:) <---- that would be an emoticon smiley if emoticons were on here. As the ezboard defaults are currently set, it would look like this: .
Personally I think emoticons are nice. And as such are worth having around in moderation. I'd like the most appealing ones possible, which is why I want different from the current defaults.
So, about those smiley faces in the Kitchen forum... Ezboard now has the option to change the emoticons. We can link to emoticons other than the default ones that ezboard provides.
So for reference in this discussion ... I made a chart of what are the known choices.
Chart of Smileys
The current defaults are "option one" on that chart. I'd like to reset the Kitchen (and therefore Virtual Community) emoticons away from the current defaults. Personally, I'd like to go with the "option 2" column on that chart EXCEPT in the case of #5 ( ":)" ), # 19 (";)" ) and # 22 ( "|I" ).
I'd like to preserve both ":)" smileys (storing option 1 as ":}" ).
I'd like to keep all the wink options (labeling them ";)" , ":w" and ":;".
I'd like to keep option 1 of the sleepers (# 22) and abandon option 2 all together.
Anyone think differently about emoticons in general?
And the ones I want to slot in, in particular?