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wrighte
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How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially for code samples)

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06-09-2010 12:07 PM

I saw some examples where certain strings in code samlples were being displayed as smileys.   This is just a view issue that can be resolved by changing emoticon type settings.

 

My Settings-->Preferences-->Display

 

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Steve_Johnson
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Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-10-2010 07:23 PM in reply to: wrighte

That's not "How to prevent smileys from displaying in code samples". That's "How to prevent smileys from displaying everywhere". Smileys should never be displayed in code samples, regardless of any global settings. Same applies to any and all other conversions that might be applied to code content, including code in the existing messagebase. It's code. It's not meant to be parsed and converted. It's meant to be displayed as-is. Always. No exceptions.

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wrighte
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Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-10-2010 08:07 PM in reply to: Steve_Johnson

You're right - I corrected the title of the post to be more clear.



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rkmcswain
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Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-11-2010 06:15 AM in reply to: wrighte

But that setting only applies to individual users, right?

So if a person posts code such as below, and their setting is OFF, the code will look fine to him/her, but to everyone who has smilieys enabled, the code will look like this:

When it should look like this to ALL readers.

 

 

Spoiler
What is a spoiler tag?

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Jason.Piercey
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Message 5 of 7 (624 Views)

Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-11-2010 06:22 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Agreed, in code samples emoticons should always be off regardless of per-user settings.

 

Hey, what's with that "Spoiler"  That sure looks like a collapsible/expandable element.  So,

we can have those in messages but can't have a REAL THREADED VIEW message navigation?

C'mon....

 

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ACADuser
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Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-11-2010 09:15 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

I really like the idea of spoiler tags.  The problem I have is you cant change the name of the tag.  Kinda sucks being stuck with "Spoiler" for every frickin tag.

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Re: How to prevent smileys from displaying (especially in code samples)

06-13-2010 07:37 PM in reply to: ACADuser

The spoiler tag fearure is one of the things you get thrown in with pretty much any web forum software (even this Lithium garbage, apparently). The purpose is to allow people to do this sort of thing:

 

Spoiler

Darth Vader is Luke's father

 

It's useful for social sites, pretty pointless here. If Take5 was still hosted here then it would serve a purpose, I guess. It's not going to help in providing a proper threaded view.

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