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Posted on 08/18/2009 11:12:37 AM PDT by NonZeroSum

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1 posted on 08/18/2009 11:12:37 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

I believe JimRob has proprietarily coded software running FR. I say type out the HTML tags. At least it’s basic HTML.

I do agree that using something like quote or em would be nice, but I don’t like to mess with the big man’s toys.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 11:14:06 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: rarestia
I do agree that using something like quote or em would be nice, but I don’t like to mess with the big man’s toys.

You seem to be missing my point. I already do type out HTML tags, and have no problem with it. I'm just saying that we shouldn't have to add <p>...</p> to every paragraph.

3 posted on 08/18/2009 11:18:35 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

As long as mods and Jim are looking at this issue, I might comment that “spell check” is acting weird, often saying that EVERY WORD I type is wrong.
I am not the best speller, but -—


4 posted on 08/18/2009 11:22:06 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: NonZeroSum

It’s an all or nothing system. If you have no other tags, it’ll take whitespace literally. If you use tags, then all of the other associated tags must be used (p, etc).


5 posted on 08/18/2009 11:22:12 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: NonZeroSum

You don’t.

I never do.


6 posted on 08/18/2009 11:23:26 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NonZeroSum
I've tried using <pre> & </pre>, they work but completely blow the line length so you wind up with paragraphs running out the right margin half way to New York!

Embarrassing to say the least.

Regards,
GtG

7 posted on 08/18/2009 11:24:03 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: NonZeroSum

I’d like to second this.

Or third, or whatever it’s up to.


8 posted on 08/18/2009 11:24:26 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: NonZeroSum
Maybe I'm not getting it, but what's so hard about typing <b> </b> around text for emphasis, and typing <p> at the beginning of each new paragraph?
9 posted on 08/18/2009 11:25:07 AM PDT by delacoert (Good health to your belly button.)
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To: NonZeroSum
I'm so used to it, I do it without realizing that I'm doing it.

It's just a handful of tags to learn (3 actually), and you can learn and use more if you want to.

I've been to other blogs and forums that use a different system. Might be simpler for some easy things (though not always the case), but then there are other tags that they won't recognize at all. It's a trade-off.

10 posted on 08/18/2009 11:25:12 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: NonZeroSum

I’m pretty sure we should Ignore This Post...


11 posted on 08/18/2009 11:25:24 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a Right / To a Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: NonZeroSum

You do realize that the /p tag is optional, right? Not necessary at all.


12 posted on 08/18/2009 11:26:02 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: NonZeroSum
Probably would require some coding, as this site seems to be custom made. The only feature I miss is an edit feature.

And, conversely, the ping feature that is unique to this site is one of the best ideas I've seen on a forum. It's the one feature that's lacking in phpbb.
13 posted on 08/18/2009 11:26:41 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: NonZeroSum
Before you start coding, introduce a spelling error to your comment and run it through the spell checker. It will add all the <p>s and <br>s you need.
14 posted on 08/18/2009 11:28:12 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: rarestia
It’s an all or nothing system. If you have no other tags, it’ll take whitespace literally. If you use tags, then all of the other associated tags must be used (p, etc).

Thank you. I know that. The purpose of this post is to complain about it.

There's no reason that it has to be that way. It could be coded to automagically include the paragraph tags even if someone wants to use other tags. There's no good reason this should have to be done manually, since it obviously has the capability to add the breaks automatically, if there is no HTML in the comment.

15 posted on 08/18/2009 11:30:41 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: delacoert
Maybe I'm not getting it, but what's so hard about typing around text for emphasis, and typing <p> at the beginning of each new paragraph?

Sigh...

There's nothing "hard" about it. It's just a pointless pain in the keester, for no good reason, to have to put in paragraph tags on all my grafs if I want to add any HTML at all, and it introduces an opportunity to introduce more errors.

Why make us do it? That's what computers are for.

16 posted on 08/18/2009 11:34:39 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

It’s an all or nothing system. If you have no other tags, it’ll take whitespace literally. If you use tags, then all of the other associated tags must be used (p, etc).

Thank you. I know that. The purpose of this post is to complain about it.

Copying The Man who may be able to answer your inquiry and change request.

I’m a hack, using your earlier mentioned option may be the best way, tho the spellchecker option soound good too.

I do it the old fashioned way, HTML that is. insert this and insert that.. It’s a pain especially if you post huge pieces that require lots of marking up and such. not sure how else to get around that for now.


17 posted on 08/18/2009 11:36:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: mysterio
Probably would require some coding...

Of course it would require some coding. That's what I'm requesting. But it shouldn't require much. It clearly already has the capability for comments that don't have HTML. All that should be necessary is to change a conditional so that it doesn't stop doing it just because it encounters an HTML tag.

18 posted on 08/18/2009 11:36:45 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum
The purpose of this post is to complain about it.

There's your sign riiight there....

19 posted on 08/18/2009 11:37:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: John Robinson

It’s an all or nothing system. If you have no other tags, it’ll take whitespace literally. If you use tags, then all of the other associated tags must be used (p, etc).

Thank you. I know that. The purpose of this post is to complain about it.

John, insert p auto feature?

Copying The Man who may be able to answer your inquiry and change request.

I’m a hack, using your earlier mentioned option may be the best way, tho the spellchecker option soound good too.

I do it the old fashioned way, HTML that is. insert this and insert that.. It’s a pain especially if you post huge pieces that require lots of marking up and such. not sure how else to get around that for now.


20 posted on 08/18/2009 11:37:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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