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Deadpan Smiley Advocacy Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Unrepresented, Oct 18, 2013.


  1. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    So I have ~4000 posts on this board as of this posting, and of those posts I've been feeling improperly expressed in the vast majority.

    Most of my thoughts are appropriately interpreted when this expression is included:

    [​IMG]

    or this:

    disappoint.

    A clearly insincere pretense of sincerity in an otherwise highly insincere post.

    I try to use :ninja: occasionally, but find it's more flamboyant than my typically sardonic approach to posting should be construed.

    :meh: is probably the closest of the available emoticons, but implies greater dissatisfaction than I intend to convey. I am seeking to alert my intentions, not to feign scorn.

    Now that I've aired my grievances, I would like to present a solution:

    I nominate this:

    [​IMG]

    It will bring new clarity to my posts and many others. No more "Not sure if serious" gifs need be posted if used judiciously.

    Brothers in arms, let us correct this oversight, reattain our dignity, and manifest irony without the unnecessary burdens.

    tl;dr

    We need a deadpan smiley.[​IMG]
     
  2. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I'm still waiting for the irony font.
     
  3. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I could really use a sarcasm font.
     
  4. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Think of this as a little of both with less tags.[​IMG]
     
  5. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    No. You have 4K posts where postings count. OT posts don't count toward your total.
     
  6. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Munji suggested comic sans should be the sarcasm font, so I started using that.

    ...Because I'm always so serious when I post on talkbass.
     
  7. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    BusterKeaton2.
     
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Not sure if serious.
     
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    My self worth is slightly less deflated with the number of 4000 posts than with any higher and more accurate number.[​IMG]
    Font changes require effort. Anyone who basks in irony knows that effort is not part of our native skillset.[​IMG]
     
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Ah...the old 'OT posts don't count' line.

    To this day, I'm still not sure what they don't count towards.
     
  11. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Youre never going to get the Post Count Badge with that attitude.
     
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Well if there weren't so many post-worthy threads in OT, maybe I wouldn't get so distracted in my quest for said badge.

    I'm off to the basses forum to talk about....erm....basses.
     
  13. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    They are not added to your official TB total.

    Join Date: 05-09-2010
    Total Posts: 1,108 (0.88 posts per day)
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    See, this way I look like FAR less of a degenerate than I really am.
     
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    WE HAVE A FORUM FOR TALKING ABOUT BASSES?!?!?!
     
  15. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I work hard to do next to nothing and you put next to nothing hard to work - difference in approach - same confused looks from others achieved.

    Fun fact: My right clicking finger is also used to express in sign language how I feel about people I encounter while driving.
     
  16. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    What is your source for that information? I would like to see some graphs and statistics supporting that premis.
     
  17. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    OT posts are like the "third base" of TB-- while they may feel good at the time, they generally leave you frustrated that you couldn't go further, and ultimately don't count.[​IMG]
     
  18. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Total hearsay from Tituscrow. If you want charts and graphs youre going to have to seek help from aborgman.
     
  19. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I am having to manually code every deadpan gif by hand. On a smartphone.

    I think I know dedication to irony.[​IMG]
     
  20. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Too bad they don't have a forum at TB for suggestions. That would be great.

    -Mike
     

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