I miss the :mrgreen: smiley

JeffreyLeePierre

Country Gent
That grinning / sneering one that I often use as an apology when writing a bad joke.

And I write lotsa bad jokes (here again, for instance, the :mrgreen: smiley would pleasantly punctuate that sentence).

Looked like that:
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Anybody has any clue about a replacement?
 

hcsterg

Friend of Fred
Feb 13, 2012
6,468
France
Yes indeed @JeffreyLeePierre ! Me too !

But it's me, OK ? Hey, where's the Mr Green to punctuate, now ?

Moreover, now you have to multi-click to access smileys, and the smiley menu closes each time... We call it progress...

"Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ?" - Jacques Rouxel, "Les Shadoks" :

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Translation : Why make it simple when you can make it complicated ?

A+!
 

JeffreyLeePierre

Country Gent
I don't use any hieroglyphics, only words.
Of course, we do need a sarcasm font.
On one hand, you're right: the written language has everything to make oneself understood, provided you care about it.

On the other hand, we're writing on a forum board which is another level of language, closer to verbal communication. As it still misses non oral communication signals, smileys are a basic but smart addition.

(And they are not hieroglyphs, BTW, they don't replace a word or a syllab).
 

wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
17,002
lafayette in
On one hand, you're right: the written language has everything to make oneself understood, provided you care about it.

On the other hand, we're writing on a forum board which is another level of language, closer to verbal communication. As it still misses non oral communication signals, smileys are a basic but smart addition.

(And they are not hieroglyphs, BTW, they don't replace a word or a syllab).
I don't do single letters or numbers in place of words, either. I may shorten a word, like thru, to simplify it. But I'm not a teenaged kid, I learned language from nuns who were quite the sticklers about proper use of the language. I understand that the printed word doesn't give you the same understanding as a face-to-face discussion, but I don't think cutesy cartoons are the way to go for me. YMMV.
 

thunder58

Super Moderator
Staff member
Dec 23, 2010
26,335
tappan ny
Yeah, what's up with the "Drum Forum"? I was confused, albeit glad, when I was able to get back on with the Gretsch Gang...Groot was happy, too... View attachment 176950 our View attachment 176951
...not a true-Gretsch, but Gretsch flavored...
@DasherF , if you're receiving emails from the "drum forum " , just scroll to the bottom when you get the email and " un-subscribe " ( there's been some quirks with the change over )
 

DasherF

Gretschie
Aug 28, 2020
244
25 miles SE of Rogers, Mn.
@DasherF , if you're receiving emails from the "drum forum " , just scroll to the bottom when you get the email and " un-subscribe " ( there's been some quirks with the change over )

Thanks fortheinfo...and BTB, this email came thru as "Gretsch Talk Forum"...
If I hit "unsubscribed", will GTF automatically kick in? I don't want to get cut off again...missed you guys...
 

thunder58

Super Moderator
Staff member
Dec 23, 2010
26,335
tappan ny
Thanks fortheinfo...and BTB, this email came thru as "Gretsch Talk Forum"...
If I hit "unsubscribed", will GTF automatically kick in? I don't want to get cut off again...
Unsure ............. sorry ( but I don't believe so as others have un-subscribed and are still here )
 

dak55

Country Gent
May 31, 2018
1,853
Central Florida
I don't do single letters or numbers in place of words, either. I may shorten a word, like thru, to simplify it. But I'm not a teenaged kid, I learned language from nuns who were quite the sticklers about proper use of the language. I understand that the printed word doesn't give you the same understanding as a face-to-face discussion, but I don't think cutesy cartoons are the way to go for me. YMMV.
I see what you did there. Claimed you don't use single letters in place of words and then snuck in a YMMV.
 


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