To Emoticon or Not to Emoticon?

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@jahunt (1391)
United States
March 10, 2016 5:01pm CST
That is the question! So, I guess I am really asking about how all the wonderful and silly little emoticons I see here are produced? Is this a function on your keyboard, or phone? Where do you get them? I am just curious in case I decide I want to be more creative and express my happy, sad, mad, depressed, discouraged, angry, hungry, silly, laughing, bored, meh, etc., etc., etc., face! LOL!!
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@GardenGerty (100530)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Sometimes I emote, sometimes I do not. I see your question has been answered.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Yes I got it now. Thanks!
• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Mar 16
I see someone has explained it to you already. I don't use them very often.
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@much2say (39827)
• United States
13 Mar 16
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Mar 16
@much2say If you think is going to make me , you're wrong, you woman! I'm such a dude.
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@much2say (39827)
• United States
13 Mar 16
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• United States
10 Mar 16
It took me a while to figure it out for myself. After putting myself to the challenge I figured it out.
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@DaintyD (1102)
11 Mar 16
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Yes I think I have figured it out now!
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@DaintyD (1102)
11 Mar 16
@jahunt Yay, we can communicate again
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@theBlock (2682)
• United States
13 Mar 16
I only like those little Smiley faces because I'm a happy person.... Unless, someone messes with my hair--then I go Postal
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Dang. You're right. They need a postal emoticon! Just for you! Lol!
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@theBlock (2682)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@jahunt I need one with a pissed-off face and Elvis hair.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@theBlock That would be awesome!
11 Mar 16
I would also like to know that, or does myLot produce emoijis because I love using emojing since they are cute and sometimes, they explain better what I feel when talking to someone. As I have trouble expressing myself through words.
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11 Mar 16
@jahunt Oh. They pretty much resemble the emoticons on a forum where I usally stay! Cool. Now I know how to put some. And they actually use the same code! Cool!
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@DaintyD (1102)
11 Mar 16
I'm pleased you asked this as I had also been wondering. When i use one ones on my phone it comes up as ??? It's furstrating as I often use them while messaging.
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@DaintyD (1102)
11 Mar 16
@jahunt Got it :)
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@WorDazza (10103)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
Your post has made me look closely at my use of these things. I appear to have become over reliant on two. These being and . Looks like I need to start displaying more emotion. Could be difficult though, what with being diagnosed a psychopath!! Just kidding. I haven't been diagnosed. Yet!!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
LOL! Perhaps it will be therapeutic for you then??
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@LeaPea2417 (21160)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Mar 16
I don't do it that often.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
That is probably a good policy!
@RussTeed (1510)
• United States
11 Mar 16
OMG, there are like 20 copies of this post in a row. Only you could fowl up this badly! LOL
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Omg...What do you mean? @RussTeed? I probably did screw something up! Lol!
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@DWDavis (11734)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Mar 16
I imagine your question has been answered by now, that it is the link that says "myLot Code," where one can go to find all sorts of emojis. I like to use emojis once in a while when I think they'll be helpful in making my point.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Yes I have found it now. Thank you! I think this will be a useful feature!
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@jackchun (511)
• Hong Kong
11 Mar 16
If talking with friends in whatsapp, I will use emotions. But if talking about business or serious things, I will not use emotion functions.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Good rule. That makes sense!
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@T_gray (7808)
• Salina, Kansas
11 Mar 16
I try to use them when I was to express what I am saying. Sometimes it is hard to get across what you are feeling in your messages.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Very true!
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@rina110383 (24094)
11 Mar 16
I just figured it out yesterday through the help of a fellow myLotter. It's fun but I'd rather use it sparingly.
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Yes, I will try not to overdo it!
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@zebra2222 (5166)
• United States
11 Mar 16
I don't know where you get them, but they are coming after me. Yikes!
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Lol! Run, Forrest, run!
@Lucky15 (33750)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
i am a fan of this and check on the mylot code ;)
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@jahunt (1391)
• United States
11 Mar 16
I think I will have a lot of fun with this!
@Scindhia (1944)
• Chennai, India
11 Mar 16
I only use the mylot code. Haven't yet experimented with emoticons on the net.
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@destimona (1930)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
11 Mar 16
mylot code will help you.
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@TheHorse (67332)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Mar 16
I never use them, but sometimes I put something in parentheses (smiley face emoticon). I think I'm trying to be funny. I wouldn't know how to access them if asked.
@lilnana1111 (2341)
• United States
15 Mar 16
thanks for asking, now I know too.
@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 16
I use them a lot - especially a smiley face when perhaps my comment is a bit ambiguous.