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Sun May 6, 2018, 03:55 PM

How do I get rid of the Smilies I never wanted in posts I make...?

I write something without smilies.
I post it.
There they are. Automatically.
Always the crying/tears yellow face.

How do I stop it?

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Reply How do I get rid of the Smilies I never wanted in posts I make...? (Original post)
Grins May 2018 OP
TDale313 May 2018 #1
Glorfindel May 2018 #2
Make7 May 2018 #5
Glorfindel May 2018 #6
patricia92243 May 2018 #3
lunasun May 2018 #4

Response to Grins (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:59 PM

1. If you use the characters ; followed by (

Add a space between them. If they’re next to each other it’ll read the emoticon. You can also preview post to see if any were created.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:05 PM

2. I didn't know that!

Thanks for the hint. It explains some things. ; (

Now I know why I get a smiley face when I type a close parenthesis, sometimes.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:54 PM

5. Link to emoticon codes:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/emoticons/

The first dozen or so emoticons on that list can be generated unintentionally by various character combinations in your message text. Preview your post to check for emoticons and then edit to remove. I suggest using empty html tags to prevent a character combination from creating that image. For example:

:P  =  

:[b][/b]P  =  :P

That preserves the text spacing and it only takes a couple clicks on the 'bold text' formatting button.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:28 PM

6. Thanks, Make7.

Such useful, handy information!

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Response to Grins (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:06 PM

3. None there now - do you see them on your end? if so, you need to ask the administrators.

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Response to Grins (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:42 PM

4. ; right before ) gives

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