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Thu, Jul 21 2011 1:27:05 UTC
DeviantART takes on emoticons
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about how important emoticons are. People have always been able to use an increasingly bigger list of emoticons on the site, but for many, that's not enough. That's where PLZ
accounts started. PLZ accounts are dummy accounts that have an animated gif as an avatar, and can then be used by anyone as an emoticon in the comments or forums.
The amazing thing is that there's currently an average of 250
new accounts created every day, for the sole purpose of using new emoticons. To address this, the DeviantART folks have created the CodePLZ
site, which currently does nothing, but will eventually be a central place to create and publish emoticons.