So this is the cause of it all then
We had a workaround before where you could type:
to avoid borkification when using smallcase:
This made it so you didn't have to checkmark "Disable Smilies in Post" (via: Post A Reply or Edit Post) and you could then also use other smilies in the same post.
Now they're both displayed as:
People searching the forums for the answer must now think we're a right set of tards or something.
Ok, I'll go and edit all references in all recent "proxy authentication" posts and all those linked to in TSGH etc.
Just need to add [ b ] [ /b ] tags inbetween the : and P
or edit the post and checkmark "Disable Smilies..."
No probs . . .
could've done without the extra work tho'
(or some backstage notification would've been nice)