truncated comment = open tag November 3, 2010 8:55 AM   Subscribe

Automated truncation of this long comment in mid-<small>appears to have broken Recent Activity.

(The text is tiny!)
posted by Sys Rq to Bugs at 8:55 AM (14 comments total)

I removed the small tag since it didn't seem to be mission critical to the comment, but generally speaking this is one of those edge case "this will happen maybe once a year" things.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:58 AM on November 3, 2010


I don't know a single thing about how the coding for this site works, but is there a way to get the automagic tag closer doohicky to work in concert with the long-comment-truncator in Recent Activity? Or would that be A) impossible or B) server-demandy?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:01 AM on November 3, 2010


That actually wasn't necessary, jessamyn, as the comment had been pushed off the RA page by the time I hit Post.

I just thought there was a tag-closing robot that fixed stuff like that so the page doesn't get all italicised every now and then, and that maybe said robot was out having a robo-smoke or something.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:14 AM on November 3, 2010


No, C) That is possible. I turned it off yesterday because mathowie had some spiffy image tags going in the tshirt thread. Now it's back on and this won't happen again. Sorry about the hassle.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:15 AM on November 3, 2010


pb's response to my question about this suggests it was something they were already working on when I pointed it out, but nonetheless: MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE. MINE.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:25 AM on November 3, 2010


THERE IS NO OPTION (C)
posted by shakespeherian at 9:26 AM on November 3, 2010


Maybe so, but here we are.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:31 AM on November 3, 2010


maybe said robot was out having a robo-smoke or something.

Off with its robumpybits!
posted by Dano St at 9:36 AM on November 3, 2010


Hurm so did the death of the IMG tag predate the birth of Recent Activity? I don't remember as I didn't discover Recent Activity for an embarrassingly long time.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:38 AM on November 3, 2010


Recent Activity?
posted by item at 10:14 AM on November 3, 2010


Shit that happened, but not a long time ago.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:47 AM on November 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hah. There was also a fucked [i] tag in there, but I just USED THE CONTACT FORM TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SMALL AND ITALICS.
posted by klangklangston at 12:11 PM on November 3, 2010


...generally speaking this is one of those edge case "this will happen maybe once a year" things.

I find it amusing that "maybe once a year" edge cases are deep into stay-up-all-night-worrying territory for me [SERIOUSLY IT MAY HAPPEN AT A CRITICAL MOMENT - WHAT IF THE USER HAS A SUBSTANDARD COMPUTING EXPERIENCE?].

It is possible I need to get a life.

I wonder if this computer has an off switch.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:17 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hah. There was also a fucked [i] tag in there, but I just USED THE CONTACT FORM TO COMPLAIN ABOUT SMALL AND ITALICS.

I almost did that myself, but somebody has to exercise the Bugs tag every now and then so the gaskets don't dry out and leak.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:50 PM on November 3, 2010


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