What's with the fracking 'rolls eyes' gif

dogbone

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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
 
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Lau

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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...
 

dogbone

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Lau said:
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...
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.
 

Queso

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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.
 

mpw

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

Abstract

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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. ;)
 

mdntcallr

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comictimes said:
"fracking"?

someone's been watching too much battlestar galactica :p

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