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  1. #1
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    Default Hidden/Control Characters Being Displayed

    I thought it was maybe just me but I've seen this in at least a couple of other posts.<br><br>The post text looks fine when typed but when the reply is submitted, the hidden/control character codes are being displayed (spaces, carriage returns, tabs, etc.).&nbsp; These character codes also show up in the post preview even before the reply is submitted.&nbsp; <br><br>The Jd fundraiser post by jonesin in the Miscellaneous section today illustrates this behavior.&nbsp; It seems to be random, as most posts, including a response to his post, look normal.&nbsp;<br><br>I'm stumped.&nbsp;&nbsp;

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    I have noticed this also.

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    Yeah, it's weird, when it started happening I couldn't get rid of it. I was starting to think it was personal.

    I do think I've stumbled onto something though. If I don't select "Go Advanced", the post text here comes out normal. If I edit the post and switch between "Go Advanced" and the "Quick Reply". The characters will appear or disappear depending on which option I choose. This is the behavior. Why it's happening I have no idea. This is a question for the software gurus.

    I'm updating this again because I've discovered that I'm still running into the problem, even in the quick reply, although to a much lesser degree.
    Last edited by skiroule; 02-16-2021 at 10:04 AM.

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    I will have my tech specialists look into this, as it is above my pay grade. :) 

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    Its doing it to almost every post of mine, even just pictures...

    Quote Originally Posted by skiroule View Post
    Yeah, it's weird, when it started happening I couldn't get rid of it. I was starting to think it was personal.





    I do think I've stumbled onto something though. If I don't select "Go Advanced", the post text here comes out normal. If I edit the post and switch between "Go Advanced" and the "Quick Reply". The characters will appear or disappear depending on which option I choose. This is the behavior. Why it's happening I have no idea. This is a question for the software gurus.





    I'm updating this again because I've discovered that I'm still running into the problem, even in the quick reply, although to a much lesser degree.

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    I'm trying not to be the squeaky wheel but I guess it's just a natural talent.  Any insight into the cause of the Bulletin Board Bug (BBB) that is messing up the posts? It will be really interesting to find out what is causing it.

    I do run a test periodically to see if it somehow magically fixed itself but haven't seen a change so far.

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    Hi Kelly.

    My apologies. I messed up in trying to communicate with the wizard that helps me with the more complicated board issues. I did this morning and he replied he will be looking into it, so it should not be too long of a wait.

    Sorry for the delay!

    -John

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    Thanks John!

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    This had seemed to be cleared up. Didn't notice fir a couple days. But this new post today is as bad as I've ever seen Screenshot_20210309-092413_Samsung Internet.jpg

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    What is even stranger is I was the original poster, that (his response) to my post looks fine when I open it, but my original post has all the characters in it. So different people are seeing the characters on different posts. I know I have not changed anything on my account.
    Last edited by gkolar; 03-10-2021 at 08:45 AM.

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    I was so frustrated with that post! I did try to clean it up after the fact. Looks like you caught it in between my original post and the some what cleaned up version...

    Any official word on what the problem was? As I check the preview I apparently still have the problem...


    Quote Originally Posted by sweeperguy View Post
    This had seemed to be cleared up. Didn't notice fir a couple days.

    But this new post today is as bad as I've ever seen

    https://forum.johndee.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=62815&stc=1" attachmentid="62815" alt="" id="vbattach_62815" class="previewthumb">
    - - - Updated - - -

    So my post above had lots of characters in it a second ago. I clicked edit and resaved and it looks better now... This one I'm just hitting submit, not preview. Wonder if that makes a difference?

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