On the Morality of LPSG's "smiley icons"....

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  1. D_Ireonsyd_Colonrinse

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    I have always found the so-called smiley icons to be a bit cheesy and lazy (lazy in the sense of allowing a cartoon to do the work of good prose).


    But, now, the smileys are starting to seem a bit sinister. The antithesis of promoting good values and cultural diversity.


    I suppose I have nothing against the benign icons in theory: the :biggrin1: (big grin) or :rolleyes: (rolls syes).




    :fuckyou2: Even the "Fuck You" icon does not seem particularly corrupting.



    :blowjob: (the "blowjob" icon comes with the territory, so, no harm, no foul).



    The icons start to take on an air of alarm with :chinese:, simply named "Chinese". -- "Yellow peril" and "yellow menace" were deragatory terms to demean eastern asians, especially during World War II, and this :chinese: seems to carry a bit of this xenophobia within it.


    :rocketwhore:
    Violent images abound.

    :AR15firing:

    :BoomSmilie_anim:


    :bash: (coyly called "Bash")




    In the "Politics" forum, we have a poster named Trinity who uses the :rolleyes: (rolls eyes) icon nearly every post and no others. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: --- She seems to roll her eyes so much it begins to seem like a neurological dysfunction.



    :crackhead: For all the crack and methamphetamine addicts currently in recovery, or struggling with your disease, I sincerely apologize for the crass boorishness of this icon.



    Quite a few of these icons seem to be hyper-caffeinated, jiggling around purely on false energy:

    :stickp4: :swordfight: :aargh4: :aargh4: :aargh4: :asshole2::AR15firing::AR15firing::AR15firing:


    :rocketwhore: :phone: :phone: :wall: :crazy: :bluboomteamenforcer :crazy: :drive::rocketwhore: :bsflag:
     
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    Oh, Will. Morality? rollseyesiconrollseyesiconrollseyesicon
     
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    I think the following would be ample reply....
     

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    What he said!:rolleyes:
     
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    :dance: Love this thread :dance:
     
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    I've always been suspicious of the damn things. I don't use them often.

    I sometimes think smileys are nothing more than the eyes of Satan.
     
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    Morality? Icons? :tdown:
     
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    Now...see what u've started?

    :smile:

    :biggrin1:

    :rolleyes:

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    Seriously? :confused: The icons and their seeming lack of morality bother you? :261: Dude, get a job, take a walk, chil'ax. :biggrin1: :rofl:
     
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    A few years ago someone sent in a question to the Chicago Manual of Style's Q&A page asking what was the official Chicago Style for the usage of emoticons in scholarly works. The reply was a polite reminder that there's not a lot of use of emoticons in scholarly works, but if there should come a time when there are, god help us all. :cool:
     
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    You have a good day too.
     
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    Hi sweetheart....

    Uhm. I don't use them, and prefer that people try to actually read the context and get the information I'm trying to present. I'm not fond of Internetese, and I realize I am in a minority herein.
     
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