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post #1 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

It's happened twice to me in the past so many months.. people taking pop shots at my posts for being difficult to read, annoying.. Heck I aim to make my posts enjoyable to read !...

Now, given the 1st poster who did this.. he or she got banned and was rude to everyone, came out slashing on a thread... and he or she hated my views so I feel she was just aiming to Screw with me..

But what about cell phones & Ipods.... does using colors and emoticons mess with viewing posts and make it difficult??.... I have only used a LAPTOP to be on TAM , so I have no idea...

Be honest please.. but just in relation to the layout of a post...(not about my views, God Knows I can be out of the box there!)...

For instance...Larry Gray does not care for the colors as I seen his comment on this in another thread.... so others must think like him as well... if you are one of those posters... I will keep you in mind if you are on such a thread with me...or I post specifically to you.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I like your style! I'm on an iPad not a phone. I appreciate the different posting styles, yours stands out and I know without reading that it's you. Can't people just scroll past your post if they don't like it, why do people need to be so rude? I will say that as I get older it is harder to read colored fonts, but it's not like your whole post is in a yellow font.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

Bright colors drive me insane. Especially when they are big and large. It takes my eyes a few minutes to adjust. I know arbitrator uses them often but his color is more muted and not a crazy color like red. (It's ok, Arb, I still read your posts and respond LOL). The pictures don't bother me, Simply. Your pictures always crack me up. A lot of them are really cute. I imagine it does take you a while to find them.

I know others have said how the pictures you post are "annoying" but I always think they are very appropos to what you write. Just keep doing you. It's kind of like your signature.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I have an iphone5 and your posts don't come across looking messed up on there at all so I'm not sure what people are talking about. Some of the image files may just show up as a small box instead of an actual image but it's nothing crazy or anything. The colors come out correctly too.

I'm fairly sure enough people enjoy your posting style here that you don't have to worry about one or two or even 10(if it got to that) people complaining to you about it. Take a look at the one thread where people were listing their favorites and listing folks who helped them the most.Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you were on most of the lists.

If they don't like your posting style,they can keep moving on then.Just my .02 fwiw.
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If they don't like your posting style,they can keep moving on then.Just my .02 fwiw.
Simply keep it moving!

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I think you should do what you prefer to do. I will say that I may not give as much attention to your posts as I would without the embellishments, as they make reading slower. I am also a big fan of brevity, but length alone will not usually deter me if the content is good, and yours is.

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post #7 of 130 (permalink) Old 03-28-2014, 07:28 AM
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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I looked back at a couple of your older posts..
They are more difficult to read than if they did not have colors and emoticons.

I have seen much worse offenders than you though.
The movement of the animation is too distracting.
The pictures do not really bother me as long as there are not too many.

1 or 2 emoticons is OK.. but too much of anything is too much.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I dont have a problem with your post or how they are presented at all, if people dont like it, they can put you on their ignore list. I wouldnt worry about it. Your an amazing woman and your husband is a lucky guy, keep doing what your doing.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I think your posting style is perfect! I would do it too but it takes too long and I'll forget what I was trying to say!

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Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I have an iPhone and I don't see the pictures/icons that you insert. The only thing that I don't like is when the font gets too light. There isn't enough contrast with the white background and I find it difficult to read. Light green seems to be the biggest offender for me. I don't have great eyes, so I'm sure that is part of my problem.

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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I love emoticons (a few well-placed ones) but I admit I find it difficult to read when the colors keep changing. I typically just use "bold" or CAPS if I want to emphasize a point.

But that's just me...

If you like posting with lots of colors, go right ahead!! Just know that some may skip ahead if the colors are driving them batty!!!


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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

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I always respect your opinions...but I will admit your posts are sometimes difficult to read.

However...I can scroll past...and so can everyone else. I would never tell you to change your style. That's your style.
I don't find them difficult to read, but I do agree with the rest of it.
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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

I don't mind them at all. What I hate are the people who do their entire posts in other colors, bold, large font and so on.

I've suggested that they don't let people do that. If you type your post in all caps it ignores the all caps. It should do the same to an entire post with one color or size for all of the text.
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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

Oh and another thing people can do: add nosquit to their browser.

I have websites with white text and black background. It makes my eyes hurt. I put in nosquint so I can over-ride the background and text color. If I hit that button here, I can make all text colors go away.
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Re: Seriously... do people not appreciate emoticons, pictures and colors in a post?

SA, I like your style; although sometimes your posts are not an easy read - but, the posts that are all one solid bright color are the most difficult to read. I usually skip over those entirely.
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