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No more emoticons!
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Everyone seems to be a bit confused about sarcasm and other emotions on the halfbakery. So much more can be expressed by speaking than by typing-so what about recording annotations instead of typing them? Typing would still be available of course (Shirley we want to keep our puns) and video might also be an option.

At least we wouldn't be saying "LOL" or other simlarly vapid phrases.
igirl, Jun 10 2003


       <stern voice> We don't use AOLspeak in this house. We do, however, use fictitious mark-up tags </stern voice>
phoenix, Jun 10 2003

       d00d wut r u tawkng abowt l33t r0xx0rz i own j00
Pseudonym #3, Jun 10 2003

       Ulp. I have two modes of speech - battering on in my incomprehensible mongrel accent, or expounding at length in my "court voice" neither of which I particularly want the internet to hear.   

       I usually attempt to get away with LOL by writing "<AOL>LOL</AOL>." I think I've been at the 'bakery too long.
my face your, Jun 10 2003

       I don't think anyone here would be sad to see the total eradication of emoticons, but I don't think you're going to see sarcasm disappear any time soon.
DrCurry, Jun 10 2003

       For some reason I never really believe that people who type “LOL” are actually laughing out loud. Chuckling silently, perhaps, but I find it very disturbing to think of my internet correspondents sitting at a computer guffawing to an empty room.
AO, Jun 10 2003

       I've never seen anyone actually roll on the floor in anything but pain.
waugsqueke, Jun 10 2003

       I only write LOL if I actually laugh out loud. Though I rarely do this as a result of something read online, I find the times it does happen is when I'm at the HB (which is ironically the one place I know of where such terminology is frowned upon).
Worldgineer, Jun 10 2003

       I have. It was a fecking nightmare putting it back on, I tell you.
Jinbish, Jun 10 2003

       well, i think audio clips is a good idea...*tear*
igirl, Jun 10 2003

       What audio format would you use? What about file sizes, the huge increase in storage capacity of jutta's servers, the spike in bandwidth needed? The overcomplication of just 'listening' to the anno's in a single idea? Trying to make out a word those Scots are saying? Seriously, it would be a difficult for the many of the non-native English speakers, and unfair to the hearing impaired and stutterers present. (didn't know we had those, did you? My point.) There'd be people tripping over words. Getting hassled for mispronounciations. Trolls posting farts. How would you quote?
waugsqueke, Jun 10 2003

       ok...it's not a perfect idea but i tried. just trying to help w/ some of the confusion...
igirl, Jun 10 2003

       If you want a picture, you link to a .JPG, or other favorite format. If you want audio, link to a .MP3, or whatever.
lurch, Jun 10 2003

       Though I do like the idea of an 'mfd' sound. Maybe a low foghorn. Or a gong.   

       I'm just in a funny sound mood lately.
waugsqueke, Jun 10 2003

       i like emoticons.....aw....
Seafris, Dec 30 2003

       waugs, submarine Klaxon?
RayfordSteele, Dec 31 2003


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