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FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 11:04:39

Now, I love my Mumsnet, but can I possibly suggest some new little icons to go with the popular smile shock and biscuit ones?

I'd like a wet kipper- we aren't allowed to goad or be mean to people, so, rather than like last night when I got told off for calling someone a "fuckbag", you'd just have the wet kipper icon instead. As in "slapped with a wet kipper due to stupidity/annoyance etc".

I'd also like a two fingered salute one, for more or less the same reason as above. We all feel like a two fingered salute sometimes?

And finally, a red alert one, like a beacon for out there alerts of daft posts and "should have seen this coming you daft bint" moments, for times when an OP has posted about a subject, we have all sagely advised against it, and they've done it and are now re-posting a new thread to bemoan their lack of insight??

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Oct-12 11:40:36

Hello. Thanks for this.

We're glad you like our emoticons but we have to say there are a fair few MNers who would be quite, um, exercised if MN became too emoticon-tastic.

And we reckon your suggestions - especially the two-finger salute one - do sound a little like a way to post a personal attack without actually using words!

We do appreciate the frustration everyone feels in all three of the situations you describe but we're not quite sure this is the best way to spread peace, love and respectful debate on the boards...

FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 11:41:58

Perhaps a peace sign then?

Was joking btw.

TessCorpseDissect Mon 29-Oct-12 11:45:37

I like the sound of the wet kipper - that would be most useful.

I think the biscuit has become another way of giving the two finger salute.

I would like a "bag of shite" emoticon - although I'm not really sure what it would look like.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Oct-12 11:49:19


Perhaps a peace sign then?

Was joking btw.

Now a peace sign, on the other hand.... smile

FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 12:06:09

I feel a peace sign would calm a situation- you can't say no to a peace sign after all.

DeeMonic Mon 29-Oct-12 12:09:18

And there was me thinking a head in hands icon could work. What about a T-rex one, just for posterity? smile

FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 12:15:23

I'm with DeeMonic. Or a Pombear one.

champagnesupernova Mon 29-Oct-12 12:30:52

Like this one?

MaureenCognito Mon 29-Oct-12 12:34:26

I want a "wanker " Gif please.
I know youll grant that wish

FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 13:16:00

Oh bear one where is that

You could have a big W for wanker eh?

OlaRapaceFru Mon 29-Oct-12 18:54:17

Yooohooo, Beardy. Get yourself over here. Join in immediately! grin

DeeMonic Mon 29-Oct-12 21:32:06

Just an anchor icon? Easy to pop a 'W' in front of it.

ScaryBeardyDeadyman Mon 29-Oct-12 21:35:59

Did someone call?


ScaryBeardyDeadyman Mon 29-Oct-12 21:36:33


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FellowshipOfFineFellows Mon 29-Oct-12 21:41:49

I want to do bears. No fair
Hang on I'm going to try it

Yay it worked
goes to clog up other threads

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