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#1096546
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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The community had the same issues with people selling various OUT preservations back in the DVD days. Complaining to ebay did nothing that I can remember, and I’d prefer not to raise our profile any higher than it already is. We have a nice thing going where people are being allowed to work around the lack of an official OUT Blu-ray release without the copyright owners bringing the hammer down. Let’s keep it that way.

This is just part of being a content producer in the fan edit/preservation community. Somebody is going to put your work on a disc and sell it. No way around it.

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#1092412
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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It didn’t go well. The launch was barely publicized, denying the new HUD secretary news coverage as he visited his hometown of Detroit. In other cities, Carson praised programs targeted for budget cuts, a blunder that suggested he hadn’t been properly coached by staff.

This part irks me. Carson believes these programs work and publicly praises them, but only because his staff hasn’t coached their leader on the proper talking points.

We have very few leaders in positions of power — mostly just talking heads with advisors.

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#1091787
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lawyers-seek-to-undercut-muellers-russia-investigation/2017/07/20/232ebf2c-6d71-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html?utm_term=.a974045f12c0

Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves.

Trump’s legal team declined to comment on the issue. But one adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Mueller’s investigation.

“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,’ ” a close adviser said.

Of how I do revel in the fact that the President can only pardon federal crimes. RICO, money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, they can all be prosecuted by states. Schneiderman may end up being the hero in this piece too. Although Trump may be roomies with Snowden by the time it gets around to that (assuming Snowden’s place is watertight).

My biggest hope is that the Trump empire is brought crashing down with the entire family rendered penniless and inert due to RICO asset forfeiture.

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#1088711
Topic
How do you post images on here?
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LexX, can you describe what you were doing at the time and the browser you use? The fixed header is supposed to hide itself automatically if you zoom in on an image, and while zoomed, the scroll should be locked so the header doesn’t appear and block the X. The only bug I’ve seen is that if you zoom an image and then resize your browser window, the header reappears, blocking the X.

I think I can fix that though. Binding the escape key is also a good idea.

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#1087558
Topic
Replies get included in the quote layout
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yhwx said:

https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#p

PARAGRAPHS AND LINE BREAKS

A paragraph is simply one or more consecutive lines of text, separated by one or more blank lines. (A blank line is any line that looks like a blank line — a line containing nothing but spaces or tabs is considered blank.) Normal paragraphs should not be indented with spaces or tabs.

The implication of the “one or more consecutive lines of text” rule is that Markdown supports “hard-wrapped” text paragraphs. This differs significantly from most other text-to-HTML formatters (including Movable Type’s “Convert Line Breaks” option) which translate every line break character in a paragraph into a <br /> tag.

When you do want to insert a <br /> break tag using Markdown, you end a line with two or more spaces, then type return.

Yes, this takes a tad more effort to create a <br />, but a simplistic “every line break is a <br />” rule wouldn’t work for Markdown. Markdown’s email-style blockquoting and multi-paragraph list items work best — and look better — when you format them with hard breaks.

This doesn’t align with our implementation. Inserting a hard line break does create a <br> tag in the HTML, because asking users to end a line with two spaces to insert a break isn’t intuitive at all; it’s a simple config option in the parser we use. However, a single line break doesn’t start a new paragraph, therefore the first line following the quote is included in the last paragraph within the quote. This is also unintuitive in my opinion, but that’s what the parser does (and what other implementations do from what I’ve seen).

You should probably avoid Gruber’s definition of Markdown. It’s outdated and some of his rules don’t apply any more.

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#1087539
Topic
Replies get included in the quote layout
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When you insert a single line break in the editor, it creates a single line break within the current paragraph. Two new lines are required for a new paragraph, which is why the last line in these examples ends up bundled with the quote. Pretty sure this is by design in Markdown.

However, I think I can mitigate it by inserting an empty bracket at the end of the quoted post in the reply form. That way, even if this happens…

> Quoted text.
>
Reply here.

…it’ll work.

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#1086783
Topic
New Users Thread
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The unfortunate truth is that people don’t read unless forced to do so. We could sticky a new user welcome topic to the top of every page and most visitors still wouldn’t read it. It’s also important to know that we receive most first-time visitor traffic from search engines, so new users often end up directly within a popular topic rather than the index or forum pages. It’s likely they’ll sign up right there and post immediately without digging around first.

I think we’re sometimes a bit rough on new users here. I understand it can be annoying when someone shows up and asks a question that’s been answered a thousand times already, but we have a lot of content for someone new to restorations and fan edits to go through. It’s important to remember that these people are fans of the same things we are and a little help and patience are more productive than admonishment.

When ot.com was new, it had a reputation for being a welcoming environment for Star Wars fans of all kinds — from casual to rabid. It’s natural for communities to lose that “family” feel as they grow, but I’d like to think we can still be kind and helpful to new users. We’ll always have people who sign up, post once to get an invitation or link to something, and never come back, but I don’t want that possibility to drag down how we handle all newcomers.

Regarding controlling or limiting new users’ posts, I already have some automated control on the roadmap (new users can’t start new topics until they’ve made X replies to existing topics, for example), but that’s geared more toward spam control. I’d consider implementing a probationary period requiring mod approval for a new member’s first 5 posts or so.

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#1086205
Topic
Suggestions for the New Forum
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Banned user weirdness is fixed.

Being able to click through all the images in a post in full screen is planned, yes.

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#1086116
Topic
Doomsday Thread
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generalfrevious said:

There are only half a dozen countries objectively worse off than the US right now. By January 2018 we could be worse than North Korea, at the rate things are going. Trump is silencing the press by piece by piece, he is about to cement a permanent majority on the Supreme Court, his Muslim ban has been approved, the Russia investigation is dying down, and he will sign a healthcare bill that will MURDER tens of thousands of people. Nothing is good and by 2019 things will be worse than the Holocaust.

At this point, I can’t tell if you’re being serious or trolling, so all I’m going to say is this: if you are genuinely feeling suicidal, please seek help and talk to someone. These types of posts can’t continue, though. Invoking the Holocaust is just taking it too far. Please stop.

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#1085668
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DuracellEnergizer said:

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

thejediknighthusezni said:

oojason said:

Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-rebuke-right-rampant-inequality

^ this is well worth a read.

I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.

“The Right”, left to itself, never would have placed immigrants in that situation.

No.

 

‘Grenfell Tower fire: Up to 600 high-rise blocks using similar cladding’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-latest-600-high-rise-apartment-blocks-same-combustible-cladding-councils-estimate-a7802406.html

Austerity forced on the poor, disabled, voiceless, vulnerable, unemployed, ignored and the often forgot about - regardless of colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, or employment status - is finally being seen for what it actually is, 7 years and countless lives too late.

Let alone austerity on the emergency services, NHS, local councils, schools, libraries, parks, armed forces, intelligence services.

It’ll take years to recover from - even if it were started to be reversed today - but hopefully people will remember how austerity failed - and the true cost of it’s impact, both on people and services, for years to come…

 

In other news…

‘Tory Government’s benefit cap is unlawful and causes ‘real misery for no good purpose’, High Court rules’…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-cap-judicial-review-welfare-payments-government-loses-lawsuit-court-case-judge-misery-a7802286.html

Lefties really have a problem with the concept of U-N-A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E and W-O-R-S-E T-H-A-N U-S-E-L-E-S-S LEFTY initiatives.

There would be no need for austerity without that nonsense.

It was - and still is affordable - someone didn’t read the Labour manifesto with costings before spouting uninformed rubbish, and also neglects many of these ‘worse than useless lefty initiatives’ ideas were created just after WW2 where Britain had no money and has done fine - in the main - up till the last 7 years.

However, it is the Tories who chose austerity as a mask to get in their ideological agenda in 2010 - for which they are now paying the price - and others have paid with their lives (and I doubt you read their manifesto either).

Though I see you neglected to mention it being forced on the poor, disabled, voiceless, vulnerable, unemployed, ignored and the often forgot about - regardless of colour, ethnicity, religion, sex, or employment status - and also affecting the emergency services, NHS, local councils, schools, libraries, parks, armed forces, intelligence services etc - whilst the rich and corporates received tax breaks, and uncollected UK tax comes in at £34b annum (on 2012/13 figures - https://www.ft.com/content/48d5a518-552a-11e4-b616-00144feab7de?mhq5j=e3) - figures which will have likely escalated since due to cuts to the HMRC itself since.

Try harder my capitalising troll/wum.

Labor manifesto? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! XD

To highlight just one tiny but especially pertinent fraction of the crushing and worse-than-useless wastage… Humanity has been building atmosphere scrubbers for submarines for more than century. For pennies on the dollar much more “Greenhouse Gas” could be pulled out of the atmosphere than is contributed by everything except the big smoke-stack power plants and operations, if there was ever a reason to believe it was necessary, which certainly there is not. All of these non-smokestack energy initiatives are unaffordable scams of the progressives to gain political power and filthy lucre while generating maximum misanthropy for the collapse and Valentinian Great Culling.

Does your Labor manifesto cost-out the tens and hundreds of billions for gov’t services to undereducated and culturally hostile immigrant families that were necessary to nothing but expanded power for the insane and nihilistic totalitarian Left?

I could go ON AND ON AND ON AND ON BEFORE studying your gov’t budgets and practices in detail.

I thought it was a looooooong and DREARY slog for the UK, due to Labor havoc, from the end of WWII until the advent of a little Thatcherite sanity.

Do you know who invariably winds up paying, one way or another, for greater taxation and debt? The middle class and the poor and voiceless and vulnerable… The wealthy and corporations have teams of tax lawyers and accountants to keep from being crushed and to pass it on. And don’t talk to me about socialism, where the disparity between the elite and their victims is FAR FAR GREATER in terms of power and advantage.

This is what happens to the brain for spending any time listening to demented totalitarians.

Nice avoidance, deflection and selective answering there (yet you highlight your continued ignorance towards immigration). Your posts lack detail (capitalisation to cover over a lack of knowledge - showing your anger) and highlight dogma and ideology - with little understanding of what actually is and has gone on in the UK.

For example, your first post ‘I thought it was unaffordable and pointless green energy initiatives and the “progressive” outfits that peddle them that were the cause of this.’ (re the cause of the Grenfell fire). How wrong can you be?

Again, try harder my culturally hostile troll.

Stuff like his really makes one miss Jetrell Fo’s posts.

TV’s Frink said:

Terrible posts don’t make poor posts better.

Lay off. He’s banned. No need to insult him when he can’t defend himself.

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#1084972
Topic
Weird Symbols
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dahmage said:

So Jay, any chance you recently updated markdown and that broke this?

Everything was upgraded in this release. You guys are definitely right that the trailing space is causing the problem, but my testing shows that the bug only appears on the latest release of Node (8.1.2). Reverting back to the stable channel (6.11.0) has resolved the issue. It’s possibly a bug in the beta, but it could be an incompatibility between 8.1.2 and the form parsing module. I’ll test it again when version 8 achieves LTS. That’s what I get for playing with beta software in a production environment.

Thanks for everyone’s assistance in debugging. I doubt I would’ve identified the issue without your help.

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#1084854
Topic
Weird Symbols
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Is there anybody who experienced it, had it go away, and then come back on the same device with the same browser?

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#1084427
Topic
Weird Symbols
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For those of you seeing it, do you see it on the post preview before submitting?

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#1084406
Topic
Weird Symbols
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Testing Chrome on PC…

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Grocery list: milk, bread, eggs

Semicolon:

It’s not that there’s no problem; I just can’t see it.

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#1084405
Topic
Weird Symbols
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Testing Chrome on Mac…

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Grocery list: milk, bread, eggs

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#1084393
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Weird Symbols
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yhwx said:

Chrome 58.0.3029.83 on Android 6.0.1.

I don’t have an Android device recent enough to run 6, so I can’t test that, unfortunately.

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#1084391
Topic
Weird Symbols
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Testing Safari on iPhone…

your
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List of things: milk, bread, eggs

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#1084388
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Weird Symbols
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Testing Firefox on Android…

your
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List of things: milk, bread, eggs

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