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mattgif
September 19th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Can I somehow disable this particular smiley: ' :D '? The phrase <colon> <D> is frequently used in (inter alia) terminal outputs, where a grinning smiley is not intended, and is often confusing.

For example, say my terminal outputs something saying that the network is down. It may indicate this by printing 'Network Status:Down'. See? Not very clear.

I recognize that smilies can be very useful in removing confusion regarding the emotional intentions of the writer. In the case of the poop-eating grin smiley, however, the invoking character string is too commonly used for other things, and the smiley hinders effective communication. :D

LaRoza
September 19th, 2008, 09:57 PM
:D works fine here.

You can use the [noparse] tags to prevent the ascii being used for smilies.

cyberdork33
September 19th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Also, if you put your terminal output in code tags, they will not make smileys.

LaRoza
September 19th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Also, if you put your terminal output in code tags, they will not make smileys.



:D testing...


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Cool. I didn't know that.

jpeddicord
September 19th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Also, you can check "Disable smilies in text" below the standard post editor.

cyberdork33
September 20th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Also, you can check "Disable smilies in text" below the standard post editor.
oh yea forgot about that one again...

FuturePilot
September 20th, 2008, 05:37 AM
My favorite has always been:

about:plugins

:lolflag:

Canis familiaris
September 20th, 2008, 05:39 AM
I would suggest that to not to parse 8) as 8). 8-) would do so as well. After all 8) is used so often for making lists...

mattgif
September 21st, 2008, 02:51 AM
Sweet! Thanks for the quick and helpful replies! I'm now free of the oppressive :D!

Joeb454
September 21st, 2008, 05:47 PM
I would suggest that to not to parse 8) as 8). 8-) would do so as well. After all 8) is used so often for making lists...

I believe there's a couple of times 8) is used in the menu.lst

jpeddicord
September 21st, 2008, 05:50 PM
I believe there's a couple of times 8) is used in the menu.lst


jacob@chunky:~$ grep '8)' /boot/grub/menu.lst
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),


So for manpage references?

Joeb454
September 21st, 2008, 05:55 PM
Seems like it