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Polymerous
Jul 11, 2016 3:03 PM CST
I realize (and do appreciate) that this is overall an upbeat and positive and optimistic site, and I thank the administration for making it so.

However, I have frequently found myself wanting to use a few icons (used on other forums) to express how I felt about certain things or situations, or in response to others' posts (specifically their images or tales), and have felt somewhat frustrated at not being able to do so.

I respectfully request that the administration consider adding the following icons: (I know that the thumbprints look awful (blown up), and clicking on them isn't an improvement (due to the boxes/text around them?), but surely you can fix that? I just grabbed the .gif images off of a forum, copied them to my own files, and uploaded them...)

Thumb of 2016-07-11/Polymerous/b553af

Doh! for confessing when you did something stupid, like leaving your pruners out in the rain, or using the wrong fertilizer on a plant

Thumb of 2016-07-11/Polymerous/a838dc

Ack! for discussing something distasteful (but which you need to talk about, because you need helpful suggestions and/or are venting) - examples, the neighbor's cat used your raised bed as a litter box; an ugly seedling...

There was another, animated, gif that I really like to use, but I could not get a copy of the image (even static) to copy over from the forum and work right. This icon is best described as "cringing in fear" , and there have been a great number of times that I wanted to use it on this forum lately - when people were discussing finding (large, poisonous) snakes in their garden, in response to various images, or to horrific tales (such as a dog attack). If you can't give us the animated "fear" gif, perhaps you can find (or make) a static gif that adequately expresses the emotion?

Thanks for your consideration.




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plantmanager
Jul 11, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Those all sound like worthy additions if Dave ever has the time for them.
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dave
Jul 11, 2016 7:01 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I like the first one. I would just need it in a PNG or GIF format. Do you have that? If so email it to me at dave@garden.org
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Jul 11, 2016 10:30 PM CST
Check your email, Dave.

Thanks for considering my request.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 12, 2016 7:18 AM CST

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Thanks for emailing that. I've added it. Smiling
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PlantMania
Jul 12, 2016 7:47 AM CST
Hurray! for D'Oh!
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Horntoad
Jul 12, 2016 8:50 AM CST
I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunities to use that one.
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 12, 2016 8:57 AM CST
That's a great icon, thanks for finding it Polymerous. I'll be using that one, too.

There's one more that I've felt a desire for on many occasions - but haven't found a good icon anywhere yet. I want one that denotes "tearing your hair" in frustration.
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 9:26 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said: There's one that I've felt a desire for on many occasions - one that denotes "tearing your hair" in frustration.

I'd use that one too, especially love the little red guy shown on this page! http://www.sherv.net/pulling.hair-emoticon-1338.html

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Love this bee too! http://www.allsmileys.com/files/sweetim-nature/6860.gif
And this garden related one: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-everyday/4228...
And this frog: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-animals/5127....
And this trashcan: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-humor/5596.gi...

Still wish I knew how to save some of the cutie emoticons to my laptop to be able to use in e-mail, etc. but I'm so technically challenged that this is where I need the banging head with hammer emoticon!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 12, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Yikes, you found some great ones, Lin. I love the last one of the garbage can.
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 10:43 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:

There's one more that I've felt a desire for on many occasions - but haven't found a good icon anywhere yet. I want one that denotes "tearing your hair" in frustration.


I've seen one on another forum in a similar vein, shows a little guy banging his head on a wall. I'm not sure if I can copy it here.

Edit, somewhat like this but nicer, although I think one would want to be tactful in its use, maybe there'd be a temptation for some to use it against somebody instead of oneself, which wouldn't be nice

http://www.sherv.net/banging.head.wall-emoticon-6018.html
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 12, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Oh yeah, good ones Sue. I love the "Rock On" one and "just shoot me" would come in handy at times, too.
Elaine

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Polymerous
Jul 12, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Thanks, Dave! Thank You!
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Rainbow
Jul 12, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Whoa! Sad careful now, Sighing! next thing you know Rolling my eyes. we'll be conversing mostly in sign language Confused D'Oh! *Blush* Sticking tongue out Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Bonehead
Jul 12, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Yikes. As a person who leaves the dancing faces alone, there seem to be plenty of them out there! I prefer real language I guess.
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 3:56 PM CST
I like real language conversation too but I also like some of the cute little emoji's as an added benefit.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 12, 2016 9:32 PM CST
I agree Lin I like the butterfly http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/nature/butterfly-smiley-em...
and the raining one http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/sad/feeling-blue-smiley-emoticon...
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South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Jul 12, 2016 10:01 PM CST
The little images help spice things up... sometimes they can hint at, or say, things we can't (or won't) otherwise convey in words. Whistling
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bwv998
Jul 13, 2016 8:58 AM CST
plantladylin said:Love this bee too! http://www.allsmileys.com/files/sweetim-nature/6860.gif
And this garden related one: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-everyday/4228...
And this frog: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-animals/5127....
And this trashcan: http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-humor/5596.gi...

Still wish I knew how to save some of the cutie emoticons to my laptop to be able to use in e-mail, etc. but I'm so technically challenged that this is where I need the banging head with hammer emoticon!


You should be able to copy and paste the GIFs into your email and adjust the image size so it's small enough to be an emoticon. But it depends on what email provider you use. Smiling


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