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 12:56 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

[edited by: eelixduppy at 5:23 pm (utc) on Feb. 19, 2009]
[edit reason] disabled smileys [/edit]

What's up? I don't use smileys (ever), wouldn't know how, don't see them in my preview or in the post, but am seeing posts edited for using them.? Just curious. Don't make no nevermind one way or another to me except for seeing posts edited of content that I never knew was there or would have used.

It's nothing to do with me so far as I know. If they aren't okay, then they shouldn't be possible. If they are okay, then they shouldn't be a problem. ?



 12:58 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is it possible that has something to do with code examples and various character entities converting?


 1:09 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)


I can't imagine, but nearly every post in this thread is being edited for some sort of 'smiley violation'. Didn't know there was such a thing. Again, can't see it here in preview or after post, but it is evidently visible and unacceptable to some.? There is code going back and forth (his problem is a horrible mess and I think that I will probably send him 'tutorial hunting') but there is nothing in these posts that I have not posted literally 1,000 times before that I am aware of.


 1:15 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I can't imagine, but nearly every post in this thread is being edited for some sort of 'smiley violation'.

I see what is happening. The OP is posting code that utilizes quite a few semi-colons and colons. The disable smiley needs to be enforced so there aren't a bunch of smileys interspersed throughout the code. I'll bet it looked like a Christmas Tree before it was fixed. :)

I believe I've seen that message in me travels here.


 1:28 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)


.notes {background-color:blue; [b]color:orange[/b];width:20px;height:20px;overflow:hidden;z-index:2}


.notes {background-color:blue; [b]color:orange[/b];width:20px;height:20px;overflow:hidden;z-index:2}

In your example, it is the :o in the code causing the issue. Perl is the worst for this :)


 2:11 am on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well, I'll be hornswoggled.

Perl is outside of my area so it's not something I've learned to watch for, and the right circumstances have simply never come up in the CSS forum with me before. I spend a lot of time there, and there are certainly plenty of colons and semi-colons, but the trigger must come up extremely rarely. Don't think that I've ever been edited for it.

I assume that the smileys were actually there, but I just didn't pick up on them in preview or post. Would hate to think so, but all those edited posts certainly weaken my case:)) Hmm.

Took a look at the style codes and face options. I always use :)) when I am indicating that good humor is intended, so have never triggered a graphic. This will be my very fist one - on purpose :)


 6:29 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

The most annoying forum smiley thing is when you have a list of things like 1) 2) and so on, until you hit 8, and 8 ) is converted to a smiley.

But here - I don't see smileys either. Even intentional. Do others see smileys?

:) :) :) All I see are colons and parentheses.


 6:36 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

In your control panel under 'system preferences' you can change whether or not you want to see smileys.


 8:01 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I wondered why my intentional smiley didn't show up here. Already tired of the whole thing I didn't have the strength to ask. That also explains why I never saw them at all in the original thread that started this s... in this thread. <Good grief.>

I checked my System Preferences and I have them turned off.

The root of the whole issue is those d..., cutesy, happy people. Screw 'em:)))


 10:55 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)


It's not a "violation", we're mostly just trying to keep it as intended for those who read it with smileys turned on.

And "color:orange" is a common one over in CSS. I used to post them a lot and the moderators cleaned them up after me, till I turned the display on and learned to type a space after my columns or check the "disable smileys" just before posting every time.

If you have a hard to get rid of smiley, and want to use them elsewhere in the post, a trick is to enter something like :[b][/b])


 11:35 pm on Feb 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

LOL - I understand. Didn't mean 'smiley violation' in a bad way. All in good humor.

The thread was really starting to look bizarre for all of the posts 'edited for smiley'. All this time, all these posts, and it's just never come up for me (that I know of); a very strange twist in my mind. So I headed over here to get set straight on the 'rules of the road', the little quirk(s) of the site of which I was unaware.

Reckon that I'll just start clicking 'disable' to be safe, as when between large projects I sometimes have time to post a lot of edited code. The help that I get in PHP (I try hard and enjoy it, but suck - time.) or Accessibility or other fora, I try to pay back where I can.

(Unfortunately, after all was said and done, I wasn't even much help to the OP, but couldn't find a way to be helpful without doing all of the work. Not that providing a turnkey solution would take more than a few minutes, but didn't seem appropriate for that thread. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Situational.)


 2:47 am on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Perl is the worst for this

($you = !kidding;)

perl mod/smiley cop


 3:13 am on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

This has to be the longest topic on just this...



 12:08 pm on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

I like :)s.


 1:14 pm on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

One of the best FOO subjects which hasn't appeared in FOO. Does anyone have an updated, ie, EXTENDED version of the latest ascii smilies out there? My last listing was somewhat shy of 100, with approximately 60 of them so off the wall they didn't make sense without a score card.


 1:56 pm on Feb 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

you always get tons of accidental "surprised" smileys in XSLT code, because of the colon delimiting XML namespaces.


Winkies show up in JavaScript occasionally

CSS is definitely the worst smilitization that I endure (I'm not a perlite so I can't relate to its problems)



 4:39 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

6 years, and I never knew this feature was here. I just turned on smileys.

Any bets on how long before I turn them off? These might be the ugliest smileys I've ever seen.

The blue one with the tongue reminds me of that movie Outbreak.

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