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Why am I seeing more and more of SIC Tags that have fancy ass symbols in it, this isn't Aardwolf, or a MylittleponyMush, it's Cyberpunk and no one cares how cool you can make your SIC tag other than: SIC is NOT text. Stop being meta about it. I've been thinking about this for a while but since then it's grown in popularity. Lead by example. Cut the crap.
Please and thanks!
By InflictedPsycho at Jul 22, 2016 11:28 PM
Grr. Let's try that again
By InflictedPsycho at Jul 22, 2016 11:29 PM
Can you post a bigger version of that image so we can see it properly? Thanks! :)
By Adea at Jul 22, 2016 11:30 PM
There's plenty of ASCII art in the ads, which I assume translates to images in our characters' minds. The fancy symbols in people's tags aren't as complex, but maybe they can be interpreted similarly.
By waddlerafter at Jul 22, 2016 11:35 PM
Okay that's not gonna work.. so let me do it manually
By InflictedPsycho at Jul 22, 2016 11:42 PM
I dunno, I kind of think you are being unnecessarily nitpicky. Way to call people out for your opinion and try to make them look bad.
By Manywaters at Jul 22, 2016 11:51 PM
I'm raising my concern while it's still controllable so we can define what should be fine and what needs to be avoided. If you have nothing to add to the matter so that this topic is driven in that way don't comment and keep your assumptions to yourself! :)
By InflictedPsycho at Jul 22, 2016 11:59 PM
I've confirmed with a Screen Reader user that the use of excessive symbols doesn't negatively impact their screen reader therefore my official response is. "It's fine unless we decide to announce otherwise."
By Cerberus at Jul 23, 2016 12:14 AM
I don't think it's a big deal. A couple of them are really overdone, but I think some of them look very nice and tasteful.
The one thing that does bother me is that certain person of the SIC that uses a currently very popular MMO game character as an alias.
I'm really sorry if the one I'm talking about is reading this. You and your character are a lot of fun to RP, but the alias seems unnecessary.
By Fultal at Jul 23, 2016 1:59 AM
'I'm raising my concern while it's still controllable so we can define what should be fine and what needs to be avoided. If you have nothing to add to the matter so that this topic is driven in that way don't comment and keep your assumptions to yourself! :)'
People are contributing. People have been providing counterpoints (such as how we experience SIC-ADs) as evidence for this being a non-issue.
By Euclid at Jul 23, 2016 2:35 AM
There's certain a line between tasteful usage of characters as artful breaks in ctags, leaning towards ascii art, and then full blown attempts at stylization and emojis.
And +1 in agreement to Fultal's later point.
By Heliodor at Jul 23, 2016 2:46 AM
Except SIC Ads are another whole story on their own. How does thought translate into an advert that you visually see painted across your eyes. It's a grey area and not what this one topic is or was about. The fact is it's all shaded area that hasn't been discussed much in the past. Does that mean because it happens it should? Not necessarily, depending on the topic. Create a topic if you feel uncertain about any aspect of the game that has some questions needing answers.
Anyway, Cerb said it's cool so I'll take that as an answer.
By InflictedPsycho at Jul 23, 2016 2:49 AM
ASCII art is not cool in sic ads for anything other than basic formatting and I don't want to see much of it in tags either because then people think its okay in general.
Can we get some other screen reader users to weigh in on of this effects you?
By Slither at Jul 23, 2016 9:38 AM
Hey Slither =), it is known that SIC ads have ASCII in them, both user and GM generated. I'd like to know when too much is too much, if that's okay please?
By Kuzco at Jul 25, 2016 3:00 PM