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Old 04-20-2008, 06:46 AM
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There is something a little odd I've noticed, but whenever I highlight a quote, or text in between coded brackets, it always overlaps. For example, If I put: Star Trek and made it bold by placing [ b ] [ / b ] *(without the spaces) when I just want to fix the text within the brackets, more than always the highlight always hits the "[/" part of the coding. Is there a reason for that? Or is that a glitch that no one seemed to notice?

*Mind you, this doesn't happen all the time.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:24 AM
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I think that's just a result of the characters being next to each other. Are you typing your codes or using the buttons? If typing, then try putting the "space" after the initial code. So, type [ b ] then a space, then Star Trek space [ / b ]. That way, the spaces will tell the program that the brackets are part of a different word so not to be included.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:37 AM
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Dare I ask why you're not using the bold text button in the message editor, instead of HTML coding? It's WYSIWYG so there's no confusing as to what gets bolded and what doesn't.

Just curious...
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:16 PM
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I type my bbcodes...I've been doing it so long it's easier. Plus, when I compose a long post with replies to lots of people, I tend to compose in WORD. I go ahead and type all the codes and then it's a fast copy/paste (change color to white) to get it posted.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:29 PM
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I have never thought of using WORD, that is a great idea. Plus, if something goes wrong while typing, WORD does an auto save.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:47 PM
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You got it! I never close the file until I see the post. I've been doing this too long to let my words go **POOF** into the internet void!

Just remember that you'll likely have to change the font color (who knows why). I always do such posts in the advanced reply window so I can preview them to be sure they are readable.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:21 AM
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A friendly alternate suggestion: what I do if I'm composing a lengthy post is either copy the entire text (saving it to buffer) before I submit it. Then if the posting fails, I can just open up Reply window again and paste it directly. Does about the same thing.

I do the same thing on my MS Blog, but I'll paste the HTML code version into a Notepad window to preserve the formatting and links before sending, just in case.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:29 AM
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That definitely works....

I post a lot from work (can you tell?) and that often means lengthy breaks between fits of typing (when the silly bosses want me to do actual work!). I've known BBs to get squirrelly if the reply window is kept open too long, so I've been trained by bad experiences to do my "lengthy" composing elsewhere.
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Makes sense!
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