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27th-Mar-2010 05:57 pm
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Poll #1543953 smiley?

Do you use smiley faces?

Yes
97(97.0%)
No
3(3.0%)

Which one is most widely used in your experience?

:-)
16(16.2%)
:)
77(77.8%)
(-:
0(0.0%)
(:
2(2.0%)
Depends. I will discuss in the comments.
4(4.0%)

Which one do you prefer to use?

:-)
13(13.3%)
:)
74(75.5%)
(-:
0(0.0%)
(:
2(2.0%)
Depends. I will discuss in the comments.
9(9.2%)

In general, do you prefer your smilies to face...

like this :)
96(98.0%)
or like this (:
2(2.0%)
Comments 
27th-Mar-2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
"None of the above" or "Other" should have been available as options. The smiley faces I tend to use have different symbols, such as the equal sign:

=)

Or caret marks:

^_^

I only use the colon symbol for certain smileys in which the equal sign would look weird, such as:

>:[ or >:3 or >:D

ETA: Also, is it just me, or do the smileys without the dashes for the "noses" look "cuter" or "younger" than those that do?

Edited at 2010-03-27 10:06 pm (UTC)
27th-Mar-2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
I use the equals sign too, but I chose the colon response that most closely correlated. =)

I don't know about dashes looking younger, but I'll take it any day over using a 0. :0) i hate it!
27th-Mar-2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
*Nodnods and high fives!* =)

Oh man... I've seen a few people use that, and it does look... a little odd to me. ^^;; (And I meant, the ones without the dashes have always seemed "younger" to me... sorry, that was a little weirdly worded there. XD; )
27th-Mar-2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Ditto that I use the carat marks the most, along with most of my friends. I see XD a lot, too.
27th-Mar-2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
What is XD?

Six years on LJ and I still have no idea!
27th-Mar-2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I've been on LJ for as long as you and have been using that for nearly as long... and even I still don't know. XD; (That, btw, is a "XD" with sweatdrops.)

Well, okay, I sort of know: it's based off of a facial expression commonly used in South Park. It's supposed to depict craziness or silliness or... IDEK ("I don't even know"). XD

Edited at 2010-03-27 10:53 pm (UTC)
27th-Mar-2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And thanks for the edited reply because I felt really dumb - again - for not knowing what IDEK meant. haha XD
27th-Mar-2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
It's another anime inspired one, I think. The D is the usual happy mouth shape; the X is squinted-happy eyes.
28th-Mar-2010 12:19 am (UTC)
As do I ^_^
27th-Mar-2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
Since about 1998, mine have been these:

=o)
=o(
=o]
=oD
=o*
Do=

And then angry eyebrows to change them up. >=o]
27th-Mar-2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
=D is the one I use the most.
27th-Mar-2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
I kind of go through emoticon phases. But mostly I'm lazy and do what's easiest. I don't really care whether other people go (:, but it seems like a lot more energy goes into typing that one.
28th-Mar-2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I use :] ;] :[
28th-Mar-2010 01:31 am (UTC)
I use equals sign for eyes too. Usually =) but sometimes, =D or =P and so on!
28th-Mar-2010 03:06 am (UTC)
I use :) :D and ^_^ a lot. I don't think I've ever actually given my smilies noses. It just looks very weird and long to me for some reason. :P
28th-Mar-2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
I use
:']
;]
:[
:'[
and D: the most

And D: is basically the only one I use backwards.
28th-Mar-2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
I use :) most often. Or :D if I'm really smiling, or :/ if I'm not so smiley. And of course :( if I'm sad.
28th-Mar-2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
I use smileys without noses. Otherwise they sniff.
;)
28th-Mar-2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
XD is definitely my most used smiley. ^_^ and ^^ would probably be my most used otherwise.
28th-Mar-2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
I tend to use :3
28th-Mar-2010 06:36 pm (UTC)


I use Japanese smilies a lot. I picked up using them from playing Final Fantasy XI Online for 6 years and everyone including those not Japanese uses them.

Most common ones I use: ^_^ ^_~ -_- ;_; O.o

A couple of them I cannot post because LJ thinks I am starting a html code. lol
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29th-Mar-2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Yea I am doing mostly a mixtures of Japanese and western ones.

^^, ^.^, xD, :D , :P, O.o , O_O. etc
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