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Implemented Smilies under type box

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shelley, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Dunno if this one will be accepted and welcomed but I would love (as default) to be able to select smilies from under the type box (like princetons hack). For my own preference I like smilies i use to be on view rather than selecting them via a dropdown. Maybe it can be an option to enable or disable? useful for people with large amount of smilies. Yes, you guessed it another Mockup. :D (Mockup Below)

    Or maybe what you did in the thread display with the hide options feature. A tab. would be hidden and can be opened at will (added a mockup for this like in thread display)

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  2. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm perfectly happy with how it is now.

    I don't think it's necessary.
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  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    For a lot of smilies, the drop-down could be a bit cumbersome. I like this idea.
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I further approve of this, maybe if you have a total smilie count of => x
  5. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Hmm, yeah, like if it's larger than 15 smilies.
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I too like it the way it is now. However, knowing how many smilies I have........ Shelley's suggestion is perfectly legit.

    So, +1
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, the current dropdown won't work for lots of smilies.

    So either a pop-up or extra pane, hidden or visible.

    You could for example have another button next to "Upload a file".
  8. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    -1, so the suggestion is more neutral. :p

    I like the idea of switching to the bottom view after x amount of smilies is located.

    You could probably use the bottom box to help "break" smilies apart when they're in groups (assuming there's a smilie category feature or something).
  9. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Added a second mockup of the same principle of having a more options and/or smilies tab dropping down. This would be awesome and still keep the page clean.
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  10. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I like the second picture :O

  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Your second mockup looks awesome Shelley.
  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Correction: All of her mockups look awesome. :p
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  13. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    I've always thought vBulletin needed a smilie popout option with the state stored in the user record.
  14. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Agreed but I was speaking in relevance to this suggestion ;)
  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I personally feel implementing this way it's a win win. People who don't like the clutter needn't open the box, people who use loads of smilies (which loads do) will benefit. I really hope kier and mike consider this one, this is one suggestion I would love to see accepted.
  16. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Too much bloat.
  17. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale Member

    Mock up #2 looks spot on.

    Something like that would definitely be useful (and almost essential). I didn't even think about it until now, but scrolling through 50+ smilies using the drop-down could be cumbersome. :eek::D
  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Something that has to be considered is that people often use smilies of widely varying sizes. But I do like the look of the tab. I want to turn the smilie menu into more of a grid, though I think I'd have to fight with TinyMCE to do it.
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  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I hate to do this as it's from a vB site but this is how the editor looks on AVForums.


    Now I'm not for one minute suggesting you implement anything like that but they use TinyMCE (or at least what looks like TinyMCE) and seem to have been able to customise it for their needs.

    Clicking on (More) opens a pop up window with tons more smilies.

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  20. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I believe vBulletin use their own custom editor and XF is much more elegant than that ;)

    Shelley's idea is perfect, it hides the smilies until you want/need them.
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