Declined Forum Mood Icons.

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by SovietKebab, Dec 22, 2016.

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Is this a good idea?

  1. Yes

    10 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
  1. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    I saw this interesting idea on the Xenforo Resources forum, it is also used on the VigilanteGamers forum. Essentially it's just a simple mood icon pack and I figured that it would be a pretty cool edition to the Skial forum.

    It would look something along the lines of this (Example taken from another forum):
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    If the user doesn't want any mood displayed then the space will just remain blank.

    PS: There are other mood icon packs out there but I chose the one which I thought was best in my opinion.
     
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  2. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    I like the idea +1
     
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  3. StaticVoid

    StaticVoid Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    neat but pointless -1
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke TF2 Admin

    Steam:

    So it is the same mood throughout the entire forum? Doesn't seem very useful.
     
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    • Confusing Confusing x 1
  5. MemeBoyCrow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    MemeBoyCrow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Australian Skial God Contributor

    Don't see a reason for bot to spend time on this. -1.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    It's different moods for different people, you get to choose between a list.
     
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  7. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

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    And this is only the tip of the iceberg.
     
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  8. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    With that mindset forum ratings shouldn't exist as well, I mean most forums function without all these cool ratings (such as "Agree" or "Winning") and just have a "Like"/"Upvote" rating and some have no rating system whatsoever which means that they are also "neat, but are not mandatory". This is also not mandatory, if you don't want it on your profile it will not show up. This also isn't completely pointless, it essentially is a second "status" but without words.

    He literally spent time making a facepalm meme emoji (which later got removed), so why not? The setup doesn't take long from what I understood.
     
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  9. JayDee

    JayDee Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    im feeling malnourished all the time
     
  10. shoo

    shoo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    if we ever got this, everyone will just set their's to horny
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2016
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  11. JayDee

    JayDee Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    oh shit theres a horny one
    ye we need this +1
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke TF2 Admin

    Steam:

    Looking at some on the list, I can understand it more - your screenshot initially was confusing.
    At the same time, I don't think it's very useful considering it's for the entire forum.
     
  13. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    Could you elaborate a little bit? How come it isn't as useful due to it being on the entire forum?
     
  14. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    One's not forced to use them. OP also makes a good point that this is purely aesthetic, similar to the ratings so something new on the forums might bring some liveliness to them.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  15. Luke

    Luke TF2 Admin

    Steam:

    The thing is that ratings have a purpose.
    If I find your post interesting, I'll throw an "neat" or "informative" at it.
    If I find your post stupid, then you get a "dumb" or "disagree", or "confusing" etc.

    But this is a single mood across the entire forum and looking at the list - I don't get it.
    Maybe I'm just not understanding the point, but:
    1. Why would someone feel the need to set their mood to "Horny" or "Haunting"
    2. Why would anyone else care about majority of those moods
    I understand that in some instances, it could be interesting - like if you were ill for instance.
    But again, do we really need to know? I have a feeling that it will be just used as a kind of forum signature.
    It contributes nothing to the majority of the forum and has no real meaning.

    Plus, as above pointed out - many will probably just set theirs as a constant joke... "Horny", "Killer" or "Kick Ass".
    I might just not be understanding the point though. Why would this information improve the forum?
     
  16. JayDee

    JayDee Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    cuz im always horny??
     
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  17. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    I get the points you're articulating, I'm on a phone so I can't really address everything with great detail but I'll just write a quick summary.

    Yes these moods are purely aesthetic and they are meant to be a second status. As you probably know forum statuses are also 90% of the time pure jokes so if someone wants to use these statuses as a joke they may and if they want to be serious they may as well. It can also act is a sort of "signature". Personally I think many will care about these moods since there are so many and somewhat customize your profile.

    Regarding what it contributes/its usefulness just take a look at the Cosmetic Bot Plugin on your servers. It contributes nothing to the gameplay but it looks nicer than plain bots I.e. is purely aesthetic (just like this Xenforo addon)

    In the end we should at least test it, unlike testing a new server this is completely free and the worst that can happen is people won't like it and we could simply remove it.
     
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  18. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper

    Steam:

    there's also a hungover one.

    +1
     
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  19. SovietKebab

    SovietKebab Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Steam:

    For all interested here is a list of screenshots showcasing all of the moods:
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    There are some icons which are absurd and unnecessary but they can easily be removed, and if there isn't one for you (which is very unlikely) then our fellow graphic designers are Skial could easily make another one.
     
  20. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper

    Steam:

    the Impotent one kinda looks like an emoji version of dickbutt