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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:05 pm 
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Hey all...

I have been able to reproduce the problem some of you have experienced with smilies under certain circumstances. When I pull up the "view more smilies" box in a tab, it works fine. However, if I try to post a smilie in another tab without first pulling up a new smilies box, it fails to do so.

Without getting too technical, because of the way the forum is coded, it should be noted that a "view more smilies" box is tied exclusively to the window or tab it was called up from. It won't work on other windows or tabs, so if you leave it up and close the tab it came from... it will cease to operate. Also, if you try to reuse the smilie box on another tab or window while the originating tab or window is open, you will find the smilie code appeared on the original tab instead of the one you intended.

Bottom line, you should call up a new box each time you open a new reply and close it when you hit "Submit."

That said, I have also built in a "plan B" fix for those of you who still may be experiencing problems. So now, if you click on a smilie, but don't seem to get any response... just hover your mouse pointer over the smilie you want to post and you will see the code that displays that smilie where the old text description used to be. Then, you can manually type in the code for the smilie.

If you do happen to find a shortcut code that doesn't work, it's probably a typo on my part... which is quite possible due to the sheer number of codes I had to type. :lol:

Just let me know which one you were trying to post and I'll go in and fix the hover so it displays correctly.


I hope this helps those who were having trouble. Let me know how it goes. :B



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