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Forum smileys.....

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GhostMatrix
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Forum smileys.....

GhostMatrix » May 16th, 2009, 5:00 pm

Forum :
I always try to improve it When I like a new forum... like the Wincert.net one (aka Scrat overthere and I'm not a moderator anymore). I'm not very active on this forum anymore because unfortunately the interaction between members are mostly in the Turkish section of the forum, on the general forum the interaction between members are mostly coming from the staff and a couple of members only !
For an example I made the new country flags for the forum because the old set was ugly ! (see screenshot..)

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Now... what to you think to have our own set of smileys for the forum here (I don't like the current ones)

I have made some for the example :

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And one for the moderator ! :lol:

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Re: Forum smileys.....

sgtevmckay » May 16th, 2009, 5:23 pm

I like this idea

I have been considering a mention of this for some time.

I am very active at donationcoder.com, and I have come to utilize their "smileys" as an additional form of communication, and I sincerely miss this functionality here.

I especially miss the extra smileys, the thumbs up, and several others.

I think that we should look into this seriously/actively.

You have my vote.

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Re: Forum smileys.....

jsmorley » May 16th, 2009, 7:01 pm

Here are a few my folks seem to like over on my board....

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sgtevmckay

Re: Forum smileys.....

sgtevmckay » June 3rd, 2009, 12:40 am

Still need to address this.

Seriously :!:

For great example of smileys out of control
Http://www.donationcoder.com

I would love to have these
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Re: Forum smileys.....

dragonmage » June 3rd, 2009, 3:55 am

I'd say get some preview images of different sets, and make a poll to have the community vote on the new set.
sgtevmckay

Re: Forum smileys.....

sgtevmckay » June 3rd, 2009, 4:48 am

This seems like an excellent idea.

Should we put a post for a call for smileys in the forum news?
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Re: Forum smileys.....

jsmorley » June 3rd, 2009, 4:59 pm

Here are all the smilies from the forum I run. My users love smilies... that's why we have a pretty extensive collection.

Don't forget in PHPBB you don't have to have all the available smilies showing on the posting page. After you upload smilies to \images\smilies on your site, you can go to the ACP and under "Posting / Smilies" you can add all of them at once. However, you can just set the "standard" ones (I included new set of the "standard" smilies which I think are much better than the current ones) to "Show on posting page". All the others will be available through a link which will show up on the posting page called "View more smilies". That way you can add as many smilies as you want, without messing up the posting page.

ftp://uzaeagle.serveftp.com/rainmeter/smilies.zip
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Re: Forum smileys.....

GhostMatrix » June 5th, 2009, 3:42 am

Well I was forgetting that I have the Firefox extension "My Image Here", who replace images on website page with your own ones in any formats.
So I just need more smileys ...
And it's very useful for other images as well, like the Rainmeter Logo on the top of the page.
Or something that annoy me like fast animated Gif images, who I found very distracting for my eyes when I read some post!, I just have to replace it with my own image, that way everybody is happy!

Here some screenshots example ...

The smileys (Png)
The animated Gif one:
I replace the animated Gif image of the "sgtevmckay", the Sgt of the Rainmeter "S.O.R.T" team with my own image (Png) :P

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The Rainmeter Logo:

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Re: Forum smileys.....

dragonmage » June 5th, 2009, 4:17 am

That's very cool! I'll have to go get "My Image Here"
sgtevmckay

Re: Forum smileys.....

sgtevmckay » June 5th, 2009, 4:19 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's great, but uhhh........you forgot the sunglasses