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Title of a Post Running off the "Page"

Servorg Feb 28, 2013 05:53 AM

I'm seeing this post with the title running all the way across and off the edge, even obscuring the counter showing the number of replies on the main LA page showing the threads is covered by it and then when you look at the post it is still running off the edge. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892209 and you can see the same problem on the main board if you scroll down to see the post title: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/2

  1. Jacquilynne Feb 28, 2013 06:48 AM

    That's odd. I edited the title to use a dash instead of a colon (just a hunch, since that was the only unusual thing about the title) and that seems to have fixed it.

    I'll play with this a bit and see if that's always going to happen if people use colons in long titles.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Jacquilynne
      Servorg Feb 28, 2013 06:51 AM

      That fixed it. Quick work!

      1. re: Servorg
        Jacquilynne Feb 28, 2013 06:52 AM

        It doesn't appear to have been the colon, so other than that, I'm baffled. Possibly me editing it at all would have fixed it.

        1. re: Jacquilynne
          Servorg Feb 28, 2013 07:04 AM

          So the colon didn't need the oscopy after all? ;-D> Hope your day is a good one.

          1. re: Jacquilynne
            Servorg Feb 28, 2013 10:24 AM

            There is something else odd about the body of that post I just noticed. There are some really weird word breaks (if you look at the various posts by the OP) in it. Now, those may have been purposely (or even accidentally) made by the OP, but I just wonder if they are a symptom of something else strange going on in that particular thread for some reason?

            1. re: Servorg
              Jacquilynne Feb 28, 2013 10:30 AM

              That *is* weird. I see what you mean.

              1. re: Jacquilynne
                Engineering Feb 28, 2013 02:34 PM

                There's something strange about the whitespace in the affected posts- appearances aside, those aren't normal spaces between each word, so our browsers aren't sure where they're supposed to break off the lines. I assume the text was copy-pasted from some other program or otherwise input strangely.

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