PM system screws up BBcode a lot.

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Jan 21, 2011
  1. Rydian
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    Many times when trying to use any bbcode in the PM system, it changes to HTML instead.

    Needless to say this makes even the act of quoting the person pretty annoying.
     


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    Yeah, this has been around for a while; bugs me and several others, but in the past, Costello hasn't been affected by it and couldn't reproduce it. [​IMG]

    In fact, I made a thread mentioning the same problem a long time ago: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=224366
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Yeah, it's extremely annoying. D:
     
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    I always thought this was just how it worked...

    It is very annoying, and should have been fixed long ago.
     
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    I would also like to see a fix for this soon. It's pretty annoying...
     
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    I've asked this to Costello a few times already, but he says he can't reproduce the problem and that it happens to random people. [​IMG]
     
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    Random people? :wtf:
    I must be one of the unlucky ones.
    It's annoying having to go back and edit out the screwed up parts, just so it looks all clean and not so messy.
     
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    Costy can't reproduce it because admins can use HTML.
     
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    I can use HTML as well.
    And it's broken for me.

    He also tested it on a member account.
     
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    Oh sorry, didn't know. Maybe it's time to upgrade IPBoard?
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I actually reform the code to maintain the formatting, other times I just delete it.

    Could he make another account until he finds one it does affect? If that doesn't work I'd volunteer mine for testing if need be; it really bugs me. [​IMG]
     
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    It happens for me like 90% of the time...
     
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    Same, I rarely send PMs anymore. Partly because I don't get PMs, but I generally reform the quote. Pain in the ass really.
     
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    The reason that he can't reproduce it is because he's above normal user status, and because of that he can use HTML himself and it will display properly for him and the recipient.

    (that should make sense...)(That's the product of a several-pm-long conversation I had with a mod once...
     
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    No, the HTML stays unparsed, so it has no use to anyone other than making a mess. Among others it also affects tj_cool and mthrnite, and mthrnite's a Supervisor.
     
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    Someone should donate their account to Costello for a greater good [​IMG]

    Lots of variables could be affecting it, considering that Costello tried creating a new regular account and it didn't happen, he should try using someone else's account to see if it can be reproduced or not. Maybe it has something to do with a cookie stored on a computer =P
     
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    Me too. I usually reform the quote as long as I'm not in a rushed mood. It's really annoying. [​IMG]
     
  18. Costello

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    I will just have to rewrite the PM system when I have the time, which I don't at the moment.
     
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    Take your time! [​IMG]

    Although it's annoying, it's not the end of the world or anything...so you don't have to rush. [​IMG]
     
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    Would the current PMs be safe if you were to make the changes?
     

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