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#286    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:09 AM

Will we ever seen social groups on UM?  I wish to see those klans :lol: example  High priests of Darwinism

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

View Postthe L, on 03 June 2012 - 01:09 AM, said:

Will we ever seen social groups on UM?  I wish to see those klans :lol: example  High priests of Darwinism
I seriously doubt it.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

View PostSaru, on 03 June 2012 - 08:41 AM, said:

I seriously doubt it.
That would be a fun. But its good this way. No separation. One community.

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For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

View Postthe L, on 03 June 2012 - 08:43 AM, said:

No separation. One community.
Precisely. :tu:


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:25 PM

Thank you. :)


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

Say Saru, why has the reply box become as glitchy as I have never experienced before?

People copy some text, and try to post it... and then sometimes the font is microscopically small or it's all in bold, or whatever, and no way to change it. And when the next one replies - even without quoting what the former poster posted - s/he gets the same weird fonts.

I thought copying a text into Notepad first would solve that problem, but no way.

And if you want to edit a post and add some new text (copy and paste) then you will have to add a couple of line returns first or else what you added will come on top of what you posted before.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:47 PM

If a style is bleeding on to subsequent posts in a thread then please let us know by reporting the post so we can take a look.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:18 AM

View PostSaru, on 15 June 2012 - 09:47 PM, said:

If a style is bleeding on to subsequent posts in a thread then please let us know by reporting the post so we can take a look.
I get the strong impression that the way the text box accepts and interprets WYSIWYG data is where the bugs are.  I've noticed frequently that anything copied as a quote is in smaller text (which is fine) but then it can affect text after that  - it wrongly inherits the attribute and changing the size back is difficult as the size box does not properly reflect the actual size of the text..  There are also issues with quoting numbered or bulleted text - again it affects text you add in a way that is hard to undo.  Once these things start happening, the cursor can also lose its position - as I'm typing new text, it will suddenly jump (at the end of a line, usually, so I'm guessing it's a word wrap problem) to a line above or below, so you end up with disjointed text.

As the problems occur while editing, it is hard to show you an example, but I think the writer of the WYSIWYG bit of the reply box needs to revisit his programming...

It's not a huge deal..  Like you said, when it becomes a problem I just copy it to notepad and then paste it back 'clean'..  Trouble is, when you do that you lose any embedded smilies or anything you have applied WYSIWYG attributes to...

Anyway, take solace from the fact that your reply function runs absolute rings around.. say.. abovetopsecret's.. :D

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:00 AM

I had some difficulties getting used to the new editor at first, but I found that it was mostly user error on my part and lack of care with the posts I was quoting.  When quoting someone it is important to be very careful of the formatting they've applied in their post, especially if you try to break their post up into sections, and I find it best to toggle the editing mode and view the bbcode directly if things look out of whack.  You'll probably find that you have some kind of start tag in one quoted section and the end tag in another, or even some invalid tags somewhere.

Also, be sure to preview before posting to double check.  If something looks out of place, review the code to see what you may have missed.

If you run into something really bizarre, feel free to link to the post in question so that we can take a closer look at the code.  It can be confusing at first, but after a bit of time and a few examples it should be easy for just about anyone.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:17 AM

View PostSaru, on 02 May 2012 - 08:56 PM, said:

View Post747400, on 02 May 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

I'm slightly disappointed that 'unsure2' has been changed from the eyes glancing suspiciously from side to side (a very eloquent one, that, I thought) to :unsure2: , which looks a bit cross eyed.

:unsure2:
Everyone's favourite uncertain emoticon has now been restored to its former sideways glancing glory. :P
Wasn't this emoticon animated before?  I seem to recall that it would glance left and right, but now it is just static.  Or am I just a bit too heavy on the sauce tonight?


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

Have I been "promoted" ?..last week I noticed that I was Astral Projection. This week its Paranormal Activity...I am not complaining just wondering...

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 01 July 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

Have I been "promoted" ?..last week I noticed that I was Astral Projection. This week its Paranormal Activity...I am not complaining just wondering...
Your title changes based on the number of posts you have.

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Q. What are the current 'post count' rank titles ?

Like most forums, we maintain a system of member 'rank', which changes your forum title depending on the number of posts that you've made. The posts required for each rank title are as follows :


* 0 : Alien Embryo - 1 star
* 125 : Ectoplasmic Residue - 1 star
* 250 : Apparition - 2 stars
* 375 : Extraterrestrial Entity - 3 stars
* 500 : Remote Viewer - 4 stars
* 625 : Astral Projection - 5 stars
* 750 : Paranormal Investigator - 6 stars
* 875 : Conspiracy Theorist - 7 stars
* 1000 : Psychic spy - 8 stars
* 2125 : Poltergeist - 1 blue star
* 3250 : Government agent - 2 blue stars
* 4375 : Alien abductor - 3 blue stars
* 5500 : Majestic 12 Operative - 4 blue stars
* 6625 : Telekinetic - 5 blue stars
* 7750 : Non-corporeal being - 6 blue stars
* 8875 : Omnipotent Entity - 7 blue stars
* 10000 : Forum divinity - 8 blue stars
* 10000+ : TBA

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And after you've reached 1,000 posts, you can change it to whatever you like by editing your profile.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 15 June 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

Say Saru, why has the reply box become as glitchy as I have never experienced before?

People copy some text, and try to post it... and then sometimes the font is microscopically small or it's all in bold, or whatever, and no way to change it. And when the next one replies - even without quoting what the former poster posted - s/he gets the same weird fonts.

I thought copying a text into Notepad first would solve that problem, but no way.

And if you want to edit a post and add some new text (copy and paste) then you will have to add a couple of line returns first or else what you added will come on top of what you posted before.

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Pasting a copied text to Notepad and then copy from Notepad to the reply box works now, ie no funny fonts.

But the reply box is still glitchy as hell.

When you want to edit your post and add a link, pic, or paste some new text, you must be sure to hit ENTER several times before you enter your edit, or it will still end up ABOVE your original post.

And posting a series of pics is even worse: the sequence will be reversed.

I know you are doing your best, Saru.

I've been there, believe me.

I love this site, btw.

Just posting what others might have problems with too, but are 'too shy' to post about.




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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

I think it's worth noting that a lot of these things aren't bugs, it's a rich text editor we are using so for example when you copy text from another source it's going to copy the font and styling as well. It might not always be desired, but it's happening because the editor is designed to do that, not because it is broken.

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When you want to edit your post and add a link, pic, or paste some new text, you must be sure to hit ENTER several times before you enter your edit, or it will still end up ABOVE your original post.
Can you show me a post in which you are experiencing this issue ?





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