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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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:iconnitrylsilver:
NitrylSilver Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
:hug: :bounce: :clap: :dance: :heart: :boing:
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:iconzenatigger:
Zenatigger Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Squee Bounce Frozen - Olaf's Happy Icon i remembered thanks!!
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:iconzenatigger:
Zenatigger Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<img src="about:blank"> <img src="about:blank"> Rabbit hole Clap :happybounce: 
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:iconkairen501:
KaiRen501 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Thank you~ Heart Love
Now I remembered how to do them again!! Squee Bounce 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
:)
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:iconervilyn:
Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
:la: Thanks :)
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
:)
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:iconervilyn:
Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
:D
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:iconervilyn:
Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
:la:
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:iconervilyn:
Ervilyn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
:iconproblem:
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:icontigerlova06:
tigerlova06 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:trollface:
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:icontigerlova06:
tigerlova06 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked! :-)
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:icontheclashbeatles:
TheClashBeatles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the help. I'll try to use them.
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:iconhomutea:
homutea Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just wondering, how do you use thumbnails from sta.sh?
Sorry for the trouble ;7; 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I'm not actually sure how you do that
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:iconhomutea:
homutea Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering anyways ouo
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:iconsugarcookie310:
SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Uhh I think I get it
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:iconnoirsilent:
NoirSilent Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hug   thanks, hon this is really usefull for ALL newbies at DA 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Glad you think so :)
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
gaspI dont get it 
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:iconraybbird:
RayBBird Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seto Kousuke (Being shy and kawaii) [10]  XD this jst made my day
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Which part?
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
im fine now :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz: :iconeatingathingplz:
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SonicXShadowX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zombie Emoticon Creeper emoticon I So Steve Herobrine Emoticon Player (Steve) Emoticon Zombie Emoticon Skeleton Emoticon :endermote: or :enderman: Wither emoticon Cow Emote Spider emoticon :creeper: Pumpkin / Snow Golem emoticon 
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:iconsonicxshadowx:
SonicXShadowX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twinklewhisker icon Sssssex!
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
:iconeatingathingplz: -iconeatingathingplz eating poo
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
:iconeatingsomethingplz: -iconeatingsomethingplz- eating poo
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
:iconeatingathingplz: -iconeatingathingplz eating poo
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:iconsonicxshadowx:
SonicXShadowX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If your on computer, comment on a random art, If you see ' Add Media ' click it. Then select an icon! Hope this helps to noobies!
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alegull Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
:trollface: :poke: :B :rofl: :spank: :kitty: :nuu: :XD: those are some emotes :D
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:iconsilverpaws2:
silverpaws2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question,how do you do crossed out words?
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
<strike>words</strike>  ->  words
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
<srike>IM COOL!!</srike> IM LAME!!! <:(
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:iconsegagenesis1991:
segagenesis1991 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lazeplz:
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:iconshadowpony567:
Shadowpony567 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do : iconlazeplz: (With out spaces)
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:iconunknowngam3r:
UNKNOWNGAM3r Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
do : iconeatingathingplz: without spaces
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:iconsegagenesis1991:
segagenesis1991 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlazeplz: Thanks Bby.
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:iconshadowpony567:
Shadowpony567 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem
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:iconorochirin:
OrochiRin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Digital Artist
:horrified: 
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:iconshadow-stealer:
Shadow-Stealer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconpaullonden:
PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thanks.This was very useful.Thanks for everything! 
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Glad you find it helpful :)
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:iconhehayo:
Hehayo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi there! :wave: I'm new to this whole emoticon making thing, made my first emoticon (I ziz sumtin), ah, ^^; , I was wondering if you could help me out. I don't know where to go and what to look for.

How do I make it appear on the list of Community Emoticons? :)
I can't seem to find it, even if I search via title of the emoticons, still can't find it. :(
I want to use to as part of my comment(s). :shakefist:
Do I have to install it or something, ah, :O_o: how? :)


:thumb426621816:
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
You simply have to have it in one of the 'chat friendly' categories. It may take some time before it is usable - I'm not sure of there is some delay between being added to the category and searchable through the Add Media system.

I had a quick look and that emote is there if you search 'I ziz sumtin'
I ziz sumtin 
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:iconhehayo:
Hehayo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Ooohh... so there's like a waiting-time :nod:... THANK YOU VERY MUCH! 

This just made my night ((2:08am)I'm a vampire :ziplips:  quiet  (ssshh)) ... hehehhee... anyway.. :D

Take care always!


I ziz sumtin  <<< :faint: my gosh it's there! :D
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Demon-Dog-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
:hug:
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PinkamenaDianePie009 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiepieclapplz:



Pinkie Approves!! :iconpinkiepieplz:

Oh and sorry about my profile pic :dummy: I need to change it!
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Rozthefox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
:| (Blank Stare) ;) (Wink) :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) Sweating a little... Clap Waaaah! :( (Sad) I am a dummy! Waaaah! Nod No, I disagree! Hug :happybounce: deviantART Yawn Yawn Crying ShrugHeart  emotes!
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Synfull Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
:)
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