On Sun, 2005-11-27 at 17:39 -0300, Stephen Eilert wrote:
> I'm sending this to the gaim-devel, instead of gaim-bugs, because I do
> not have an attached patch (yet).
gaim-bugs is a list that receives mail from the SF bug tracker.
You posted correctly. Discussion happens here. :)
> Let's assume the user created a custom emoticon with the alias "/lol".
> Gaim will correctly interpret it, download and display the custom
> emote. However, if *I*, the receiving party, decide to type the same
> "/lol", Gaim will perform the smiley substitution. Clearly, this is
> not the intended behavior, and can get very annoying if the user
> decides to add a custom animated emote with some commonly used words.
There is a patch in the tracker that fixes this. I'm not sure if that's
the best approach. Hopefully someone else will speak up about how this
should be fixed.
> Another thing: there are many users I know that like Gaim precisely
> *because* of the lack of custom emoticons. As such, a configuration
> option to toggle the displaying of those emoticons would be useful.
> This could go in the "user options" for the MSN account.
I'm not against having an option (this is one of those cases that
doesn't matter to me much either way), but I always wonder why things
like this are necessary. I personally just tell people to not be