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Trevor
04-16-10, 08:55 PM
It's a pain in the butt to try to find anything in there, as there seems to be absolutely no organization. Similar icons like the stars or :up: and :down: aren't grouped either.

Can they be put in alphabetically, or some other better method? Anything halfway logical would be better than what we have.

Lemmy
04-17-10, 01:50 PM
:up:

whotony
05-02-10, 10:08 PM
I agree. Who set that thing up anyway it's a mess.
Plus the smileys that people actually use should be put in there.

Lemmy
05-03-10, 07:16 AM
I agree. Who set that thing up anyway it's a mess.
Plus the smileys that people actually use should be put in there.

They should be arranged by popularity/usage rate, IMHO.

pilot
05-03-10, 11:16 AM
I agree. Who set that thing up anyway it's a mess.
Plus the smileys that people actually use should be put in there.

There was no setup per-say, it was simply set up the way it is, and the order was decided automatically, I think, in the order of the way they were added.

pilot
05-03-10, 11:17 AM
They should be arranged by popularity/usage rate, IMHO.

There's no way AFAIK to do it that way. The only way to do it is one by one, put them in any kind of order. It's a timely process. Someone might possibly organize them better, but it's not a priority.

Larry C.
05-03-10, 11:27 AM
Guys don't worry I'll handle this I have a premium membership. Pilot we need this smiley situation taken care of. Can you give me an ETA on when it will get done?

pilot
05-03-10, 11:41 AM
Guys don't worry I'll handle this I have a premium membership. Pilot we need this smiley situation taken care of. Can you give me an ETA on when it will get done?
Two weeks ago, or New Years Eve. We haven't decided yet.

Larry C.
05-03-10, 11:49 AM
Two weeks ago, or New Years Eve. We haven't decided yet.

See guys all you have to do is ask nicely and expect results. I look forward to canceling my new years plans so I can give you all an update on this ongoing situation.

benedict
05-05-10, 10:56 AM
If any of you guys want to suggest an order, when time allows I'll certainly endeavour to take that into account when I dive in and change things.

Trevor
05-05-10, 11:18 AM
Maybe similars and opposites at the top, thumbs up and down and the stars off the top if my head. Then a line separator and everything else alphabetical?

Lemmy
05-05-10, 11:43 AM
Maybe similars and opposites at the top, thumbs up and down and the stars off the top if my head. Then a line separator and everything else alphabetical?

:up: :up: :up:

Numanoid
05-05-10, 03:03 PM
Wow, I just realized that you can click the smiley image and it will insert it for you (just like it says). :lol:

I've been highlighting and copy-pasting the name in for years. :suicide:

Cardsfan111
05-05-10, 03:07 PM
Shouldn't someone contact THEEK to get his input?

whotony
05-05-10, 07:13 PM
First get rid of all the smileys in the drop down.
then put things like the thumbs and some laugh smileys in there.

:o-screwy-:sarcasm::whofart::blush::banned::banana::):confused:-ohbfrank-:tinfoil::eyebrow::eek::rip::foot::grunt::D2:rotfl-confused-:lol:-popcorn-:wave::jawdrop::hscratch:

These should be in the drop down not in this exact order.

Trevor
05-05-10, 08:55 PM
I guess there isn't an easy way for the software to show you which smileys are used most often?

The ones in the drop-down menu don't seem to be the common ones, for the most part, well, maybe 50/50. But I'm more concerned about the big list of them personally.

benedict
05-06-10, 03:14 AM
At this point I can say two things for certain:
The earliest I'll be able to do this will be on the weekend.
Whatever I do, someone will be unhappy with the final result.
-ptth-

Trevor
05-06-10, 06:51 AM
At this point I can say two things for certain:
The earliest I'll be able to do this will be on the weekend.
Whatever I do, someone will be unhappy with the final result.
-ptth-

It's been a jumble for however long we've had smileys here Benedict, no hurry.

And thanks for taking the time to do something with it. Any sort of organization would be better than nothing.

I resolve to shun anyone who complains about your effort. And if it's me complaining I'll feel really really guilty.

Either way, here's another $10 in your virtual tip jar. (And where's the smiley for that, get on that, ok?)

Cardsfan111
05-06-10, 09:06 AM
Small suggestion for organizing...

You've got some smileys that are simple facial expressions (no action):

:rolleyes::eek::confused::(:p:mad:

Then you have those the ones that involve action:

:bow::drool::yack::hscratch::rock:

Then you have ones that are non "facial":

:fc::question::frankie::rip::beer:-other--notrolls-

And of course, grouping the stars, thumbs up/down, etc. together.


Just a general thought. Take it or leave it. Just don't attach my name to it so I don't receive all the complaints that are sure to come. :D

Lemmy
05-06-10, 09:23 AM
Yeah, even if there are complaints, benedict, we will know you gave it a shot, at least, and that's certainly appreciated.

whotony
05-16-10, 09:39 PM
Is it different?
I think it is.
Probably should hav a thumbs up since there is a thumb down in the drop down.
the duel is pointless.
There should be a headscratch smiley instead of duel.
Also should have at least a one star smiley there too.

benedict
05-17-10, 03:01 AM
It now looks like I'll have the time and access to do this over the coming weekend. So we'll leave this thread open for further thoughts until then.

Incidentally, as yet I have no idea whether I can alter the initial dropdown but I'm 99% certain there are no useage stats on which I can make any decisions.

Lemmy
05-17-10, 09:08 AM
It now looks like I'll have the time and access to do this over the coming weekend. So we'll leave this thread open for further thoughts until then.

:up: :) :up:

story
05-17-10, 09:23 AM
Thanks for doing this, it really needs some reorganization.

Trevor
05-17-10, 09:34 AM
Small suggestion for organizing...

You've got some smileys that are simple facial expressions (no action):

:rolleyes::eek::confused::(:p:mad:

Then you have those the ones that involve action:

:bow::drool::yack::hscratch::rock:

Then you have ones that are non "facial":

:fc::question::frankie::rip::beer:-other--notrolls-

And of course, grouping the stars, thumbs up/down, etc. together.


Just a general thought. Take it or leave it. Just don't attach my name to it so I don't receive all the complaints that are sure to come. :D

While I generally prefer alphabetical, this would look good too.

Snowmaker
05-17-10, 10:39 AM
Can we switch to these kind:

http://www.mom-community.to/forum/misc.php?do=showsmilies

whotony
05-17-10, 10:56 AM
Is it different?
I think it is.
Probably should hav a thumbs up since there is a thumb down in the drop down.
the duel is pointless.
There should be a headscratch smiley instead of duel.
Also should have at least a one star smiley there too.

My hopes are for the drop down, but if that can't be updated that's a shame.

Bronkster
05-19-10, 11:55 AM
Can we switch to these kind:

http://www.mom-community.to/forum/misc.php?do=showsmilies

I vote no. Just my opinion, but I don't care for that style at all and don't see any need for a complete overhaul when the topic is simply to organize . :wacko:

Numanoid
05-20-10, 04:18 PM
^ Agreed. Smilies shouldn't have hair.

Trevor
07-15-10, 08:39 AM
Any update?

The Bus
07-15-10, 12:31 PM
Update: The smilies Snowmaker suggested are still awful.

Groucho
07-15-10, 12:34 PM
Update: The smilies Snowmaker suggested are still awful.http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1518/blumen5243385.gif

benedict
07-15-10, 02:06 PM
Real Life intervened. Watch this space next week...

EDIT: definitely during August. It needs to be done in one fell swoop and for the past many weekends I've not had the continuous sequence of free computer time. But it'll be done sooner or later.

Bandoman
07-22-10, 11:08 AM
http://www.mindspring.com/~boycekb/images/Smilies/Busy.gif

twikoff
07-22-10, 02:26 PM
still watching

benedict
09-01-10, 01:28 AM
While doing it this, it suddenly struck me that the more OCD-oriented amongst you (us) could always commit to memory the entire roster of abbreviations; thereby obviating any dropdowns/masterlists...!

Anyways, several months ago I was told by our friendly neighbourhood IB-rep that the first fifteen in the master list (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&editorid=vB_Editor_001) will form the dropdown list, so I've proceeded accordingly.

<i>(Something I did observe during my foray into the relevant control panel suggested that somewhat fewer than the 6x20 smilies from there were actually displaying in the the master list visible to all when posting. Should that prove to be the case when the job is done, [EDIT: now not sure that it does as I can see 120 both ways at the moment!] I'll have to ask IB to step in should it cause a problem/inconvenience).</i>

Please note that, although I've now had my first good-faith attempt at this, I recognise that I will have to check/tweak over the weekend in order to achieve a relatively consistent overall list that is broadly in accordance with what most people are after.

benedict
09-01-10, 01:35 AM
Not quite sure that entirely worked as planned... (so) roll on the weekend!

<small>PS) For the most part, the duplicate-type smilies are deliberately sited at the end of the masterlist. Any others I spot will go there as part of the weekend re-shuffle. Likewise, I'll make sure that "non-smiley" smilies are all grouped etc. etc. etc. It'll be easier second time around now I (pretty much) know how the system works.</small>

Fist of Doom
09-01-10, 02:13 AM
:thumbsup:

:banana:

:D

Cardsfan111
09-01-10, 02:17 AM
Appreciate your efforts, benedict. :up:

The Bus
09-02-10, 11:16 AM
:up:

story
09-02-10, 02:01 PM
:jawdrop:

Operates much better, thank you!

Lemmy
09-02-10, 04:13 PM
Damned good job, benedict. Thank you very much for all your efforts!

:up: :up: :up:

Numanoid
09-02-10, 05:17 PM
Looks good.

Trevor
09-02-10, 09:20 PM
:5star:

Bronkster
09-04-10, 11:00 AM
:clap: :toast:

VinVega
09-08-10, 10:51 AM
:D:up:

The Bus
10-22-10, 11:16 AM
Error! The Smiley list does not contain Tavis Smiley.