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Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?

Leadfingers 27 May 10 - 05:11 AM
Arthur_itus 27 May 10 - 07:47 AM
Arthur_itus 27 May 10 - 08:18 AM
Leadfingers 27 May 10 - 08:23 AM
The Fooles Troupe 27 May 10 - 08:25 AM
Susan of DT 27 May 10 - 08:29 AM
Arthur_itus 27 May 10 - 08:52 AM
Leadfingers 27 May 10 - 01:28 PM
Joe Offer 27 May 10 - 01:57 PM
Bert 27 May 10 - 02:14 PM
The Sandman 27 May 10 - 02:18 PM
Joe Offer 27 May 10 - 02:37 PM
Arthur_itus 27 May 10 - 02:38 PM
Leadfingers 27 May 10 - 02:39 PM
Geoff the Duck 27 May 10 - 03:15 PM
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Subject: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 May 10 - 05:11 AM

Trying to post a comment to the Vince Cable thread I get

"Your subject contains an HTML tag, or at least a < symbol."

And cannot add my witty comment !!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 27 May 10 - 07:47 AM

Leadfingers
It is in the title. You need to remove the part at the front of the title

Clegg


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:18 AM

Sorry < strike > Clegg < / strike > need to be removed.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:23 AM

Too much like hard work ! This site is going to hell in a handcart !
IF I am expected to modify threead Titles beore I can post I dont see any point in posting !!"!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:25 AM

So LF, looks like you struck out....


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Susan of DT
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:29 AM

I removed the indicated piece, since I am not sure most of you can edit titles. Try posting now.

Terry - It just looks like someone used a bit of html that caused a problem. Don't get mad at mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:52 AM

Susan
That is not true.
The HTML part of the title was done by a Mudcat Elf
Arthur


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 May 10 - 01:28 PM

Which is why I say this site is going to hell in a handcart ! If Mud Elves screw up , what the hell do we mere mortals do ?


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Subject: Clegg Vince Cable resigns UK
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 10 - 01:57 PM

OK, OK, I plead guilty. I was trying to be clever, and got outsmarted by my own cleverness.

The thread title originally read Clegg resigns UK

The thread originator realized his mistake, and said it should be Vince Cable resigns UK


But the humo(u)r of it all got the best to me, so I changed it to

Clegg Vince Cable resigns UK


....not knowing that would prevent others from posting. Sorry about that. I'll go hide in the corner in shame.

And yes, I know I've told others not to use HTML or special characters in thread titles because it affects searchability, but I didn't know it had other effects. It must have tripped one of the anti-Spam blocks Jeff has in place.

So, I apologize.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Bert
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:14 PM

It must have tripped one of the anti-Spam blocks Jeff has in place.


Tell us about the anti spam stuff. I could use that.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:18 PM

you apoligize for apologising.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:37 PM

Hi, Bert-
Jeff's a pretty smart cookie.
He reviewed all the autoSpam posts were were getting, and picked out phrases and conventions that were commonly used in Spam but not in normal posts, and he blocked text that contained those elements.
Then somehow, he set up a information messages that told the poster "your message contains a prohibited HTML tag" - or whatever was appropriate.
I think I know of most of the blocks he set up, but I was unaware that he had blocked HTML in message titles. I can get around the blocks and edit things in, which is what happened in this case.
Jeff had to be pretty clever in creating the blocks, because he didn't want to interfere with normal posting. One block that does annoy some people is that Guests cannot post more than a certain number of links in a message - this is to prevent the page-long Spam messages we were getting that had nothing but links to porn sites or "performance-enhancing" medications.
That being said, I'd also like to say I wish Jeff had time to spend with us nowadays. I really enjoyed working with him. SWe used to stay up late at night, coming up with ideas for tweaking Mudcat to work better. I suppose we made attempts at humor in some of those "tweakings," but not many. Max is usually the one responsible for those...
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:38 PM

No problem Joe.

Very funny really :-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 May 10 - 02:39 PM

PM Received From Joe ! Apology Accepted !!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 27 May 10 - 03:15 PM

Not sure what thread is about!

Who wanted to strike Clegg?

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 27 May 10 - 03:19 PM

thread.cfm?threadid=129749&messages=7


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: open mike
Date: 27 May 10 - 05:47 PM

who/what is Clegg??
Who what is Vince Cable??

What's it all about, Alfie?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 May 10 - 07:06 PM

Quick Run Down for Non Brits !
UK is now the Con Dem Nation - Nick Clegg is Leader of the Lib Dems and Deputy Prime Minister in the Coalition , Vince Cable WAS second in command of the Lib Dems !
For our pains David Cameron of the Consrvative party is Prime minister


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Subject: RE: Tech: Why Cant I post to a thread ?
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 May 10 - 03:33 AM

Nice to know there are so many safeguards around, thanks to Jeff & Joe!

Must admit, I noticed the 'strike' and thought, 'that's neat, never seen that in a title before'. Now I know why!


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