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Dingbats in node titles?

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Feb 28, 2002 at 02:27 UTC ( #148116=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by Masem (Monsignor) on Feb 28, 2002 at 13:10 UTC
    The title modifications don't bother me too much, but I do offer an alternate solution. Allow each user on user settings to have a special "pre-title" field which with they can put their pre-title bits. Then, also add a setting "Node pre-titles" with options of "On", "On, ASCII-stripped" and "Off". The second option would convert any non ASCII character to a space or similar. Then, when nodes are collected, the titles are dynamically modified to include those pre-titles or modified versions of them, or none at all, which would appear to satisfy most of the user's comments on this issue.

    Dr. Michael K. Neylon - || "You've left the lens cap of your mind on again, Pinky" - The Brain
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      Aren't there enough Dingbats on this page already? No, seriosly, I think dingbats in titles would just give people an opertunity to make them unreadable, unless you're posting code in the title (which is a bad idea), the dingbats should not be alowed. If they do have their place, it's in the obfu section

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Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by {NULE} (Hermit) on Feb 28, 2002 at 14:05 UTC

    I don't see how we can possibly have a serious discussion on this topic with an option to vote for "I like cheese!".


    PS - I vote no. :)

Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by providencia (Pilgrim) on Feb 28, 2002 at 19:31 UTC
Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by rrwo (Friar) on Mar 01, 2002 at 05:20 UTC

    Why no dingbats?

    83C^U2E TH3Y 3|\|C0UR^G3 U|\|R3^D^BL3 G^R8^G3 L1K3 TH1S

Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by Juerd (Abbot) on Mar 01, 2002 at 08:00 UTC
    What is a dingbat? (dict doesn't know)
      Special characters like stars, hands, arrows, and geometric shapes you can use to decorate a document. A collection of dingbats is found in a popular font called Wingdings.
      A Google search would tell you more that you might want to know. :)

      BTW, I don't like them in node titles either.
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        It took a while before i realised what they are, and how they're used over here. I was afraid for wingdings characters or images, but the single characters are no problem for me.

        Are there rules for dingbats in node titles? (written or implicitly assumed?)

        ++ vs lbh qrpbqrq guvf hfvat n ge va Crey :)
        Nabgure bar vs lbh qvq fb jvgubhg ernqvat n znahny svefg.
        -- vs lbh hfrq OFQ pnrfne ;)
            - Whreq

Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by cecil36 (Pilgrim) on Mar 01, 2002 at 20:26 UTC
    There are dingbats hanging around Perlmonks? Quick, call the National Geographic! They need to cover this for their next issue.
Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by ichimunki (Priest) on Mar 04, 2002 at 18:53 UTC
    Shouldn't that be &CowboyNeal;? &grin;
Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Mar 02, 2002 at 15:51 UTC
    CowboyNeal, definitely! Hands down. Amen.

    (Ph) Phaysis
    If idle hands are the tools of the devil, are idol tools the hands of god?

Re: Dingbats in node titles?
by Notromda (Pilgrim) on Mar 02, 2002 at 17:18 UTC
    I have yet to see a dingbat around here, except in a few comments complaining about dingbats. :(

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