> To circumvent this, if you are wishing to use urls
> etc in your own part of teh post, please be sure
> that any urls in the quoted portion of the text is
> on one complete line, and be mindful not to
> include any of the chevrons that begin each line
> break within the url. By doing the former you
> will make sure that all links in your new post
> will be clickable, and the latter will make sure
> that the url will take you to the correct site
By "urls etc" I assume you mean ANY tags that occur after the initial quoted url link. For example, even the italic, bold, underline, list, etc links will all be ignored and the post will simply include those tags as visible text, including the square brackets.
As a matter of fact, the corruption in tag decoding is not only due to the URL line is being "split". Rather, it's that there is as few as a single non-continuous character within the leading url tag such as a Return or Space character.
For example, a single space in the URL link tag will clobber all tags that follow even though the pair of URL tags is on the same line (i.e., no ">" and no Return character). Here is a simple pair of correctly formatted url tags linking to google followed by italics and bold tags:
this goes to google.com
this is italics
this is bold
But if you place one or more spaces within the url link tag, you lose all subsequent encoding:
[url=goo gle.com]Note the space in "goo gle" within the url link tag[/url]
[i]this is no longer italics[/i]
[b]this is no longer bold[/b]
I first noticed it when my own signature line got corrupt and the tags were displayed as text along with the rest of the signature text, as you can plainly see at the bottom of this post now that I've added that single space to the above url tag!
The fact that one bad pair of url tags will corrupt [u]all[/u] subsequent [i]valid[/i] tag pairs an [b]inexcusable bug[/b] in the forum software (see? ;).
> Also, be mindful when using the quote option, that it does make the size of a post longer, and can be
> more convoluted and harder to follow, particularly if there have been multiple instances of using the
> Quote option in a sub-thread.
And the shortness of those lines is a royal pain which is why I normally edit the quoted text to omit every other line break (as in the above paragraph).
There are some nice feature in the new software, but I agree that the bugs and awkward "features" dwarf the benefits (e.g., confusing view switch feature, still no way to easily get the URL of a post in list/print view, the "Print View" still requires us to load each "page" separately before printing a long discussion in threaded list view).
[i]How can any of us ever [u]know[/u], when all we can do is [b]think[/b]?[/i]
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08-Nov-15 17:04 by Origyptian.