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    Default Where are the smilies?

    I hoped I would eventually figure this out.

    I thought about sending a PM.

    Maybe someone else is as clueless as I am.

    Where are the darn smilies? In the old forum they were right there as you wrote your post. Nice clear emotional smilies. I see people using these somewhat less clear smilies and I want to join in. Please help me. (somewhat pathetically smiling smilie)

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    If you click on "Go Advanced", you can find them to the right.

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Okay, I feel even dumber.

    I clicked "go advanced".

    Nothing to the right except gray border. Checked for slider bar, no slider bar.

    Obviously I'm missing something.

    Thank you playin4fun for the try. (smilie crying and crying)

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Julie,
    Look at the bottom of the "Quick Reply" you will see two large boxes. One says "Post Quick Reply" the other says " Go Advanced" if you click on that one a reply box come up with the smiles on the right. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Or just try not using the quick reply button
    and use the regular post reply botton.

    I did try both and they do seem to work.

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Julie,

    When you click the Go Advanced button you don't see this


    Ignore the green arrow... this is for where you click to attach files (photos) from your PC...

    You don't see smilies on the right?

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    I'm old school and believe everyone should be able to drive a manual transmission, chop their own wood, clean their own fish, etc.

    You can enter text on the screen and it ends up being a smiley when the message is posted. Here is a handy chart that shows the code and the smiley it creates.

    You'll have to view the image in it's full size.
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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    No, Jamie, I don't see the upper tool bar or the side bar with the smilies. Oddly enough I see the lower tool bar "Post icons".

    There isn't even room enough either of these. Mine says Message: and then directly under is the white box. Off to the right there is just grayness.

    I am using the "Go Advanced" mode and in the past have used the "Post Reply" option instead of the quick reply option. I ain't never seen no smilies! (steam coming out of frownie's ears)

    Thanks for working on this, I don't know what the problem is. By seeing the screen you sent I now know it's not something I'm overlooking.

    Still puzzled but not feeling quite as dumb.

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    You can enter text on the screen and it ends up being a smiley when the message is posted. Here is a handy chart that shows the code and the smiley it creates.
    I think we need one more...

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    I just tried directly typing in the cue and it worked.
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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Hi Mike,

    I was posting my reply to Jamie when you posted. Thank you for the list. I can do this.

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    YAY! Typing off the list worked! I am no longer smilie-less!

    I am still wondering why I don't get the cool tool bars?

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandojulie View Post
    YAY! Typing off the list worked! I am no longer smilie-less!

    I am still wondering why I don't get the cool tool bars?

    Julie
    Julie:

    This is just a shot in the dark, but you might try a different browser. I'm finding that some browser set ups (not just the browser version) work differently with different sites, especially with some of the newer site designs. There is one site I use that I could not even get to with my version of IE. There are some others where IE won't give me full functionality. I downloaded Mozilla FireFox (free) and those sites work with it.

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Good thought, John, I'll see if the computer ogre will let me do that. I haven't tried replying from home - dial up and all - hmmmmmm...

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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    OK, I have the answer. Do this:

    Go to User CP. Look for Settings and Options on the left then select Edit Options. Go to the very bottom of that page you'll see Miscellaneous Options. Select Standard Editor - Extra Formatting Controls then hit the save button on the bottom.
    Last edited by MikeEdgerton; Sep-18-2008 at 1:10pm. Reason: I FOUND THE ANSWER!!!!!
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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandojulie View Post
    No, Jamie, I don't see the upper tool bar or the side bar with the smilies. Oddly enough I see the lower tool bar "Post icons".

    There isn't even room enough either of these. Mine says Message: and then directly under is the white box. Off to the right there is just grayness.

    I am using the "Go Advanced" mode and in the past have used the "Post Reply" option instead of the quick reply option. I ain't never seen no smilies! (steam coming out of frownie's ears)
    Julie

    You seem to have exactly the same problem that my friend Saska has (see this thread).

    It might be worth comparing what versions of OS, browser you are both using to see if there's anything in common that might explain the loss of top and side icons (but oddly enough, not the bottom "post icons").

    I know that he has tried on another PC and so this might imply the problem is more to do with the individual user ID, rather than system configuration (unless the other PC was running identical software & versions).

    Hopefully someone can get to the bottom (and top, and sides) of this one.

    Brendan

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    Look at my post right above yours, I think it will resolve Julie and Saska's issue. It enables the advanced controls. Chances are they are set to the Basic Editor.
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    Default Re: Where are the smilies?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Look at my post right above yours, I think it will resolve Julie and Saska's issue. It enables the advanced controls. Chances are they are set to the Basic Editor.
    Mike

    Sorry that I missed your post. (I think I was composing my typically long-winded reply while it appeared.)

    I've just checked and setting the basic editor does create Julie and Saska's problem exactly and it looks like you've solved it!

    Well done. I had a look through some of the settings and couldn't see anything. I must have had what my wife refers to as a "man look". Thankfully we've got chaps like you here to rely upon.

    I've just emailed Saska. He will be pleased.

    Thanks
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    Well spotted Mike. I was able to update settings for saska and Mandojulie, they were somehow the only two users to have that "Basic editor" option set.
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    Okay that explains it. Mike, big kudos!

    But I went to my CP and it was already in "extra formatting". So I saved it and thought, that wasn't my problem, that isn't going to fix it.

    Came back here to check it out and found a new message that Dan had already changed it!

    It works like a champ!

    I've always felt an affinity to Saska this must be why.

    Thanks bunches,

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    Life is good.
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    Thanks Mike and Dan. I've been trying to figure this out for Saska for a couple of days now. Great saves.

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    I didn't realize I was smilie less until this thread. Go advanced worked for me however.
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    Me & Mandojulie - the ONLY two to be deprived of smilies !!!! - just WHERE & WHEN do we claim our compensation for deprivation ? (LOL ! - it could be the title of a tune coming up,now where did i leave my Mandolin ?),
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