Curious as to why this code generates this smiley

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  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

    Goldfrapp

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    Is it just me or is there something wrong with smiley encoding?

    Why exactly does this code combination
    Code:
    :o
    generate this smiley :eek: ??? Does the above code not correspond to 'screaming/yelling face' instead???

    Anyone?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not sure which you mean by "screaming/yelling face", but if you simply start a post and click on each smiley icon, you'll see what code goes with which. You can cancel the post before actually posting, but it will show you what you need to know.
    ScreenCap 8.PNG
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Fortunately, we don't have a screaming/yelling face emoticon
     
  4. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I meant to say 'surprised/shocked smiley' instead of 'screaming/yelling', something like this: [​IMG]
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    We already have :eek:

    What code would you have suggested to generate :eek: ?
     
  6. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly, :eek: should equal :eek:

    That embarrassment smiley should be something like :|
    Definitely not :eek:
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  8. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, it is Site & Forum Feedback section after all. I thought I'd bring this up as it clearly is a smiley encoding bug. At least, it is in my opinion. :eek:
     
  9. iSaint macrumors 603

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    These are the questions that solve the worlds problems!

    :0 :eek:
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    My first thought was that it's not a bug, it is specifically coded that way on purpose.

    However, how about pointing us to a standard definitions reference for encoding smileys. :)
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Well, it isn't a bug, that much is certain

    Looking for my standardized list for encoding emoticons from the International Symposium of Metadata and Internet Legal Information on Emoticons

    iSMILIE for short
     
  12. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe I should've used a better word instead of 'bug' because whoever coded this way clearly made a mistake.

    I'm sorry, but you might laugh if I say 'refer to Wikipedia'. So I won't. :eek:

    Tell me honestly, when you look at this code combination
    Code:
    :o
    what kinda smiley do you visualize: this [​IMG] or this :eek:
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  14. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I very much doubt it was a mistake: that implies that whoever setup the shortcuts intended to choose a different one and hit the wrong key. It seems exceptionally unlikely that that is the case.

    It's been that way since I joined. Changing it now would be far too confusing.
     
  15. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    You know you can always just type :O and leave it to the reader to interpret. :cool:
     
  16. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know, I know, but who doesn't like colourful smilies in their posts? :eek:
     
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  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The latest releases of vBulletin use the graphic [​IMG] for the code :eek: .

    They call that smilie "embarrasment", which has one 's' missing from the word. That's a suitable reason for embarrassment!
     

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