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pre tag display issues

Thank you for making <pre> tags work predictably and consistently between live preview, full preview, and posting. However.. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Feb 22, 2009 - 74 comments

Unusual Characters causing trouble with titles and tags

limited characters in tags/titles? I put some uncommon non-ASCII characters in the title of a recent post on AskMe, and the address bar and tag links are kinda busted. [more inside]
posted by dkg on Oct 10, 2008 - 15 comments

Following Up?

Do people follow-up much? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Aug 14, 2008 - 18 comments

You deleted my ASCII masterpiece!

I won't argue the removal of the ascii art, but it wasn't all that bad, was it? (RE)

I won't do it again, anyway.
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 30, 2006 - 17 comments

Accents and posting

A boring, very minor quibble with a view to absolute perfection: accent xenophobia continues to run rampant in MetaFilter's and MetaTalk's posting boxes. [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 28, 2004 - 43 comments

High ascii causes problems on posting

I don't know if this question is acceptable for this section, but I really am curious - what I am doing wrong ?

I have prepared a post for Metafilter (my first), and while it displays perfectly on preview, when I post it a not-so-nice error appears. Could anyone help, please ?
posted by Masi on Dec 9, 2003 - 10 comments

Pi fine on preview bad on post

The other day I posted a sentence including the Greek letter pi. This appeared as the Greek letter on preview but came out as a couple of question marks in the actual post. Today a post by languagehat included some Kanji characters and a bit later in the thread he says, darn it, ...those characters looked fine on preview. Can someone explain the difference between preview and live posting when it comes to special characters? Thanks!
posted by jfuller on Nov 25, 2003 - 25 comments

Spell Check Problem

Spell check problem - if the text being checked has character entity sequences > or < when spell check completes they will be replaced in the textarea with greater-than or less-than signs. My browser is: Mozilla 1.1 -- Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826.
posted by chipr on Sep 20, 2002 - 9 comments

ASCII display errors

I'm seeing these ? everywhere. It's maddening for those who post them (when they go unseen in the preview), and makes reading difficult. Is there anything that can be done about this? I don't just mean a programming solution, but what is it, specifically, that the users are doing which causes this?
posted by insomnyuk on Aug 1, 2002 - 45 comments

Looks tasty! (may crash browser)

Looks tasty!
posted by NortonDC on Jun 10, 2002 - 24 comments

non-English characters - do I just need to try harder?

I was gonna post a link in MeFi and wanted to have my post contain a few chinese characters. . .believe me this would have been a laugh riot. I pasted in some Chinese and they came out as question marks on the preview so I decided that it would not have been THAT funny after all.

Is there something intrinsic in the MeFi servers that prevent non-English characters, or do I just need to try harder?
posted by Danf on Apr 25, 2002 - 9 comments

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