View Poll Results: When emoticons appear at the end of a sentence, where should they be placed?

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    Default *Spin off* Emoticons and punctuation

    Now that we've unearthed a whole lot of pedants previously hidden in the Hub, I thought I'd take this one to the polls...

    Should emoticons be placed within punctuation ?
    or...
    Should emoticons be placed outside punctuation?

    Poll to follow...

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    I would say after, but I never ususally use punctuation after a smiley

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    I voted after.
    I think it simply looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnymummy View Post
    I voted after.
    I think it simply looks better.
    though you just did it the opposite.... twice....



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    I voted other - I didn't read the punctuation thread but it was 1000000% refering to ppl like me - who follow no rules, have no idea what the rules are and grate on the nerves of those ppl who find punctuation important.

    So yeh, I voted other - cos I never thought about it, don't really mind either way and have no idea what the proper thing is.

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    I post inside the punctuation when i want the emoticon to cover the entire sentence, and outside the punctuation when it isnt' applicable till the sentence is over.

    ETA: and apparently there are days when my keyboard simply doesn't register that i told it to insert a specific punctuation mark. *sigh*
    Last edited by Gandalf; 05-03-2011 at 18:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCrazy View Post
    though you just did it the opposite.... twice....




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    However it comes out ...

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    Who really cares???

    I mean really???

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    I'm just jealous! I can't use them on my phone!!!


 

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