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Although the audience in the chat rooms of SE sites are generally different from sites like , say, Facebook. You usually just don't chat about unrelated random stuff in SE chat rooms (with the possible exception of Lounge<C++>, that room is awesome!) but still I sometimes do feel the need of coded smilies. Like those in Facebook Chat, Chatango etc. (you know , type :) for a smile, :( for a sad face etc.)

Can the developers please include this feature in SE Chat soon?

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What's wrong with textual ones? – simchona Jan 16 '12 at 7:53
@simchona nothing, but pictures just look a bit better. :) – ApprenticeHacker Jan 16 '12 at 7:54
Rule of thumb: If it's a feature Facebook has, we probably don't want it. – Yannis Jan 16 '12 at 7:55
So it doesn't really fix anything or add anything? I don't think I'd want the developers trying to implement that. – simchona Jan 16 '12 at 7:56
For bonus points, consider rewriting this as a bug report :) – Yannis Jan 16 '12 at 7:58
@ZaphodBeeblebrox No thanks.I've gotten enough points as it is. (4 downvotes). :( – ApprenticeHacker Jan 16 '12 at 8:05
I find it incredibly offensive when chat/IM programs replace what I intended to type (a textual smiley) with some kind of graphic. I always turn this off, but I'm still bothered knowing the person on the other end is probably receiving silly animated graphic smilies from me. – meagar Jan 16 '12 at 13:23
Public Anouncement: Please every one. I get your point! Would you please spare me the little rep. I have left and stop downvoting? Thank You. – ApprenticeHacker Jan 16 '12 at 14:37
up vote 11 down vote accepted

...get out.

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+1: if you want a pretty picture, add it yourself. – simchona Jan 16 '12 at 7:57
@simchona Indeed, it works well enough. – Jeremy Banks Jan 16 '12 at 8:01
You just opened a very big can of worms. – Yannis Jan 16 '12 at 8:03

By means of example, here's an excerpt from today's transcript of the Super User chat room.

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Thanks, but no thanks.

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God, it's horrible!!! That's it. I'm flagging my own question! Sorry for my request, if any developer is seeing this, please forget what I asked. – ApprenticeHacker Jan 16 '12 at 8:16
@IntermediateHacker if any developer is seeing this You mean other than balpha? :P – Yannis Jan 16 '12 at 8:20
@ZaphodBeeblebrox lol, I didn't know balpha was a SE dev. – ApprenticeHacker Jan 16 '12 at 8:26
apparently we Super Users use a lot of smileys. Hmm. – Sathya Jan 16 '12 at 12:14
Oh no, my eyes! – Kev Jan 16 '12 at 17:01

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