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#hq has just announced some more information on the whole 'codePLZ' concept and tbh, i had to read through the journal about 3 times to understand the termonology used. Therefore i decided to write up an 'emoticonists' version. This is my interpretation of what has been written. Let me know if any of the details are wrong.
What is codePLZ?
CodePLZ is a new feature that is currently in production to replace the current Emoticon Legend to allow more emotes to be used anywhere around the site. This means we wont be confined to only emotes on the 'official list' but allowed to pick and choose any 'chat friendly' emoticon available.
This feature would be implemented in the place of the long awaited 'emote dictionary' you may have heard about.
How will it work?
When you submit a chat friendly emote to your gallery, it will be given a unique code (similar to a thumbcode - possibly :emote2523422: ) which could be used in areas of the site where thumbcodes are not normally allowed (ie regular comments). This would mean that if i wanted to use `BlissfullySarcastic's :lovely: emote i could grab the specific emote code for the lovely emote, post it in a comment and it would appear.
What are these categories?
dA wants to scrap out general 'chat friendly' category and replace it with 3 new categories separating the chat friendly emotes by size. The difference in size would allow some emotes (ie the smaller ones) to be used in more places than say the 150x150 ones. These categories are:
chat friendly (Chat friendly PLZ)- 15x15 to 25x50
plz emotes (small PLZ 50x50) - 25x50 to 50x50
full thumb (large PLZ 150x150)- 50x50 to 150x150.
The full thumb limit would be 150x150 as this is the max size an emote can be before you need a preview image
dA want your input on the categories - especially the category names. Let them know how you feel on the official blog
I hope thats a little clearer now.