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OuBallie24/08/2014 14:29:28
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Thanks to Ian S C for his observation regarding my 'winking idiots', I thought it was time the Forum had a means to 'TEST' a response to a thread before actually committing.

I am of course thinking back to the be beginning of time with regards the Internet, when Newsgroups where the forerunner of the Forums we use today.

All newsgroups had a thread solely to enable one to test a post beforehand, so here goes with mine.

I sometimes find the need to edit posts after the event, which is a PITA, especially when trying to get some imbedded text, photo or video working.

just a thought, so here goes.

Test to see which is the culprit, with or without a dash:

With

Without

Geoff - Enjoying a mug of coffee from DIY roasted beans,

OuBallie24/08/2014 14:37:11
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Both are the culprits I see.

Geoff - 0330h tomorrow to collect other half after her jolly, so kip time soon.

Michael Gilligan24/08/2014 19:15:42
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Geoff,

I think this is a reaonably comprehensive list of the Micro$oft keyboard shortcuts for the dreaded emoticons.

MichaelG.

Bandersnatch25/08/2014 01:16:38
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Some of the emoticon problems were explained a while ago by the website maintenance lady (her name escapes me .... senior moment ). Apparently, they could all be eliminated by allowing emoticons to be added only via the drop-down.

However, some people in other forums on the site insist on being able to compose emoticons via the keyboard (I guess they find it quicker than using the mouse). Which leaves the problem for the rest of us of inadvertently including a sequence of characters that lead to an unintended emoticon.

One thing I've learned is to include a space before a closing parenthesis. That seems to fix a few problems.

Edited By Bandersnatch on 25/08/2014 01:17:19

Ian S C25/08/2014 11:58:13
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I find that it's best to put punctuation marks after the bracket  That's a colon, dash, bracket.

Ian S C

Edited By Ian S C on 25/08/2014 12:00:49

Neil Wyatt27/08/2014 19:47:52
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Hi Geoff,

you are not alone, so i hope you don't mind but I've made this thread 'sticky' and changed the title to invite any newbies (or confused oldies) to make test postings in here.

Neil

OuBallie30/08/2014 16:33:44
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No objection Neil.

Another thought for the web designer is to include a 'Preview' button if possible.

Geoff - Back from walk to town and dripping.

Bandersnatch30/08/2014 17:54:01
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Another thing many sites have is the ability to specify one's time-zone and have displayed dates/times adjusted for that zone (if the user wishes). That can make it much more pleasant to use.

Jesse Hancock 102/03/2015 20:36:55
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Geoff :so where did you go Antwerp or Dublin?

Neil: you will join too it only takes time. Discombobulated indeed.

OuBallie03/03/2015 13:54:44
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Posted by Jesse Hancock 1 on 02/03/2015 20:36:55:

Geoff :so where did you go Antwerp or Dublin?

Nope, nowhere exotic, only a mile to my local town centre & back.

Geoff - it's feels good to walk - sometimes.

Jesse Hancock 103/03/2015 14:28:46
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OuBallie Sorry mate I understood the dripping to be soaking wet from a swim but that was forgetting that some of us like dripping on bread. Yes the sometimes being the operative word on walking here. I have a bad chest so I don't walk far any-more.

Johns pad really reminds me so much of many one man band engineering shops back in the 80's and 90's.

mechman4803/03/2015 14:38:44
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Hi

I found that if you double click space bar it moves the last bracket along one extra space & eliminates the dreaded emoticon surprise popping up (dreaded emoticon, normal spacing), ( with double spacing ).

Edited By mechman48 on 03/03/2015 14:39:19

Edited By mechman48 on 03/03/2015 14:40:24

mechman4803/03/2015 14:41:38
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Hmmmm, seems to have been sorted... thinking

George.

OuBallie11/04/2015 17:10:45
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Crossposted http://pub25.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2099944454&frmid=5&msgid=991330&cmd=show

[url=http://example.com]Example[/url]  

Edited By OuBallie on 11/04/2015 17:11:

pub25.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2099944454&frmid=5&msgid=991330&cmd=show

Aargh - bbcode doesn't bleeping well work!

Edited By OuBallie on 11/04/2015 17:15:16

Edited By OuBallie on 11/04/2015 17:25:34

OuBallie31/07/2015 15:01:43
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http://youtu.be/DyKpAPMz0gA

I've now given up on getting links to work using my iPad

Geoff - It was never this difficult when I was younger

Edited By OuBallie on 31/07/2015 15:06:40

Michael Gilligan31/07/2015 15:26:50
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Geoff,

Is this what you were trying to do:

**LINK**

... or this ?

MichaelG.

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Posted on my "original iPad"

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 31/07/2015 15:27:48

JohnF31/07/2015 16:30:40
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Hmmm coffee finished think I'll get back to me machines all manual and they do exactly as they are told !😇

Edited By JohnF on 31/07/2015 16:31:00

Michael Gilligan31/07/2015 20:28:09
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Geoff,

Sorry, I picked up the link from your 11/04/2015 post blush

I should have used the YouTube link that you posted today

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 31/07/2015 20:48:32

Michael Gilligan01/08/2015 09:09:23
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Posted by mechman48 on 03/03/2015 14:41:38:

Hmmmm, seems to have been sorted... thinking

George.

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George,

[much delayed comment] .. No, it hasn't been sorted, it's just that you chose an example that does not translate into one of the emoticons. The problem usually occurs when you have a colon, semicolon, or 'double quote mark' [for inches, or seconds] immediately before a closing parenthesis.

Have a play ... that's what this thread is here for.

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan01/08/2015 09:11:03
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 24/08/2014 19:15:42:

I think this is a reaonably comprehensive list of the Micro$oft keyboard shortcuts for the dreaded emoticons.

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George ... for info ^^^

Sorry, that link is dead now crying 2

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Update: This link works [for now]

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 01/08/2015 09:21:18

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