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Old July 27, 2001, 10:38 PM   #1
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Maximum number of smilies?

There's a smilely limit? How draconian! I also must protest the madatory 60-second 'cooling off period'.

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Old July 28, 2001, 12:42 AM   #2
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Old July 28, 2001, 01:12 AM   #3
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The 60-second "cooling off" period is a good policy.

Prevents "flood" attacks.
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Old July 28, 2001, 07:30 AM   #4
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Three is the maximum.
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Old July 28, 2001, 11:46 AM   #5
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But if Teddy or Chuckie's name is in the post, I would think an unlimited number of barfs should be allowed.
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Old July 28, 2001, 03:31 PM   #6
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Hear hear! <tiny tim voice> "Please sir, may I have some more!" </tim>

Brother Maynard! Three shall be the number of thy counting, and the number of thy counting shall be three. Thouest shall not count four, nor shall thou count two...unless then proceeding on to...THREE. <ahem>

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Old July 28, 2001, 03:46 PM   #7
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We need the forth smiley.

Really though I think this is a good thing. This also includes photographs that people could put in there post, to cut down on bandwidth. Right?
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Old July 29, 2001, 12:44 AM   #8
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It simply has to do with the "character" and "culture" of the board. Too many smilies, avatars and post icons turn it into Romper Room for Adults.

The English Language survived countless years without any of the above. However, it allowed for all of the emoticons we now seem to find "necessary" on the Web.
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Old July 29, 2001, 04:13 PM   #9
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I'm going to make up little flash cards with the smilies on them and keep them in my pocket for use during face-to-face conversations. I'll make a sarcastic joke and them whip out the so there'll be no confusion!

Ahhh, the miracle of modern technology. Now all we need is a TFL built in spell-checker. <not>

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Old July 29, 2001, 06:05 PM   #10
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Romper room...hahahahaha
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Old August 20, 2001, 04:03 PM   #11
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There's a maximum?

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Old August 20, 2001, 05:30 PM   #12
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Gabe, not only a spell checker, but a

brain checker...

One newbie is posting what looks like the results of my cat walking across the keyboard... most of the "words" he is using are pseudo-words made from numbers.

(puts face in hands) "What, oh what is this world coming to?"




My wife is right, I'm going to be really curmudgeonly when I get older... I'm already in training...


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Old August 20, 2001, 08:39 PM   #13
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Right back at you Gene...

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Old August 20, 2001, 08:44 PM   #14
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Where's Waldo?
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Old August 20, 2001, 08:53 PM   #15
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... which reminds me, ever seen this? http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/pages/waldo.html

As I recall that particular chip now rests on the planet Mars. I think I know the guy who did it, but he isn't talking.
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Old August 21, 2001, 08:35 AM   #16
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The obvious limit should be good taste......
Oh, WTH,
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Old August 21, 2001, 11:40 PM   #17
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hmmm...I wonder...
 
Old August 22, 2001, 07:02 AM   #18
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So much for good taste.
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