Smilies and brackets


Original poster
Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
New Zealand
I just tried to put a sad face inside brackets. I typed (, then I inserted a :( from the toolbar, then typed the closing ). In other words, I entered ( :( ) without spaces.

This looks fine in the editor, but when I actually posted it appeared as :)(). I understand why it happened; the automatic parsing is getting precedence over the manually-inserted icons. This seems like it's the wrong way around.

Obviously not major, but it'd be nice to get it fixed :)