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Oct 20, 2013 10:24 PM CST
|On the Cubits site we had the option to turn off the emoticons, but I don't see that option in our Profile preferences here.|
One of the people I'd most like to see become active on ATP came here with a view to joining, but had to leave after only a few minutes because the emoticons drove her nuts. Is there any way to disable them?
Oct 21, 2013 7:47 AM CST
|Great idea Zuzu. I like the emoticons, but I know there are many people that don't like them. It would be nice to have the option to view, or not to view.|
Oct 21, 2013 8:13 AM CST
|I call them the dancing faces and would turn them off in a heartbeat. I use the thumbs-up to indicate my agreement with a post, and that seems sufficient to me.|
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Oct 21, 2013 11:54 AM CST
|My most commonly used one is also the thumbs-up but of course some members use a lot in one post, some to an excess so it would be nice to have that option to turn them off for those who find it a distraction.|
Oct 21, 2013 11:56 AM CST
|I like the emoticons myself, but I can certainly see how they could be distracting or annoying. So I'd certainly be in favor of having the option of turning them off.|
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Oct 21, 2013 1:37 PM CST
|Some people use the emoticons instead of words, so if you have the option to turn them off, you might end up seeing a lot of blank posts. Just a thought.|
Oct 21, 2013 1:52 PM CST
|But I think if the actual emoticons are turned off, you would still see the written code for them so can get a gist of what the post is about, for instance, the welcome sign would look like this: : welcome : (I just added spaces so it wouldn't show the emoticon)|
Oct 21, 2013 2:05 PM CST
|You're right, Sue.|
Oct 21, 2013 2:17 PM CST
|I like that little egg-heads |
Oct 21, 2013 3:19 PM CST
But I do know that there are people that don't like them, so think the idea of being able to disable them for those that don't want to see them, is a great idea.
Oct 21, 2013 3:23 PM CST
|I like them too, but some people actually experience motion sickness from looking at the ones that jump around.|
Oct 21, 2013 3:25 PM CST
|Yes, I know of a couple of people at Cubits that have that problem.|
Oct 22, 2013 6:35 AM CST
|I have the emoticons turned off, but I don't know/remember how I did it.|
Oct 22, 2013 7:13 AM CST
|@dave can help|
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Oct 22, 2013 7:29 AM CST
zuzu said:On the Cubits site we had the option to turn off the emoticons, but I don't see that option in our Profile preferences here.
I am pleased to add this for you, Zuzu. I'll work on it right now and will post here when it's ready. I know the feature is half-finished since as Kathleen mentioned, it's enabled for her. I probably just need to add a preference option to enable it.
Oct 22, 2013 7:35 AM CST
|This feature is ready. Go to your profile, then to the site preferences and you'll find the new option to disable the smilies.|
Oct 22, 2013 7:35 AM CST
|@dave you are the BEST!|
Oct 22, 2013 7:37 AM CST
Oct 22, 2013 7:58 AM CST
|So, how did I do it before?|
Oct 22, 2013 8:39 AM CST
|I think your preference option must have been copied over from cubits along with the rest of your profile.|