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Emoticon organization

Post by takyoji » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:29 pm

How should we have the emoticons be organized? What are the "primary" emoticons that should be shown when posting, without having to open a new window to see the rest? Should we have them categorized, or have a search engine that finds relevant emoticons to your search (nearly instantly, handled by Javascript most likely)? If we choose the latter, should we just completely replace the visible emoticons with a basic search engine, wheras the results would just be the emoticons themselves?

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Post by Shadow Wulf » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:00 pm

Will it be possible to set up your own custom primary emoticons? Because everyone has some preference of what they mostly use. Just thought it would be a neat idea if we did this. Otherwise I already see a few primary emoticons that can easily be replaced with one of the others. I will say what they are tomorrow.
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Post by Sevena » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:14 pm

hhmm custom primary emoticons ? thats a thought.i dont really see an issue with them as they are now.

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Re: Emoticon organization

Post by outwarddoodles » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:38 am

I would say either:
Keep a set of common emoticons as the "Primary" emotes that appear automatically. Then devise a sorting system for the rest.

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Allow users to edit their own set of "Primary Emoticons."

As for the sorting system:

DA, by far, has my favorite emote sorting system ever. BUT, the unfortunate quality of DA's system is that certain emotes are often hidden in corners of the 'relationship tree,' and you'll never really know if they exist unless you explore.

Otherwise, I think a category system would be nice: "Emotions", "Activities", "Seasonal", "Shout-outs", "Silly", and "Duckies" would all be examples of potential categories. : )
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Re: Emoticon organization

Post by Shadow Wulf » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:19 pm

Right, as I stated earlier that I think the ability to set Custom Primaries for emoticons would be a great features if it is possible to implement. Otherwise there is a just two that I can think of right now that can be replaced.

:P replace with :grinp:

rvt replace :duckbomb: or any other duckie icon.
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Re: Emoticon organization

Post by Set » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:21 am

I'd say these for primary:

:) :( :? :x :o :lol: :wink: :| :grinp:

Beyond that? I dunno. The basic duckie toss, maybe? Whatever tends to get used the most.

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