Blockquotes being stripped? July 29, 2012 6:46 PM   Subscribe

It looks like <blockquote> tags are being stripped from comments. New Thing, or?

My long comment here had blockquote tags stripped, which messed stuff up a bit. I thought it might be a CSS thing, but viewing source shows the tags are not being rendered at all, so I thought I'd ask, because that made me sad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Bugs at 6:46 PM (22 comments total)

Huh, let's see:
If this works, it may be just you?
Hmm. Feel free to email me with the list of where the blockquotes should be and I can attempt to put them in. pb will no doubt be along eventually to explain what's going on, one way or the other.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 6:48 PM on July 29, 2012

It looks like <blockquote> tags are being stripped from comments. New Thing, or?
They've seemed to work for me…
posted by hattifattener at 6:52 PM on July 29, 2012


Very odd. The blue only, maybe? I'm sure that I did wrap the bits in blockquotes correctly... I've just fired off a contact email with the bits that needed blockquoting, so thanks in advance!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 PM on July 29, 2012


Fixed already, and thanks! Maybe I just had a brainfart and didn't close them, and so the parser removed them wholesale? My bad, probably. Sorry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:56 PM on July 29, 2012


You didn't open them, actually - both sets had two close tags. Minor typo!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 7:03 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


A good day at MetaFilter is when the only MetaTalk post happens because a long-time user has a brain fart.

I'm tentatively scheduled for next weekend.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:05 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hah. We used to play a game, me and my equally voluble friends, back in the day, when we were drinking and talking about life, the universe, and everything, where we'd say 'closing the loop of digression' when we wanted to get back through the fractal layers of conversational cul-de-sacs we had wandered into and back onto whatever we'd started talking about half a bottle of rye earlier.

Which is to say, I usually manage to close the same number loops I've opened, but I'm getting old. Or too sober. Or both.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:08 PM on July 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've had a trepanation done so whenever I have a brain fart I can just blame it on the dog.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:44 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


In Soviet Russia, dog blames you.

Good dog.
posted by arcticseal at 8:09 PM on July 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


'closing the loop of digression'

I'm one of those people for whom this is Important. It tends to bug the hell out of me when we don't ever get back to something that had a definite end-point (like an anecdote) after a digression from it. I'll sometimes bring the conversation backwards through the nested digressions hours later.

Nobody's ever complained to me about it, but I intuit that it may be really annoying. On the other hand, I can fall asleep at night this way. Otherwise, I'd fret about it.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:21 PM on July 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Which browser and platform, stavros? Because the goofy Konquerer thing I have to use at work on Linux turns my blockquote tags into zeroes.
posted by Rash at 9:04 PM on July 29, 2012


WinXP (ugh, I'm at work)/Firefox latest, but I'm pretty sure it was just me being dumb at this point.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:13 PM on July 29, 2012


A good day at MetaFilter is when the only MetaTalk post happens because a long-time user has a brain fart.

I'm tentatively scheduled for next weekend.

For a good day or a brain fart?
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:43 PM on July 29, 2012


both.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:55 PM on July 29, 2012


At times like this, I miss the SGML close-the-last-thing-I-opened element, </>.
posted by scruss at 5:40 AM on July 30, 2012


MetaTalk: I'm pretty sure it was just me being dumb at this point.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:14 AM on July 30, 2012


I'm just more proud of my brain fart joke than I probably should be.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:18 AM on July 30, 2012


I think you let your Platinum membership lapse
posted by thelonius at 10:37 AM on July 30, 2012


Blockquote Tags are Awesome!

Obligatory.
posted by royalsong at 12:59 PM on July 30, 2012


Thanks for making this post, because I had missed the one you link to and I was really glad to read that terrific essay. (And I'm actually glad I missed it, because if I'd read it when it was fresh I would have said some regrettable things in response to shivohum; now I can just skim the thread, shake my head, and move on without having the damn thing in my Recent Activity. Good for you, kavasa, for responding patiently and well.)
posted by languagehat at 1:14 PM on July 30, 2012


'closing the loop of digression'

As someone who has likely smoked more than his own body weight of pot over the years, I learned early on that if you want to be functional and stoned at the same time, learning how to do this is a very important skill.

On the other hand, that phrase also makes me think of Pynchon's Vineland, which is a lot of nested digressions that, I think, ultimately get their loops closed. I'd have to read it again to be sure.
posted by hippybear at 7:25 PM on July 30, 2012


I live in parallel spirals of never ending open loops, and you can take that from my cold dead, what is it about cold dead fingers anyway, it should be cold dead grip, I've often wondered about that, and the UX of a pistol as compared to a rifle, and how gunslingers always seemed to have lots of dust on them. You think the dust flies off when they get shot? That'd make a great myth buster's episode. Speaking of mythbuster's remember bill nye? He was on the radio this morning. I think it would be cool if bill nye would go back on the air except this time exhibit a twinge of mr. Wizard's dickishness. I loved you can't do that on television, barf. I saw that!
posted by roboton666 at 5:41 PM on July 31, 2012


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