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General Discussion Sensitive emojis?

Discussion in 'General (Issues, Help, Discussions)' started by D.S.Masters, Mar 21, 2020.

Do you find the thumbs up emoji offensive?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Had never thought about it

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  1. D.S.Masters

    D.S.Masters Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film

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    Okay, this is just me displaying my ignorance of other parts of the world, more likely than not...
    I know that some hand gestures don't mean the same thing all over the world - the American 'okay' gesture is very rude and offensive in other parts of the world.
    So I'm asking about the 'thumbs up' emoji :thumbsup: used in the forum - is that offensive or otherwise something that people don't want to see? If so, I'll quit using it. The other emojis, as far as I know, are perfectly safe... or are they?
     
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    EL797 Weekend Levels Section Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see anything wrong with 'thumbs up'. Instead, I think sometimes the 'rolleyes' :rolleyes: and the 'unsure' :unsure: emoji are a bit offensive. Sometimes 'rolleyes' brings me a feeling as if it is used for teasing someone, and I have seen people offended by it. As for 'unsure', I think it is the most offensive emoji in the forum. In my opinion, more like it is used for judging other's thoughts rather than being used for expressing the feeling of 'unsure' (More like o_O is used for 'unsure' instead).
     
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  3. Meko Guy

    Meko Guy Famous Member

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    @D.S.Masters - Your question does raise an interesting idea. I recently received three 'Inappropriate language' warnings where one was on the day of and the other two were almost 2 months old. The rules ask us to be friendly with our comments and therefore one would have to ask, Are the provided emojis inline with the rules? For example, :mad: - this mad face isn't too friendly or :p - this one can easily be taken the wrong way.

    Using positive language and adding in a :( or :cry: also doesn't seem very fitting.
     
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    laurence.gr Famous Member

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    Not at all.
    :thumbsup: = very friendly
    :joy: = more than happy

    As to reporting something that you found offensive, just relax for a while and think about the remark. Is it really unfriendly or just an honest feedback?
    More often, sugar-coated comments do more harm than good.
     
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