The Sandbox

Want to post something with more than just plain text? Test it here first, instead of the main discussion areas...

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Where everyone's an admin

Make all your html nightmares come to life. Test your widgets and embedded code disasters. Totally destroy the admin options. Do it here, where it doesn't matter how much you screw up.

In this, the information area (right here, between the "Where everyone's an admin" and "Discussion Forum" blue bars), isolate your splatter like this -

=== Start, Your Name, date ===

whatever crap you want here

=== End, Your Name, date ===

Residue more than a few days old will get deleted.

Send message if you haven't been given administrator rights and you want them.

=== leave everything above intact this, do whatever you please below ===

Discussion Forum


Started by funk Q. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 24. 7 Replies

Embedding a YouTube video that starts at a particular time

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Using the blockquote tag

Started by Stephen Moore. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 6, 2013. 4 Replies

Decent looking lists

Started by Wonderist. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 11, 2011. 1 Reply

Generic mp3 embed code

Started by Фелч Гроган. Last reply by Фелч Гроган Apr 30, 2010. 1 Reply

Google "nofollow" tag

Started by Фелч Гроган Dec 17, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Michelle on February 11, 2010 at 11:36pm
This group brings hope. I suck at this whole embedding thing. It took me quite a while to get used to using links, so everything else is pretty new too.
Comment by Glenn Sogge on December 18, 2009 at 11:30pm
This is some text! This is some text! This is some text!
Comment by Chris G on December 17, 2009 at 4:16am
red blue Green
more neat info on tags
Comment by Loren Miller on December 12, 2009 at 6:50am
Hi, Jacqui!

About all I can recommend with your problem is to:

  • Clear your cache (Tools - Clear Recent History)
  • Check to see if you have the latest version of Firefox (3.5.5)
  • Deinstall and reinstall Firefox

I'm running Firefox 3.5.5 as we speak/type and have had no problems with it. I DO note (using Windows Task Manager) that Firefox sops up more and more memory with time and generally doesn't relinquish it. It also can get fussy if the cache hasn't been flushed in, say, a month or so, but other than that, it works pretty well.

Hope this helps!
Comment by Chris G on December 12, 2009 at 3:01am
Thanks Loren, I forgot about viewing source code. It's been a long time since I've had to do that.
Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2009 at 5:45am
Something you can try (for those of you running Firefox or some browser which allows you to read the source code) is to go to View - Page Source from the menu bar and display the original page code. You can then search on a word or phrase sufficiently unique to find the example you're after. This is how I figured out how to do literal >'s and <'s and even &'s!
Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2009 at 2:52am
change new to knew!
Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2009 at 2:50am
A problem is that you don't know how long the intermediate comments will end up. When you first post a comment it might be the next one in line and a quote of previous seems unnecessary, but days later there are a bunch of comments in-between the original and your reply. Apparently people aren't accustomed to looking at the arrow indicators for the thread. It just seems such a waste of space to keep quoting everything. Imagine how long threads were if everything had to be quoted.
It seems that some readers may get lost in the idea probably because he jumps into the middle of the thread which causes him to take things out of context then reader goes into emotional overload and forgets who said what to whom - not that he new anyway because he jumped in the middle of a discussion.

I worked with a guy who would jump into any conversation after only hearing two sentences. We jokingly came up with a three minute rule before adding to the discussion. He never lasted any more than about a minute.

The arrows could be better - that would help.
Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2009 at 2:18am
Comment by Jacqueline Sarah Homan 2 minutes ago @ Chris:

Blockquote example
Thanks Jacqueline.
I still think people should look at the arrows on the left of a comment to see how the thread works. It's difficult with long threads though. Sometime the reply is pages after the initial comment.
Comment by Chris G on December 10, 2009 at 1:57am
Where are the instructions for blockquote, how do you do a blockquote?

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