SUGGESTION: Do we not need smileys at the comment boxes in the hubs???

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  1. rahul0324 profile image81
    rahul0324posted 9 years ago
    All those in favor please drop a message... I think we do.... Expressions help in showing excitement and establishing a more proper connection,

    Also... I agree with the fact that  the power of words is mightier and greater but just for the fun of it..

    Hubpages authorities.... please listen to me big_smile

    1. vocalcoach profile image96
      vocalcoachposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea and addition to ratings. What was it I heard? Oh yes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Wish I had said that.

  2. donabhatt profile image60
    donabhattposted 9 years ago

    Great Idea......I Agree.

  3. sgbrown profile image95
    sgbrownposted 9 years ago

    I always add a smiley smile at the end of a comment. Just like an exclamation mark shows excitement, a smiley shows a happy emotion. To me it shows a little added appreciation for someone that has commented on my hub.

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't it! We could add more pleasant expressions with active smileys like in the forums big_smile

  4. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 9 years ago

    I think they are fun, seem to make things a bit more personal, and add a little extra punch to one's comment. smile

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      In complete agreement big_smile

  5. learner365 profile image73
    learner365posted 9 years ago

    Count me in smile I love to use them and often have wished in my hearts of hearts that HubPages should add a little smiley box as well. So yes, i am in very much favor of your idea smile

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Learner here has great ideas... a smiley box would be much fun Indeed big_smile big_smile

  6. tillsontitan profile image77
    tillsontitanposted 9 years ago

    I often add smileys in my comments.  It adds a light touch and shows a warm heart.  Great idea!   smile

  7. rahul0324 profile image81
    rahul0324posted 9 years ago

    Is HP noticing .. I think we need more help ...........sad... lemme do smthn

    1. profile image0
      Starmom41posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes, I agree it's a good idea  smile

  8. Sunshine625 profile image90
    Sunshine625posted 9 years ago

    Bring on the smileys! I think they would brighten the place up! smile

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now here we have an Elite request!!!!!! big_smile

  9. shampa sadhya profile image81
    shampa sadhyaposted 9 years ago

    It will definitely add a zing to the comments section. Good idea, rahul

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      thanks Shampa... for the support... big_smile

  10. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    The "smiley" doesn't need to be in graphic form. Most people know what they look like by now, except for the people who are newest to the Internet itself.

    Personally, I don't think it matters.

    1. rahul0324 profile image81
      rahul0324posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      for the expressions at least my friend..... for that little personal touch..

      no offence smile

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        And as I said, to me it doesn't matter. I don't need to see the graphics to know what it means. I know what it means.

        Continuing to add features to HubPages which are not needed, might actually drive HubPages to charging to use it's Platform.

        Do you want to pay to use HubPages? It's free right now.

      2. TToombs08 profile image77
        TToombs08posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I tend to use the smile to let a person know my comment is meant to be funny so they don't take offense. Some people will take something literal and miss the humor.

  11. rahul0324 profile image81
    rahul0324posted 9 years ago

    Indeed Terrye.... That is what i am talking about

  12. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image85
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 9 years ago

    Love smiley's. Would make things terrific seeing those smiley faces along with comments.

  13. Dale Hyde profile image85
    Dale Hydeposted 9 years ago

    I think the addition would be great! smile

  14. Michael Willis profile image71
    Michael Willisposted 9 years ago

    Emoticons are great for forums, but I would prefer to not have them on my hubs. If HP did add something like this, I hope they would add an opt-out to our hubs also. I don't see where they would benefit the hubs. I would hate to delete comments just because of emoticons.
    That is my opinion.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree..and I'm a person who overuses smileys smile

  15. profile image0
    Sueswanposted 9 years ago

    I think it would be great to have smilies added to the comment box.  smile

  16. MickiS profile image79
    MickiSposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for chiming in. Agree with Michael that if we do it, we would need to make a control to allow authors to opt out who don't want it on their Hubs. That does complicate the development somewhat. :-O

    However, I will track this suggestion and see when/if we can work it in to our development plans.

  17. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    +    I like the kind we make ourselves, no yellow smileys on hubs, please.

  18. tillsontitan profile image77
    tillsontitanposted 9 years ago

    I put my own smileys in but they're not as noticeable smile

  19. tillsontitan profile image77
    tillsontitanposted 9 years ago

    Hey, I just noticed mine turned into a smiley!

  20. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 9 years ago

    I think using ": )" on the hub is enough and not as graphic. The actual smiley face will make some hubs look unprofessional to me and I know that some hubbers will not want people using it on their hubs so I say give hubbers the option of opting out for individual hubs. For example I have a hub on a very serious subject like "Scarlet fever", I wouldn't want a smiley face in the comments there, but my hub on "how to annoy your boss" is humour so I don't mind having them in the comments there.

  21. jponiato profile image84
    jponiatoposted 9 years ago

    I'm not a fan of graphic emoticons on hubs, so count me in with the group favoring an 'opt-out.'  The text-based ones are enough for me.


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