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  • Message 481

    , in reply to message 467.

    Posted by uschi (U2208236) on Saturday, 18th September 2010

    Scribbler, the actual laughing sound is "schnauben" these days, while to snore is "schnarchen".

    I kept thinking of the Snork Maiden and her brother the Snork from the Moomin tales, so I was rather confused by all the snorking here ... and the flying droplets.

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  • Message 482

    , in reply to message 471.

    Posted by Denadar (U8017493) on Saturday, 18th September 2010




    So many bugs around I'm off to see the doctor smiley - tardis.

    I think we'll all be sent to the naughty step on Monday morning or be disappeared smiley - snork smiley - snork

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  • Message 483

    , in reply to message 482.

    Posted by Mrs Vee (U2897076) on Saturday, 18th September 2010

    It'll need to be a big step!

    smiley - snork

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  • Message 484

    , in reply to message 481.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Saturday, 18th September 2010

    I suspect you're right Dena, but I feel strangely liberated and light hearted on here, which makes a change.


    Uschi if this link works
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2...

    you can see h2g2 smilies which now work on this board, scroll down and the snork smilie, as written by Peet, is defined thus

    Sometimes, things are unexpectedly funny, and those afflicted by hilarity undertake what can only be described as an involuntary spasm - not quite a snort, a snork is a noise made by someone through their nose in moments of great hilarity, resulting in movement of nasal mucus. Urgh... 

    although I'd substitute the thought of nasal mucus for some kind of beverage...

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  • Message 485

    , in reply to message 484.

    Posted by uschi (U2208236) on Saturday, 18th September 2010

    Igittigitt!!!! (German for "yuk") smiley - winkeye
    Thanks!

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  • Message 486

    , in reply to message 484.

    Posted by lindacatarina (U13954551) on Saturday, 18th September 2010


    by the way when I found this

    smiley - snork

    symbol and it made me feel like my 3 yr old...don't know why...but there you go sometimes the silliest things make you smile..

    ...anyway I told my teenager about it and she refuses to accept it as a sub for snort and says this Snork is meaningless...

    ...which made me look it up on the web dictionary which said it was to Snork up like as in drugs...

    ...I prefer to think of it as in Snort...nasal sound...

    so my lesson is don't ask your teenager!

    smiley - snork

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  • Message 487

    , in reply to message 486.

    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    According to Mustardland (The Archers board) a smiley - snork involves expressing smiley - coffee through the nose while trying to suppress a laugh. At the very least it involves wiping your keyboard afterwards, and often the screen too.

    HTH

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  • Message 488

    , in reply to message 487.

    Posted by lindacatarina (U13954551) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I like that description Peet and shall stick to it!

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  • Message 489

    , in reply to message 487.

    Posted by BaraGwenith (U14257539) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    That's called 'The Nose Trick' in our family.

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  • Message 490

    , in reply to message 487.

    Posted by BaraGwenith (U14257539) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Apparently the following words in combination are banned on this board.

    That's
    called
    The
    Nose
    Trick
    in
    our
    family

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  • Message 491

    , in reply to message 490.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    BG, there's a bug, I think I was told it's actually to do with the 3 minute rule, and it gives that spurious message instead of a message that makes any sense.

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  • Message 492

    , in reply to message 491.

    Posted by jollymrsowl (U11053266) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I have to say that almost everything on this board is way above my head now. In fact, I quite often think you're all speaking another language!

    Now what I would really like to do is add a SNORK (wonderful addition)...... but how do I do it?

    And another question I posed to Ramona a few weeks ago hasn't been answered - How can I return to my original position after I click on a link??????

    I return to start position on the Archers and POV

    but not here....... And the pages are sooooo long now.....


    So in total frustation, can some kind person (seeing as our Host is rarely available) tell me what I'm doing wrong on this wonderful, newly improved board.

    MrsOwl

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  • Message 493

    , in reply to message 486.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    smiley - snork is a real word that appears in the OED with citations dating as far back as 1531.

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  • Message 494

    , in reply to message 492.

    Posted by Denadar (U8017493) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Hi Mrs. Owl,

    There is a whole world of emoticons out there in the ether - to be found on h2g2

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2...

    Have fun smiley - cheers

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  • Message 495

    , in reply to message 493.

    Posted by jollymrsowl (U11053266) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I'm sure that is true OI, but it doesn't tell me how to post one???

    MrsOwl

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  • Message 496

    , in reply to message 494.

    Posted by jollymrsowl (U11053266) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Hallo Denadar,

    So when I'm writing in my box, as I am now, how do I get to h2g2?
    I think you have realised that I am a TOTAL dunce with a computer. Smileys I conquered!!!!

    MrsOwl

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  • Message 497

    , in reply to message 495.

    Posted by uschi (U2208236) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Open the link to the smileys in a new window, scroll down to your smiley and copy the line for "Forum Code 1" in here. Forum code 2 works as well.

    smiley - cappuccino smiley - cappuccino

    Alternatively you can learn them by heart and type them.
    Either way, too much faffing about for me.

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  • Message 498

    , in reply to message 496.

    Posted by gremolata (U3543611) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    MrsOwl
    If you click on Denadar's link you'll be taken to the h2g2 smileys -- hundreds of them!

    For snork you simply place that word in the pointy brackets >< but have them pointing the other way round!

    smiley - snork

    HTH

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  • Message 499

    , in reply to message 498.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I've just discovered this smiley - presumably provided tpo allow us to express our response to the changes forced on us?

    smiley - brokenheart

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  • Message 500

    , in reply to message 499.

    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I think you might mean smiley - headhurts smiley - wah...

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  • Message 501

    , in reply to message 494.

    Posted by LaConchita (U8276927) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Thanks Denadar for posting the link again as I did not have it bookmarked and wondered what else there was new apart from the wonderful smiley - snork

    Quite a lot of them are suitable for our situation in message board limbo ...

    When they removed the old boards they opened smiley - canofworms

    All the tech faults will be fixed tomorrow smiley - flyingpig

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  • Message 502

    , in reply to message 492.

    Posted by Rosie (U2959985) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    In reply to jollymrsowl:

    How can I return to my original position after I click on a link?????? 

    I've given up on a lot of these problems, so what I do now if there is a link posted that I want to read is right click on it, and select "open in new tab" from the drop down menu, read it in the new tab and then just go back to the Food board tab.

    In fact I frequently keep the Food board open on two tabs, as on clicking on "this is in reply to blah blah" takes you straight back to the OP and NOT the message to which the post actually refers.

    The whole thing is nothing but a total farce.

    This new set-up started some months ago on the Ouch boards, with the same faults, bugs and problems. Whether or not they have yet been sorted I do not know, but at least on the Ouch boards the Ouch team themselves are involved, AND it is possible to contact them directly by email, and YES, they do respond, also by email.

    Anyone know how to contact Ramona directly?

    No. I didn't think so.

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  • Message 503

    , in reply to message 502.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Rosie - depending how your PC is set up, simply pressing shift and clicking a link may well give you a new tab.

    I think Ramona is on Facebook - though doubt we would be welcome!

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  • Message 504

    , in reply to message 502.

    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Anyone know how to contact Ramona directly? 

    I'd try [Personal details removed by Moderator] if she's actually employed by the BBC.

    Apologies in advance to the mods if this is transgressing site rules - it's permitted to post BBC and other public body email addresses over on The Archers boards, but I don't know what the local rules here permit.

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  • Message 505

    , in reply to message 502.

    Posted by jollymrsowl (U11053266) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Thank you all for your help and tips.

    And a big thank you to Rosie for that information.

    Funny isn't it. I understood almost immediately what snagging was about, something I've been given to understand is far too dificult for newbies like me, but I can see I'll have to get OH to help me with the rest.

    Oh well, I'll keep trying.

    MrsOwl

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  • Message 506

    , in reply to message 504.

    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    [Personal details removed by Moderator]  

    Ah well, that's a shame. It's always been my understanding that BBC email addresses in the form of [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] were permitted.

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  • Message 507

    , in reply to message 506.

    Posted by Denadar (U8017493) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Maybe it's just that Ramona doesn't want her details (apart from the ones already given on these boards) being known Peet smiley - devil

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  • Message 508

    , in reply to message 50.

    Posted by honeybunny (U14617052) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    to quote house rules:
    We reserve the right to fail messages which:
    Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses

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  • Message 509

    , in reply to message 506.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Peet - which board/thread is it over at the Archers where you could provide the illustration?

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  • Message 510

    , in reply to message 509.

    Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Head over to The Bull - you can post about anything non-Archers related there.

    Look for my posting near the end of the "Changes to Messageboards" thread - I would provide a link, but when I try it in preview it just links to a "This thread has been closed" message.

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  • Message 511

    , in reply to message 502.

    Posted by pea whistle (U14517419) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    There is a blog about the new message boards.

    I'm sure smiley - laugh they'd welcome feedback.

    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

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  • Message 512

    , in reply to message 510.

    Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    I posted in The Bull recently and the thread can be found here:
    "> Archers message boards > The Bull > Changes to Messageboards" www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 513

    , in reply to message 502.

    Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    #502 Links returning to OP instead of correct message

    DEJA VU

    Another BUG the BBC should already be aware of and is perpetuating on the revised boards.

    I noticed and commented on this bug months ago. It was and probably is still affecting the iPlayer mb. I seem to think it only affected threads with over 100 posts in them, which is not often reached on the ip mb.

    I never did get any bbc response. Which is not unusual.

    "Another Bug on the Board (PermaLink to last message goes to first message instead)" - www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    I resorted to putting the message number in replies on longer threads.

    I have more recently but only on one occasion noticed an odd problem with posts numbering from the point of entry into a thread, posts above that point being negatively numbered. If that re-occurs it adds a complication because posts then get multiple numbers.

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  • Message 514

    , in reply to message 506.

    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

  • Message 515

    , in reply to message 514.

    Posted by gremolata (U3543611) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Tomorrow morning I should like to send a message to Jeremy Vine at Radio 2 in answer to his request for your "Favourite Poem".

    I shall also Email several other BBC employees with different points of view be they on Radio 2, Radio 4, Newsnight or whatever. I have some foodie questions to ask whilst I am doing this......

    I will use the same generic mailing address that they all use so why not for our dear Host?

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  • Message 516

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    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

  • Message 517

    , in reply to message 516.

    Posted by gremolata (U3543611) on Sunday, 19th September 2010

    Sorry all, just trying to figure out how my earlier message got wiped out so quickly.

    I humbly suggest anyone wanting to ask the host a question get in touch with her directly rather than using this thread.

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  • Message 518

    , in reply to message 517.

    Posted by Ramona Andrews BBC Food host (U14570541) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    Hi there,
    Unlike many BBC personalities I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that I don’t have a team of assistants working their way through my emails to help me respond to you. The best way to get in contact with me is through this messageboard. Alternatively if you have a general comment about the Food site, we have a feedback form here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/food/f...

    I’m frustrated too when I click on ‘My discussions’ and the number of posts appear as negative. I’m doing my best to get this and the other bugs you’ve mentioned fixed. I really am.

    Thanks,
    Ramona

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  • Message 519

    , in reply to message 518.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    Good Morning Ramona,




    It might be helpful if you could indicate how many times a day, or days per week you tend to check this thread.

    Because there doesn't seem to be much input here from you, the thread I feel, tends to ramble along with questions, some of which other posters try to help answer, and also general comments.
    That makes it hard I imagine for you to pick out points and questions which you could answer quickly, or even just take a note of, but also means that many people feel valid points, which need a response from you, are ignored or overlooked.


    Maybe it would be better to have a general board query thread where quick answers could be given by anyone who knows, and a dedicated Questions for Host Only (no poster responses please) where you could whizz through and pick up on issues which you alone can answer or deal with? (just a thought)

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  • Message 520

    , in reply to message 518.

    Posted by lindacatarina (U13954551) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    "I’m frustrated too when I click on ‘My discussions’ and the number of posts appear as negative."


    My suggestion Ramona to help with the frustrations would be to:

    - Stop making this a negative board by adding silly rules when they don't brake the house rules like the 'snag'...why do you insist on something so petty?

    - Listen to the valid complaints on the Whiteness of the site, which most people have a problem with reading from.

    - The point of a thread like this is for the things that are going wrong surely, ie us posters pointing out things that are not right? From my experience being a manager is mainly spending your time managing problems and the things that go well don't tend to need to need managing so much.

    Finally there is a lot of goodwill on this board from posters wanting to spend their free time helping other with problems which means if this is a busy site it will obviously benefit you and your team with the "Blog's" traffic.

    So it would only make sense for you to show more interest and more frequent visits here paying posters attention on serious irritations rather than just come on here to post another blog event. It would make us less cynical of the intent on why this board exists.


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  • Message 521

    , in reply to message 518.

    Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    #518 @ Ramona

    WORKAROUND

    _ Negative numbers _ farcical minus millions _

    I’m frustrated too when I click on ‘My discussions’ and the number of posts appear as negative. I’m doing my best to get this and the other bugs you’ve mentioned fixed. I really am.
     


    I do not remember if I mentioned it on this mb

    The problem has been in existence and the BBC will have been aware of it for months. There is a workaround, that will works now, but will get blocked as the BBC improves the other mb.

    The data is clearly there on the dna database AND other boards such as the Archers Board (but thats next for improvement) or the POV board do display the info corrrectly.

    If you log the POV mb, and use that for "Your Discussion" your discussions lists will appear and give correct numbering and highlight unread posts. This was pointed out a while ago by someone on the iPlayer mb, as the iPlayer mb has the same problem.

    Hope it helps for now,

    John

    PS
    It was "Guv-nor" that suggested the workaround, (www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb... ) & another related thread is www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 522

    , in reply to message 521.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    Thanks John, I had been using TA board for that quite successfully but then the numbers went awry there too (and via the h2g2 page) Now have bookmarked the POV my discussions as my point of entry to the boards.

    The irony of something that works disappearing after 'improvements' have been carried out, is astonishing though.

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  • Message 523

    , in reply to message 521.

    Posted by sueturnersmith (U741218) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    Surely all these bugs should have been fixed before being used on the food board? It is still obviously a very early 'beta version'.

    Heaven help the BBC if they use it on The Archers board in this state!

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  • Message 524

    , in reply to message 523.

    Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    #523 Sue, <quote>It is still obviously a very early 'beta version'.
    </quote>

    Which the BBC are "Sprinting" to introduce on all the many BBC boards before the end of October - bbc comment - www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

    And are only dealing with major bugs which are defined as <quote>The definition of major bug typically includes instances where the service is completely unavailable.
    {from above mentioned blog] <quote>

    Beeb introduces "very early betas" quickly, witness
    - the BBC homepage beta that failed as soon as it was released live (www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/... )
    - & the recent iPlayer release out of beta, followed by a rapid need for a new Desktop beta to fix well known & pre-existing problems such as the premature programme deletions.

    And of course this current Food Q&A messageboard, lets hope the Archers mb fairs better, problems there are likely to be heavily commented on.

    John

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  • Message 525

    , in reply to message 524.

    Posted by John99 (U13871221) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    __ PREVIEW _ WYSIIWYG _

    This may have been mentioned already, so sorry if in fact a repeat question.

    If we are not getting an edit facility.
    And that is understandable as it could cause problems.Iit would help to have a
    What You See Is What You Get preview.

    With this mb & my browser (ff) the quotations for example display in final posts as italic, but as ordinary text in preview. Typos / missing tags, would be easier to pick up if the quotes did show as italic in preview.

    John

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  • Message 526

    , in reply to message 525.

    Posted by honeybunny (U14617052) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    John99: preview already gives you _ WYSIIWYG _

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  • Message 527

    , in reply to message 518.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    In reply to Ramona Andrews:
    Hi there,
    Unlike many BBC personalities I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that I don’t have a team of assistants working their way through my emails to help me respond to you. The best way to get in contact with me is through this messageboard. Alternatively if you have a general comment about the Food site, we have a feedback form here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/food/f...

    I’m frustrated too when I click on ‘My discussions’ and the number of posts appear as negative. I’m doing my best to get this and the other bugs you’ve mentioned fixed. I really am.

    Thanks,
    Ramona 


    Ramona - I think it is because of the rareness of your visits here that people seek an alternative route for communication. I think it is unfortunate that we do not have a host who is, by choice, an active participant on the board, as well as its owner.

    It is now 5 weeks since changeover, and hardly any of the problems have been resolved, so your best is simply not good enough.

    I realise that you are reliant on techies - but they seem to speak a foreign language of "deprecating" with a new and unknown meaning.

    One thing entirely within your power is to restore to us the benefits of Sakkarin's search engine. The only snag is easily removed.


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  • Message 528

    , in reply to message 527.

    Posted by fiorella (U14428035) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    I agree with everything you say Organo.

    Out of sheer frustration we all bang on and on about the various problems.
    And get nowhere. When Ramona does occasionally come on here - she must wear blinkers. She answers basically nothing that posters have a big issue or 10 with.
    And quite frankly - it is not good enough.

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  • Message 529

    , in reply to message 527.

    Posted by Denadar (U8017493) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    Hi scribbles,

    I think it is unfortunate that we do not have a host who is, by choice, an active participant on the board, as well as its owner. 

    As Ramona is now a member of the food writers guild - www.gfw.co.uk/qualif... - she has been busy writing several blogs,

    How to make the best of courgettes and marrows.

    How can I give my lunchbox some love. and

    How do I make lovely jellies.

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  • Message 530

    , in reply to message 529.

    Posted by Rosie (U2959985) on Monday, 20th September 2010

    In reply to Denadar:

    So impressive, while we peasants and former enthusiastic Food board users have to put up with the farce that this board has become.

    In addition, as our Host appears to hate the word "snag" so much, how much longer do you think before all the h2g2 emoticons are banned from here as well?

    smiley - run

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