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Background color works in preview, but not in post

Hmph. I made a couple of paragraph elements with a background color to highlight colors in this green thread. [more inside]
posted by symphonik on May 31, 2006 - 14 comments

HTML display error

this thread has been borked
posted by pyramid termite on May 14, 2006 - 10 comments

Uh, I think I broke something...

Uh, I think I broke something...
posted by porpoise on May 12, 2006 - 22 comments

leave the title attribute as-is

The amazon link-rewriting thingie seems to strip out title="foo" attributes from <a> tags which link to amazon. Would it be possible to get it to leave the title attribute as-is? I would like to (manually) add a warning to amazon links, like title="(amazon link)" or similar.
posted by whir on May 4, 2006 - 7 comments

More styled CSS for some HTML elements, such as blockquote

Slightly better CSS: Could the CSS for useful elements like blockquote be improved so that quoted text from previous posts does not have to be faked with ? A now-common style of changed font, larger left indent, and line down the left side might work.
posted by joeclark on Apr 21, 2006 - 64 comments

Blink tags don't kill threads, users who post blink tags kill threads.

Blink tags don't kill threads, users who post blink tags kill threads. [more inside. this is not about a four letter word for god]
posted by cytherea on Apr 6, 2006 - 187 comments

Sidebar URL error.

Oddly, the sideblog link to the "realistic swordfighting" thread takes me to something called www.marginalia.org. Surely, this is unintentional.
posted by SPrintF on Apr 2, 2006 - 1 comment

AskMe causes problems when posting code

Problems Posting Code To Ask yet again.

I really wish AskMeFi handled code better. As in, handled HTML, JavaScript, Perl, whatever, with linebreaks and indenting preserved. Some people are smart enough to use the PRE tag, but they still need to escape the HTML brackets, and their code gets extra linebreaks added.

When I need to post code I pre-process it with a script now but the average person isn't that obsessive.

The "regular expressions are overkill" guy has a problem in his code, please note, as does the "screw the dom" guy.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 27, 2006 - 25 comments

Broken HTML

In this post, the text after the less than sign is lowercased, part of it is lost, and the next HTML tag is cut. I suspect a bug in the HTML filtering code.
posted by azazello on Mar 21, 2006 - 1 comment

my little comment ponies

Matt, can you add some more class to your comment HTML so that independent scripts such as my Comment script and MeFi Navigator have a more assured chance of cohabitating? [by a fluke there turned out to be no fatal interactions]

Also, the best way to quote comments is with a DIV. Can you make this possible? [more inside]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Mar 18, 2006 - 25 comments

Atom/RSS parse Error

since this morning i'm getting a parse error for the feed http://xml.metafilter.com/atom.xml (ff live bookmark feed)... but not for http://xml.metafilter.com/rss.xml (xml feed link in mefi sidebar)... just me (and/or my sage reader)? or is it a bug?
posted by RockyChrysler on Mar 16, 2006 - 8 comments

Minor gripe

Minor gripe. When assembling a post bound for the main front page, if I use the little link tool under the Description entry area, but cancel the operation, it still adds HTML for a link to the text area, but with a href of "null" that must then be manually deleted.
posted by hwestiii on Mar 16, 2006 - 3 comments

AskMe thread is seriously busted

This AskMe thread is seriously busted. It looks like somebody opened
posted by antifuse on Mar 15, 2006 - 4 comments

Aaaargh, fix my HTMl please

Oh, god, I've gotten stupid with tt tags. Please help me.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 14, 2006 - 6 comments

Did I break this thread?

Did I break this thread?
posted by Miko on Mar 14, 2006 - 5 comments

HTML tag issue

HTML tag (BIG) issue on my AskMe post?
posted by sjvilla79 on Mar 2, 2006 - 3 comments

Is there any clever way to make sure any href has a URI?

In this post the malformed URL comes from leaving off the http:// from the address. Is there any clever way to make sure any href has a URI? I have not clever solution, I just thought I would ask.
posted by mzurer on Mar 2, 2006 - 34 comments

Unclosed tags in Recent Comments

In My Recent Comments, one of the long comments was truncated in the middle of an < i>italicized section< /i>. Consequently, the italics weren't closed for the rest of My Recent Comments.
posted by Aknaton on Feb 28, 2006 - 25 comments

Formatting alert

In this post the formatting of the "posted by..." message is weird.
Using Firefox 1.5 on a Windows XP SP2 machine.
posted by matkline on Feb 28, 2006 - 8 comments

I still think that 304 HTTP headers should be implemented.

"304 Not Modified" redux: I still think that 304 HTTP headers should be implemented. (previous thread)
posted by Sharcho on Feb 21, 2006 - 24 comments

uppercase html bugs

Uppercase HTML TITLE text in anchor tags gets converted to lowercase (I think via previewing a post). Seen here on AskMe. Also seems to be buggy on MeFi. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79 on Feb 11, 2006 - 7 comments

I'm not seeing the usual buttons under the comment fields.

I'm not seeing the usual buttons under the comment fields. Bold, Italic, Link, et cetera. Is there upkeep/pony-development going on?
posted by brundlefly on Feb 1, 2006 - 5 comments

I thought this was fixed?

This comment has italicized everything beneath it on "My Comments." I thought this was fixed?
posted by Eideteker on Jan 28, 2006 - 5 comments

Img tags displaying

On the front page of AskMe, the img tags in swlabr's post show up as text...but inside, the links are fixed to href tags. Oh, and I'm on Safari 2.0.3.
posted by ArsncHeart on Jan 27, 2006 - 2 comments

Can we auto-add http:// to links?

Small, but unlikely pony request: When a user creates a link to an external site, but forgets the "http://", a MeFi error page results. It would be helpful if the system scanned the links in a post and tried to detect these orphaned links.
posted by o2b on Jan 20, 2006 - 10 comments

liam breaks the townes van zandt thread

I think I broke Townes.
posted by liam on Jan 18, 2006 - 2 comments

Metafilter links don't open new windows

I can't get my links to open in a new window (I used the target="_blank" tag). Is this a bug, is it intentional, or am I doing something irredeemably stupid?
posted by londonmark on Jan 11, 2006 - 8 comments

Why is the more inside portion of my AskMe Question showing up in (small)?

Why is the more inside portion of my AskMe Question showing up in (small)?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 20, 2005 - 13 comments

Display bug in My comments.

My comments, how I love thee, let me count the bugs.
posted by Eideteker on Dec 19, 2005 - 30 comments

Turn any textarea into a wysiwyg html editing form

Turn any textarea into a wysiwyg html editing form - something I and many others wished for the other day.
posted by mathowie on Dec 9, 2005 - 15 comments

Automatically detect and fix HTML errors on comments/posts.

Automatically detect and fix HTML errors on comments/posts. In case of invalid HTML, it will automatically try to fix the markup using HTML Tidy, list the errors and force a preview.
posted by Sharcho on Dec 6, 2005 - 21 comments

Projects Bug

My RSS reader fails to parse the Projects feed, probably due to unencoded ampersands in this post.
posted by Galvatron on Dec 5, 2005 - 3 comments

links without learning HTML?

Apologies for what is most likely an extremely dumb question, but how do I create links within posted messages without resorting to HTML?

It's been a while since I posted and I remember there used to be a simple user interface to create hyperlinks, but now all I see in the posting area is a plain text-entry box.
posted by plenty on Nov 30, 2005 - 18 comments

Breaks the whole friggin' front page.

Breaks the guidelines whole friggin' front page.
posted by loquacious on Nov 25, 2005 - 61 comments

A problem with the new headers

A problem with the new headers: When I tab through links to "MetaTalk," in the upper-right corner, the browser puts a dotted border around the link. This border makes the page 1px too wide, and I get a horizontal scrollbar. This also happens for a second after I click on the link but before the MetaTalk page loads. FireFox 1.5 RC3 on Windows.
posted by stopgap on Nov 24, 2005 - 6 comments

Why me? Why multi-links?

Some snarky character here informed the world that my post had been scrubbed because it was only a single link. It was replaced by a bigger, multi-link version of the same story. I accuse him of scrubbing it but he denied it. How, though, did he know it had been replaced? But what I really want to know is why there is this new insistance on multi-link FPPs? When I first came to Metafilter I found it useful to have items that interested me pointed out and made available. That was great. I then did my own further research. Multi-link posts generally appear to be posted as a means of either making an argument for a particular pov or to publicize some topic or subject, with a lot of authorities sited much like footnotes. This is not, to my mind what this site used to be about.

As it happens if the intro interests me I want to go to the most relevant link, not plow through the poster's own research. But further, I am not a programmer or enough of a geek to even know how to do the html for all the secondary links, let along italics. My e-mail software makes URLs clickable and it seems that it ought to be simple enough to make URLs clickable in the windows for both comments and original posts. You- and I guess I am writing to Matt here - did try to do italics for a while, but they didn't work for my Mac and they have now disappeared. But really, has this become a place for people to show off theirs html cleverness or to pass along what might be interesting or valuable information? It is called a filter isn't it? What has that come to mean?
posted by donfactor on Nov 22, 2005 - 26 comments

Question about Recent Comments

The My Recent Comments script seems to have a bug. [images & expl. inside]
posted by Gyan on Nov 21, 2005 - 4 comments

Preview on the main page keeps wrecking my FPP

Preview on the main page keeps wrecking my FPP.
posted by penguin pie on Nov 17, 2005 - 23 comments

Yeah, so how do you do the tiny text thing?

Yeah, so how do you do the tiny text thing? You know what I'm talking about. It seems it's not the "h6", "small", "tiny", "font size=""", or "li'l" tags...
posted by electric_counterpoint on Nov 9, 2005 - 56 comments

HTML Markup in AskMe

When creating an ordered list (and possibly a bulleted list) for an AxeMe question, it shows up in the preview in Times New Roman. It appears fine when posted.
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 6 comments

There was a thread with an 'instant HTML editor' the other day.

There was a thread with an 'instant HTML editor' the other day. I can't seem to find it. Any help?
posted by clgregor on Sep 11, 2005 - 3 comments

Somewhere around here it appears a closing tag is needed.

Somewhere around here it appears a closing tag is needed.
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Aug 8, 2005 - 4 comments

entrance examination

Do we need some kind of entrance examination on sign-up to make sure Metafilter members actually know how to make hyperlinks?
posted by Jimbob on Aug 3, 2005 - 48 comments

username entity-ified

eponymous blargh registered himself a sock puppet using html entities which looks exactly like my username. thank you.
posted by quonsar on Jul 17, 2005 - 19 comments

Something odd happened when I tried to post this comment

Something odd happened when I tried to post this comment. I got an error message, something about timing out. I hit back, preview and post again. And now it's a strange truncation.

Did I screw something up? Or is it just a MeFi glitch?
posted by Gucky on Jun 23, 2005 - 1 comment

AskMe hosed due to a poster's bad HTML

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/20292 thread is hosed due to a poster's bad HTML; please repair so that posts can continue. I already tried some closing tag fu on it, no luck. Thanks!
posted by intermod on Jun 23, 2005 - 7 comments

Editorial posts and how to make them better

What does peacay's comment mean on this thread I just posted to MetaFilter. I'm relatively new and naive to MeFi and would appreciate an explanation. Also, I used HTML formatting in the latter linked post. Why was it stripped from my thread?
posted by sjvilla79 on May 6, 2005 - 24 comments

This thread is broken

This thread is broken, most likely by the second poster not closing an img tag or something.
posted by fenriq on Apr 29, 2005 - 8 comments

Preview breaks html character entities.

HTML entities, like Π or Σ get converted in the input area to the actual displayed characters after a preview.

So when the comment is posted, the displayed characters -- not the entities -- are actually submitted, and the submitted displayed characters are then converted to question marks in the posted comment.

The result is that a preview that looked fine turns into a comment that doesn't.

Also: using the
 tag (say to preserve original whitespace) results in double-spaced lines, taking up too much vertical space. Using the  tag prevents this, but whitespace is not preserved. Adding   appears to be a (n ugly and hard to edit) work-around, but while leading non-breaking spaces within  tags are retained in previews, they are stripped in the posted comment.

As a number of askMefi's ask for program code, and as even some FPPs may contain code fragments, this makes the code unreadable or even syntactically incorrect in languages than foolishly assign meaning to whitespace.

And it's a pure pain to spend the time to carefully add the whitespace and to Google the correct HTML entities for a post, only to see them stripped out.

(Browser: Firefox 1.0.3)

posted by orthogonality on Apr 27, 2005 - 70 comments

Should users alter the font size in their posts?

Is it a good idea to set the text size in posts? Users can set the font sizes to something comfortable and readable for them in their profiles, but if the poster sets them manually, that useful function is lost.
posted by jacquilynne on Apr 20, 2005 - 31 comments

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