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Lack of Interest Per-user option to disable graphical smilies?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by EricS, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. EricS

    EricS New Member

    Would you consider implementing a per-user setting that would allow users to opt-out of displaying graphical smileys in posts (and auto-parsing them during composition)? Other forum software I've used has this option, and some folks (including me) really prefer it : )

    For now, I found the following code snippet that @Brogan posted, could this be adapted to add to a forum's custom code to enable this type of feature?

    PHP:
    <xen:if is="!@ctaFtEnableSmilies">
    .
    ctaFtThreadText img.mceSmilie,
    .
    ctaFtThreadText img.mceSmilieSprite
    {
        
    displaynone;
    }
    </
    xen:if>
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Where did you see that code posted?
     
  3. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thought I was going mad for a minute as I knew I hadn't posted that code here.
     
  5. EricS

    EricS New Member

    Another thing I was thinking of is a per-user option to disable the 'are you sure you want to mark forums read' confirmation dialog, that gets a little painful (especially on mobile devices).

    I was also wondering if there is any setting/addin that would let the user control the size of an image link/upload, right now you only have the option of thumbnail (pretty small) or full size (often so huge it's hard to see the whole picture if you view the forum on a maximized browser window with large widescreen monitor). It would be really nice to have something like gmail, where you can select between a few different sizes...

    Thanks all!
     
  6. cwe

    cwe New Member

    Another vote for this feature from me. It's important for accessibility. Photosentive people need to be able to disable animated images (some disable static images too as simply scrolling a page with many colors can be problematic). They don't always have the luxury to make a global change to the way their browser handles images, so having an option in the forum is necessary.
     
  7. BizBuzz

    BizBuzz Member

    Popping in to ask if this will work to disable smilies on a per user basis? My forum deals with many older people that have an issue with some animated smilies but I don't want to disable them across the board, just make them not appear for some people. Is that possible? Like put them in a special usergroup that can't see gifs?
     
  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    The biggest problem I see with a request like this is that are you going to just block the image itself? If so, that could cause some problems because frequently those smilies are used in place of words. I guess what could be done is instead of displaying an animated image, only display a static image if a preference setting was set?
     
  9. EricS

    EricS New Member

    What I've seen in other forum frameworks is that the smiley code is displayed as text, which works quite well :thumbsup
     

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