I think I've solved the mystery of the extra smilies causing problems with editing and quoting. The short codes for these smilies have now changed, generally with double colons instead of single ones, but I believe some of you may still be typing the old codes from memory. To post the correct code, please click on the smiley icon, then "View all smilies", select the one you want and the new code will post automatically. You can now edit or quote the post without confusing the new software.
I use Firefox (mostly) and yes I think you are right, it is right at the top of the page, not where I am used to seeing it. Sorry about that, but I'm not the most visual of people. I think in sounds and words, not pictures. I suspect Hayley does too (although I think she is better at pictures than I am).
I've asked you last month what you were unhappy with, but you did not respond.
If you need help with a certain area, please let me know. I've been testing this new version for nearly a year now, in anticipation of helping good members such as yourself. Send me a Private Message if you'd like.
As Martin said, this upgrade occured on each of the one million+ forums owned by ProBoards.
Tech Alert! Ignore this post if you don't want the gory technical details of the above.
Hi Richard and Jillian,
Well spotted (and yours is usually the easiest and best work-around solution on Proboards).
But the "commas in links" problem is an interesting one that puzzled me for a long time. I eventually discovered that it's not really the fault of Proboards software but is mainly the fault of the other website, who used a 'reserved character' (in this case the comma) in the middle of a URL (before the .html?). Tim Berners Lee's w3.org www specifications say that the comma, along with several other special characters, should not be used "as is" in the main part of a link (before the .html? bit) as it will sometimes cause errors.
What the website are supposed to do in such cases is to encode the comma as its hexadecimal ASCii code, prefixed by a % sign
which works, and that's what the Jaeger website maintainer should have done. The %20 that we often see in links, including the above one, is the ASCii code for a space (which can also cause problems) in hexadecimal, preceded by the mandatory %.
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I know what might have happened. If you close the forum by accident while logged in and then reopen it, you may still be shown as logged in at the bottom of the Home page, but you will see the Login button at the top instead of Logout. If this happens, just log in again to restore the buttons at the top to normal.