Wierd insertion of yellow smiley faces

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  • #223686

    fencer
    Member

    I was looking back at one of my posts, and there were smiley faces substituting for the number 8, it seems, in this post (http://fencer.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/browsing-the-rock-encyclopedias/).

    I went to the edit page and checked visual and html versions. No sign of anything different happening at those locations.

    I haven’t checked all of my old posts to see where else this might crop up yet.

    Anybody any ideas or experience with this.

    #223828

    vivianpaige
    Member

    In your dashboard, go to settings>writing and uncheck the formatting box that says convert emoticons to graphics

    #223870

    rosclarke
    Member

    Or, if you like the other smileys but just want to get rid of the unwanted 8) one, use your html editor and insert <i></i> between the 8 and the ).

    #223876

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ooooh, clever!

    #223889

    rosclarke
    Member

    I’ve been avoiding filters on forums for a long time with that technique.

    #223890

    raincoaster
    Member

    Splain?

    #223895

    rosclarke
    Member

    Oh, well it’s just that lots of the forums I hang out on tend to have funny (or irritating, depending on how you look at it) automatic filters (e.g. socks becoming SOX!) But if you do the <i></i> trick, you can avoid the filters and have control over your posts.

    #224107

    fencer
    Member

    Thanks, I will try your suggestion (haven’t been around for a few days)…

    #224210

    sondan
    Member

    I think the original poster fencer has a point. I do have my blog set for the use of smilies but since we have the new WP platform I have found that the number 8 is mistaken for a smiley, i.e. it seems to be read as a parentheses.

    I believe it is a legitimate bug in the new system that the staff should address.

    Thanks for reading

    #224232

    staanerjan
    Member

    Thanks a lot Vivian and Ros for your tips! These smilies were driving me nuts…

    #224255

    sondan
    Member

    this still happens to me when it is not supposed to every since the new dashboard installation. everytime I go to label an mp3 as follows:

    name of song – artist (1968)

    it displays as:

    name of song – artist (19 smiley face)

    Again, there IS a bug that needs to be repaired. I do not want to turn off smileys because I sometime use them. But I also should be able to label a song as being released in (1968) and use the parens as I was able to do before the new dashboard.

    Thanks

    #224256

    Don’t put 1968 in parentheses then.

    #224257

    nickmomrik
    Staff
    #224258

    sondan
    Member

    that maybe — but (1998) is not! And I put NO SPACE between the second 9 and the 8.
    The old version (under the old dashboard) knew how to distinguish. This version does not.
    I just wrote support for what it is worth. Maybe if someone other than me writes them they will realize it is a problem and fix it – but I won’t hold my breath.

    Thanks. Have a nice weekend.

    #224259

    sondan
    Member

    I put the paren in for clarity and (duh) yes I always have to remove it since the script is malfunctioning. I hope you were replying to me in jest TSP. I get tired of people insulting my intelligence in this forum.

    God bless

    #224260

    sondan
    Member

    roseclarke -You tip sounds promising. I will try it out

    #224261

    raincoaster
    Member

    How about ( 1968 )? Extra spaces?

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