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Thread: The importance of using SMILIES, WINKS, etc....

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    The importance of using SMILIES, WINKS, etc....

    Over the last number of months there have been some "reported postings"- Those reports have indicated that they were unsure if a posting was supposed to be funny or mean spirited.

    Here on the Aruba.com Community Forum we all take pride in the fact that we go the extra mile in trying to be kind and respectful.


    So with much respect, I ask (ok demand ) we use smilies liberally.

    Here is how Aruba.com address smilies in their "rules"


    • Use smiley faces, emoticons or other indicators of intent liberally. One of the major flaws of Internet communication is the lack of vocal inflections and visual indications of emotion, intent, sarcasm, etc. Be clear what you mean. Many problems occur because someone does not pick up on the sarcasm or otherwise get the joke.

    Please remember this forum is the property of Aruba.com.
    It is NOT my forum.
    The rules are from Aruba.com.

    thanks

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    OK, sounds good! Always happy to oblige with a smiley face or two!!

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    Andrea, I love when you so elegantly review the rules with us !!!!!
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    i hate having to review the rules.
    it should not be necessary

    over the last few months, there have been some posts with snarky
    remarks. at least if there were a wink it'd imply, teasing or sarcasm. without it implies meanness
    and ugliness.

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    To bad you can not use smiles etc from mobile devices, I wonder if that is part of the problem. I mainly use phone or tablet. Wink wink, lol.

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    if you press the semi colon and the ) parenthesis you get this

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    . Got it

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    mike....

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    I love smilies I only wish we had more to use here - some of the ones that I tend to type without thinking - like the heart <3 don't show up
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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