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Emojis - I love them

Discussion in 'Personal' started by install, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. install

    install Star commenter

    This is a good find imho:

    ‘The problem with the rolling eyes emoji is that the design differs depending on the platform. And this leaves many users confused about what the face actually means. On an iOS device - the face has a straight mouth and seems to be looking upwards. On Android, the eyes are looking to the side and the mouth is in a displeased shape. ‘

    For me the emoji ‘ :rolleyes: ‘ as used on this platform is in fact looking up and smiling . Not as some say it is wrongly labelled as ‘rolling eyes’ . Either way, it’s fascinating to see an emoji deleted on these forums - but not the words that went with it.

    It makes one wonder how a single emoji used without breaking any rules can seem so offensive in my view. Thank goodness there are some emoji lovers left.

    Otherwise we would live in a very boring, dictatorial and blinkered world in my view lacking in free speech, emotions and the right to have a positive outlook :cool::D:)o_O
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  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Emojis are ...ok, but gifs are better.
  3. install

    install Star commenter

    Funny you show that - sometimes it feels like that doesn’t it?
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    :rolleyes: Now you are talking. I love gifs too.
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  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

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  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The word "allegedly" makes it an adverb clause of condition. I trust you noticed that.

    I did clarify that point in my subsequent post, together with a link.
    Indeed. This forum is a classic example. And from the same posters, day after day after day!
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  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    That went the first week of lockdown.
    ***EMOJI ALERT***
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  8. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I love "allegedly", nomad!
    It usually means "I totally agree but now you can't blame me." :D
    I find I have to use an emoji every time I post now and the choice on here is pretty limited.
    monicabilongame, nomad and install like this.
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Thank you

    Do you hate all emojis and never use them ?
  10. install

    install Star commenter

    :rolleyes:Agree totally.

    It’s fascinating given derogatory words like ‘d - - n’ might be seemingly okay but not an emoji. I cannot imagine an ‘emojiless’ world. It must be dire...and very ‘bah humbug’ :(
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  11. install

    install Star commenter

    :rolleyes: I love the alert warning - it made me smile too...
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I originally used the word 'allegedly' as I was taking the information from an online 'emoji dictionary', believe it or not, having researched the possible reasons why it might be offensive. I have no real experience of the subtle (or even the none too subtle) meanings of emojis and the suggestion that the roll-eyes emoji had sexual connotations was news to me.

    Basically, though, it seems that this emoji was used by one poster to deliberately annoy another, to the extent that a report was made and the 'offending' emoji removed.

    My contribution to this thread was really to try to keep the peace, as the last thing we need on here is any additional flaming which, in my opinion, is what this thread was designed to do. In my opinion, mind. I cannot see into the minds of others.

    I enjoy robust discussion, but sadly this forum all too often descends into bile, venom and unpleasantness from some posters who, I know through having met them in real life, are really quite nice when away from the computer and the temptation to flame.
  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Deliberately annoy? Fun, you mean?
    DUCK! Here comes another one! :D
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  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    It was not that long ago that I had to talk with a couple of kids and try to explain that prodding a cat with a sharp stick was not fun for the cat.

    Having fun at the expense of others is not really the best way for mature adults to be spending their time. No one on this forum can be sure of the state of emotional health of other posters, particularly after the impact of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, and deliberately winding them up (or 'fun', as you call it) is hardly supportive or productive.

    Still. It takes all sorts.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
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  15. install

    install Star commenter

    Not quite true in this case @nomad And we have never ever met. You don’t think we have do you?

    I doubt this will descend into ‘bile, venom and unpleasantness’ and that has never been my nature, and it’s sad that you say you have seen this on some forums imho.

    Needless to say - as I always do - good debating means not attacking the person ( as happened to me imho) but arguing the point. There is no need for derogatory words, personal attacks or wrong claims in my view.

    And if anyone comes across a direct and insulting personal attack, I would advise them to report the post as I did in my case. The moderators will - if they agree- delete it or edit it.

    Let’s keep it positive , emoji happy and let’s all realise that we may not all agree but we all have feelings, experiences and valid opinions. There is no need for insults or false clans anywhere in my view.

    Get ready for a happy emoji..,, :)
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
  16. install

    install Star commenter

    Time for a happy song. Enjoy if you love emojis.

    If you don’t like emojis - do avoid, but none of them should be upsetting really. They are just showing their feelings and within what is agreed as acceptable:

  17. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    @install Have you got shares in this emoji movie?
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  18. install

    install Star commenter

    I wish - it made an absolute mint. It’d be good if these forums had more emojis from the movie too.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2020
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  19. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    I think this is such an important point and people should remember this before they post. Not just on this thread, but on all threads.
    ilovesooty, nomad and install like this.
  20. install

    install Star commenter

    Completely agree - and no one should be aiming to upset others anywhere with direct personal attacks or untrue claims.

    I think it’s important to keep it positive.

    There may be posters who don’t get out much sadly or see others all day long. Others who possibly do take things the wrong way because they have maybe been cooped up so long. I do think these forums are useful though where everyone plays by the rules.

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