Site Talk forum: Only part of my post shows up?

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Name: Juli
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daylily
Sep 13, 2011 9:15 PM CST
I was trying to make a post, and only part of it showed up. This happened a couple of times. In the same thread, I had made longer posts, so I do not think the length made a difference. I use a Mac, with updated software. I usually use Safari. I quit Safari and switched to Firefox. Same thing. I restarted, tried Firefox again. Same thing.

Tried posting in a different forum. Same thing.

I can post about 17 lines then it cuts off. I checked for unusual characters -- it allows me to make the post if I break it down by paragraphs and post it in 3 or 4 different posts, so I don't think it is a problem with an illegal character.

Oh it shows up cut off when I preview too. If I go ahead and post it is still cut off.

Is anyone else having an issue?

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 6:27 AM CST

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Not here, I've never heard of this and can't even imagine what would be causing it. Confused
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 6:29 AM CST

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Are you using bb codes or trying to add HTML tags or anything like that when this is happening?
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Sep 14, 2011 6:35 AM CST
Nope, wasn't doing anything fancy. Very strange. I tried all my tricks to troubleshoot. I kept the text in a note file, to try again if I could think of anything else.

There was a security update to my OS a few days ago, but I don't think that would have caused an issue....
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 6:37 AM CST

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Could you email me the entire text of what you're trying to post, to dave@whitinger.net?

Also, are you getting this same thing happen if you try to tree-mail this?
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Sep 14, 2011 8:15 AM CST
Done

It even includes the text of the smilies...

I generally have zero issues so this was really odd.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 8:55 AM CST

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Thanks for emailing, I was able to see the character in your post that was causing this, and I have programmed the system to work around that! So you'll never deal with this again.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 14, 2011 10:25 AM CST
I've never seen or heard of this problem but you're just so cool Dave Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 10:52 AM CST

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Big Grin
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 14, 2011 11:35 AM CST
And quick, too! Wow! Thumbs up
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Sep 14, 2011 12:12 PM CST
what character was it, on case i run into this on other sites?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 12:38 PM CST

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It was the "less than" sign. (<)

In web browsers, that symbol is interpreted as the beginning of an HTML tag and is parsed as such.

On my side, I fixed your problem by taking the < symbol (and the > symbol) and converting them to entities that won't be interpreted that way by the browser, but will still display properly to the user. Smiling
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Sep 14, 2011 12:53 PM CST
Oh, Ok!

Thanks! I have used that before as a sort of shortcut smilie for an arrow. I used it in a yahoo group a couple days ago... but must not matter there.

Great info to know!

That was in the daylily data boxes discussion where it would not work... but it seemed to post ok when I broke it down into smaller paragraphs. Will have to go back and see if the symbol showed up when I posted by paragraphs.

Very interesting!
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Sep 14, 2011 12:56 PM CST
Hmm -- I went to check, and now the part that was missing on my long post on page 3 --- is all there again! How strange! I will go delete it, because that info ended up being different after finishing my talk with Bob, and talking with Mary.

Thanks!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Sep 14, 2011 12:57 PM CST

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Right, it was always there, just not displaying. Smiling

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