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A small complaint - smilies
« on: Thursday 12 February 09 14:45 GMT (UK) »
It seems that RootsChat automatically inserts smilies in certain situations.  I have had this happen to me on a number of occasions.  Here is the most recent example of a post in which I did not insert the smiley:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,360293.msg2369921.html#msg2369921

The above example is trivial.  However, I do object to the automatic insertion of smilies because I have had it happen in situations where the insertion did not accurately reflect my state of mind.  If I wanted to use them, I am perfectly capable of doing so but, as it happens, I don’t like them.  I do not see what is gained by having the RC software [and I suppose it is the software, not a moderator] do this.  People who want to use smilies are free to do so [and many use them wholesale].  I think that those who wish not to use them should not have their wishes overridden by RC.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 February 09 14:51 GMT (UK) »
I'm sorry to hear that you don't feel like smiling!  ;)

Rootschat uses proprietary software and it has not been modified to prevent the characters which are the html for smilies to be overridden.

I trust you can live with what you've said yourself is a trivial inconvenience and that it won't prevent you from enjoying the best FREE genealogy website on the net.

Kind regards, Arranroots  ;)

p.s. the very idea that any Moderator has the time or the inclination to go around impishly adding smilies to your posts just to annoy you makes me LOL!

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 February 09 14:51 GMT (UK) »
The smileys are made up of various punctuations  ??? is (???) maybe you are adding punctuation that is being changed.
?  ??  ???

I cant post three question marks even in brackets - it still comes out as  ???

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 February 09 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Was just going to add if you put 3 question marks up it turns it into the "Huh" smiley.

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 February 09 15:03 GMT (UK) »

I trust you can live with what you've said yourself is a trivial inconvenience and that it won't prevent you from enjoying the best FREE genealogy website on the net.

p.s. the very idea that any Moderator has the time or the inclination to go around impishly adding smilies to your posts just to annoy you makes me LOL!


I didn't suggest that moderators did it to annoy me - I assumed it was the software.

I can live with it if RC is unable or unwilling to modify the software. But, as I said, it hasn't always been trivial.  What character combinations should I be careful with besides 3 consecutive question marks?
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 February 09 15:08 GMT (UK) »
You can always check that you haven't inadvertently added something you don't want by using the preview button before you post.
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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 February 09 15:15 GMT (UK) »
To be pedantic about it, why do you need three questions marks after your question or query? be sensible about it and post one, then the problem doesn't arise.

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 February 09 15:25 GMT (UK) »
To be pedantic about it, why do you need three questions marks after your question or query? be sensible about it and post one, then the problem doesn't arise.

Well, in the particular example given above, each '?' represented a character.  I'm sorry, but I don't have time to go back through old posts to search out other examples.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: A small complaint - smilies
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 February 09 15:30 GMT (UK) »
To answer you question, you could look at the Rootschat Help pages, helpfully organised by Berlin-Bob, specifically here:

http://www.rootschat.com/help/posting.php#smileys

Any further issues - just ask

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