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Offline Mabbz

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Horribly mundane suggestion
« on: August 03, 2013, 10:57:04 am »
Ok this might sound a little petty, but can the code for the 8) emoticon be changed? At the moment it's 8 ) but without the space. The problem is that I've repeatedly seen it messing up numbered lists. Can it be changed to 8-) or something?

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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 01:33:36 pm »
I have seen that altered version used on a fair number of websties, potentially for this exact reason.

I don't see how it could be too hard to change.
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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:10:37 pm »
6)
7)
8)
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It is possible to write lists as above without causing smileys to appear out of nowhere.

Could those methods not be used? I would rather not change a smiley code that has been used throughout the forum as it currently is.

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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 09:19:52 pm »
6)
7)
8)
9)


It is possible to write lists as above without causing smileys to appear out of nowhere.

Could those methods not be used? I would rather not change a smiley code that has been used throughout the forum as it currently is.
I didn't know that nobbc tag existed, or that lists could be used in that way. Perhaps a button could be added for the nobbc tag?

As for not wanting to change the code, I admit it would muck up a number of posts unless you found a way to update them to the new code, but it's quite a small change. I doubt it'd be noticed. In fact, I'm fairly sure that smiley isn't even used that much, while I have seen tons of broken lists that people don't bother to fix. I think switching it would probably fix more posts than it would break :-\.

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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 09:30:30 pm »
6)
7)
8)
9)


It is possible to write lists as above without causing smileys to appear out of nowhere.

Could those methods not be used? I would rather not change a smiley code that has been used throughout the forum as it currently is.
I didn't know that nobbc tag existed, or that lists could be used in that way. Perhaps a button could be added for the nobbc tag?
Could you suggest an appropriate icon?

As for not wanting to change the code, I admit it would muck up a number of posts unless you found a way to update them to the new code, but it's quite a small change. I doubt it'd be noticed. In fact, I'm fairly sure that smiley isn't even used that much, while I have seen tons of broken lists that people don't bother to fix. I think switching it would probably fix more posts than it would break :-\.
The only other method would be to either manually crawl through all posts or perhaps make a more intelligent BBCode parser which wouldn't allow smileys at the start of lines.

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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 09:44:36 pm »
6)
7)
8)
9)


It is possible to write lists as above without causing smileys to appear out of nowhere.

Could those methods not be used? I would rather not change a smiley code that has been used throughout the forum as it currently is.
I didn't know that nobbc tag existed, or that lists could be used in that way. Perhaps a button could be added for the nobbc tag?
Could you suggest an appropriate icon?
An icon to represent code that stops other code from working; an anti-code, if you will... The only thing that springs to mind is the classic red circle with a line though it. It's no more cryptic than the icon for spoilers.

As for not wanting to change the code, I admit it would muck up a number of posts unless you found a way to update them to the new code, but it's quite a small change. I doubt it'd be noticed. In fact, I'm fairly sure that smiley isn't even used that much, while I have seen tons of broken lists that people don't bother to fix. I think switching it would probably fix more posts than it would break :-\.
The only other method would be to either manually crawl through all posts or perhaps make a more intelligent BBCode parser which wouldn't allow smileys at the start of lines.
As I said, I'm fairly sure that if you just changed the code, breaking all  8)'s while fixing numbered lists, you would actually fix more posts than you'd break as I think numbered lists are used more often than  8)'s, and are generally more important to a post's content. I think newly broken posts would likely go unnoticed. Unless I'm misunderstanding the issue here.

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Re: Horribly mundane suggestion
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013, 12:53:14 am »
I hadn't seen a post with that smilie in months and that was in the enclave. I don't think anyone will much care if you do change it.