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    BB Messenger Display Name for Blackberry Curve 8310
    Hi Everyone!!
     
    I want to put an emotion/smiley face - or any emotion face for that matter, in my display name on Blackberry Messenger (I have a curve 8310).  I go to the 'Edit My Info' option on the menu and hit the symbol key twice and click on the face I want.  When I go to click on ok I get a message saying 'Colon is not allowed in display name' and am unable to save it.  I have friends who have bb's and they have emotions in their display names, I'm not sure why I am unable to do this.  Is it because they have a different model and phone carrier?
     
    Help please!!  Smiley Sad

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:26:06 PM
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    I am assuming they have it under their STATUS not their name. Go to Menu > Change my Status and type it.

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:32:27 PM
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    I tried and am unable to even access the smiley faces while editing status and when I put the different characters in to see if it will make the smiley face it stays as the the seperate characters.

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:37:32 PM
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    I have never seen the actual smiley, just the characters. Not sure if there is a way to change it or it is device related. Sorry.

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    Apr 11, 2008 1:39:51 PM
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    it's ok!  Thank you for responding!
     
    If anyone does know how to do it, please let me know!
     
    thanks!

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    Apr 11, 2008 2:04:05 PM
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    I just tried and I was able to add a smiley to my name. I am not sure why you can't.

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    Apr 11, 2008 4:34:35 PM
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    That's so crazy! It's really frustrating me! Did you put the actual smiley in or put in the separate symbols of the smiley face?

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    Edited by gobraves on Apr 11, 2008 at 5:08:52 PM


    4mslowe wrote:
    That's so crazy! It's really frustrating me! Did you put the actual smiley in or put in the separate symbols of the smiley face?

    I just followed what you described in the first post. I put the actual smiley from the symbol pages.
     
    It appeared that some of the smiley symbols work and some don't. I was able to add the ": D Big Smile" but not the ":s Confused".
     
    Did you try the Big Smile corresponding to the D key?
     
     



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    Apr 11, 2008 5:35:38 PM
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    I did! And the big smiley face and the sunglass face are the only faces that work in the profile. I get the error message with all the other faces - strange.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Apr 11, 2008 5:51:29 PM
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    I just spoke to a RIM data technician and we just can't have the other faces in our display names.

    Oh well.

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