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Old 09-08-2006   #1
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I know you can turn images off, but is there any chance you can turn off smilies too? I know other forums allow this. It's just that things like these hurt my soul:



Especially when they're posted in a big line with text that reads something like "ne1 no ne gud plces 2 go doggin'?"

Apologies if I've missed in in the user CP. I'll go and have another look.

p.s. is especially annoying
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Actually, I don't want to take away people's right to use them. After all, they're popular with the younger folks and, broadly speaking, they replace words for some people. I just want the ability to hide them or at least reduce them to a tag.

Man, I'm such a low postcount n00b on here. I doubt this is going to really register as a request.
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not at all,all taken on board.
post count means nowt.
that make me young then?

dont know if ben can do it or not as i know nowt about all this t'internet stuff
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I kinda came off sounding like an old geezer (which I am). I totally get that the main demographic for this forum is going to trend towards people in their late teens/early twenties due to the punto being such a cheap car to buy and run in the UK. Along with that comes the associated stuff like the text speak & use of smilies.

Yep I'm still sounding old...
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early twenties,them were the days
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erm, if i think hard enough i think i can just about remember them !!
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I have never seen smilies turned off before in other forums then again, I don't have issues with them, even though I am older than some

As for being a young forum :O I think we have a broad spectrum of ages....

BUT as for txt spk, I think anyone using it should be shot.
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I dunno what software this board runs, but on invision the smilies use an "IMG" tag, so can be hidden. I see yours come up as ":smiley:" so may not be treated in the same way as inline images.

Again, by "young forum", I didn't mean to insult the forum or it's membership just so you know.
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even still you can insert smilies within image tags so blocking smilies would only block forum smilies unless you turn off images as well but that would make for a boring forum experience
suppose ben may be able to offer the option to users but dont know if he could or would depending on work involved
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I *always* turn off inline images, avatars & sigs. But I know I'm in a minority.
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is it a bandwidth issue or just preference?
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Bit of both. If I'm browsing at work (as I do more than I should), I prefer to minimise the "footprint" it leaves both on the proxy and the associated content filtering devices.

From a personal perspective, I prefer to concentrate on what people have written rather than be distracted by the associated gubbins of avatars/sigs and what have you.
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In that case, why not use the archive:

https://www.fiatforum.com/archive/

Make sure you click on PDA, then you read what you want, in a very basic format

If you want to reply to a thread, then just click on 'see full version'.
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Amazing Scenes!

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