PLEASE READ: Regarding Auto-Correct and Smilies

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PLEASE READ: Regarding Auto-Correct and Smilies

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Dear board participants:

I'll admit it: I've been a real dick and a douchebag when it comes to the auto-correct and smilie features. (I'm sure I've been a dick and a douchebag regarding a multitude of other things, too, but let's just focus on one thing at a time for now.)

Yes, I went overboard on the auto-correct and the smilies. Rather than try to justify myself, I'll just spare you the agony and issue a belated "I'm sorry."

I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner, but in order to make the board more "customizable" I just enabled the features that allow you to A) view smilies, and B) disable the auto-correct (a.k.a. "word censor.")

If you want to start using and viewing smilies, do nothing. They're now enabled by default, without limits, and you may use them to your heart's content. If, however, you're like me and don't want to view them, then:

  1. Click on User CP toward the top of the screen, underneath the words "Liar!" "Heathen!"
  2. Toward the left, click on Board preferences.
  3. Underneath that, click on Edit posting defaults.
  4. To the right, next to Enable smilies by default, select No.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Once again, click on User CP toward the top of the screen, underneath the words "Liar!" "Heathen!"
  7. Toward the left, click on Board preferences.
  8. Underneath that, click on Edit display options.
  9. To the right, next to Display smilies as images, select No.
  10. Click Submit.

However, in contrast to smilies, the auto-correct is enabled by default. If you want to disable it and see all posts in their original typewritten glory--user beware--then:

  1. Click on User CP toward the top of the screen, underneath the words "Liar!" "Heathen!"
  2. Toward the left, click on Board preferences.
  3. Underneath that, click on Edit display options.
  4. To the right, next to Enable word censoring, select No.
  5. Click Submit.

THAT SAID, I *must* make a strict request: I've turned a blind eye to the manual bypassing of the word-censor in the Telestial Forum, (you know, when people type a "-" in front of the word to get it to show up in its unredacted state,) but since people may now disable it freely anyway, I must insist that everyone respect others' choices to either enable or disable the word-censor by not doing that anymore. In other words, even in the Telestial Forum, just type the word out since everyone who wants to read it will be able to do so anyway. Thank you.

Hopefully this will go a long way toward giving all users the MormonDiscussions.com experience they want and otherwise continue to make this board all things to all people.

(On the other hand, if you disagree with this course of action, respond to this post and we'll talk.)

Again, I hereby issue a belated apology for having been such a prick about all this.

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You have true class. I'm in awe, Shades. Thank you.

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Dr. Shades wrote:Dear board participants:


However, in contrast to smilies, the auto-correct is enabled by default. If you want to disable it and see all posts in their original typewritten glory--user beware--then:

  • Click on User CP toward the top of the screen, underneath the words "Liar!" "Heathen!"
  • Toward the left, click on Board preferences.
  • Underneath that, click on Edit display options.
  • To the right, next to Enable word censoring, select No.
  • Click Submit.


This is all I can find under
Edit display options

Display images within posts: Yes No
Display Flash animations: Yes No
Display smilies as images: Yes No
Display signatures: Yes No
Display avatars: Yes No
Display topics from previous days:
Display topics ordering by:
Display topic order direction:
Display posts from previous days:
Display posts ordering by:
Display post order direction:

Am I missing something?

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Uh-oh. Underneath "Display avatars" but above "Display topics from previous days" you should have an option that says "Enable word censoring." I don't know why I have it but you don't; I'll dig around in the Administrators' screen and see if I can identify the problem.

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Okay, it should be working now; try it again.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Got it. Thanks.

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Thank you, Shades!!! :smile: :smile: :smile:

Love the smilies!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Hey, Shades, I am going to pin this.

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Thank you Shades. :smile: Sorry you weren't able to get BY to change through the censor. :rolleyes: You are NOT a BY!!
Huckelberry said:
I see the order and harmony to be the very image of God which smiles upon us each morning as we awake.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/a ... cc_toc.htm

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MCB wrote:Thank you Shades. :smile: Sorry you weren't able to get BY to change through the censor. :rolleyes: You are NOT a BY!!

What does BY stand for? I thought it was short for Brigham Young.

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Goody, goody, gumdrops! I love smilies. They are like my little friends.

:lol:

Paul O

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Shulem wrote:Goody, goody, gumdrops! I love smilies. They are like my little friends.

:lol:

Paul O

I know, Paul! You and I are like kids in a candy store! :cool: :lol: :eek: :smile: :smile: :smile:

And Shades doesn't have to look at them since he has his own personal similes turned off.

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What does BY stand for? I thought it was short for Brigham Young.
Shades is capable of repentance for authoritarian attitudes. :redface: BY had gone beyond that very early in life. :twisted: And I am grateful that the D&C was too widely circulated for them to censor out the ugly details. :ugeek:
Huckelberry said:
I see the order and harmony to be the very image of God which smiles upon us each morning as we awake.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/a ... cc_toc.htm

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Shades have you not been paying attention? You don't have to apologize. Just say you don't the when/why/how for these policies. It absolves you of all responsibility.

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Shades: scholar and gentleman :cool:
Parley P. Pratt wrote:We must lie to support brother Joseph, it is our duty to do so.

B.R. McConkie, © Intellectual Reserve wrote:There are those who say that revealed religion and organic evolution can be harmonized. This is both false and devilish.

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If only Shades were to be given the responsibility by the Church for writing its official apologies...

Shades - a class act.
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Thank you , Shades.

Making the corrections would have been enough. "Owning up" was a display of integrity and class. I salute you, sir.

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Stormy Waters wrote:Shades have you not been paying attention? You don't have to apologize. Just say you don't the when/why/how for these policies. It absolves you of all responsibility.

AFAIAC, this post wins the thread.

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Bret Ripley wrote:
Stormy Waters wrote:Shades have you not been paying attention? You don't have to apologize. Just say you don't the when/why/how for these policies. It absolves you of all responsibility.

AFAIAC, this post wins the thread.


Yes. Yes, it does.

Shades, I am stunned speechless right now.
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Ok, I am coherent again.

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"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.

And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.

There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God."


"I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them. But you are my heir: all that I had and might have had I leave to you....And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise."


Shades, you are like Jesus and Frodo wrapped up into one! Kudos!


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