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post #1 of 6
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Note the empty quote in @saevel25's post. It's empty because the poster above him (in this case @RPMPIRE but a lot of people have done this) submitted a malformed post.

 

What's malformed? Notice that his indent level is the same as the quote.

 

This makes Huddler think that the text he typed is quoted text from someone else, and as such, it's not quoted by @saevel25 because the software thinks it's not @RPMPIRE's text.

 

If you find yourself typing on this "indented" level you've screwed up. :-D It's okay. Stuff happens.

 

But please fix it before you submit the text, because if we see malformed posts that take more than a few seconds to fix, we'll delete them instead. If you don't know the HTML (and don't want to mess with "Source" mode), then discard your draft and re-quote posts and try again.

 

TL;DR: if you're typing new text and it's indented, you're screwing up and we ask that you fix this before proceeding.

 

Thank you.

post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Note the empty quote in 

 

What's malformed? Notice that his indent level is the same as the quote.

 

This makes Huddler think that the text he typed is quoted text from someone else, and as such, it's not quoted by @saevel25 because the software thinks it's not @RPMPIRE's text.

 

If you find yourself typing on this "indented" level you've screwed up. :-D It's okay. Stuff happens.

 

But please fix it before you submit the text, because if we see malformed posts that take more than a few seconds to fix, we'll delete them instead. If you don't know the HTML (and don't want to mess with "Source" mode), then discard your draft and re-quote posts and try again.

 

TL;DR: if you're typing new text and it's indented, you're screwing up and we ask that you fix this before proceeding.

 

Thank you.

How does it get indented?  And only my Mother gets to call me malformed!

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Note the empty quote in @saevel25's post. It's empty because the poster above him (in this case @RPMPIRE but a lot of people have done this) submitted a malformed post.

 

What's malformed? Notice that his indent level is the same as the quote.

 

This makes Huddler think that the text he typed is quoted text from someone else, and as such, it's not quoted by @saevel25 because the software thinks it's not @RPMPIRE's text.

 

If you find yourself typing on this "indented" level you've screwed up. :-D It's okay. Stuff happens.

 

But please fix it before you submit the text, because if we see malformed posts that take more than a few seconds to fix, we'll delete them instead. If you don't know the HTML (and don't want to mess with "Source" mode), then discard your draft and re-quote posts and try again.

 

TL;DR: if you're typing new text and it's indented, you're screwing up and we ask that you fix this before proceeding.

 

Thank you.

 

So I'm quoting here and it wasn't automatically indented, but I did notice it doing it before. I didn't think it was a big deal, but I'll double check next time. My apologies. 

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

How does it get indented?  And only my Mother gets to call me malformed!

 

There are a few ways. Sometimes you screw up, sometimes the Rich Text Editor screws up (or does something you wouldn't predict).

 

I had the indent size increased by 25 pixels two weeks ago to try to curb this behavior. It seems to have helped but it has not eradicated it.

 

And this is just a public service announcement, really. I'm not trying to blame anyone, especially you @RPMPIRE - I'm just putting this out there so that if you (anyone) see your text indented, you can fix it. That way we won't have to delete it.

post #5 of 6

And as a slight "defense" of @RPMPIRE , and I suppose, consequently, a slight "offense" towards @saevel25 (stress the word "slight ;)) ... it does show up as blank in the editor box.  It's happened to me a few times, and I notice it, and so I manually add the text using copy and paste.

 

Perhaps this bit of good-samaritanism will get me off the hook for a few future double posts?  Hmmm, @iacas ??  P.S. ... Bam!

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

And as a slight "defense" of @RPMPIRE , and I suppose, consequently, a slight "offense" towards @saevel25 (stress the word "slight ;)) ... it does show up as blank in the editor box.  It's happened to me a few times, and I notice it, and so I manually add the text using copy and paste.

 

That's the problem: it shows up as blank when poster B quotes poster A because the site doesn't see that text as part of poster A's post. It's indented, and the site sees it as text that poster A quoted himself.

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