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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


New emoticons

New emoticons Hi all,

As a thank you for people's patience while we continue the long path towards ocPortal 10, I am releasing a few new emoticons we've added.

(I've always wanted to add a few more, and we had some free designer time.)

We have a devil emoticon, and frankly it scares me. If I see this before going to bed, I dream all night that I am being tortured in the fiery pits of hell. We'd better add some light to ocPortal:


Can you ride a horse? Do you know how to fire a Smith & Western? Are you in powerful man/woman who can keep control, even in the middle of a desert? Do you have a moustache (*3)? Then this emoticon is for you:


We needed an emoticon that was applicable to the good people of Afghanistan / Albania / Algeria / Andorra / Angola / Antigua & Deps / Argentina / Armenia / Australia / Austria / Azerbaijan / Bahamas / Bahrain / Bangladesh / Barbados / Belarus / Belgium / Belize / Benin / Bhutan / Bolivia / Bosnia Herzegovina / Botswana / Brazil / Brunei / Bulgaria / Burkina / Burundi / Cambodia / Cameroon / Canada / Cape Verde / Central African Rep / Chad / Chile / China / Colombia / Comoros / Congo / Congo {Democratic Rep} / Costa Rica / Croatia / Cuba / Cyprus / Czech Republic / Denmark / Djibouti / Dominica / Dominican Republic / East Timor / Ecuador / Egypt / El Salvador / Equatorial Guinea / Eritrea / Estonia / Ethiopia / Fiji / Finland / France / Gabon / Gambia / Georgia / Germany / Ghana / Greece / Grenada / Guatemala / Guinea / Guinea-Bissau / Guyana / Haiti / Honduras / Hungary / Iceland / India / Indonesia / Iran / Iraq / Ireland / Israel / Italy / Ivory Coast / Jamaica / Japan / Jordan / Kazakhstan / Kenya / Kiribati / Korea North / Korea South / Kosovo / Kuwait / Kyrgyzstan / Laos / Latvia / Lebanon / Lesotho / Liberia / Libya / Liechtenstein / Lithuania / Luxembourg / Macedonia / Madagascar / Malawi / Malaysia / Maldives / Mali / Malta / Marshall Islands / Mauritania / Mauritius / Mexico / Micronesia / Moldova / Monaco / Mongolia / Montenegro / Morocco / Mozambique / Myanmar, {Burma} / Namibia / Nauru / Nepal / Netherlands / New Zealand / Nicaragua / Niger / Nigeria / Norway / Oman / Pakistan / Palau / Panama / Papua New Guinea / Paraguay / Peru / Philippines / Poland / Portugal / Qatar / Romania / Russian Federation / Rwanda / St Kitts & Nevis / St Lucia / Saint Vincent & the Grenadines / Samoa / San Marino / Sao Tome & Principe / Saudi Arabia / Senegal / Serbia / Seychelles / Sierra Leone / Singapore / Slovakia / Slovenia / Solomon Islands / Somalia / South Africa / South Sudan / Spain / Sri Lanka / Sudan / Suriname / Swaziland / Sweden / Switzerland / Syria / Taiwan / Tajikistan / Tanzania / Thailand / Togo / Tonga / Trinidad & Tobago / Tunisia / Turkey / Turkmenistan / Tuvalu / Uganda / Ukraine / United Arab Emirates / United Kingdom / United States / Uruguay / Uzbekistan / Vanuatu / Vatican City / Venezuela / Vietnam / Yemen / Zambia / Zimbabwe (*1, *2):


Sometimes us Internet users have to take an aeroplane, or go through a tunnel. It hurts to go offline, in the same way that sunlight hurts our eyes. We need a new emoticon to express this:


Thomas Edison had 2,332 patents, including a patent on his lightbulb. If you have invented something, you need an emoticon to express your genius. Posting your IQ from one of those online tests just does not cut it. Of course, one wonders how much Edison would have bothered to invent if he had the web available to him. Plus, he'd have probably blurted out all his good ideas on Twitter before he got around to writing out his patent. Maybe we need to be able to file patents in 140 characters.

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@uspto I have invented an online methodology for filing patents via Twitter. Consider this tweet declaration of my first patent.
@occhris Sorry, we are not taking new patent applications until the government is funded.

*1 This list is not a political statement of what independent states should be recognised internationally.
*2 Where alcohol is prohibited we assume that some people there probably are drinking it anyway.
*3 This emoticon may apply to females to. Cowboys are from the past, before laser hair removal.

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