Effective use of emoticons to enhance online communication

By hari, Jun 4, 2006 | |
  1. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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  2. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    Hi, any suggestions or feedback on this article? :)
     
  3. ronoxQ

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    Wow. Very nice guide!

    It isn't everyday that we see guides on making emoticons matter. Thanks. :)
     
  4. hari

    hari Tazmanian

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    Thanks ronoxQ :)
     
  5. shaon

    shaon Where is the God?

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    Never knew an article could be written on emoticons:D You have done well in explaining how emoticons affect an online communication. Thank you :)
     
  6. msimplay

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    I liked this article very much would it be ok to use it on my site for a bit of quality content as a lot of my members are near clueless :p
     
  7. Basto

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    Awesome, very interesting read. Thanks :)
     
  8. DodgeFB

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    I got in trouble a couple of years ago over emoticons. I had one flamer that wanted to know what I was smiling at. And then I had another member on a board really take me to task for using more than one emoticon in a post.

    I could really have used this article then. I just thought they were fun. So I think it is a great article.:tiphat:
     
  9. arnie

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    Emoticons can often save misunderstandings. Our forum contains mostly members from the USA and the UK. British members (like me) quite frequently use irony in posts, which can sometimes lead to offence being taken by others, who are less accustomed to the use of irony, and take the posting literally. For instance, if I were to write that GW Bush is the greatest American president ever, I could almost guarantee an irate reply.

    I have learnt the hard way that the winking emoticon ( ;) or similar) is very useful; even if it removes the subtlety from my post, it shows that I do not intend my statement to be taken literally.
     
  10. DodgeFB

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    I see that happen too. And here in the US people that know me say I have a "dry" since of humor. So I too get taken wrong. And then there are the ones that are just looking for trouble.:)
     
  11. ILTK

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    ^tell me about it, I'm danish and for some reason when danes write english it has a way of comming of as jerkish sometimes, especially to people from the US, english people seem to not be affected by it as much, we use a lot of sarcasm and irony when speaking and it's used a lot in everyday talk to poke fun at eachother in a very dry way, but it does not translate very well, so I use emoticons a lot to counteract that.
     
  12. DodgeFB

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    My hat is off to anyone who speaks a 2nd language. And to write in a 2nd language. is great in my opinion. I would probably start a war if I tried writing in another language.:unhunh: I need to double check my post as it is.:D
     
  13. jinzleftbuttcheek

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    When I am scanning a forum to see if I want to post there, one of the first things I do (if possible) is look at the smilies. While there is no good or bad group of smilies, the ones picked for a particular board says a lot about the personality of that board. Is the board a no nonsense board? Goofy? Intense? Friendly? The smilies often tell what words do not. I find it a resource (but not the only resource as I look at other things also) in finding if the board and myself would make a good match.
     
  14. Jichino

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    Wow, i think this is the first article i have ever seen written about emoticons. With that said, it is a very good article and may change the way some webmasters feel about them.
     
  15. Baldilocks

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    :) You went way back huh? LOL. Yes, it's still quite a good article and still just as valid 2 years later.

    However, there are easier ways to get us to buy insurance. ;)
     
  16. amoona

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    Really an interesting article. From no matter what you will get something valuable if we pay more attention to it;)
     
  17. gogoblender

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    Where'd this guy go
    what a great post

    :banana:

    gogo
     
  18. Shelley

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    Interesting article. nice work. I think I would be writing an article like this for weeks if I had to write up for each of my emoticons. Noneoftheless, very good. :tup:
     
  19. MisterPersonality

    MisterPersonality Shut up and run!

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    Great article indeed!

    I usually use the rolling eyes smiley when I'm being sarcastic/trying to heat a debate more than it needs to be heated.

    But generally, I like that you taught me which situation each should be used in.

    Cheers. :)
     
  20. gogoblender

    gogoblender shiny happy pantless

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    Celebratory Bump for you Hari!

    I read this a while back and was completely floored with the skill with which this article was written. You hit everything right on the head.

    So glad you're back at Taz!

    :)

    gogo