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Title: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on August 16, 2007, 06:19:15 PM
Just yesterday, I lost the ability to see or use the smiley faces.

All I get are red "x"s and the word smiley or angry or cool, etc.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Forum Admin on August 16, 2007, 06:20:17 PM
I have the same problem and am trying to figure out what went wrong.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Olishka~ Pincess on August 16, 2007, 06:55:24 PM
Just yesterday, I lost the ability to see or use the smiley faces.

All I get are red "x"s and the word smiley or angry or cool, etc.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

I have the same problem and am trying to figure out what went wrong.
Me too becuase when I was about to type something everything showed up in red x's and on my posts things came up with red x's all the smiley face expessions are not there.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Annie on August 16, 2007, 08:49:57 PM
It just now happened to me. I was looking for a place to post about it when I found this thread. I'm not getting a red X, only the word, and words show up where the face should be. Since yesterday it's had words in place of emoticons on the reply window, but when I clicked the word, the faces still showed up in the post. Now they don't. I also only see words in everyone else's posts.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: ferrymansdaughter on August 17, 2007, 05:06:55 AM
Yes, me too.  Also, I am set up as permanently logged on yet  on Wednesday when I accessed the site, I was not only logged out but I was told (twice) that this site had given me a virus!  However, when my IT people checked they couldn't find anything.

Very odd.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: dmitri on August 17, 2007, 07:44:16 AM
me too
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on August 17, 2007, 08:24:17 AM
You know, I got a virus message on my computer just before this happened to me but I didn't think to connect it until  ferryman's daughter just mentioned it.

My Mcafee went crazy, blinking and sending tones and I couldn't get it to stop.  I did the virus check, clean, isolate and eliminate thing and then ran a couple of other checks. 

That was just before I went on line to come here and when I got here I couldn't see the smileys.

I thought that perhaps I had eliminated something from my system with all the cleaning Mcafee had me do, but now that I know that everyone has the same problem, I know it wasn't me.

Maybe there was a virus that has affected all of us or a parasite (my son says that those are worse).  I hate to think this, but perhaps someone has infiltrated the site and sent out a virus to attack this site and also those of us who come here unless we are well protected by our virus software.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Forum Admin on August 17, 2007, 09:29:30 AM
Yes, me too.  Also, I am set up as permanently logged on yet  on Wednesday when I accessed the site, I was not only logged out but I was told (twice) that this site had given me a virus!  However, when my IT people checked they couldn't find anything.

Very odd.

One of the Pallasart servers was somehow attacked by someone in Moscow who put in a spyware link.  It was caught literally almost the minute it was done, but Bob and Walt were able to isolate and eliminate the problem.  We are 100% safe here guys. Don't worry ever about virus issues on the Forum.

Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: dmitri on August 17, 2007, 11:20:34 AM
thanks FA
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: tatianolishka_ on August 18, 2007, 12:32:38 AM
Whew!!! Thank god I missed that. Smilies still aren't working though...
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on August 18, 2007, 09:42:59 AM
I still have no access to the smileys either.

But I am glad that the Moscow problem was caught in time.

Moscow  ??
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Belochka on August 19, 2007, 01:56:04 AM
My virus protection system would not allow me to view this site two days ago. A very strange .com address containing a series of numbers came up instead of the normal Alexander Palace.com URL. The system froze temporarily.

During the day I found that I was unable to access a couple of Moscow + one St. Petersburg website because my system stated that the site was attempting to send me a virus called "downloader" from the selected site. Fortunately the contaminants were blocked. I immediately ran a full virus scan and was declared safe!

I am not able to see the smilies either. It seems that most of us like using them.

Margarita
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on August 19, 2007, 08:28:40 AM
I believe that "dowloader" was what my virus protection software called it as well.

I am safe and protected, but still no smileys   :-(

Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Annie on August 19, 2007, 10:12:24 AM
I still have no smilies either, just the words. I didn't think anything of it before pthers mentioned it but I was having an awful lot of alerts from my AVG and it popped up to kill a virus at least 3 times one day. Sure am glad I had it, my last 2 computers died of viruses my daughter picked up in chatrooms.

 I have another problem, might just be my computer as I have had it for months. I can't stay logged in! Almost every time I refresh the page, make a post or go to a different board, I automatically log out again even though I have 'stay logged in forever' clicked. What should I do? It gets very aggravating.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Forum Admin on August 19, 2007, 10:14:22 AM
Annie,

The being logged out thing has something to do with your cookies and their setting. I don't have that problem. I"ve been logged in for about ten full days now.

The smileys are still down.  Walt is swamped at work, and this just isn't a priority item to fix. Pls be patient.

Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Annie on August 23, 2007, 02:26:48 PM
It sure did! I found out I had accidently set the site to 'block' instead of 'allow' cookies and I fixed it, no more problem!
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: DeAnochka on August 24, 2007, 10:42:11 AM
 :)

All of my old posts have the word instead of the smiley. It's crazy to see the word "Cheesy" at the end of my post. So funny!
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Annie on August 26, 2007, 08:30:42 AM
Please check for the virus assault again. I'm having a very hard time opening this site or refreshing any pages (and not having the same problem with other message boards) and my virus protector has popped up twice in the last hour. Thanks.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Forum Admin on August 26, 2007, 10:23:00 AM
Annie,

The slowness of the forum has nothing to do with a virus attack of any kind. The server is secure.  However, there are so many users in here at one time this morning that the server is having a hard time keeping up with all the requests.  We have over 100 registered users/guests AND we have something like 75 "spiders" from Google and Yahoo.  (we actually have all these all the time now, we are so popular with the major search engines their bots are in here all the time and just yesterday I discovered that Google is now picking up and ranking new posts in the Forum just FIFTEEN MINUTES after being posted. Just another good reason to make sure you mean to say what you write before hitting that Post button! Google might have it up on the front page of a search request before you change your mind!!


FA

Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Annie on August 26, 2007, 12:50:16 PM
Oh that's right! It's slow because of all the visitors reading about the new find! At least it doesn't give you a 'server too busy' message like other sites. Thanks!
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Tsaritsa on November 26, 2007, 10:28:23 PM
My smileys don't work and neither does my avatar picture.  I just have a red x.  I can see some avatars of others but not everyones.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on November 27, 2007, 08:06:03 AM
The FA is working on the smileys.  They have been gone for a long time.

If you get a red x for any picture, it is because the link to the picture has either been removed or has a different address.

For your own avatar, find another address or create your own link and it should come back.  I had the same thing happen to me and I had to find a new source for the picture I wanted.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: TampaBay on December 27, 2007, 09:06:55 AM
Are the smileys ever coming back???    :'( :( :'( :(

TampaBay
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: XJaseyRaeX on December 27, 2007, 03:42:59 PM
so everyone has been having this problem?
oh okies....i thought i was the only one lol.
will it be fixed anytime soon? :-\
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: britt.25 on January 02, 2008, 12:28:58 PM
It's a pity indeed, I thought it was only my own PC problem. I can use the smileys, but don't see them, when they appear somewhere...I see only a little red cross, where the smileys once had been. Does anybody know the problem or knows what can be done to get them back?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Alixz on January 02, 2008, 05:58:53 PM
I miss the smileys, too.  I started this thread on August 16, 2007, so they have been gone a long long time.

I hope to see them come back soon.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Forum Admin on January 02, 2008, 08:33:37 PM
I've tried and tried. It seems to be some database issue, but we really don't understand why they don't appear anymore. they "should" according to all the settings and programming, but they don't. We just cant figure it out.  No offense, but it really isn't a high priority in terms of the hours available to spend fixing the forum.

Sorry.
FA
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 06, 2008, 10:03:57 AM
Well I, for one, do not miss the blasted things. I find them childish and annoying.  Pity that is the only way some people have of expressing their thoughts- through silly cartoons.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Silja on January 06, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
I do miss the smileys!!!

Hadn't known others had the same problem, so I'm glad it's not my computer . . .
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Peterhof on January 06, 2008, 01:27:58 PM
Annie,

The slowness of the forum has nothing to do with a virus attack of any kind.
FA


Actually, the day before the smileys disappeared, my antivirus would give me a warning anytime I visited a page.  When the smileys disappeared I assumed the virus had corrupted the software or the forum had disabled them.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Royal Bulgaria on January 22, 2009, 05:46:59 AM
Well shows the same with me but here is the diffrence... When i enter from Internet Explore it shows like that:
(http://i031.radikal.ru/0901/a1/0fa7d0fa8f95.jpg) (http://www.radikal.ru) (it's example)
But when i enter from Mozilla FireFox its showing normal.... Look:
(http://s58.radikal.ru/i161/0901/dd/e51c8655228et.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s58.radikal.ru/i161/0901/dd/e51c8655228e.jpg.html)

Why?
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: nena on January 22, 2009, 06:30:37 AM
I collected some AP smileys:

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/embarrassed.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/cry.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/huh.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/kiss.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/acd05424.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/9428a070.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/grin.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/angry.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/993e10ba.gif)(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x139/nemanjapr/Smileys/tongue.gif)

Also, smileys are available here only if we change 'message icon' while posting, right?

I use them frequently, since I think it is nicer to see those smileys.
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Imperial_Grounds on January 22, 2009, 02:31:21 PM
OMG

thanks for the tip^, and how do you fix that Nena?

Me curious
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: nena on January 23, 2009, 02:58:58 PM
I didn't fix it, just saved them long time ago, some I found. Yes, those smileys were avaiable here when I joined.  ;)
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Talya on February 16, 2010, 07:12:00 PM
I have a website at home (I am at school.... what a bore!!) and I will try to post it or PM it to FA. It is a site where you can make new smiles. Does this forum have the ability to change smilies? If so then this would be the website to use! :)
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Talya on February 16, 2010, 10:22:28 PM
http://www.coolsmileys.org/ THis is the link. Hope it helps:)
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: Constantinople on June 09, 2010, 11:28:24 AM
I find it interesting that in a time of massive economic uncertainty, with the Gulf of Mexico polluted beyond belief that people are actually concerned that their smilies dont work.   ::)
Title: Re: Has anyone else lost the ability to use smileys?
Post by: DonnaSue on June 24, 2010, 10:15:33 AM
Constantinople, I tried to reply to your message and received an error. Not sure if the message went thru or not...