Is this new? I don’t know if this is a bug, so much as the way Markdown works.
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.
Banned user weirdness is fixed.
Being able to click through all the images in a post in full screen is planned, yes.
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.
Doesn’t seem to do anything on mobile. Maybe the icon should not be enabled on mobile?
Grenfell Tower will forever stand as a rebuke to the right
^ 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.
‘Grenfell Tower fire: Up to 600 high-rise blocks using similar cladding’…
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’…
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.
TV’s Frink said:
Weirdly enough, clicking anywhere on the image except on the zoom button does something. Try it!
Thanks for catching this. Fixed it (might have to clear your cache).
Frank Machin: your responses are over the top. Your next offense will result in a ban.
To everyone else, a reminder:
- We encourage you to assist new members in learning the ropes, but making fun of them isn’t helpful. Either politely point them in the right direction or say nothing at all.
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.
Is there anybody who experienced it, had it go away, and then come back on the same device with the same browser?
Please post any issues with character encoding in this thread:
TV’s Frink said:
Yeah, I see that too now. Probably a MAC thing.
nope, I’m on a PC and I’m seeing it too.
But it didn’t happen this time. Did you use a different browser?
For those of you seeing it, do you see it on the post preview before submitting?
Testing Chrome on PC…
Grocery list: milk, bread, eggs
It’s not that there’s no problem; I just can’t see it.
Testing Chrome on Mac…
Grocery list: milk, bread, eggs
Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:
I’m seeing them too.
Seeing them or experiencing them when you post? Your post looks fine to me.
Everybody can see them in affected members’ posts.
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.
Testing Safari on iPhone…
List of things: milk, bread, eggs
Testing Firefox on Android…
List of things: milk, bread, eggs
Testing Chrome on Android…
List of things: milk, bread, eggs
Edit: Not seeing it on my Nexus 10. What version of Chrome?
This post has been edited.
What browser on your Android tablet?
LexX: people were warned to stay on-topic. There was no need to reply and dredge it up again.
Frink and Duracell: not every thread is your playground. Just stay out of this one and make everyone’s lives easier.
Next argumentative post gets the author a temp ban.
There are literally almost 5,000 threads in the General forum alone for discussing your feelings about Star Wars topics other than related artwork.
Please stick to the OP’s requests and keep the discussion on topic. Thanks.
But what’s also not clear is if we need to convince Trump supporters at all. It would be much easier to convince the 50% that didn’t vote at all than the 24% who answered the call of the assclown.
This is what I’m counting on. Raging liberals + apathetic non-voters shocked by Trump = much stronger turnout in 2018.
And when more people show up, Republicans tend to lose.
An Interesting ™ argument I just heard:
I agree. Who cares? That’s your [Americans] system. He’s [Trump] your pick. You don’t get a feel good card for not voting for him. Own it.
(This from a Canadian)
I want your opinions on this. Should all Americans deserve collective responsibility for Trump?
How responsible is an individual being dragged along by a massive bureaucracy driven by an established system, especially when, in addition to the momentum of the bureaucracy, that individual’s impact is lessened by economic or political disparity? A single Koch brother has one vote, but by pumping billions of dollars into the process, he can influence millions of voters. A single black person has one vote, but if they live in a gerrymandered congressional district, their vote may not be worth much at all.
The flaws exposed in our electoral process are perpetuated by a Republican Party that doesn’t care about representing what most Americans want — based on polling, a more progressive agenda overall — and instead only cares about maintaining power. It will take overwhelming support from Democratic voters in 2018 to overcome the effects of gerrymandering, and even then, it’s so severe in some areas that sheer numbers might not get us there, so while voters do bear significant responsibility, there are places in the U.S. where one’s vote truly doesn’t count.
It took generations to get the U.S. where it is today and will likely take a generation (or two) to fix it, and again, that’s only if we can knock Republicans out of power. As long as they control any part of the executive, real change will remain out of reach. And we still have to ask ourselves: do Democrats have the spine to drive systemic change? I, for one, am tired of them reaching across the aisle.
Also, having a few Trump supporters in my family, I can attest that there’s little a liberal can do to influence voters who remain willfully ignorant of facts and have bought into the fear-based platform of the modern GOP. Can we somehow minimize the impact of the stupid voter without causing the same problems we face already?