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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I like smileys and I guess I use them a lot, but I try not to overuse them. Sometimes it's just impossible to convey your message efficiently if you don't use one. Although I never use the pixelated one, only the good old colon + capital letter (exception with ":o")/number/random symbol. It's possible to talk without using them all the time, though, and it usually removes your credibility if you overuse them. At least, that's how I see it.

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    Another thoughts comes to mind:

    Do you prefer to use a colon or an equal sign as eyes for your smilies?
    I don't think I ever used a smiley with an equal sign before. I only use the colon, it feels more natural or something.

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    I onleh utilise mai own~ (9 9)

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    Fur aktual smilinh purrposes, I use (n n), but compurritively, I rarely use eet laetly. Pawsibly beclaws smyles simpleh dun't bephit moaste mai statemints...

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I use smileys a lot in order to express "stuff", but not in every other sentence.
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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    Also, I tend to use the animated smilies when there's no other way I could express how I feel only with text emoticons. Example:

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    I use them if I want to convey something better, or if I want to lighten up a message. I prefer not to use them too much, however. IMO, spamming smilies shows immaturity.
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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I rarely use them in posts, and even rarer in PMs unless the person I'm messaging is a close friend. Though I do tend to over use ":P" and "lol" at the end of most of my VMs because I fear that I will be taken the wrong way and I feel like without the smiley, my sentences are way too sharp in tone... (屮゚Д゚)屮

    As for other ppl using them, as long as every other word isn't a emoticon, I'm fine with it :P

    I like to make up a bunch of smilies I use just to mix it up for the reader and I think the personal touch makes it...well, more personal (✿◔ ◡ ◔)

    Also, I don't like to use the happy face with the "=" for the eyes as it just feels like it's a forced smile. I also don't like adding a "-" 'nose' on my smilies, to me it just doesn't look right. The kind of emoticons also aren't of my fancy as if you use them in a paragraph kind of text, I don't like how it adds so much space between the sentences.

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    I use them all the time. And in fact.... everyone in BMGF here would probably know who it is when they see XDD in a certain random post... XDD @Neltharion S. Deathwing; said that XDD defines me XDD
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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    The only smilies I use are :), :(, xD and :D

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I use smileys so often, it got me killed in a mafia game because I was so easily identified XD < exhibit A

    I stick to a few common ones though.

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    Hmm. Smileys.

    I find that they've become a key tool in properly conveying what you mean in text-based communication, such as on online forums. They're like the online/text-based equivalent of body language, of sorts.

    For example,

    "I hate you all. " does not mean the same as

    "I hate you all."

    Although, I do hate it when people use them excessively. A sentence-to-smiley ratio of 2:1 really pisses me off.

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I use them a bit, hopefully not too much. I do over use the :I face though.

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I use them for a reason. Either to show that I found something emusing or to make sure a sentence is taken light heartedly. They're a very important part of internet typing. People who don't use them at all will often get taken the wrong way.

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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    /xD accompany the end of almost every of my phrases. I do it because I want some of my posts to be light-hearted/non-offesive-just-for-fun
    Also, it feels like the forced laughing series like "Friends" pull off, which is funny
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    Default Re: Smileys! :D

    I use smileys after pretty much every sentence in casual conversation. I tend to use :3, x3c, ;w;, xD and c: the most though, though I'll use pretty much any smiley depending on the situation.

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