Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
I have spent a lot of time in various forums attempting to "enlighten" some people, but I never really considered it fun, because I began to feel like Don Quixote, and lost causes only bring fatigue and sadness.
I know the feeling. You can only bang your head, or let it fall on deaf ears for so long.
The only thing that was somewhat humorous was how I anticipated their responses and could reply in a fashion that would bring a smile to my face, that they couldn't see,
And that is exactly how I derive my 'fun' from it. But in regards to this particular topic, I'm treating it as friendly banter.
I have never cared for the use of smilies.
Funnily enough, I never cared for the use of them either.
But in this particular medium where words or a phrase can easily be subjected to misinterpretation, I find them to be an expedient way of portraying the tone of a message, that hopefully diffuses misinterpretation