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HTML Formatting Request

My first pony request: in addition to the HTML shortcut buttons that currently exist below the preview field—bold, italic, href—it would also be useful to have buttons for 'blockquote' and 'small' since those tags often get used for quoting news sources. Failing that, what other buttons would be useful?
posted by dhoyt on Feb 17, 2005 - 20 comments

Is the redesign going to be similar across all the subsites?

The HTML markup of Metafilter proper ("the blue") differs from the markup of Metatalk and Ask Metafilter. Given the upcoming changes to Metafilter's look, can we expect similarity in markup across the site, or should we explicitly not rely on undocumented features of Metafilter? [mi]
posted by orthogonality on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 comments

I messed up some html with a single quote.

I inserted a single quote in a post on accident and the MeFi code that normally would be the rest of the page (i.e. all the buttons and such) showed up in my preview textbox.
posted by taumeson on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 comments

Having some problems with making links in AskMe

Having some problems with making links in AskMe, tried to add a couple to this post but preview reorganises the html, seemingly at random, ie added two links, one worked, one didn't, went back to fix (then delete) one then other one went wrong, even after I switched to cut and pasting a couple of symbols were added to the end of the URL.
posted by biffa on Jan 26, 2005 - 3 comments

HTML Formatting

Have the recent changes included removing the "B | I | Link" buttons from the comment boxes? (Because they're gone).
posted by MikeKD on Jan 23, 2005 - 18 comments

The use of small tags in front page posts bothers me

The use of small tags in front page posts bothers me. If something is worth saying, it's worth saying properly. A lot of the time it is used for unnecessary commentary about the post itself. Don't! Other times it's used to lessen the impact of a longer post on the front page, but preserving front page space by simultaneously posting less useful content seems like backwards logic to me. In preferences, I've set my small font size the same as my general font size, but it doesn't work.
posted by nthdegx on Dec 22, 2004 - 83 comments

Error in the 'posted by' links.

The write-up author's homepage link is broken.
posted by holloway on Dec 15, 2004 - 10 comments

the process of posting with a link evades me

True, I have battled many an apeman. Yet the process of posting with a link evades me. Can anyone give me the quick skinny?
posted by ifoughttheapemen on Nov 24, 2004 - 43 comments

Formatting with Blockquotes

Not a huge deal, probably previously discussed, a little nitpicky, but a useful reminder:
Proper use of blockquotes in posts. More inside.
posted by Shane on Sep 10, 2004 - 11 comments

Maybe some html tags should be disabled.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile to disable some HTML tags to prevent ...poster shock as it were. I've noticed the 'comment by x' nested inside a comment by 'y' in several threads already, and there seems little to prevent a similar slight of hand on an actual FPP. Too nitpicky?
posted by leotrotsky on Aug 6, 2004 - 21 comments

Open tag.

Open tag.
posted by eddydamascene on Aug 6, 2004 - 9 comments

More broken threads: 14134 - 16428 - 17705

More broken threads: 14134 - 16428 - 17705
posted by Irontom on Jul 7, 2004 - 4 comments

HTML needs fixing

This date-rape thread is broken.
posted by Irontom on Jun 29, 2004 - 21 comments

"Pre" Tags

HTML "Pre" Tag Pony. Entering Computer Code in AskMetafilter is hard. I've tried to use the "pre" tag, and just putting the code in, but the MeFi Comments Post Processor insists on putting "br" tags on the end of each line. This results in double spaced code. Is it possible for the Comments Post Processor to not generate "br" tags if inside a "pre" tag block.
posted by seanyboy on May 7, 2004 - 12 comments

HTML tag preview problem

In asking my HTML question, I was attempting to post the representation of an HR tag inside angle brackets using character entity references, and somehow I managed to post a real-live horizontal rule instead. But it looked fine on Preview. Brackets and ampersands and semicolons, oh my! (testing inside)
posted by brownpau on Apr 5, 2004 - 10 comments

FYI: I fixed a small bug this morning.

FYI: I fixed a small bug this morning. The html shortcuts were not showing up in firefox browsers but should now, and they seem to work fine on all three sites.
posted by mathowie on Feb 21, 2004 - 7 comments

problem with HTML in link

Link gets munged on preview [more inside.]
posted by homunculus on Feb 3, 2004 - 8 comments

Coldfusion error

The old coffee thread doesn't load. It spouts a ColdFusion error due to a fake <corporatewhore> tag used by KevinSkomsvold.
posted by riffola on Dec 18, 2003 - 3 comments


So I can't be the only person consistently hitting preview and correcting all my UBB to HTML. It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to automagically correct the standardest of standard UBB ([b] [i] [u] are pretty much the only ones I ever use) codes to HTML. So, I'm requesting it as a feature.
posted by kavasa on Nov 8, 2003 - 69 comments

This thread seems to be broken.

This thread seems to be broken. Just thought someone should know.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Nov 6, 2003 - 11 comments

Why can't some people see the link in this thread?

Why can't some people see the link in this thread? I've looked at the source, and it looks fine to me.
posted by crunchland on Oct 6, 2003 - 23 comments

Formatting question

You'd think that someone with an under 8000 user number would know this, but, to my great shame, I don't.
Is the only way to format text in a post to use html tags, or is there some super-secret, tell no one, y'oughta know this already, other method of formatting (I dunno, some weird macro type syntax or something)?
posted by jpburns on Sep 4, 2003 - 32 comments

Bad Markup

Goofy, wrong or misused HTML breaks the style sheet and ruins the appearance of the rest of a thread. I don't know if this is an IE/Mac only experience, but in any case it really makes reading the rest of a thread difficult, which stinks when the topic is interesting. I may be asking for an elephant gun to kill an ant, but is there some way to alert people when they've got misformed markup in their post?
posted by Dreama on Jul 8, 2003 - 14 comments

Mozilla new window bug

In Mozilla (I'm using 1.3.1 in Win2K) the MeFi sidebar is opening links into the sidebar rather than into the main content window. It looks like the offending code specifies target="_main" in the base tag rather than target="_content".
posted by bshort on May 29, 2003 - 2 comments

ColdFusion error in an old thread.

I get a ColdFusion error message when viewing this thread.
posted by donth on May 24, 2003 - 13 comments

HTML Formatting

Comment window tooltips (bold, italic, link) appear, but are nonfunctional. Mozilla 1.3/WinXP.
posted by PrinceValium on May 9, 2003 - 15 comments

Weird DoubleFelix error.

What's DoubleFelix, and why do I get prompted to log in to it? Matteo directed us all to look at someone's posting record, but when I did, I was prompted to log in...? Did I miss a memo?
posted by crunchland on Apr 7, 2003 - 4 comments

Bullets Messed Up Formatting

formatting of comments on thread all effed up by user who included bullets in his message.
posted by crunchland on Mar 6, 2003 - 25 comments

I can't insert links!

I cant post urls in my fpps apart from the title.
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 20, 2003 - 9 comments

HTML shortcut buttons are nonfunctional

Since yesterday, I've been unable to use the shortcut to post links in threads. The shortcut window pops up as usual, I paste in the URL, and hit OK. Then the window closes, but without having inserted any code into the text. (I'm using the same ol' IE5 as usual.)
posted by scody on Feb 13, 2003 - 9 comments

The title attribute should probably not be used as footnotes or for excerpts.

The title attribute should probably not be used as footnotes or for excerpts. Discuss.
posted by Su on Feb 12, 2003 - 20 comments

HTML problems

Bold tag does not close if within an anchored link.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Feb 8, 2003 - 6 comments

One of my links is messed up.

The last link in this thread was fine on preview but not after I posted.
posted by mediareport on Jan 1, 2003 - 2 comments

A clean, responsible, and non-snarky way to deal with a funged link

Thanks sebas. A clean, responsible, and non-snarky way to deal with a funged link for the benefit of the community.
posted by PrinceValium on Dec 3, 2002 - 8 comments

help me with posting a link in a thread

I'm new to this so I was wondering if someone could help me with posting a link in a thread. When the prompt comes up for the url, I copy and paste it. But when I preview it, it doesn't come out as a link but the whole thing with the brackets and all. (I don't know what you call that) I figured it would come out ok as the link when it was posted, but it didn't. Could someone please tell me with what I'm doing wrong?

posted by tami3_3 on Oct 15, 2002 - 75 comments

Fix Bad HTML, Please

Fake markup = unneeded closing tags? Anyways, the text layout is broken and the font's screwy. Please fix.
posted by Su on Sep 23, 2002 - 7 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

there is currently a vertical gap on the front page

With the sideblog open, there is currently a vertical gap on the front page running the entire vertical distance between the last line of the description in the "Today some of us thought it..." post, and the line with Miguel Cardoso line. The gap disappears in the sideblog is closed. This is in my Mozilla for PC.
posted by ParisParamus on Sep 11, 2002 - 6 comments

Bold, Italic, and link tag buttons were missing

(Mozilla 1.1 WinXP) While I was able to post a comment to a FPP on MeFi the Bold, Italic, and link tag buttons were missing.
posted by dirtylittlemonkey on Sep 10, 2002 - 4 comments

Another unclosed italics tag

Rats. I tried to post a link in all italics (with apologies to DaveAdams), and ended up italicizing everything. I realize that this has happened before and apologize for this breech in link editing.

Is there a way for a user to edit one of their own links after posting without having to bother Matt?
posted by Joey Michaels on Sep 3, 2002 - 15 comments

Characters turning into question marks.

Can any one see what is behind the box? (?)
I can't. I have tried every browser I have on two platforms, OS X and WinXP. Is this case for most people, and if so, why do people keep posting like that?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 27, 2002 - 24 comments

Can anyone explain why metafilter won't display correct apostrophes and open/close quotes?

Can anyone explain why metafilter won't display correct apostrophes and open/close quotes? I'm compulsive about them (I'm a graphic designer), they preview correctly, they work in normal html, but come up as question marks when posted.

some examples:

apostrophe: ’
open quote: “
close quote: ”

A suscpicion: maybe it's the spell check...


posted by jpburns on Aug 22, 2002 - 28 comments

Time to remove the bold tag from MeFi front-page posts?

Time to remove the bold tag from MeFi front-page posts? I say yes. The unthinking over-use of bolded text seems to be spreading. Simple italics or using *this* works fine and doesn't light up the page so garishly.
posted by mediareport on Aug 21, 2002 - 57 comments

Your html done broke

Huh? How'd he do that, Willis?
posted by WolfDaddy on Aug 16, 2002 - 5 comments

MeTa throws up an error when given a bad link

Following a link from mini-wetlog I found a bug where MeTa throws up an error when given a bad link. In this case a quote on the end of the URL:
posted by southisup on Jul 28, 2002 - 13 comments

fake tags break css

Fake tags break CSS. I assume it has to do with automatic tag closure. If it must be done, using [faketag]brackets[/faketag] seems safe.
posted by Dean King on May 29, 2002 - 15 comments

Formatting Buttons Missing

Hey - is it a bug, my browser, or a glitch: where's the formatting button, ie, BOLD-italic - for Mefi posts? (Win98SE, NS6.2)
posted by dash_slot- on May 19, 2002 - 9 comments

How do I add a title to a link?

I have recently noticed that when I put my cursor on some links, like the one here, after a second or two I get a balloon briefly describing the link. Since I am an HTML novice I figure this is an added tag that I do not know. Can someone fill me in?
posted by anathema on Mar 28, 2002 - 31 comments

Browser problems

OK, assuming I'm not being banned by the Management, I can no longer use Mefi in Opera or IE 5.0. When logged in, all I see is a sea of blue or a sea of brown (Metatalk), on what appears to be a huge Web page. as I scroll down, single words appear very VERY far apart. Is this a cruel joke?
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 18, 2002 - 22 comments

are we no longer allowed to use font tags in comments?

Speaking of fonts -- are we no longer allowed to use font tags in comments? Mine seem to be getting stripped out during preview. This interferes with my ability to make [font size=-2]snarky side comments[/font].
posted by ook on Mar 18, 2002 - 19 comments

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