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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.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  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: ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733630 )

          Parenthesis with a URL and without a trailing space: ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733630


          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...

                        2. Test editing of posts from iPhone. If current understanding is correct, the last few words should be dropped. Or perhaps not ?

                          Can i edit from iPhone at all?

                          1. Recently, closing parentheses not followed by punctuation at the end of a paragraph have been moved to the beginning of the next paragraph (perhaps like this)

                            I am browsing on Chrome, and use a PC.

                            ETA: Ok, there it didn't happen. Not sure why. (maybe if I don't skip a line)
                            In any event, it happened several times on this thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/797106

                            1. my photo was rejected on Home Cooking - let's try it here -
                              didn't work:
                              here's the message: Photo [Validation failed: Content type is not a recognized type of file.]

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                                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                                    steps to resize photo to 'reduce'?

                                1. Timezones - 10:30 Pacific

                                          1. re: Engineering

                                            We all know who the best engineer is... No need to specify here...

                                              1. re: Engineering

                                                testing chrome back button after reply

                                                  1. re: hannaone

                                                    Works as described by Engineering with both an older version and the most current update

                                                      1. re: hannaone


                                                        With the newest version of Chrome this seems to be hinky

                                                        1. re: hannaone

                                                          With the newest version it now takes three very rapid left clicks to get back to the board.
                                                          Right clicking slowly seems to do nothing.

                                                          1. re: hannaone

                                                            back navigation test with two rapid left clicks

                                          1. Testing profile page update time.

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                                              1. re: Jacquilynne

                                                Testing with my test account this time.

                                                        1. re: kengk

                                                          The boards don't use UBB code. If you want to attach a photo, you have to use the upload function beneath the posting window.

                                                          1. re: Jacquilynne

                                                            Do people like this board format? No offense but it's just different than what I'm used to and am not getting the better part.

                                                    1. trying to post pix to a thread on Home Cooking, red circle just spins away here on the Testing Thread with this message:
                                                      Please enter something before responding. I have removed the attached photos to post this.

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                                                      1. re: Cynsa

                                                        I have had the same issue today, Cynsa, on the What's For Dinner thread. However, I'm not trying to post pictures; I'm just trying to POST, and I get the circular go-round without anything posting. Not sure if it's going on on various boards, or just the Home Cooking board. Figured I'd try a new post here to see if it actually goes through.

                                                        1. re: LindaWhit

                                                          OK, so I can post here. Just not on WFD. Hmmm.....

                                                          1. Say something, anything
                                                            Test 1 2 3
                                                            Anything but that...

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                                                              1. testing testing testing....

                                                                EDIT: ok, that was easy

                                                                    1. re: janniecooks

                                                                      testing back navigation one more time; testing edit

                                                                      1. I don't seem to be able to post anymore.

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                                                                        1. re: racer x

                                                                          Well, that's strange. Something else I tried to post won't post, but this stuff does post.

                                                                          1. re: racer x

                                                                            Didn't you post just a short while ago (25 minutes ago) on that 'fish sauce' thread?

                                                                            1. re: huiray

                                                                              I was trying to post this

                                                                              I started trying to post it last night - couldn't post it, despite trying with two different browsers.
                                                                              I then tried again today -- still couldn't post it.

                                                                              So I posted a simple, one- or two-line sentence. That worked. I went back and immediately edited that out and substituted the longer passage. For some strange reason, that worked.

                                                                        2. I'm posting something while someone else is also posting....

                                                                            1. In a not-at-all surprising turn of events, this post is a test.

                                                                                1. re: racer x

                                                                                  As I understand it the entire nation of Italica has a somewhat suspect work ethic...

                                                                                    1. re: DeborahL

                                                                                      testing photo upload from chrome vs IE above

                                                                                      1. re: DeborahL

                                                                                        photo upload test from iPad via user agent