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Author:  iagreewithjamie [ Tue May 13, 2014 3:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Is this thing on?

My last three posts have shown up BLANK. The commonality in each was that I used the URL tags. Starting a thread here to see if something is up with the URL feature.

Author:  iagreewithjamie [ Tue May 13, 2014 3:31 pm ]
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I'm going to throw in a URL here to see if it works:

http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?28186-Exploring-the-Trailless-%93Backside%94-of-Tecumseh-(17-Feb-2009)

Author:  iagreewithjamie [ Tue May 13, 2014 3:32 pm ]
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My last post used URL within brackets, and it showed up blank.
Now I'm just going to post a link without the mark up, and see if it works:

http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.p ... 7-Feb-2009)

Author:  iagreewithjamie [ Tue May 13, 2014 3:36 pm ]
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Posting a straight URL works.

Posting a link within URL mark-ups posts a blank message.

But if you QUOTE the blank message, the original shows up in the reply.

Author:  scooter [ Tue May 13, 2014 4:16 pm ]
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Author:  scooter [ Tue May 13, 2014 4:17 pm ]
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I could see the url within brackets in the edit window, but it didnt display when I submitted it. Neato :)

Author:  scooter [ Tue May 13, 2014 4:29 pm ]
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http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?28186-Exploring-the-Trailless-%93Backside%94-of-Tecumseh-

Seems to be something about the url ...

I think the parentheses are problematic.


If you look carefully at the unbracketed url in your post above, the () part is sort of chopped off and not part of the url.

probably confusing to whatever is processing the url in the phpbb backend ...

Author:  Granite Guy [ Tue May 13, 2014 7:52 pm ]
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I've had that happen to me more than a few times over the last few months when trying to link other sites by pasting their URL. Just figured it was some sort of a spam filter that wouldn't allow bots to post links and mine were getting filtered out by it.

Author:  madmattd [ Wed May 14, 2014 7:19 am ]
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Yea, parentheses in URLs are troublematic. They are technically allowed per the standards, but a lot of link parsers can't/don't handle them properly. I've run into that problem before. Cool that it blanked your whole post though :lol:

Author:  Keyz56 [ Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:37 am ]
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I don't know what the heck is going on, but I'm trying to post a trip report the same way I ALWAYS do it, and it's just not showing up. "WTF"?! :roll:

Author:  WeRmudfun [ Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:55 am ]
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The problem I'm having seems to be that I can't copy and paste anymore. I used to be able to write the Trip Reports up in Word, then copy and paste. If I try that now, it comes up blank. If I type it up in the forum, including typing in the link, it works.

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