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Laurent_Menase
Occasional Advisor

New forum and emoticon

Hi,

 

the autoreplacement of emoticon is very unfriendly when having to share some technical data like scripts

since some sequence will appear as emoticon when they are only scripts.

 

for instance  

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Languages-and-Scripting/Script-help/m-p/4804033

 

how can we find what sequence is the

 

So please put at least an option on emoticon interpretation ( emoticon in a technical discussion have almost NO added value)

Best regards,

Laurent Menase 

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Stephan_
Regular Advisor
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Re: New forum and emoticon

Hi,

for scripts you can use the code tag to avoid the smilies.

 

hth

Stephan

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Laurent_Menase
Occasional Advisor

Re: New forum and emoticon

After check doesn't work:

 

just try    :  D   : D  :  ) : ( 

:D :D   :)  :(

 

Stephan_
Regular Advisor

Re: New forum and emoticon

 :  D   : D  :  ) : ( 

 Weired ...

 

- clicked Insert code

- pasted your text

- checked preview - looks fine

 

*edit*

Final Post is fine as well ...

 

- type it char by char in the box

 

: D :D : ) :(

 

Stephan

 

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Laurent_Menase
Occasional Advisor

Re: New forum and emoticon

Yes I didn't tell that you need to remove separating spaces to reproduce.

 

And this is really a problem when talking about code.

 

Stephan_
Regular Advisor

Re: New forum and emoticon

And more weired - looking into this thread not signed on my 2nd posting shows smilies, after logging in they are gone ...

 

Someone of the admin's should check this for sure.

 

Best,

Stephan

 

*edit*

I'm using chrome 12.0.742.100 as Browser running on Win 7 64 Bit

Signed out it looks like following (Signed In see att.):

signed out.png

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Michael Leu
Honored Contributor

Re: New forum and emoticon

Seems to depend on your profile settings, try Preferences / Display / Emoticon type: none.

 

Looks like "Emoticon type" really means "should I interpret characters and draw a emoticon icon".

 

IMHO emoticons should always be disabled inside code blocks, regardless of setting...

James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: New forum and emoticon

Hi:

 

> Michael: IMHO emoticons should always be disabled inside code blocks, regardless of setting...

 

And I'll go one further: IMHO emoticons have absolutely no place in what should be a technical dialog by default.  Making users explicitly disable a setting to insure that no (mis)interpretation occurs is ludicrous.  We saw for over 10-years in the ITRC that there are users who drop in and drop out without paying much attention to the community nuances.

 

I might have responded to the post in question had it not been mangled.  If I want social networking, there are plenty of sites that I can visit and this isn't going to be one of them.

 

...JRF...

Michael Leu
Honored Contributor

Re: New forum and emoticon

Yeah I agree JRF, wanted to say "at least inside code blocks".

 

Kevin_Paul, could you change the default of Preferences / Display / Emoticon type to none?

Laurent Menase
Honored Contributor

Re: New forum and emoticon

yes indeed it is the sens of my request.

Thanks,

Laurent

Kevin_Paul
HPE Pro

Re: New forum and emoticon

OK we should be good here - and it looks like the change has produced the expected results in the test posts here in this thread.

I work for HPE.