Thread: Emote Ideas |OT| How would you react?
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Nymphae

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It is my understanding that the react system is not yet finalized, and the staff would appreciate a thread of member input on what everyone would like to see. Post any comments you have about the current system, or ideas and artwork for potential new additions.
 
  • Coffee
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I'm curious what the desired maximum number is, personally I think the more the better as long as they have a lot of support and get used but I don't know the ins and outs of the system.

I like a lot of the ones we had on discord, not necessarily some of the more abrasive ones, but like triggered wojak, wojak hug, pepe clown, this tbh gets used a lot, I'd like to see some of those if possible.

As for the current slate, I like giving confusing reacts with the coffee one but I can see that being removed. I like cheers and kind of use it in place of the old strength emote, wish we could have that back.
 
Too many would require a very different interface for administering them to a user, anything past about 20 starts needing a search function for instance.
 
  • Brain
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Thinking out loud, I feel like the star and the coffee could go, from the current system.

I feel like 💯 and ❤️ cover what the star is trying to do well, and the coffee is just inexplicable. I actually get irritated when people give me coffee, because I don’t know what it means, lol.

Bacon and the 🍻 are a wonderful addition though. Bacon because it’s awesome, and why wouldn’t we want a bacon react? The beers are basically a version of the old strength react, and I think, kind of awesome.
 
I agree about the Star though it's redundant. I don't particularly like the shocked reaction either, I prefer some sort of triggered version, just funnier.
 
I personally would just do three emotes. Shit, Like, Laugh.

If I had to add one it would be "What you taking about willis face"
 
Surprised Pikachu for the shocked reaction.
D-pad symbol instead of thumbs up.
The Garfield and Odie react on discord for love/friendship/stregth/sympathy.

Can we get animated ones? The praise the sun animation I did for discord reacts?

A "tesseract"/cosmic cube. Cos why not!!
A trashcan with a Pac-man head.
 
  • Brain
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Definitely need a triggered/disgusted emote. Star, Coffee, Bacon are all a bit weird to me, so I don't think their necessary. I think our Brain emote looks kind of gross and wouldn't mind a different thinking/insightful image.
 
Thinking out loud, I feel like the star and the coffee could go, from the current system.

I feel like 💯 and ❤️ cover what the star is trying to do well, and the coffee is just inexplicable. I actually get irritated when people give me coffee, because I don’t know what it means, lol.

Bacon and the 🍻 are a wonderful addition though. Bacon because it’s awesome, and why wouldn’t we want a bacon react? The beers are basically a version of the old strength react, and I think, kind of awesome.

How dare you get rid of Praise the Star
 
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  • Star
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Surprised Pikachu for the shocked reaction.
D-pad symbol instead of thumbs up.
The Garfield and Odie react on discord for love/friendship/stregth/sympathy.

Can we get animated ones? The praise the sun animation I did for discord reacts?

A "tesseract"/cosmic cube. Cos why not!!
A trashcan with a Pac-man head.

I like all this
 
  • Star
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We should definitely have some negative reactions.
Some might think they may be used for bullying, or may make people feel bad if they get negative reactions, but not if they are the right ones.

For example 👎 or 🖕 could be used for bullying, but something like 😡 or 😢 or 😔, couldn't.
 
We should definitely have some negative reactions.
Some might think they may be used for bullying, or may make people feel bad if they get negative reactions, but not if they are the right ones.

For example 👎 or 🖕 could be used for bullying, but something like 😡 or 😢 or 😔, couldn't.

If @Mista can tolerate endless bacon reactions, the rest of these fools can handle some triggerings.
 
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@Mirabilis idea for D-pad + (D+Pad?) - access to the cunt react for subscribers only.


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We should consider what are the most common emotions you would feel or want to convey when reading a post, and then think about what best emojis represent that emotion.

We obviously don't want to copy GAF, so that rules out the Strength and Praise the Sun ones.

And you want to pick emotes that can convey multiple emotions so that they are more likely to be used.
You also want to pick reactions that will discourage one or two word reply posts (Eg. "This." or "WTF?" or "/thread").

These are my suggestions:

👍 - Self explanatory
😂 - Self explanatory
❤️ - Can convey empathy, friendship, deep agreement or acknowledgment,
THIS TBH - Arguably the most used emoji in discord. Conveys full agreement, and empowers a post with support. Same as 💯, but THIS TBH is better.
🤔 - Shows that a post makes you think. And it's different to GAF's brain react.
😳 - Shows that a post is either shocking or triggering.
😡 or 🤬 - Shows that a post displeases you strongly. Discourages short one or two word reply posts such as "Wtf?".
And finally I'd add one more to convey the "strength" or "My nigel" type react. Something like 💪, but something better.
 
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  • Brain
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Also you want emoticons that are clear and make sense to everyone. Simplicity makes for the best user experience. So the D-pad icon instead of a thumbs up is a nice idea, but it's not very clear what it means.

Some of the current ones have this problem.

Coffee makes no sense and is unlikely to be used often.
Cheers is like a weaker "strength" react. It could be much better.
And Bacon is just plain stupid. It makes absolutely no sense as a reaction. Just because bacon is awesome isn't a good reason to have it.
Tits are also awesome, but they'd make a shit react.
 
Bacon is hot cos it sizzles.
Weird, random reacts can just be humorous, they don't need to be accurate.
Most of your suggestions are standard emoji - why not make our own instead.
Rather than finding emotes to convey specific thoughts or emotions, why not have emojis that make the receiver, or others, have to guess why it was used.
It's a gaming forum - let's have some fun with things.
 
Because it's better that they are used for a practical purpose, otherwise they provide little value.
There's a reason why social media sites have pretty standard reactions. Because they add value.

That doesn't mean we can't customise them and make them fun or our own, but they should make sense and be clear in their meaning.
If they are cryptic, they won't be used.

You could always have like 15 reacts, a mix of standard reacts and random coffee and bacon ones. And I'll guarantee you the standard ones will be used more often.
 
We should consider what are the most common emotions you would feel or want to convey when reading a post, and then think about what best emojis represent that emotion.

We obviously don't want to copy GAF, so that rules out the Strength and Praise the Sun ones.

And you want to pick emotes that can convey multiple emotions so that they are more likely to be used.
You also want to pick reactions that will discourage one or two word reply posts (Eg. "This." or "WTF?" or "/thread").

These are my suggestions:

👍 - Self explanatory
😂 - Self explanatory
❤️ - Can convey empathy, friendship, deep agreement or acknowledgment,
THIS TBH - Arguably the most used emoji in discord. Conveys full agreement, and empowers a post with support. Same as 💯, but THIS TBH is better.
🤔 - Shows that a post makes you think. And it's different to GAF's brain react.
😳 - Shows that a post is either shocking or triggering.
😡 or 🤬 - Shows that a post displeases you strongly. Discourages short one or two word reply posts such as "Wtf?".
And finally I'd add one more to convey the "strength" or "My nigel" type react. Something like 💪, but something better.

Clint Eastwood disgust

Mr Burns excellent

Mr Burns yes
 
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Also you want emoticons that are clear and make sense to everyone. Simplicity makes for the best user experience. So the D-pad icon instead of a thumbs up is a nice idea, but it's not very clear what it means.

Some of the current ones have this problem.

Coffee makes no sense and is unlikely to be used often.
Cheers is like a weaker "strength" react. It could be much better.
And Bacon is just plain stupid. It makes absolutely no sense as a reaction. Just because bacon is awesome isn't a good reason to have it.
Tits are also awesome, but they'd make a shit react.

Bacon is there for Mista
 
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I have to be very careful what I say, as I don’t want it to sound like I’m promising stuff or this is official policy.

I’m curious if we’d generally prefer more reacts in general. Our old forum home kept it to just a handful, but the time many of us have spent in modern chat, kind of proved a lot of react choices to be kind of delightful.

Already, you’ve got coffee weirdos advocating for that to be kept. I want to bacon and 100 everyone. Just about everyone wants a triggered react. Perhaps, if technically feasible, more would be better than less.

I’m not saying we necessarily do 50 reacts, which sounds... troublesome, but perhaps just a little more than a handful.
 
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THIS TBH and a decent triggered/contempt/disgust emote are the only two I miss from gaf/discord.

Beer, bacon and coffee are genius though, and surprisingly useful for conveying meaning.

EDIT: actually this guy would work great for a disgust emote. We could even label it 'Chloe'.
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The big thing is they need to be readable obviously which necessitates line art rather than photo, but I would repeat my earlier issue if we have too many - past a certain point you need search which takes away the instant-ness of it and adds UI work which I think would need to be done custom.
 
I have to be very careful what I say, as I don’t want it to sound like I’m promising stuff or this is official policy.

I’m curious if we’d generally prefer more reacts in general. Our old forum home kept it to just a handful, but the time many of us have spent in modern chat, kind of proved a lot of react choices to be kind of delightful.

Already, you’ve got coffee weirdos advocating for that to be kept. I want to bacon and 100 everyone. Just about everyone wants a triggered react. Perhaps, if technically feasible, more would be better than less.

I’m not saying we necessarily do 50 reacts, which sounds... troublesome, but perhaps just a little more than a handful.

I like a nice handful
 
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The big thing is they need to be readable obviously which necessitates line art rather than photo, but I would repeat my earlier issue if we have too many - past a certain point you need search which takes away the instant-ness of it and adds UI work which I think would need to be done custom.
Aye, you're dead right.

Honestly, I think what we have now works great, we just need something negative to put across disagreement, without wanting to start an argument.

What abstract, easy to recognise things are the opposite of beer and bacon?
 
Aye, you're dead right.

Honestly, I think what we have now works great, we just need something negative to put across disagreement, without wanting to start an argument.

What abstract, easy to recognise things are the opposite of beer and bacon?

Ideas for negative reacts: arms crossed, wagging finger (minimal animations possible?), head shake, palm on face
 
Ideas for negative reacts: arms crossed, wagging finger (minimal animations possible?), head shake, palm on face
With animations I'd say they have to work both as still and animated - ie they can be animated when selecting, but on the page at reat they need to be static [usually picking a suitable frame] or they'll quickly get annoying by drawing the eye away from content.
 
  • Brain
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Watching so much SCTV lately, I had an idea for a plane taking off react, like that old image that used to get used a lot, can also mean "take off" like the Bob & Doug McKenzie Canadianism lol
 
I just want some negative reacts.
Really miss the amount of reacts from discord.

I think they are harmless and the concerns about "negative react brigading" and bullying are retarded. Might cut down on snotty posts tbh if people can simply express a quick disapproval and move on. Who knows.