Remember a few weeks ago, when we called all pixels
as the first steps to update our beloved Emoticon Legend? Someone very near and dear to our hearts (me) went through each. and every. single comment. on the blog, looking for standout must-have emoticons, replacement suggestions, and tips on which to retire.
It wasn’t necessarily a numbers game, as we wanted to incorporate the most basic, essential emoticons that captured what it was to be a deviant in 50x50 pixels or less. At first. But it was about 500 comments in or so that I realized five emoticons stood out above them all. Five emotes that are so ubiquitous around the site, a few commenters didn’t know that they WEREN’T already integrated emotes.
Without further ado and without any hilarious attempts to work them into a sentence, here are five emoticons we have JUST ADDED INTO THE LEGEND. (Oh, I hope you were sitting down. I probably should have said that first.)
But the changes don’t end there. We’re still going through and discussing which others to add, which to revamp, which to retire.
We should start rolling out other updates soon, and this will be an ongoing process that we will be much more vigilant about. We may not blog about every new pixel change, but keep tuning in here at %hq
for announcements of what we’ve been up to in the world of emoticons and beyond.
Please comment belong with how these changes make you feel...using emoticons!