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Disappearing smilies


This is in no way a problem for me. More of a curiosity. Sometimes when I am replying to a message not all of the smilies show up. But if I hover my mouse pointer on their locations, the code shows up. If I click, the code goes into my post.

Just curious, what's up with this? I'd think they'd either be there and show up, or not be there and not show up. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Very odd... never happened to me. Maybe a loading/cache problem? Do you have any problems with any kind of images not loading at other sites or is it unique to here?
Same problem, I guess. I never thought about that. Some images load, others don't on some websites sometimes. Never occured to me there was a connection. But I usually get boxes with red x-s in them when that happens.

I should get my computer checked out, but as long as it is working, I don't have the time. Maybe over the winter break or something.
Doesn't have to be a computer problem... could be simply a connection problem, too, especially on dialup.

As for them not showing up as the boxes with red X-s - at least in my case, sometimes when very small images don't load (smiley-size images for instance), then nothing shows up at all, instead of the empty box.

Anyway, would be interesting to hear if others have had a similar problem here.
Normally just transient connection problems.

You should go to tools, internet options, advanced and select "show image download placeholders." Why they turned that off as a default option I'll never know, it's vital IMHO.
Thanks, everyone. Antony, I'll try that when I get home tonight. Thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

P.S. Can't wait for the B5 shop to be open again. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif Think money, money,money. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Too bad I never found a B5 calendar. I'll miss mine.
There is a calendar from Amazon.co.uk hyp... follow the link from the amazon.co.uk article on the left.
I thought so. I checked before. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Ah, well. I'll have to look at either Dilbert or cute kitties instead. I think I'll take Dilbert to the office, so the computer room will have kitties I suppose.

Not all bad, you see. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif