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Old 08-01-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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Smilies in Code Blocks

Very often, people post things in code blocks that coincidentally contain smilie code. Is there any way to prevent the forums from translating smilies in code blocks? I leave you with examples.
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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well, since there is a way to stop it in the post, I guess. I really would like this to be implemented. it IS needed, because people don't often turn off smilies in the post when they post code.

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You can check the "Disable Smilies in This Post" box to disable smilies.

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jeremy -- understood. I guess it's just hard for some people to do so.
Old 08-03-2005, 04:55 AM   #5
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This has been brought up before, and my suggestion was to either being able to make "disable smileys" checked by default from My LQ or (even better IMO) being able to disable all smileys for me. I would really like it if I would be able to check something like "do not show smileys in posts by other". I can't see why this would be bad, because if someone would post a smiley for expression I would still be able to imagine it and understand what he ment even if the smiley is not graphical. I wouldn't have to see those ugly "newbie-smileys" for example, or posts that looks like david_ross' sig.

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Code is code & is supposed to literal. In the absence of [PRE] &/| [VERBATIM] vB tags, then I think that [CODE] should suppress the smilies. I know I could turn them off (I think I have had to), but what if I want to use them in the regular parts of my post?

I think the general expectation is that the [CODE] tag is for exact transcription when precision matters, & therefore accidental smilies will be ignores. This is in keeping w/ the "Principle of Least Surprise", so I think showing smiles in a [CODE] block is a bug that should be fixed.
Old 08-19-2005, 05:49 AM   #7
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I think showing smiles in a [CODE] block is a bug that should be fixed.
I don't think its a bug as such, but its a feature that needs disabling. I agree with you that smilies should be disabled by default in [code] tags but enabled elsewhere in the post.


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