Haha, well, how about emoticons, but the option to enable and disable... now that would be tricky to ecomplish, but worth it... Although I do see your point, they can be annoying!
A lot of forums have a standard ability to insert emoticons, but I feel it is part of the charm of HTG that we don't have that. It often ends up with emoticons all over the place with little meaning.
And I think textemoticons work perfectly well!
Or something like <grin>.
I do like nice visuals as much as the next one (one of the great pré's on Vista <LOL>) (ok admitted: Whs might be excluded there ;D),
so if you want to add a specific emoticon suitable to the occasion you can just as easily upload a nice gif or png to photobucket and paste that in.
In Photobucket you can sort images in 'albums', so you can make a special album for a couple of your fav. emoticons.
But hey! Make sure they do add something more than a mere textemoticon and no overkill please ;)
Edit: I took to long writing, you posted a lot in the meantime! LOL
Jordan, It was not my intent to hurt anybody. I love this Forum because it is "clean" and I would like to keep it that way. I have been around here long enough to see things come and go. But things that come, should be for the better - in the sense of the mission of this Forum. Animations should not be spread over the technical side of the house - I think. Maybe we can confine them to Off-Topic. Then at least we do not water down the serious part of our work.
Whs, no one is hurt! We're just having a little fun and I must say I was mainly thinking of off-topic.
That's why I agree I wouldn't want to see emoticons all over the place as a standard feature.
But a little eyecandy or something to emphasize you're meaning is a nice addition from time to time;)
Goodevening everyone! (have still a lot of work to do :( )
Edit: no need for emoticons, LH, when you can add a complete youtube video, huh?
(Why think small ... LOL LOL LOL)
I'm only joking you didn't hurt me really... haha... yeah it is clean and crisp agreed.... I'm just saying some people may like other little visual effects :P
But like my website I like keeping it clean and crisp... haha
Edit: Also I agree it would be ideal for just Off Topic too :)
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