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And frankly some people here on the interweb machine are just too dumb to detect literary emphasis, so they rely on smilies...well, looks like we're all on the same page.
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hairsenbon, i was actually being facetious. in both aspects. it's a circle of working hard, spending hard, playing hard, but with no real enjoyment from the experience. everything is expected, work, play, and money. the friends I knew in the marketplace, salaryman areas, were always worn out, undermotivated and underappreciated.
sorry if MY intent was lost in my little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor..
Sorry 'bout that. I didn't get the facetiousness, and have been working 34 hour days recently. Just kinda snapped. All's good =)
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Mike Cash wrote:Kashin wrote:
two_heads, those smilies could save you from a lot of misinterpreted posts!
Relying on smilies is nothing but intellectual laziness.
not always, sometimes aggresive cynicism and sarcasm come across as just being a jerk. While I don't mind being stern and bold, I don't like the stigma that comes along with being a jerk. therefore, smilies, in some cases can smooth over the problem with text in forums. You can't see my face or my general body language. Smilies become that body language. While I believe that some people use smilies way too much, I do also believe that there is a time and place for everything.
Expecting everyone to understand you tone of voice on forum chat is an expectation that is dfficult to realize.
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