In the census menu, in front of each and every kitten there is [:3]. What is this and what does it mean?


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:3 is a common internet "smiley" for a cat-face.

Not sure if urbandictionary links are cool around here, so here's a big warning/disclaimer: the linked page shouldn't have anything bad on it, but it is a link to urbandictionary, so clicker beware!

  • Oh, serious? That's a bummer :(. Well, this is my first kitten game, I wasn't aware of that :P
    – Mathias711
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 11:05
  • What's wrong with that site? Does it have malware?
    – DBedrenko
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 13:30
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    @NewWorld Not AFAIK, but it has word definitions that are often NSFW (e.g. if a word has a vulgar meaning or a vulgar way to describe its meaning, you'll probably find it there). I think this is likely what gatherer818 was concerned about.
    – Tim S.
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 13:35
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    @NewWorld it is a decent source if you're looking for the meaning of slang words, but it would be ill advised to look up your own name.
    – Ben
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 13:56
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    @NewWorld Tim has it exactly right. The site can be very... unpredictable as far as the "rating" of the content. A link that looks like it should be G or PG can turn out to be a very high "R" rating with no warning, if you get my meaning. Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 20:20

:3 denotes a cat's face smiley.

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    Appropriate profile pic
    – NReilingh
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 18:44
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    Obviously an expert on this subject. Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 20:33
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    @NReilingh Ah yes, my cat 'Cube', he was the one who told me the answer, all credit goes to him!
    – XN16
    Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 11:28

I think this image will explain

A cat in a box

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