Ok, don't laugh at this old blonde, but I don't get it. I can't figure it out. But, that's probably for the best Dave, cause I would abuse it! I know me and I would be smillin at everyone in every sentence of every post probably! :)
I really think you should allow us all to abuse this little guy ... I've noticed some chat on certain forums that could use some smiles! It's such a happy little face ... now if you could just make him with arms and legs and have him do the happy dance!
and if we limit ourselves to say 25 ... no ... maybe 35 a day - look at all the smiles that would be hanging around. I guess I am hopeless. Dave will have to finagle my login to only allow me one ... I can't help myself when it comes to smilies!
I put one in a Dmail, and it worked fine... in fact, a friend taught me about them via Dmail -- thanks!
I'm trying to be restrained about using them. I actually appreciate the fact that we don't have a lot of bright dancing little emoticons to use on this site... although I'm a big fan of cute/silly, I think they'd be distracting, and I'd rather focus on what people are saying.
We are a very easily amused group, aren't we? Give us a little smiley and we can play contentedly for hours. If we were given 10 different figures, we'd probably never leave our computers again. I blame the winter, most of my brain cells died of hypothermia
personally, I think smilies should be allowed...as long as they are done in good taste. There is a whole world of smilies out there and in my opinion they are not only cute and friendly, they add some happiness to a post.
I'm sure they do, but when they input the smiley they probably use the keys :-) which comes out a smiley in most people's email. Or they have email software that lets them put a smiley in. My Eudora will do that.
All I know is that I can mess up a computer faster than a child can! My incredimail is so messed up I have to call the computer tech, my best friend now! When all my friends who are older as I am were taking computer lessons at Del Mar college, I scoffed at the idea of needing to do that. Now I am sorry I didn't take lessons.
Hush threegardeners! It is not going to be really good until this friend whom I love dearly goes home. I just back from a week at my daughter's house and this friend called to say she wanted to come for a week...sorry to be so grumpy!
Kim knows I love her anyway...I am the one to apologize and not you, Kim!
Wrong thread to post this but I have been laughing and starting my day over! I keep locking myself out of the house and having to break in (well, my brother has to). Dimmer asked me if I wanted to be a nerd or a biker so I answered that I would rather be a biker.
Look what she just sent me and I won't post on the thread anymore...this is priceless though. Even a doo rag is included.
I won't add Emotions because I think it might be 'Spyware", not sure but I don't trust any of these cutsie things that may just be gathering information. Once I added a cute "gator" thingy, thought I would never get rid of it. It was "spy ware".
I know what we have on here is harmless with our keyboard - I'm, talking about a program called "Emotions" - it has a row of animated faces - you have to click on it to add it to your programs. I get them on many emails, but won't click on it to add to mine. It may be harmless, but I don't know, so why take the chance.
I love the yellow smilies... as with the ability to put text in bold, italics, etc., they can add interest or emphasis to a post. But I'm really glad Dave hasn't opened the door to a bunch of emoticons, animated dancing sig files, etc. I think I'd find them very distracting as I scrolled down through a thread.
I mean it will be ♫ if you do it all together, oh I just found out that you want to hold down the alt key press the 1 dont let it up and press the 4 now all three are pressed together let up on all at the same time.
in this case you should actually see the music note b-4 you post, Mike just told me that some computers are different and don't have a number key board to the right, I, not sure if it would work on the nubmers at the top of the key board♫♫♫♫whistleing Dixie
∟ Nope, I hit the 2 and when I hit the 4 I get thrown back to "threads you are watching" and when I hit the 8 it comes back to my post with an angle showing. Oh well, maybe it's a difference in key boards or somthing. I can do all the other things with the alt key and shift key , but I want to say thank you for trying, I'm sure the problem is with my key board or computer. Jim
KY, Yea, it does work, read down all this thread so many (including me) had to keep trying, it was always something we did wrong. In my case I held down the ctr key instead of the shift key. but if you hold down the shift then press the 6 let go, press the - let go press the 6 again you will see what appears like a cats face, but once you post it it turns into a smiley some where in cyberspace! It's important to just press the 6-6 with no spaces while holding down the shift
I appreciate that, no need to apologize! That's what I love about DG, we are all willing to help one another. I hope you are warm down there, Jim--we have a windchill of 16 and 6" of snow. I know Florida hasn't had such a great winter, either.
I feel bad complaining about our "cold" weather, but that doesn't stop me. I'm no longer used to this weather and feel like I'm back in Valley Forge. Every time I watch the news about the North East being snowed in I kick myself for complaining.