileys would become more extensive in terms of usage and whatnot, then we might just make something like the Hieroglyphics. Just a random thought.
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