Forum "Smilies"

Jan 19, 2011
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Norman, OK
#1
Would it be possible to turn off the Smilies in this forum? This really isn't the type of forum where people use smilies a lot and it really screws up sample code and command line examples when it converts text into smilies. Instead of being able to get into the examples and see what it being done, I spend most of my time trying to reverse engineer the smilies in my head. Most recent example is the post by Steve asking about sftp crashing...

The first line of his sample code (for those using email) looks to me like (with text replacing the actual icon) ...

iftp sftp://user(FACE_STICKING_OUT_TONGUE)[email protected]/

Copying the text from that post to here even lost the characters that comprise the face, pasting back as...

iftp sftp://[email protected]/
 
#2
---- Original Message ----
From: JohnQSmith
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, 2011. March 2. 09:50
Subject: [Support-t-2642] Forum "Smilies"

| Would it be possible to turn off the Smilies in this forum? This
| really isn't the type of forum where people use smilies a lot and it
| really screws up sample code and command line examples when it
| converts text into smilies. Instead of being able to get into the
| examples and see what it being done, I spend most of my time trying
| to reverse engineer the smilies in my head. Most recent example is
| the post by Steve asking about sftp crashing...
|
| The first line of his sample code (for those using email) looks to me
| like (with text replacing the actual icon) ...
|
| iftp sftp://user(FACE_STICKING_OUT_TONGUE)[email protected]/
|
| Copying the text from that post to here even lost the characters that
| comprise the face, pasting back as...
|
| iftp sftp://[email protected]/

Second the request.
--
Steve F.
 
#4
---- Original Message ----
From: rconn
| Quote:
| Originally Posted by JohnQSmith
|| Would it be possible to turn off the Smilies in this forum?
|
| It's not possible to turn off smilies forum-wide without disabling
| *all* images.
|
| But you can click on "Disable smilies in text" (under "Additional
| Options") before you post something with code blocks.

I believe that would affect only how the code is displayed in a browser, not what it looks like in email. Disabling smilies in received email is possible (at least in some mail clients), but that is often combined with disabling all formatting, which makes things more difficult to read...
--
Steve
 

rconn

Administrator
Staff member
May 14, 2008
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#6
Is there some way to set that on by default, rather than having to do it for each post? (User CP / Edit Options would seem like the obvious place, but I'm not finding it there.)
No, there's no way to do that. (The vBulletin developers have had that on the suggestion list for a while now.)