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Old 05-29-2005, 05:12 PM
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Alert Smileytext Replacement Time!

Okay kids, it's that special time when vm queries the database and replaces some freaky smileytext with reasonable, normal smileytext. Just because we wanted to start out small and manageable, this is the first round of replacements, with the new text in the left column and the smiley in the right:

:happy: :happy:

:cry: :cry:

:slap: :slap:

:angry: :angry:

:hug: :hug:

:kiss: :kiss:

:sex: :sex:

:thrusts: :thrusts:

:wave: :wave:

:yawn: :yawn:

:blush: :blush:

:yikes: :yikes:

:runaway: :runaway:

:qeek: :qeek:

:qeek: :eek:

:sad: :sad:

:weeping: :weeping:

:cool: :cool:

:comfort: :comfort:

:woohoo: :woohoo:

:qnever: :qnever:
:qwelc: :qwelc:
:qbye: :qbye:
:qhi: :qhi:
:qhuh: :qhuh:
:qbatman: :qbatman:
:qhi2: :qhi2:
:qarg: :qarg:
:qoh: :qoh:
:qwow: :qwow:
:qcool: :qcool:
:qthanks: :qthanks:
:qyo: :qyo:
:q!: :q!:
:qduh: :qduh:
:qok: :qok:
:qjk: :qjk:
:qex: :qex:
:qhelp: :qhelp:
:qsigh: :qsigh:
:qyes: :qyes:
:qugh: :qugh:
:qno: :qno:
:q?: :q?:
:qlol: :qlol:
:qwoot: :qwoot:

:qsigh: :sigh:

:sigh: :sighs:

:qlol: :lol:


Does anybody have any pet peeves or anything they desperately wish to change? If so now's the time to pipe up.

Once the deed is done, we'll know it worked if the smilies are on the left and the freak text on the right.

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Old 05-29-2005, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Smileytext Replacement Time!

I do have one small pet peeve, I'd like to see the smiley text placed in the ALT attribute of the smiley image. That way QR will pick up the smileys and if I'm curious as to what smileytext was used for a particular smiley it's a simple matter of copy/paste.
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:35 PM
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I do have one small pet peeve, I'd like to see the smiley text placed in the ALT attribute of the smiley image. That way QR will pick up the smileys and if I'm curious as to what smileytext was used for a particular smiley it's a simple matter of copy/paste.
That's brilliant, Zikes. I had no idea it would be so easy to solve that QR problem; we've been bugged by that for a long time. And if you're using Firefox you can right click on a smilie and view 'properties' and the alternate text shows there. Awesome. :)

I've tested it on my local server and it works, but I have to check something before I upload it. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:42 PM
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Okay! Tested and implemented. Thanks again! :)
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:48 PM
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So... much ... coolness. Can barely... Bow... :bow: :bow: :bow:

(ETA: Oh yeah! We should totally flip the bows.)
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: Smileytext Replacement Time!

Question: What happens to the old posts that have the old text? Are they broken or do they still point to the correct smilie?

test: :cry:

ETA: Yay! The old text still works. :wriggle:
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Smileytext Replacement Time!

That's what the find and replace is actually for: to update the db so that any instance of the old name is replaced with the new. Of course after the query is run, the old text won't work anymore going forward.
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Ohhhhhh... okay.
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Once the deed is done, we'll know it worked if the smilies are on the left and the freak text on the right.
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That's what the find and replace is actually for: to update the db so that any instance of the old name is replaced with the new. Of course after the query is run, the old text won't work anymore going forward.
That means in your op, there'll be two smilies, not freak text on the right ...?
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Oh yeah! :doh:
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:39 PM
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Unless you go and edit it quickly after the globalreplace...
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Default Re: Smileytext Replacement Time!

In case anyone missed the earlier discussions about this, the idea is that there are numerous standard verbs (such as hug, slap, cry, etc.) for which there is no correlated smilie name (smilietext). For example the smilietext for a hug is currently :hug: not :hug: which makes it hard to guess without using the search pop-up.

So we are going to change the smilietext for the above mentioned smilies to those more intuitive names, and then run a database query to ensure that the changed name doesn't break any of the previous uses of those smilies.

If you think there are any other verbs (or nouns, really) that are or would be common enough to warrant changing, post your suggestions here.
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:24 AM
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:sad:
:shy2:

Oh I guess you got that second one. :)
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Consider it done, Crumb. :thankee:
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:05 AM
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Default Re: Smileytext Replacement Time!

I don't have a problem with :woohoo: cuz I have the smilietext memorized (same with :cry: ), but wouldn't it make more sense if it was simply :woohoo: ?
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Yes, yes it would.
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I dunno if I like :eekquote: wouldn't it be better if the speech balloon smilies had a standard form, like :s_eek: or :b_eek: ?
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Excellent idea. Excellent. :thankee:
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Okay! Tested and implemented. Thanks again! :)
No problem! Glad it works :D

I'm starting to think you guys should give me a list of your pet peeves for this site, might save me the time of stumbling across them myself :giggle:
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Please ditch the underscore though. :popcorn:
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Excellent idea. Excellent.
Does this mean you are going to do it? (oh wait, I now see that you added the changes. :qwoot: )
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Please ditch the underscore though.
Yeah, ditch the underscore.
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I'm starting to think you guys should give me a list of your pet peeves for this site, might save me the time of stumbling across them myself :giggle:
I think it would look better with more of a Halloween theme.
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I'm starting to think you guys should give me a list of your pet peeves for this site, might save me the time of stumbling across them myself :giggle:
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Just look around for JoeP. He's like the peeve master 'round here. :D
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