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    Lightbulb Notes About vBulletin


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    If you reply to someone's thread using the [Reply With Quote] button AND you add your comments solely within the [ quote ] tags, then vBulletin will tell you that your message is too short when you try to submit your post.

    This is because vBulletin does not recognize your added text within the [ quote ] tags; in other words, the vBulletin software does not recognize your typing as a new addition to the discussion.

    The workaround for this logic error is to simply type a period outside the [quote ] tags. vBulletin will interpret the period as a one-character post, and that is enough to satisfy the software.
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 07-08-2012 at 01:21 AM.

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    Some links (eg: New Posts, Today's Posts) list colored icons, but there is no legend on the page. The legend appears at the bottom of the index page for each board.

    In particular, an orange message icon denotes a "hot" topic (more than 10 replies or 75 views).

    Of course, over time, the view count will turn most icons orange. For example, all of the messages on the News board (save for one) are currently "hot".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmm4444bot View Post

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    If you reply to someone's thread using the [Reply With Quote] button AND you add your comments solely within the [ quote ] tags, then vBulletin will tell you that your message is too short when you try to submit your post.
    Maybe I don't understand here... but why would you want to do this? The text within the QUOTE tags should be just the quote from someone else's post. If you want to add your own comments through a user's post, the ideal way to do this would be to break up each section in separate QUOTE tags, adding your comments after each. Perhaps there's another reason you'd want to type entirely inside the QUOTE?

    This is because vBulletin does not recognize your added text within the [ quote ] tags; in other words, the vBulletin software interprets your post as blank because it contains only a quotation.

    The workaround for this logic error is to simply type a period outside the [quote ] tags. vBulletin will interpret the period as a one-character post, and that is enough to satisfy the software.
    I guess this will work just fine as a workaround.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post

    why would you want to do this?

    Less work, for me.

    Perhaps there's another reason you'd want to type entirely inside the QUOTE?

    Nope. Just the reason above.
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    ****o world

    The dirty-word filter is changing the substring h e l l in h e l l o to asterisks.

    Children say the ****dest things about ****ake mushrooms.

    Edit: Hello, this issue is fixed (per Ted below).
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 07-08-2012 at 01:35 AM. Reason: Pink stuff

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    Sometimes an index page shows that a board contains unread posts when it actually does not.

    If you enter the board a second time, then upon return the index will show no unread posts on that board. Well, it does after a browser refresh.

    TED, this same issue is discussed HERE, along with a solution that worked for somebody. Maybe the same change will work here.
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 07-08-2012 at 01:24 AM. Reason: Added clarification

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    When I paste a character from the Windows Character Map, vBulletin changes the default size from 2 to 4 and inserts a carriage return.

    I then need to (1) delete the carriage return, (2) insert a space, (3) highlight the inserted character, and (4) change the size back to 2.


    Edit: This issue is resolved for me, now. Not sure if vBulletin was modified or whether my change from IE to Chrome fixed it.

    (June 2012)
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 07-08-2012 at 01:27 AM. Reason: Resolution

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    It seems that the switchover brought old members' previously-deleted private messages back, filling their inbox and preventing new private messages.

    The regulars need to go back into their inbox and re-delete the imported junk until there are less than 50 messages stored in total.

    This will allow other members to contact them via private messaging, as long as there continues to be less than 50 messages stored.
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 08-08-2011 at 03:33 AM. Reason: Added clarification

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    How can somebody reply to a thread without first viewing it?

    Here are the current counts for a message on the Administrative Issues board.

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    Here's another example that shows view counts as unreliable. The index page for THIS THREAD still shows zero views, although I have viewed that thread five times (even after logging off and back in).
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 08-08-2011 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Added additional example

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    Images now attach as thumbnails. Viewers need to first click the thumbnail, in order to see the image as the author intends.

    For example, here is an in-line image of a screenshot; the thumbnail is too small to be useful. EDIT: Allowable image-size increased; the small thumbnail now displays in-line at normal size.

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    The old system allowed up to three images per post; vBulletin limits us to two images per post.

    If there are two images in a post, then you can view only one image at a time, AND that image could very well cover the very part of the post that you want to see concurrently. Bummer.


    Edit: If the pop-up enlargement covers something that you want to see, then right-click the thumbnail and choose to view the image in a new tab or window.

    Also, the images-per-post limit has increased.
    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 05-02-2014 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Thumbnail size changed secondary to system tweak

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