What's with the fracking 'rolls eyes' gif

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dogbone, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    That's it I've had to see one too many of those irritating little gifs. :mad: I don't mind the other ones but that 'rolls eyes' is so fracking corny. I hesitated at first when I applied the block code to it, but now that it's done I feel much better.

    So anyone wishing to answer any posts of mine and incorporate that nauseating gif, be warned. I won't be seeing it. ;) :D
     
  2. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    "fracking"?

    someone's been watching too much battlestar galactica :p

    ...or maybe I have for immediately jumping to think of that show...
     
  3. Lau Guest

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    I'm not a fan of the rolleyes smiley, because I always think it implies the poster that you're replying to is an ass. But then there's some people who's posts just seem to invite it...
     
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    *guiltily skulks around*
    Perhaps I should change my sig? :eek:
     
  5. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes sort of but it's worse than that, it's a bit like the new apple ad where PC says "touché". The rolleyes gif impies that some brilliantly witty point has been made when in fact they have completely ballsed it up. Where all the other Smilies have some purpose, (to slag someone off and pretend it's a joke for example) the rolleyes is just santimonious.

    Or by using the rolleyes gif the poster can pretend to him/herself that everyone agrees with their comment. When in fact everyone else is squirming thinking "don't count me in your little delusional conspiracy.
     
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    Gosh, I never knew I was being so odious.
     
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    The rolls-eyes smiley is enormously useful when being self-depreciating. Also highly applicable when posting in the Politics/Religion forum about the latest nonsense from Westminster or Washington.
     
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    only if I squint
     
  11. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Wow, people who have enough time to complain about what gifs other people use... They rather invite one don't ya think

    ... I loves me some Ironic threads...
     
  12. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    No I couldn't. Could you post it again please?
     
  13. mpw Guest

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    I get it in a lot of replies to my post, I thought people were looking up to me:(
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    Nah, it's just a tic. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think it's usually a misinterpreted smiley. I've seen it misinterpreted as assholishness™ quite a few times on this forum, when someone just made a sarcastic remark and never intended to sound like a jerk. No offense, but usually the person who makes the remark is from the UK, and the person who misinterprets it is from America. ;)
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I avoid it because Abstract doesn't know what it means (he's from North America, you see).
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

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    Sometimes it's the only way to express the Irony in the Soul.
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    So you mean it's a kind of vitamin B supplement for people with an irony deficiency?
     
  19. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    ....nope
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  22. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    no your right. people watch the show.

    i'm not worried about people using the sci-fi curse from the tv friendly show.

    it just means the word wont be censored here. its sort of like a faux curse that gets the point across. you would use F^cking if you could, but hey not normally accepted here.

    course you could type it out and see what happens.


    as for the not liking the rolling eye's gif, wow, big difference it will make in your life. blocking an computer expression. wow looks like your concerned about the big issues in life.
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    [I just had to :) ]
     

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