Please could you change [thanks] to [flowers]?

(27 Posts)
BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 09:39:26

A lot of the time I and other posters are using the thanks emoticon to express something other than thanks - e.g. sympathy/condolences - and it seems both wrong and insensitive to type thanks. I know the outcome is the same, but surely it would be better/easier (and probably more intuitive) for us to be able to type flowers instead?

thanks

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 09:40:26

Hah! Obviously this should read:

A lot of the time I and other posters are using the emoticon to express something other than thanks - e.g. sympathy/condolences - and it seems both wrong and insensitive to type [ thanks ]. I know the outcome is the same, but surely it would be better/easier (and probably more intuitive) for us to be able to type [ flowers ] instead?

Yes, good idea

Mintyy Thu 14-Mar-13 09:41:27

confused

I think I'm with you ... grin

I agree.... I'm always uncomfortable writing it on a sympathy thread as it feels so inappropriate.

Reality Thu 14-Mar-13 09:48:30

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Reality Thu 14-Mar-13 09:48:59

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DeepRedBetty Thu 14-Mar-13 09:54:00

I do agree, and I've been blush more than once when I've posted without previewing and found flowers has come out instead of thanks. But having learnt to do it now it might be hard to relearn it. Maybe make it so typing either would work?

And I previewed this and found that you've already done it! Squeee!!!

RooneyMara Thu 14-Mar-13 09:54:02

Totally agree, I actually asked this in a similar thread a couple of years ago and they said that the flowers emoticon had been started specifically as a thankyou to people who had done something lovely - the blanket knitters perhaps? so they didn't want to change it.

However I think it's entered into use in its own right so frequently now that perhaps they will consider changing their minds.

LoopDeLoops Thu 14-Mar-13 09:54:33

flowers

RooneyMara Thu 14-Mar-13 09:54:54

oh!

DukeSilver Thu 14-Mar-13 09:55:31

Didn't they do this ages ago? grin

Pascha Thu 14-Mar-13 09:57:57

I think perhaps tech should add the instruction [flowers ] to the list at the bottom as it only says [thanks ] now.

flowers and brew

Who knew flowers

grin

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 10:01:39

flowers

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 10:01:57

Hurrah! The instructions definitely need to be changed, I think.

Mintyy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:05:32

Right, so if I type flowers I'm going to get thanks?

Will give it a go ...

flowers

Mintyy Thu 14-Mar-13 10:05:47

Who knew???

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 10:13:19

grin

MrsWolowitz Thu 14-Mar-13 10:15:02

flowers

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Mar-13 10:20:53

Morning.

Yes, we did change things, so that thanks come up when you type [ flowers ] as well as when you type [ thanks ]

We'll amend the list of instructions as soon as we can. thanks for reminding us that we'd not done it yet!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Thu 14-Mar-13 10:28:11

flowers

BIWI Thu 14-Mar-13 13:10:59

Thanks Helen.

WorraLiberty Thu 14-Mar-13 13:38:07

Can you change [ wine ] to [ mooncup ] just for a laugh? wine

dothraki Thu 14-Mar-13 14:25:04

grin

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