Projects formatting is suboptimal January 6, 2006 10:29 AM   Subscribe

projects doesn't have the usual wonderful (and i don't mean that at all) auto-format line break thing. but preview preserves html markup. so i'm kinda pissed that posting deletes the markup i added, leaving me with a lumpy squashed-together run-on paragraph thing.

how about some consistency in the use interfaces round here?
posted by andrew cooke to Bugs at 10:29 AM (56 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

ok, so blink ceased to be a good idea about 1 second after i posted and 2 before i saw the spelling cock-up... sorry....
posted by andrew cooke at 10:30 AM on January 6, 2006


WHAT
THE
FUCK
ANDREW COOKE
posted by loquacious at 10:31 AM on January 6, 2006


matt ate my <p>s
posted by andrew cooke at 10:33 AM on January 6, 2006


Blink never ceases to be a good idea, because blink is never a good idea in the first place.

Maybe this should go in a separate thread tagged "feature requests" or ponies or whatnot, but how about disabling the blink tag? I'm entirely serious. I'm pretty sure that every holy text ever written inerrantly identifies it as an abomination of desolation.
posted by Drastic at 10:35 AM on January 6, 2006


and it's not just me
posted by andrew cooke at 10:35 AM on January 6, 2006


As long as we're asking for ponies, how about having projects posts and votes show up on user pages?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:35 AM on January 6, 2006


Your projects post looks fine to me.
posted by smackfu at 10:38 AM on January 6, 2006


The whole point of paragraph tags being ignored and line breaks on posts being scrapped is that I'm discouraging overuse of the vertical screen space. Keeps things compact, though MetaTalk does allow for line breaks in posts, but that was because there are fewer posts displayed on the index page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:52 AM on January 6, 2006


yeah, i realised that, and i don't mind that. but i'd prefer it if there was a warning (sorry if there is and i missed it, because then i'm looking really stupid...) or they were stripped during preview too.

preview really should be preview, right?
posted by andrew cooke at 10:54 AM on January 6, 2006


HOW ABOUT BRINGING BACK THE MARQUEE TAG?
posted by keswick at 10:55 AM on January 6, 2006


Another vote for the marquee tag.
posted by delmoi at 11:00 AM on January 6, 2006


andrew cooke: bash baised blogs are the new black.
posted by delmoi at 11:03 AM on January 6, 2006


i'm hearing that spelling mistakes are the new cutting-edge
posted by andrew cooke at 11:27 AM on January 6, 2006


Another vote for bringing back the marquee tag, and another vote for removing the blink tag.

I want to make an animated text aquarium, and I need marquee to do that, but not blink.
posted by Ryvar at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2006


HOW ABOUT BRINGING BACK THE MARQUEE TAG?

Marquee Tag? Hell, I'd be happy if I could make my user profile page pretty again.
posted by grateful at 11:34 AM on January 6, 2006


































posted by The Jesse Helms at 11:37 AM on January 6, 2006 [2 favorites]


thank god we still have hr
posted by puke & cry at 11:44 AM on January 6, 2006


that little thingy helms made is now on my profile page.
posted by shmegegge at 11:47 AM on January 6, 2006


thank god we still have hr

Speak for yourself. Mine doesn't look too happy:


posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:15 PM on January 6, 2006


I also stole Helms's creation. Nifty, thanks!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:34 PM on January 6, 2006


If you could put the words "Drama Queen" in the middle of that it'd be about perfect.
posted by kindall at 12:39 PM on January 6, 2006


Woah.
posted by delmoi at 12:39 PM on January 6, 2006




big brother is watching you

posted by delmoi at 12:41 PM on January 6, 2006


BoingBoing *ducks* used to have comments separated by alternating grey and white backgrounds. Your comment's background changed with each additional post, as it moved down the striped background. Not only would they accept colored fonts, but if you tweaked the color of your text to match the background you could make your comment disappear and reappear, or even read two totally different things with each new poster. I'm sure you'd like that Matt, huh? Huh?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:45 PM on January 6, 2006


beedogs
com
posted by wakko at 12:52 PM on January 6, 2006


That is so awesome, The Jesse Helms.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:53 PM on January 6, 2006






posted by eyeballkid at 1:05 PM on January 6, 2006


How to keep blink tag text from blinking in Firefox:

blink { text-decoration: none ! important }

put this in your userContent.css file (in the "chrome" folder within your profile folder - there likely is an example file there already named "userContent-example.css").

Opera and IE support user css as well, but you're on your own to find out how it's implemented - i.e. the names and locations of files (but the code to enter should be the same).

posted by TimeFactor at 1:06 PM on January 6, 2006


goodnewsfortheinsane's listing hr made me a little seasick. At least I'm not getting seizures from blinking text.
posted by TimeFactor at 1:11 PM on January 6, 2006


C:\>_
posted by blue_beetle at 1:24 PM on January 6, 2006


Any chance we could get the object tag?

I had to learn flash for work, and, erm.
posted by delmoi at 1:31 PM on January 6, 2006


feeeed meeeee


posted by cortex at 1:43 PM on January 6, 2006


What's wrong with blinking? ;-)
posted by WCityMike at 1:45 PM on January 6, 2006


interfeces.
posted by furtive at 1:46 PM on January 6, 2006















posted by hangashore at 1:56 PM on January 6, 2006


Dammit.
       do 100 i = 1,1000
         write(*,*) "I will not hit 'Post Comment' when I mean 'Preview.'"
100    continue
posted by hangashore at 2:40 PM on January 6, 2006


this thread is awesome.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:23 PM on January 6, 2006


although, the blink bit on the main MeTa thread is a bit irritating.
posted by delmoi at 4:05 PM on January 6, 2006


Blink and marquee are integral to the health and happiness of MetaFilter, but it's imperative that we get rid of the




as soon as possible.
posted by gramschmidt at 7:36 PM on January 6, 2006


He's got a point there.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:38 PM on January 6, 2006


aw man, i thought we had a big tag. you got me all excited and stuff.
posted by keswick at 8:34 PM on January 6, 2006


aw man, i thought we had a big tag. you got me all excited and stuff.


We don't?
posted by hangashore at 8:44 PM on January 6, 2006


looks like a gif to me.
posted by keswick at 8:47 PM on January 6, 2006


Just funnin', k.
posted by hangashore at 8:48 PM on January 6, 2006


Yeah but seriously, using blink in the fucking MeTa post? Major faux pas.
posted by tweak at 3:16 AM on January 7, 2006



posted by dickasso at 6:34 AM on January 7, 2006


we still have the small tag
posted by delmoi at 8:17 AM on January 7, 2006


You can still write from right to left!
posted by ph00dz at 9:53 AM on January 7, 2006


"matt ate my <p>s"

drank my <p>s, surely?
posted by nthdegx at 10:07 AM on January 7, 2006


or someone took took the <p>s
(incidentally, if you look at the projects page, posts before about dec 7th do have formatting)
posted by andrew cooke at 10:33 AM on January 7, 2006


It's not your day day, is it is it?
posted by nthdegx at 10:36 AM on January 7, 2006


Buying a Ramones t-shirt at Urban Outfitters is like buying Bomb the Suburbs at Barnes and Noble.
posted by gramschmidt at 10:52 AM on January 7, 2006


heh. no, you're right there.
posted by andrew cooke at 10:56 AM on January 7, 2006


What's this about paragraph tags and line-breaks?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:35 AM on January 8, 2006


see the meta post with the blinking title (summary: preview in projects isn't a reliable preview) (or don't bother, it's not a big deal)
posted by andrew cooke at 6:09 AM on January 8, 2006


oh. that's this thread. wow, i'm in great form at the moment.
well, anyway, as summary above - line breaks in projects are dropped on preview, but embedded html isn't. however, embedded html is dropped on posting. so when you prepare your post with html tags so that it's nicely formated on preview, you don't get what you expect when you finally post.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:12 AM on January 8, 2006


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