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Sorry for breaking TR...

By AnsuGisalas ·
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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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by PurpleSkys In reply to Sorry for breaking TR...

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

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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 :) )

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Just a little heads up...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to I just got a scary though ...

... 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

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to Just a little heads up...

didn't wanna wade into where the ether is leaking in, I see.
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 >.<

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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.

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I found that the hard way.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Sorry for breaking TR...

Have you alerted the PTBs?

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Beyond this?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I found that the hard way ...

No clue how.

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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!

<code>n case that wild specimen has been cleaned up by the time you see this, it worked like <a HREF=http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-333486-3510709><FONT COLOR=FFFFFF>this</FONT></A>.<select from "like" to here to see the link (same as the other one)</code>

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

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Site Help and Feedback.

As if you could see it.

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test

by seanferd In reply to Sorry for breaking TR...

<i>italic txt for everyone!</i>

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