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Jacen96
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Looking around some of the forum threads, I noticed in the WEPR topic (avoid page 2 on) evolution had a series in 3 posts by wflag because his post got cut off.

The reason for this phenomena, to the best of my knowledge, stems from the site's blocking of html code, so when a person includes greater than and less than signs, the block interprets this as html, and subsequently, deletes it.

Below this is a sentence with some random signs on each end, saying, in effect, that it is an example.



~~~Darth Caedus

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jeol
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I just use the codes for them. That's what you're supposed to use on websites, anyways.

Just use '& l t ;' and '& g t ;' without spaces or quotation marks.
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Kasic
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The cause are the symbols Jeol has at the bottom of his post...which I suspect was cut off. Just don't use them and you're fine.

jeol
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Nope. I used the codes.

Which is why the symbols showed.

KentyBK
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Which makes sense, since I'm assuming they just have a regex running over every new post to check for html tags.

Still, the thing doesn't seem very well thought out in general, which is why posts keep getting cut off.

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Jacen96
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what does &lt even do?

I am talking about when you enclose a post in greater than and lesser than signs, because it erases everything between the pair.

An example is some people put emoticons that utilize these signs on each side of their post, greater first, then lesser.

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Freakenstein
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what does < even do?


That is a beginning tag in HTML, just like []'s are beginning tags in BBCode.
Jacen96
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That is a beginning tag in HTML, just like []'s are beginning tags in BBCode.


That is actually & l t.

I know about html, I use it on my profile.

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wflag10
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Actaully, I don't know why my second post in that thread got cut off, their were no greater or less signs in it after I fixed my post.

Jacen96
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Actaully, I don't know why my second post in that thread got cut off, their were no greater or less signs in it after I fixed my post.


Interesting, another thing is causing this problem.

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partydevil
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it cutted me off a few times aswel.

no particular reason. just in the middle of some text.
no links
no weird signs
no other chars. then just letters, numbers and space.

Ferret
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If anybody can tell me how to duplicate the issue, I can help. Otherwise, it will be hard to do anything.

KentyBK
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If anybody can tell me how to duplicate the issue, I can help. Otherwise, it will be hard to do anything.


Post a less-than sign. Everything after that is cut off.

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KentyBK
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Welp, irony strikes when you least expect it. That's generally how it was a few days ago anyway.

Jacen96
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You need more than &lt.

You need &gt on the other side of the area that gets cut off.

like the sentence below this one.

< how are you doing >

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Jacen96
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oh, the irony, maybe it requires for the sign to be right before the words.



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