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    Agony Aunty-Online Moira's Avatar
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    Smilies available from quick reply?

    I would like a selection of smilies available from the quick response box. This is how I normally respond to posts and it would be nice to add the odd smiley. I know how to do and and but not much else!
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    Well the problem would be where to put em. The nature of the QR is that it's a bare bones reply designed for expediency, rather than full features.

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    Smilies?.........whaaat!........... smilies? do you think that this is a joke site my dear Moira?

    That is why I use the full reply option. Seriously though, one of the problems with the internet (IMO) is that it is very "flat" or two dimensional?

    Smilies allow a certain "animation" (?) that permits you to show a bit of "mood" or "emotion"............ you can let people know if you are joking or not? so that does help to stop flame wars and such?

    Just my thoughts...........and I would like to see a greater choice, but as the additions I would like would be neither family nor work friendly, I don't hold out much hope
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    LOL, yes Nih, I think that would be a fair wager.

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    OK to give an example of a forum where it doesn't seem to be rocket science, I've taken a screen shot of pcpartsreview with the quick reply box and you can see a link to open a window of smilies.

    http://www.moiraatkinson.co.uk/quickreply.JPG
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    That's invision power board, and probably a native feature of that software. Unfortunately it's not the least bit secure, so we don't use it.

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    Invision isn't secure, or adding a window of smilies? This is hosted by a guy that keeps it pretty well secured and patched actually. But OK if smilies are not an easy of secure feature to add then fair enough. It was just a suggestion. Do you know how to do the confused or questioning smily manually? I'd often quite like to add that but don't know how.
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    No, not the smileys, invision. They've had a ton of vulnerabilities. I visit one forum that uses it and it was hacked and impregnated with a virus that most of the members picked up (not me, thankfully)>

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    No, not the smileys, invision. They've had a ton of vulnerabilities. I visit one forum that uses it and it was hacked and impregnated with a virus that most of the members picked up (not me, thankfully)>
    Must off been using a pretty outdated version of IPB for that exploit to work. there new version of IPB already has a few security problems yet to be plugged..

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    I don't know which exploit allowed them to be hacked, though.

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