I've wondered about this for quite some time now.. Why do the russians use "))" etc totally random at times? Is it something that happens when they write in the Cyrillic alphabet and we see it wrong in the latin alphabet?
Any russian or somebody else care to enlighten me on this small matter?
(I did search the forum but could not find a thread about it..)
PS. Im not russian even though I have a russian flag, which you probably figured out yourselves though
As I've heard it, it's a smiley face. They don't use colons in their smiley faces for some reason.
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It works like this IIRC:
You already have the colons i the chat text so no need to add more of them!
Code:<nick>:) VS <nick>::)
Found an old thread now, but did not get much wiser. Maybe it's just a cultural thing. Like spanish people writing "JEJEJEJE XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD"
Russian keymappings don't support colons.
At least this is what I got the last time I asked about it..
A russian friend in another game i played told me it's supposed to mean a smiley. He didn't tell me the logic behind it
too much colons ... must resist ...
Since pics are disabled, the following in an explanation on how to count better.
Ever tired of counting on your fingers and being stuck at 10? Here's the solution: Binary finger counting. Instead of counting how many fingers are up, you count which fingers are up. With only 8 fingers, you can count up to 255.
1. Ignore thumbs, they make this process harder.
2. Start with your rightmost finger. This finger represents 2^0, or 1. Your next finger represents 2^1, or 2. Try all the different combinations with these two fingers, you have a range from 0-3. Your next finger, 2^2 = 4, followed by 2^3 = 8 and so on.
3. Now you can count high! the finger combination 00110101 = 1+4+16+32 = 53.
So russian smiley: "))"
Any other stereotypical smileys?
Stats are like women in bikinis, they are interesting to look at however they don't show you everything.
Asian smiley ^___^
But truth be told. My russian friend just told me that it's something they do. They just do their smilies like that.
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