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Old 09-23-07, 01:13 AM
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But what do the smileys MEAN???

I don't think the basic BF smileys/emoticons have ever been clearly defined... and in my current state of procrastination, that seems like a terrible oversight.

-- General contentedness? Warm fuzzies?
-- Cheekier happiness?
-- Embarrassment? Melancholy? "Awwwwwwww...."?
-- Poking fun or actually mocking? A plain-text ": p" seems to be more mocking, but seems to be used here in a more innocent way.

Of the basic smileys, and seem to me to have the clearest meanings. As for the rest, I demand rigidly defined standards! Just think how many hours are wasted every year by members trying to decode the mysteries of ambiguously used smileys!
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Old 09-23-07, 01:32 AM
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But the beauty of the smilies lies in the mysteries of their ambiguity.. Do not attempt to decode the smiley, that is a road to ruins for many.
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Old 09-23-07, 02:06 AM
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OMG I was going to start this same thread last night!

That **** is scary. No, really.
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Old 09-23-07, 02:08 AM
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BTW this: <--- represents my skepticism being tested by coincidence.


Serendipity indeed. Ha ha universe...I get it.



Now I'm all freaked out and jazz.
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Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
OMG I was going to start this same thread last night!

That **** is scary. No, really.
Whoa. That's messed up.
And thank you for clearly defining your eek smiley .


And by I mean .... Aaaaagh! I don't know what I mean!!!
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I agree with your observation that is more good natured here than other places I have seen.
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Old 09-23-07, 03:09 PM
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I am always confused by the one.


While we are on the topic, I need a shrug and a "how you doin?" smilie, given the number of good looking women on foo.
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