No, I didn't mean to do that TWICE. February 20, 2007 9:04 AM   Subscribe

Weird number translation issues? Maybe? I don't know, but when I posted to the "Crazy Congressmen" thread I know that the second time I used this link: http://www.metafilter.com/58687/FlatEarthers-No-FixedEarthers because I pasted it IN the comment box and then did the HTML around it. But it BECAME a link to the thread that I was commenting in. What? Or maybe I am totally and completely insane.
posted by Medieval Maven to Bugs at 9:04 AM (22 comments total)

Crazy Congressmen Medieval Mavens!

Also, that post sucks.
posted by ND¢ at 9:07 AM on February 20, 2007


Why do you need an "or" qualifier for your total and complete insanity?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:14 AM on February 20, 2007


You seem to have managed to post an href within an href—I think you must have double-clicked the link button. Here's what you ended up with:

Arugh. Mispasted. <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/58687/FlatEarthers-No-FixedEarthers"><a href="null">THIS </a></a>is the doubled post.

So no worries about site issues—simple user error of the twitch variety.
posted by cortex at 9:15 AM on February 20, 2007


Works for me.

I have no idea what happened to yours, as I don't know anything about how this stuff works. Maybe something got left out of the html?
posted by koeselitz at 9:17 AM on February 20, 2007


Ah. Thanks, cortex.
posted by koeselitz at 9:18 AM on February 20, 2007


Since Cortex explained it, I think I know what happened, too -- I had tried the link clicky thing, and then it was blocked as a pop up b/c I am at work and using IE because I am forced to do so, and something must have gone all pear shaped with the clicking and pasting and writing of html and whatnot.

In short, I know enough html to make myself look stupid.
posted by Medieval Maven at 9:22 AM on February 20, 2007


You're on the threshold, woman. Eschew the clicky things altogether. Straight up handcrafted HTML, always. Purity of essence. Purity of essence.
posted by cortex at 9:26 AM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, that post sucks.

Agreed.
posted by dozo at 9:27 AM on February 20, 2007


Whenever I eschew the clicky things, they get stuck in my esteeth.
posted by yhbc at 9:41 AM on February 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Also, that post sucks.

Agreed.
posted by dozo at 11:27 AM CST on February 20


Thirded. It was like a bunch of previously deleted posts were all strung together into some sort of mega-crap post.
posted by dios at 9:43 AM on February 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Whenever I eschew the clicky things, they get stuck in my esteeth.

something something "eating escrow" something something something

posted by cortex at 9:45 AM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, if you click the link button in IE7 it blocks the pop-up window but still adds the [a href="null"] [/a] link tags around your link.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:11 AM on February 20, 2007


Yeah, I'm gonna delete the post and be done with it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:41 AM on February 20, 2007


Also, I'll fix that IE7 issue.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:42 AM on February 20, 2007


Also, it's "hanged."
posted by zoinks at 11:01 AM on February 20, 2007

Also, it's "hanged."
That's not what your mom said!

*rimshot*
posted by scrump at 12:00 PM on February 20, 2007


fixed the IE7 issue.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:10 PM on February 20, 2007


mathowie, while you're here... I can't post again in these 4 days, but here's a bug for you: Most Favorited Tracks on the Music home page all show (1 favorite) regardless of how many favorites the track has.
posted by dmd at 1:39 PM on February 20, 2007


Bruh? Are you sure you're not looking at the "Most Favorite Tracks from your contacts" bit?
posted by cortex at 2:01 PM on February 20, 2007


Oh. My bad.
posted by dmd at 2:05 PM on February 20, 2007


Damn, cortex solving problems left and right. I nominate cortex for kind of the thread!

Sucking up to cortex makes me cool this week, right?
posted by !Jim at 12:15 AM on February 22, 2007


Dammit, spelling king right would've at least made me cooler.
posted by !Jim at 12:16 AM on February 22, 2007


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