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How do I use emotes on dA? by Synfull How do I use emotes on dA? by Synfull
Right now there are a variety of methods which allow deviants to post emotes around dA. I seem to get people asking me about this on a regular basis, and although I really don’t mind helping people out, I feel it would be better to write a clear tutorial on it all to ensure all the info gets passed along clearly each time.

There are a number of different systems which allow for emotes to be around dA. I aim to cover all the basic ones here in this tutorial

Add Media


In July 2013 a new emote system was introduced to dA. The Stash Sidebar allows you add any chat friendly emoticon into comments and journals on dA. The sidebar is activated using the 'Add Media' button and to add an emoticon to your comment you simply find the one you wish to use and click on it. When the sidebar first opens it will show you a list of 'official emoticons'. However, you can also use custom emotes by using the search box at the top.

You can find a more detailed tutorial (with screenshots) on this page.

The Emoticon Legend


The Emoticon Legend is a list of official emotes which can be used anywhere around the site in any comment, journal, chatroom or forum post. The Emoticon Legend is being replaced by the new Stash Sidebar, however, many of the Legend's features have been transferred into the new system.

All of the emotes on the legend have been made by deviants from the dA community, although some may no longer be active in the community. The full list of emotes on the emote legend can be found here and also includes the :llama: emote and a few other unlisted emotes.

To post any of the emotes from the list, simply type the :code: next to each emote (including the semicolons if stated) and the emote should appear. Be careful of capital letters as :hug: will produce the :hug: emote but :HUG: or :Hug: wont.

Examples include:
:tighthug: :eager: :dummy: :grump:

Plz Accounts


A plz account is a regular deviantART account which is made purely for the use of the avatar. By placing an emote or image as the avatar (icon) you can use it around the site wherever a normal icon can be produced. They are called Plz Accounts due to the mass majority of them ending in the 3 letters ‘PLZ’ to not only ensure a usable dA name is not taken, but to also identify their purpose

You can find out more information about creating and using plz accounts by checking out this tutorial

Examples include:
:iconsqueeeplz: :iconbackhug: :icondweebdanceplz: :iconfacepalmextremeplz:

Thumbcodes


Every deviation posted to dA is assigned a thumbcode. This is a code in the form :thumb*******: which when used causes a thumbnail of the image to appear. As emotes are generally small enough to appear normal even when thumbnailed, these thumbnails can be used to allow emotes to be used even if they aren’t on the official emote legend. They can be used by simply copying and pasting the :thumbcode: for the deviation (found to the lower right of the image at the time of writing this) into the desired place to use it.

Thumbnails only work in a few places around the site. However subscribers are given additional locations to use thumbs. These locations include:

For all dA users
- dAmn (dA chatrooms) **
- The dA Forums
- News articles
- Notes

** Note: Chat admins have the ability to turn thumbnails, avatars (plz accounts) and emoticons off within a dA chatroom

For Subscribers, Seniors + Site admins
- Comments
- Journals
- Custom boxes
- Artist comments
- Polls
- The Subscribers ThumbShare Forum

Examples include:
Um by LittleAlienGirl :hologramhug: 2 by Synfull :lovely: by BlissfullySarcastic

Chatroom Scripts


As chatrooms support the use of thumbcodes for all users, there have been a couple of scripts produced which allow you to use easily use emotes on dAmn. Emotes are assigned a :code: similar to the codes used on the emoticon legend, which can be used by all member with the script installed.

For information on which scripts are currently available check out this page



Syn's Plz Account Tutorial by SynfullCSS cursor tutorial by SynfullSyn's Emote Hints + Tips by Synfull
You can find all of my other tutorials on this page: synfull.deviantart.com/gallery…
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How to use thumbnails - screenshot? I don't seem to get the thumbnail's location.
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Synfull Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Your have to buy a premium membership for that feature.
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Can't I just see? xD
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:confuzzled: how do i use my own (like this)  gyroidsir.deviantart.com/art/b…
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Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Images like that shouldn't be added to the emote section of add media - it's not an emoticon
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Your-new-friend Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Perhaps she/he means thumbnail type stuff?
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