Suggestion TAZ Smilies Could Use An Update From The Stone Age

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by fixer, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    I mean really a 7up Dot?

    (BTW: IPS uses native smilies which is quite possibly the greatest idea ever in the kingdom of smilies.)

    here we have ...

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  2. southernlady

    southernlady Coder/Designer

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    And what is wrong with the 7Up Dot? 7Up thought a lot of it at the time.
     
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  3. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    I would say that a large portion of the members here don't even know what it is rather from age or culture. Smilies from 1987 don't really set a very high bar.

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  4. southernlady

    southernlady Coder/Designer

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    And I guess the original smilies aren't needed either...like the Big Grin?

    I've found that many have attempted to update smilies only to manage to just change the shape, not the intent but the originals are popular because we know them.
     
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  5. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    maybe you should have a black and white tv then
     
  6. southernlady

    southernlady Coder/Designer

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    LOL, as I sit here and watch programs originally shown in B&W.
     
  7. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    why move on from the old cars, i mean they are the same shape and intent duRrr

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  8. haqzore

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  9. haqzore

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    To be more specific, the art style of many of the TAZ smilies just scream "90s era website filled with flashing gifs and 'under construction' pages"
     
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  10. Ingenious

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    For removed old smilies not showing, it isn't hard to either do a search/replace for the smilie code, or create a "legacy" smiley and give it the various codes for all the smilies you're removing.

    However... I don't know about anyone else, but the newfangled smilies on XF2 are *SO* slow to load, I mean about 5 seconds every time you click on the option in the editor. I did raise this at XF and a few others had similar issues, I'd hate to see how slow it is on mobile. So updating to the latest isn't always the greatest ;)
     
  11. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    What everyones home should look like, it is the same basic shape and intent
     
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  12. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    How to prepare for dinner, flint tools are the same basic shape and intent no need to change
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Administrator

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    Wouldn't a consistent Emoji be much more desirable across devices? Like Emojis on a PC are horrid, not sure how that can be considered "the greatest idea ever in the kingdom of smilies".

    Anyhow at this time we can't do Emojis here until a XF 2.0 upgrade. The majority of the smilies here were created by Shelley and at the time were top notch.
     
  14. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    People are accustomed to the smiles that they use on their own devices, giving them the ability to express themselves in ways they are used to not only increases engagement but promotes effective communication, unlike the default forum offerings which are bush league at best and nothing to be proud of.

    native smilies is a game changer and a step in the right direction of empowering the user and not putting restrictions on them that benefits no one.
     
  15. Steve

    Steve Administrator

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    If you're not aware IPS isn't alone in being able to use native emoji smilies, XF 2.0 also allows this but also ships with EmojiOne as default.
     
  16. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    As it should be , Native editors should also be standard, wysiwyg on mobile shouldn't be a thing in 2019
     
  17. Paul M

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    Are they broken ?

    Then why "fix" them ?
     
  18. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    maybe we should revert the site back to vb3
     
  19. Paul M

    Paul M Limeade Addict

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    If you say so, but I doubt Sandman will be doing that.
    I dont see how thats relevant, it would not update the smilies "from the stone age".
     
  20. fixer

    fixer I'm In My Prime

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    using your advice “if it’s not broke dont fix it” is a pretty lame statement especially among a group of people who are dedicated to making things better.

    how well did that Ideology work for vb.org?
     
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