|Unless I'm creating a new topic or quoting somebody, I can't figure out how to get those neat icons into my message. I addressed this in the "Contact Us" module, but, got no response. So I'm asking those of you who have been here for awhile to help me out.|
Ah sorry about that, I've been terribly busy lately and its only getting worse.
|I feel this is important as those icons help in the perception of what I write. Don't want anyone to take me the wrong way when I respond to some of these subjects. A properly placed icon can do a lot for my image.|
Keep it coming...
Yup, and they can be alot of fun too.
Basically you can add them at any time by one of 2 different methods. You can add them by clicking on the image frrom the "smilie" list (list is only visible if you click REPLY to a topic and not use the "quick reply" at the bottom of message threads. The 2nd method is to type in the smilie code directly. All smilie's start with a ":" character followed by 1 or more characters that define the smilie in question. Generally what you type is intuative if you think of the ":" as eye balls (turn your head 90degrees to the left).
:) would make a smilie face.
:D would make a big smile.
:( would make a frowny face.
Some icons have words however as I ran out of single charaters to make the code with. These types of icons have a starting and ending ":"
:wave3: makes a waving icon for example
:party: makes a party icon
There are lots of smilies and to see the codes try making a post in the test forum, click on the "Smilies" images and see what code's get inserted into your post. I generally just click on the icons to insert them though.