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Let's Make Smilies!
« on: February 24, 2014, 10:35:05 PM »
Just a little fun taking requests project to a) provide you with custom smilies you may be able to talk me into installing and b) give me (and Jarlwulf and any other artists who like) some quick art projects to play with.

Any requests?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 12:23:01 AM by BUncle »

Offline gwillybj

Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 01:42:18 PM »
I miss the red-hat smilies over at 'poly. They could be run December 21 - March 21 as Winter smilies.
I don't have any bright ideas for new emotes.
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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 05:59:35 PM »
There ain't a :nod: smilie on the forum yet, isn't it?

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 06:07:11 PM »
I miss the red-hat smilies over at 'poly. They could be run December 21 - March 21 as Winter smilies.
I don't have any bright ideas for new emotes.

My only reservation about doing that at least in December would be that we got at least one serious Jew and any number of atheists among the membership.  We could probably do something with individual smilie sets, so nobody has to look at Christmas hats for a month if they care - but I'd need sisko's help, because the smilie interface is confusing when it comes to sets and installation...

There ain't a :nod: smilie on the forum yet, isn't it?
We do not in the ones I'm set to see.  Wouldn't be a big job to animate.  I'll try to get on that later today.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 03:13:29 AM »


My only reservation about doing that at least in December would be that we got at least one serious Jew and any number of atheists among the membership.  We could probably do something with individual smilie sets, so nobody has to look at Christmas hats for a month if they care - but I'd need sisko's help, because the smilie interface is confusing when it comes to sets and installation...


As a resident atheist, I would not be offended with such smily's or religious symbolism. We could always put a smily with Star of David on it or the 12 Candles for Jewish celebration, and a Crescent for Ramadan celebration or something similar.


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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 03:19:37 AM »
I agree.  Our SMF forum software gives users the option of choosing which of several sets we have installed displays for them - I (and you, too, Jarl - I could teach you how) could make custom sets and install them for holiday options.  We've certainly got plenty of lead time.  I imagine getting the line-up that goes over the reply box ought to suffice; the zoo in the popup would be a bit much.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 03:25:25 AM »
Also:  ;nod

Geo, you suggested a classic I wish I'd thought to do long ago, so I went ahead and installed it.  It didn't take but about 15 minutes to make.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 07:21:11 AM »
I agree.  Our SMF forum software gives users the option of choosing which of several sets we have installed displays for them - I (and you, too, Jarl - I could teach you how) could make custom sets and install them for holiday options.  We've certainly got plenty of lead time.  I imagine getting the line-up that goes over the reply box ought to suffice; the zoo in the popup would be a bit much.

Perhaps; I already make forum decors and avatars and such, so it wouldn't be too much a stretch.


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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 11:31:45 AM »
Also:  ;nod

 ;b;

How about redrawing the ;cute smilie to fit better with the other basic smilies qua size and such.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 03:19:12 PM »
No sweat.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »
How about redrawing the ;cute smilie to fit better with the other basic smilies qua size and such.
Done.  This one took a bit longer, but I do like it better this way.  I attach both versions for comparison.    -Now that's even cute enough for Kilkakon; and it's wearing no pants, too.

To be clear, everyone, Geo's getting a lot of cooperation because he's asking for fairly universal smilies and/or improvements of same; the kind of thing I figure many will like requires no persuasion.  Good for our community is good.  Now, I'm also inclined to grant any request within reason and forum decorum just because the member wants it enough to use up a free pass to get it.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 03:43:13 AM »
Is even bigger pupils overkill, or should I install this revision?


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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 06:33:21 AM »
I like former better. Other looks like it was stuck in a dark hole for 19 weeks and is adjusting eyes.


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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 11:39:38 AM »
Yeah, the first revision was better.

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Re: Let's Make Smilies!
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 06:03:13 PM »
And where's my attaboy for the first revision?   :P  You like?


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