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I waited until the new software had settled down before raising this as I appreciate there were more pressing issues to resolve first.

 

If I quote a post that contains a smilie, instead of the smilie appearing in the quote there is a line of code instead.  In the old forum the smilie itself appeared.

 

Is this something that can be fixed or are we stuck with it?  I am using Android.

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It's a by-product of me configuring the software settings to only display images within quoted content as links rather than repeating images and unnecessarily lengthening posts and pages. In that context the system replaces the smiley with an image link. 

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Hi Andy.

Talking about smileys.

We used to get "favourites" (frequently used) smileys at the top of the list but recently that has gone and I have to scroll down each time to find them.

Is that a deliberate change?

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45 minutes ago, AY Mod said:

It's a by-product of me configuring the software settings to only display images within quoted content as links rather than repeating images and unnecessarily lengthening posts and pages. In that context the system replaces the smiley with an image link. 

 

Replacing say 4 smilies with links,  isn't that more space taken up on screen ?

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1 hour ago, Sol said:

 

Replacing say 4 smilies with links,  isn't that more space taken up on screen ?

But overall a few lines of code instead of a few smillies far outways a few lines of code (the link) instead of photos, so overall the forum is smaller.

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9 hours ago, melmerby said:

Is that a deliberate change?

 

I seems to depend on device and browser. I don't get it on PC/Chrome but I do on Android devices.

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8 hours ago, Sol said:

 

Replacing say 4 smilies with links,  isn't that more space taken up on screen ?

 

The point I'm making is that posts such as this https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64295-wright-writes/&do=findComment&comment=3807782 would take up a lot of space if the images weren't replaced with links. Now, if all users could prune the content they are quoting down appropriately then I wouldn't have to institute such measures.

 

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Agreed! Instant ban for anyone who quotes the post immediately preceding theirs, with 68 photos, just to add “looks great”. 

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I always prune the quote to the specific sentence I'm responding to, but there are a couple of threads where huge posts are quoted (such as WW) when the quote refers to a minor point within and it's difficult to understand the point being made.

 

It also makes me laugh when some posters refer to a particular thread being popular because it runs to XXX number of pages when the reality is that 50% of the content is quoted posts :D

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1 hour ago, AY Mod said:

 

I seems to depend on device and browser. I don't get it on PC/Chrome but I do on Android devices.

I don't get favourites on PC/Firefox or Android, both used to.

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1 hour ago, AY Mod said:

 

The point I'm making is that posts such as this https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/64295-wright-writes/&do=findComment&comment=3807782 would take up a lot of space if the images weren't replaced with links. Now, if all users could prune the content they are quoting down appropriately then I wouldn't have to institute such measures.

 

 

While I will agree in replacing large images with links, I was like the OP refering to smilies / emoticons which takes up possibly two characters on a line as compared to many characters of a link.

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7 minutes ago, Sol said:

I was like the OP refering to smilies / emoticons which takes up possibly two characters on a line as compared to many characters of a link.

 

So how do I get the system to differentiate between a smiley and a large image? It can't, they're just images.

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Just now, Stubby47 said:

Test with smiley :)

 

Quote with smiley

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4 minutes ago, Stubby47 said:

Test with smiley :)

 

Interesting. 

 

Have just checked other threads and some quoted smilies are appearing and some aren't. 

 

Does it depend on the path of the image used?

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4 hours ago, Stubby47 said:

Test with smiley :)

 

Hmmmm.....

 

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7 hours ago, AY Mod said:

 

So how do I get the system to differentiate between a smiley and a large image? It can't, they're just images.

They are all stored in the community/uploads/emoticons folder aren’t they? If so a regexp on the filename ought to be able to reliably detect them...?

 

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