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This Site Needs A Better Selection Of Smilies

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    I've seen other members complain about this. Smilies help
    to convey INTENTION. Without them, what is intended as a joke
    can be misunderstood as serious. And this can lead to problems.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I get by fairly well with most of the ones we've got, but I agree options are always good. I imagine when Kevin's new system comes online there'll be a surfeit. -evyl grin- (And yeah, there's a difference between that & :twisted:!)

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    It's all a joke... even when guys get pissed off, they're a joke also. Guys who get pissed off on a forum about pipes probably have a whole plethora of issues that follow them, so what does it matter? Keep laughing and making jokes.

    Michael
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    "Guys who get pissed off on a forum about pipes probably have a whole plethora of issues that follow them, so what does it matter?"

    Well said that man

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Speaking of jokes...

    Do you know why a chicken coop only has two doors?

    Because if it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan...

    Don

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    That is true, some people don't know how to take a joke. And I feel forced to put the guy or guy just so people don't get offended....

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Do you know why a chicken coop only has two doors?

    Because if it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan..

    Horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, "Would you like a drink?".

    Horse says, "I think not!"…. and disappears.

    Normally, I might feel that I should explain the philosophical concept of, "I think, therefore I am.".

    But, in this case, that would be putting Descartes before the horse.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    [holding skull] Ohhhh, my aching head.....

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    Did somebody just make fun of Descartes?

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    A guy stands before his wife holding a chicken and says, "this is the pig that I've been screwing."
    Wife says, "that's not a pig. It's a chicken."
    Guy says, "what makes you think I was talking to you?"

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    I don't use smilies if what I say in sarcasm is clearly not directed at anyone.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    No we do not. Intellectual laziness is rampant enough.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    What is brown and sticky?

    A stick.

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    The members that have lasted the longest here, have had wonderful senses of humor and they know when to apologize. The rest all end up with the chaff in the fray.
    It's a site about pipes! Get real...

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    A blind cowboy walks into a lesbian biker bar, and says, "did any of you hear the one about the stupid blond that..."
    The big ass blond bartender says, "hold on, cowboy, before you tell that joke, you had better know that I am a big ass blond with a baseball bat behind the counter. The girl next to you is a blond Marine MP. And, the girl behind you is a big ass blond karate expert. Now... do you really want to tell that joke in here?"
    The cowboys says, "Nahhhhh, I don't want to have to explain it three damn times."

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    I'll use one on occasion (Usually out of laziness.), though I am always loathe to. I prefer to work hard at the right structure and words to get my intent across. Not easy at times but, worth the effort to keep my writing skills honed. When I miss ... the apology comes easily.

    There are members who write a serious, sometimes undignified, missive then add a face to cover the real intent of the message. The readers should always remember we, a generality, are pretty much anonymous, sometimes fractured in our syntax and, I firmly believe some are a bit too far into the sauce. A few often times posit opinions they came by cheaply, without thought and look upon differing opinions as personal attacks. No amount of adding "smilies" can help them.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    The members that have lasted the longest here, have had wonderful senses of humor and they know when to apologize. The rest all end up with the chaff in the fray.
    It's a site about pipes! Get real...

    Well,if it's all about pipes, perhaps, like me, you should
    start a few threads about pipes and keep your gripes and
    insults to yourself.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?

    elephino

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    Semi-Tufftony, it's not all about or directed at you. Obviously this was, but normally it's a resounding NO.

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    Or, "OK; I will tell it REALLY slowly."

    --
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
    - Albert Einstein

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    Smilies are essential because the same words can and often
    do mean different things to different people, especially
    when their language skills are poor as is often the case.
    Consider how often misunderstandings occur in everyday life...
    how often we have heard someone say: "I didn't mean that."

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    There are members who write a serious, sometimes undignified, missive then add a face to cover the real intent of the message. The readers should always remember we, a generality, are pretty much anonymous, sometimes fractured in our syntax and, I firmly believe some are a bit too far into the sauce. A few often times posit opinions they came by cheaply, without thought and look upon differing opinions as personal attacks. No amount of adding "smilies" can help them.

    Well stated.

    Reminds me of when folks begin sentences with "Now, don't take this personally...." ; or "Not to gossip, but...." ; or "Not to be insulting, but...."

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    gripes and insults to yourself.

    Ha ha, okiedokie...

    Having dinner last night, my youngest daughter turned to me and said, "Dad, when I grow up, I'm gonna marry you." We laughed about it. My wife with a worried look said, "Don't make the same mistakes I did."

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Pipes are the purpose. Graciousness is requested. And, let's not forget, there is a subsection for general discussion, sometimes referred to as the "playground." After a few years here I understand there are few "new" pipe/tobacco topics, only new members with old questions and new members unwilling to search for answers to their sometimes oft asked queries. All of which is very understandable. It's an eclectic group!

    Gripes and insults? Certainly those are meant to be shared!(insert smiley of choice here) What good is a well thought out insult if kept to one's self?(Again, the smiley of reader's choice.)

    Also, the old timers here should not be expected to rehash old subjects ad nauseam. We prefer to let those who are new ask and be answered. Some, not all, wait to add humorous(?) responses until after serious replies are posted. Oh, and not always.(again, insert a smiley you think appropriate)

    The people who come here, freely, and then disparage Kevin's work, I don't understand. He seems to be a nice fella and, when the time is right, readily spends his moneys to up-date as he sees fit. I have no problem with a dissatisfied member PMing Kevin with a suggestion or criticism. I'm not a fan of those who think complaining to the membership in general is being constructive. Not one of us has spent a dime on the site while enjoying the information. Lots of free advice and entertainment without spending a penny. Got a suggestion/complaint? PM Kevin or at least one of the mods. The general membership? We're just along for the free ride. We also understand that we do not have any ownership in the site. And, sometimes we take such criticisms too seriously/personally, we like the place as it is mostly and fully appreciate Kevin's largess.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Did you hear the one about the belly dancer that caught a cold and couldn't shake it?

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Its not an option for the forum at this time. Simple words will have to suffice to convey a posts meaning.
    Enough said here.

    Al

    Posted 3 months ago #

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