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    Sorry for breaking TR…

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    by ansugisalas ·

    be careful with the angle brackets folks.
    The white-on-white spam post below (or wherever) had an open angle bracket used as an arrow… bad idea, now I can’t edit it, and maybe you can’t comment on it either.
    Anyhow, white-text spam links are now in the wild.
    Keep them peepers peeled and set your spidey senses to Paranoid.

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    • #2879748

      Ansu

      by purpleskys ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      what have you done? lol…i saw that…holy moly…

      • #2879743

        I just got a scary thought…

        by ansugisalas ·

        In reply to Ansu

        what if some of the spammers start using that breakage technique to get rid of the whole “flag” link? That weakness has to go… and also that thing that causes uncapped bold tags to carry over the message end boundary! It’s a sign that something isn’t properly insulated, and that can probably be abused.

        Anyway; I guess the simplest solution to white-on-white links is to disable the *angle bracket begin*font color=FFFFFF*angle bracket end* code from parsing… that IS possible, right? Just take out all ability to choose the color of links or text posted; nobody uses it, anyway (except for me, I’ve used it to hide messages for the wary in plain sight… but I am crazy anyway 🙂 )

        • #2879544

          Just a little heads up…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to I just got a scary thought…

          … brush up on your BB code skills 🙂

          We are aware of this issue (and other HTML tag issues) and are working on resolving it/them

          -Tammy [_]3

        • #2879542

          You

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to Just a little heads up…

          didn’t wanna wade into where the ether is leaking in, I see. :p
          I didn’t actually mess up the code, I just had a period right after the closing /a tag, and then a “<" right after that period... instant breakage. < /a >.<

        • #2879522

          They’re using it now…

          by ansugisalas ·

          In reply to Just a little heads up…

          Look here: http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-345995-3511722
          This post has done something funky… if you mouseover the white space to the right of the flag links, you’ll see a link is there… it seems they messed up the tags so the link probably doesn work… but that’s not all!
          Every post after that message is messed up, showing no text at all, no flag links, no vote buttons.

          Not a problem really, since they’re all spam.

          Since when did Combofix become hot property with Google? Maybe I need to retool my assumptions on what attracts the spammers.

    • #2879731

      I found that the hard way.

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      Have you alerted the PTBs?

      • #2879720

        Beyond this?

        by ansugisalas ·

        In reply to I found that the hard way.

        No clue how.

        • #2879683

          Site Help and Feedback.

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to Beyond this?

          Down the bottom.

          I’ve been debating about giving some feedback of my own on another matter, not that it would mean squat around here.

          Anyway, I missed it. Angle brackets can break TR again? I wonder if not closing a tag can do that now.

          edit: Oh, I see what you did. Nice!

          n case that wild specimen has been cleaned up by the time you see this, it worked like this.

        • #2879677

          Great. Now you broke this one too! No text.

          by charliespencer ·

          In reply to Site Help and Feedback.

          As if you could see it.

    • #2879682

      test

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      italic txt for everyone!

    • #2879671

      Help ticket is #111014-000221

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      Augh! When Seanferd breaks it, it’s broke.

    • #2879625

      you guys are too much

      by purpleskys ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      I really like the italics 😀 ! but how on earth does this work? Keep in mind, i have little experience in the whole building websites thing so this is interesting to me 🙂

      edit to add: but my italics didn’t stick…sniff 😉

    • #2879624

      Well that’s different[/i]

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      Not only does it apply to the actual Thread but to everything else as well.

      Seems that they fixed this with the last version of TR and then completely Ignored it with the Site Redesign so they have to reinvent the wheel all over again. :^0

      Last time someone broke TR Doug didn’t appreciate them posting it in an Open Forum where the remainder of the Spammers could learn it and use it against the Site Designers. Now prepare to have you [b]Naughty Little Bottom Smacked as Punishment.[/b] :p

      Col

    • #2879619

      Well…

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      Considering that it will all be over in just five days, let the spanking commence!

      • #2879618

        [/i]Nope in your Case

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Well…

        Spankings are no good as you enjoy them way too much. Just like your mother used to say to the Babysitter Don’t Spank the Little _Shite when he’s naughty which is all of the time as he considers that a Reward. Make him eat Chocolate Ice Cream and he’ll behave. 😀

        Col [i]

      • #2879572

        Huh?

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Well…

        What will be all over in five days? This discussion? TR?

    • #2879611

      Oh shucks…

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      but I guess, now that Camping has got it figured out, I won’t have to worry about all that chocolate ice cream being fattening.

      • #2879598

        [/i]But what about the

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Oh shucks…

        Bottom Smacking being just plain [b]Kinky?[/b]

        Personally I could do with caring a bit of Excess Weight as apposed to having everyone call me Kinky. :^0

        No let me think about that for a while. I’ll get back to you on that one. 😉

        Col

    • #2879592

      the best part of being kinky

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      is getting the kinks out 😀

      • #2879571

        The difference between kinky and sick.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to the best part of being kinky

        Kinky is when you ask your partner to tickle you with a feather duster. Sick is when you ask for a live chicken.

    • #2879533

      Ok… guess I’m safe then

      by ansugisalas ·

      In reply to Sorry for breaking TR…

      Or… what’s the verdict on asking to be tickled with a feather duster, while eating a chicken sandwich?
      Borderline?

      • #2879529

        Well honestly

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Ok… guess I’m safe then

        Depends if the chicken in the sandwich is live or not when you started to eat the sandwich. 😉

        OH BTW it’s defiantly not Borderline it’s way over the Border and well into Kinky. Or so I’m told. :p

        Though to be perfectly honest it’s still not as good as my young nephew who several years ago after his youngest brother was born when asked what he wanted for dinner that night replied [b]Boiled Baby.[/b] Not a great hit with his mother but I’m still laughing 8 years latter. 😀

        Col

      • #2896443

        That’s kinky.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Ok… guess I’m safe then

        Sick is being tickled by a chicken sandwich while eating a feather duster.

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