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Sep 12, 2010 04:27 AM

The Testing Thread

I searched to find if there was a thread in which you could test things. I had a another member ask me a couple of things and I wanted to check out a few things before I replied. I didn't want to accidentally post in a real thread so I created this one. So the moderators can delete it if they wish, or leave it if they feel it serves a purpose.

Possibly they should consider their own sticky version.

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  1. This thread is fine. Anyone is welcome to start a testing thread on Site Talk, as required.

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        1. re: Dave MP

          Parenthesis without a URL and with a trailing space: ( blah blah blah )

          Parenthesis without a URL and without a trailing space: ( blah blah blah )

          Parenthesis with a URL and with a trailing space: ( )

          Parenthesis with a URL and without a trailing space: (


          This has been a test of the emergency parenthetic system.

          1. re: Jacquilynne


                1. re: huiray


                  Darn is right. :-)

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Sometimes - often times - I say - dash it all! - and leave the parens behind...

        2. I always wondered if you could add [b]add[/b] any [i]tags[/i], even something simple like <i>italics</> or [u]underline[/u].

          I just noticed you can't reply to your own post. I think that //feature// is new.

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          1. re: GraydonCarter

            This doesn't even make sense. I can reply to my own edited post, but not an unedited post.

            No wonder there has never been a testing thread before: nothing to test!

            1. re: GraydonCarter

              If you reload the page, you should be able to. When you first make the post, and it shows it to you within the thread, it's actually just a dummied up view. You're still seeing the thread as it was when you last loaded it, and your new post doesn't have a reply button. As soon as you reload the page, the reply button should appear.

                1. re: chris1667

                  Those look like vampire claws on that pupster. Vampuppy?

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    Haha! She killed a rat the other day and got all hyped up on V. Might have been a vampire rat.

              1. re: GraydonCarter

                I was sorta hoping you could put in something like <script>alert(document.cookie)</script>

              2. testing photos - ignore

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                      1. re: Engineering

                        Trying this one more time and again

                    1. re: GraydonCarter

                      god I'd forgotten about those things. one year a crazy aunt who's crazy about hard boiled eggs and gadgets gave everyone those. handy but a bitch to clean.

                      1. re: hill food

                        Power-blast it with the sink squirter at full hot water volume after a soak in soapy water?

                        1. re: huiray

                          more of a use it twice and forget about it type novelty thing

                  1. Testing capital letters test test

                    1. (I think parentheses followed by a new line and hyphen have resulted in the second parenthesis being moved to the next line before the hyphen)

                      - test

                      ETA - fixed? Only a problem with one specific browser? Who knows?

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                      1. re: cowboyardee

                        Do you know how long ago you were seeing that problem? Within the last month, or further back?

                        1. re: Engineering

                          Within the last month, though not the last few weeks. I know I had problems with a parenthesis being moved down to the next paragraph in the title post of this May 2011 thread.
                          An edit or two wouldn't move the parenthesis back to place.

                          I am certain I had the issue again a couple times soon after, this time with a hyphen starting the next paragraph. Problem is I don't remember which thread, and I think I just edited the whole thing out at the time so there's no evidence left.

                          While we're at it, I was also having problems here

                          I would type ' 800/4K ' which somehow replaced with ' 8

                          2F4K '
                          I was using a Mac at the time, and I don't think the problem repeated on my usual PC, though I guess we'll see with this post.

                          1. re: cowboyardee

                            Regarding the parenthesis:
                            This sounds like it may be an older bug related to our URL generator. The current workaround is putting a space after the closing paren. I'll try to bring it to the appropriate engineer's attention.

                            Regarding your 0's magically turning into newlines and garbage:
                            That's related to a post-editing bug that we (in theory) fixed last Wednesday. Unfortunately, your browser cache may be holding onto an older version of the offending file; try clearing your cache. If that second problem persists, please let us know.

                            1. re: Engineering

                              Thanks. The Zero problem only happened when I was using a friend's computer, so I don't seem to have any issues with it now - on my computer '800/4k' is reading as it should.

                              1. re: Engineering

                                Any progress on the parenthesis problem?

                                In my experience having a closing parenthesis ) followed just by a new line ("hard return") ALWAYS moves the closing parenthesis to the new line. Putting in a space (as you suggest) fixes that. This has been going on for quite a while, at least a year? Or more?

                                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                                    Thanks. I thought it did go back as long as I've been on CH but couldn't swear to it...