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Not a bug Smilie Parsing

caoanh204

Active member
#1
@Mike @Kier Bug: Smilies replace not exactly, for example, in editor I type:
PHP:
(:smile:)
Like :Design, Music...
Result:
:)smile:)
Like :Design, Music...

In many cases, it may incorrectly. Please replace exactly, including spaces.

And, please optimize @ tag search. With a forum have a large amount of users (> 500.000 members), we have a lot of users with similar usernames, finding very difficult. Please add 1 small option to find exactly:

View attachment 64908

Thanks.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Smilies are replaced whenever they appear, regardless of spacing. They are parsed left to right as well, so (: is seen first.
 

HWS

Well-known member
#3
@Mike, as always, please rethink the decision to parse smileys within words.

This is regularly more annoying than helping for users of a forum.

I personally had to edit several posts because of false smiley appearing. And regular useres very often do not even know why a smiley suddenly appears within a word or sentence. They are used to add smileys via button only and do not even see the codes in their text.
 
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HWS

Well-known member
#5
The [PLAIN][/PLAIN] tags are there for a reason...

Promote their use:

:)
We all here know how we can deal with it.

But not all forums are targeted against technical people. This is about UX. And currently the smiley passing is unfortunately bad UX for our users out there.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#6
We all here know how we can deal with it.

But not all forums are targeted against technical people. This is about UX. And currently the smiley passing is unfortunately bad UX for our users out there.
Not really, it's become common knowledge that all smilies will be converted when a post is posted, and people should notice this...

Liam
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#8
Yes, they notice. And are surprised. :D
This is not "common" knowledge. Even the smiley code :-) is not common knowledge. You won't believe it! ;)
The :-) smiley is wrong, that's why it isn't common knowledge. People using that variant should have their minds wiped :p

Liam