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Guide to the new smiley system

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  • since the smileys work different now (you won't actually see the graphic until you make the post), and since there are a few new ones, here's a list of what in the list is what. They're in the order they appear on the list:

    Angel: 12.gif
    Beer: beer.gif
    Big Grin: 9.gif
    Broken Heart: brokenheart.gif
    Bunny: bunny.gif
    Camera: camera.gif
    Clock: clock.gif
    Confused: 46.gif
    Cool: 10.gif
    Cry: 8.gif
    Disgusted: 27.gif
    Duck: ducky.gif
    Embarassment: 43.gif
    Evil: 11.gif
    Frown: 7.gif
    Gift: present.gif
    Heart: 36.gif
    Light: 37.gif
    Lips: lips.gif
    LOL: 18.gif
    Mad: 26.gif
    Moon: moon.gif
    Music Note: musicnote.gif
    Ninja: 38.gif
    OhYes: 29.gif
    Party: 39.gif
    Question: 42.gif
    ROFL: 17.gif
    RollsEyes: 21.gif
    Rose: rose.gif
    Sad: 15.gif
    Shocked: 47.gif
    Sly: 22.gif
    Smile: 4.gif
    Sun: sun.gif
    ThumbsUp: 44.gif
    Tongue: 3.gif
    Wine: wine.gif
    Wink: 2.gif

     Old (Discontinued) Smilies:
    to use these, just copy the given link into your post and put it in IMG tags.

    ST 3.1/4.0 Smilies:
    34.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/34.gif
    6.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/6.gif
    1.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/1.gif
    13.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/13.gif
    16.gif http://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/16.gif
    19.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/19.gif
    20.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/20.gif
    23.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/23.gif
    24.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/24.gif
    25.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/25.gif
    29.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/29.gif
    30.gifhttp://www.simtropois.com/idealbb/images/smilies/30.gif
    31.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/31.gif
    32.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/32.gif
    33.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/33.gif
    37.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/37.gif
    41.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/41.gif
    45.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/45.gif
    48.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/48.gif
    49.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/49.gif
    5.gifhttp://www.simtropolis.com/idealbb/images/smilies/5.gif

    St 2.0/3.0 Smilies
    1o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/1o.gif
    2o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/2o.gif
    2oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/2oa.gif
    3o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/3o.gif
    3oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/3oa.gif
    4o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/4o.gif
    4oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/4oa.gif
    5o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/5o.gif
    5oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/5oa.gif
    6o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/6o.gif
    6oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/6oa.gif
    7o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/7o.gif
    7oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/7oa.gif
    8o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/8o.gif
    9o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/9o.gif
    9oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/9oa.gif

    10o1.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/10o1.gif
    10oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/10oa.gif
    11o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/11o.gif
    11oa.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/11oa.gif
    12o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/12o.gif
    13o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/13o.gif
    14o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/14o.gif
    15o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/15o.gif
    16o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/16o.gif
    21o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/21o.gif
    22o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/22o.gif
    23o.gifhttp://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/23o.gif

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    Originally posted by: Duke87

    since the smileys work different now (you won't actually see the graphic until you make the post)quote>


    Actually, by clicking on the bolded word symbols to the left of the text field in the reply window, you can preview the smilies.

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  • ^^^ yeah, I found that out just now....

    there are still some old smilies missing though...

    And now I must test something:

    8)

    EDIT: Aha! So you can put an 8 before a close parentheses now without fear of it turning into an unwanted smiley! Nice!

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    Originally posted by: Duke87

    .... there are still some old smilies missing though... ! quote>


    True.   In case anyone was wondering about the numbers:

    I replaced 13 of the default smilies with our old ones and added in 10 more bringing the total to 38.  There are still 24 old smilies that haven't been included but having 62 smilies seemed like overkill.

    We could, if people really want to, pick a handful of the current ones to vote off the island and a handful of the remaining old ones to vote on.

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    Originally posted by: SkiGeek

    Originally posted by: Duke87 .... there are still some old smilies missing though... ! quote>
    True.   In case anyone was wondering about the numbers: I replaced 13 of the default smilies with our old ones and added in 10 more bringing the total to 38.  There are still 24 old smilies that haven't been included but having 62 smilies seemed like overkill. We could, if people really want to, pick a handful of the current ones to vote off the island and a handful of the remaining old ones to vote on.quote>


    the one you must bring back is the "sly" one...
    you know that smiley that looks on the left and then on the right like the ninja does only with out the black thing...
    another one is the "hmmm" one... its the one next to Ski's label...

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    I think there still are 13 default smiles in that list up there. They don't really fit in with the custom ST smiles, and I don't think it would be a big deal if you just replaced all of the default smiles with ST ones. I think that comes out to 51 total smiles? It doesn't seem like ST 4.0 had that many...

    Whatever you guys do is cool, but it would be sweet to have all the old emoticons back.

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    Well, even if there are a handful of emoticons (old) missing, it was a relief to see one of the old ones pop up when I clicked on the "cool" emoticon.

    At least the ROFL emoticon is back. 17.gif

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  • My opinion? Get rid of all of the new "default smilies" and just put in all of our old custom ones instead.

    After all, what's the purpose of a smiley that's a mug of beer, a glass of whine, a moon, a clock, a camera, etc...
    There really is none.

    And while I will agree that we don't want to have too many smilies, there are some websites which have way more than 62 of them. Take DeviantART, for instance. You can't view the full list of smilies unless you're a registered member there, but there are easily 100 of them. There may even be 200. I haven't counted...

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    Originally posted by: Voar Tok

    I'm curious, do the old smilie still move around like they did before the forum upgrade?quote>

    Move around? You mean are the animated? If so, yes.

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    So you guys are saying you want to get rid of these:

    Beer  beer.gif
    Broken Heart  brokenheart.gif
    Camera  camera.gif
    Clock  clock.gif
    Gift   present.gif
    Lips  lips.gif
    Moon  moon.gif
    Music note musicnote.gif
    Rose rose.gif
    Wine  wine.gif
    Sun  sun.gif


    and add these:
     

     1  1.gif
     5  5.gif
     6  6.gif
    13  13.gif
    14  14.gif
    16  16.gif
    19  19.gif
    20  20.gif
    22  22.gif
    23  23.gif
    24  24.gif
    25  25.gif
    28  28.gif
    30  30.gif
    31  31.gif
    32  32.gif
    33  33.gif
    34  34.gif
    41  41.gif
    45  45.gif
    48  48.gif
    49  49.gif

    Do we really need all of them?

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    Originally posted by: beebs

    Originally posted by: Voar Tok I'm curious, do the old smilie still move around like they did before the forum upgrade?quote>
    Move around? You mean are the animated? If so, yes.quote>


    Well, then I'm gonna have to figure out why they aren't working in my browser.

    SkiGeek: Of the new smilies, I especially don't want to see the beer, clock, or gift smilies go.  Of the old ones, I would like to see 6, 20, 34, 41, & 49 saved.  That would make us three fewer smilies than we currenlty have (at least I think we would be three fewer).

    I once went to a forum hosting website once, and they had a list of over 1,500 different smilies that a forum hosted their could you.  Frankly, I don't think that we need anymore than we had originally.

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  • Well, my response to the "do we need all of them" question is this:

    Yes. Definitely. We had them all before and they all got used. Besides, people put time and effort into making them. It would be disrespectful to just all of a sudden decide that "we don't need them any more".
    And, of course, the obvious counter argument is "why not? what do we lose by having them?" The answer is nothing. In fact, we gain something by having them. We lose something by getting rid of them.

    And, for the record, DeviantART has 483 smilies. However, a great many of them rarely or never get used, and only find themselves included becuase they were either made by or really liked by someone in a position of influence. Besides, there's even a whole category there for "smilies" wehre people can post smilies they've made as art. A good portion of DeviantART's smilies started life that way.

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    Here, the smilies are on a drop down list.  Scrolling through a drop down list of 483 smilies sounds tedious to say the least.  Even 50 sounds a bit unwieldy. But we will see what we can do.

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    Originally posted by: SkiGeek

    Do we really need all of them?</P>quote>

    YES!! The forums can chang, I am already a big fan of the new forum style, BUT I will never forget about the emoticons... We really have to have all those ST 4.0 emoticons! They are just perfect...

    22.gif

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    Quality, not quantity.

    That's why I'm not a fan of the drop down list. If it's possible, it'd be great to get something under the post...box... thing (3.gif) that displays the smilies. 4.gif

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    Originally posted by: SkiGeek

    Here, the smilies are on a drop down list.  Scrolling through a drop down list of 483 smilies sounds tedious to say the least.  Even 50 sounds a bit unwieldy. But we will see what we can do.

    quote>


    Your list of 49 are much too similiar.  The difference between some of them is difficult to see.  There is no reason to to need more than 20-30 plus the rabbits and bunnies.  I do like the beer though.  Your absolutely right about a list of 483 smilies.  Tedious is an understatement.  By the time you get to the last one you've forgotten the first ones.10.gif

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    I really really really like the old smilies that arnt included. I used them all the time. And you dont NEED to get rid of the ColdFusion default smilies, you can never have two many smilies 3.gif (though DevART may be a bit overzealous)

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    I'm not a regular user of 'little pictures' in my messages, but then again I'm new to internet, e-mail, instant messaging ... not to mention posting on forums. (Simtropolis is the only forum I've ever visited.) Long scroll lists are a terrible idea. A pop-up box or a customized list of favorites would be great, I think.

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  • Okay, well, my list now has an update to it which shoud be rather useful: all the old smilies.

    I had to edit the post at least a dozen times and reupload one of the images with a different name to get the code to stop screwing itself up, but it works now. Mostly, anyway. Some of the text is a bit bigger than the rest, but I really don't know how to go about fixing that (there's no text size coding), and I don't want to attempt to fix it lest I screw things up again. But at least all the images show and it's usable, right?

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    Whenever someone qoutes someone else and there is a smilie inside the qoute, then it doesn't work. Why doesn't the smilie work? Is it bad coding or what?

    For example, look just above my post towards sloppet's post. See how the smilie is missing in that qoute...

    Why is it missing?

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  • ^^^because when quoting, it makes a smilie not as its code, but as its url in IMG tags. and for some reason, all of the url afrer simtropolis.com/forum/ vanishes. You can fix it, but you need to know the full url of the smilie(s) in question and you need to do it individualy every time you quote a post with a smilie in it.

    My guess is that this is a bug that happens due to the tag stacking. It's IMG tags within QUOTE tags, after all.
    And then there's the issue that the bbcode tags have a tendency to misbehave not only when you stack them, but also if you put a lot of them in one post.

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