Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Off topic discussion zone.

Moderators: winston, another_commander, Cody

User avatar
Smivs
Retired Assassin
Retired Assassin
Posts: 8408
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:31 am
Location: Disunited Kingdom
Contact:

Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Smivs » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:04 pm

When I'm 'quoting' a previous post the member's name (so and so wrote...) is not appearing. Instead the text box is showing an ID etc as well as the name, and even manually going to the correct format

Code: Select all

[Quote="MembersName"]
isn't working. It just says 'Quote' when posted.
Is anybody else getting this?
Help!
Commander Smivs, the friendliest Gourd this side of Riedquat.

User avatar
kanthoney
Commodore
Commodore
Posts: 281
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by kanthoney » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:13 pm

Smivs wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:04 pm
When I'm 'quoting' a previous post the member's name (so and so wrote...) is not appearing. Instead the text box is showing an ID etc as well as the name, and even manually going to the correct format

Code: Select all

[Quote="MembersName"]
isn't working. It just says 'Quote' when posted.
Is anybody else getting this?
Help!
Testing!

Edit: Yes!

User avatar
Cody
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Posts: 13678
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Location: Corke's Drift
Contact:

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Cody » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Hmm, not good - can't even do it manually. The forum software needs an update apparently - that may be the cause.

User avatar
spud42
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 1220
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:11 am
Location: Brisbane,Australia

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by spud42 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:53 am

Cody wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:49 pm
Hmm, not good - can't even do it manually. The forum software needs an update apparently - that may be the cause.
funny , its all there but just not showing... quote=Cody post_id=253820 time=1484174944 user_id=2521
had to take the square brackets off to show..
Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.
OR i could go with
Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
or simply
42

another_commander
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Posts: 5397
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:54 am

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by another_commander » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:26 pm

Moved to Outworld.

User avatar
Smivs
Retired Assassin
Retired Assassin
Posts: 8408
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:31 am
Location: Disunited Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Smivs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:04 pm

another_commander wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:26 pm
Moved to Outworld.
Can I quote you on that? 8)
I don't mind it being moved, but I deliberately opted to post in 'Discussion' as this is not an off-topic matter - it concerns posting here on the BB. The discussions held here are an integral part of being a player in my opinion.
Also, I think BB issues are likely to picked up sooner from 'Discussion' as it is much more widely read.
Commander Smivs, the friendliest Gourd this side of Riedquat.

User avatar
Cody
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Posts: 13678
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Location: Corke's Drift
Contact:

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Cody » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:08 pm

I simply had to fix the weirdness in the thread's title, Smivs - 'twas driving me crackers!

User avatar
Smivs
Retired Assassin
Retired Assassin
Posts: 8408
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:31 am
Location: Disunited Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Smivs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:10 pm

<chuckles>
Sorry, spelling was never one of my strong points. :oops:
Commander Smivs, the friendliest Gourd this side of Riedquat.

another_commander
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Posts: 5397
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:54 am

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by another_commander » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:36 pm

Smivs you are probably right, I just logged in in a rush, saw the topic being reported by someone as not belonging to Discussion and moved it right away without thinking too much about it. There is of course the point of view that Discussion refers to discussion about the game itself, so I guess both places could be fitting. It's just that in the past we've had topics about the forum itself moved to Outworld, so I just went with the flow here.

As for Discussion being read more than Outworld, I wouldn't bet on that these days...

User avatar
aegidian
Master and Commander
Master and Commander
Posts: 1151
Joined: Thu May 20, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: London UK
Contact:

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by aegidian » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:49 pm

This is not an easy fix unfortunately. I had been relying on the ISP's automatic update system for the boarad, but it seems to have failed to update the database. I'll have to see what can be done.
"The planet Rear is scourged by well-intentioned OXZs."

Oolite models and gear? click here!

User avatar
maik
Wiki Wizard
Wiki Wizard
Posts: 1877
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:30 pm
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia (mainly industrial, feudal, TL12)

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by maik » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:16 pm

another_commander wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:36 pm
Smivs you are probably right, I just logged in in a rush, saw the topic being reported by someone as not belonging to Discussion and moved it right away without thinking too much about it. There is of course the point of view that Discussion refers to discussion about the game itself, so I guess both places could be fitting. It's just that in the past we've had topics about the forum itself moved to Outworld, so I just went with the flow here.

As for Discussion being read more than Outworld, I wouldn't bet on that these days...
It was me, probably not thinking too much either :oops:

When I reported it I thought Discussion should be about the game, but then remembered that the Wiki threads are here as well. Oh well.

Astrobe
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 596
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:26 pm

Re: Wierdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Astrobe » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:36 am

another_commander wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:26 pm
Moved to Outworld.
By the way, is this something mere mortals can do? I was considering to do that in order to fork a part of a thread that was going very off-topic. I guess I can change the title in order to create a new thread for this, but I see no obvious way to move it to Outworld as well?

User avatar
Disembodied
Jedi Spam Assassin
Jedi Spam Assassin
Posts: 6314
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:54 pm
Location: Carter's Snort

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Disembodied » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:26 am

Astrobe wrote:is this something mere mortals can do?
No, I think forking and moving threads requires modlike powers.

another_commander
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Posts: 5397
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:54 am

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by another_commander » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:29 am

Disembodied is correct. If you still want to move that post, click on the exclamation mark of said post at bottom right and write a short report about what you would like to do with it. Then a moderator can take action as required.

User avatar
Cody
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Sharp Shooter Spam Assassin
Posts: 13678
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Location: Corke's Drift
Contact:

Re: Weirdness with 'quotes' in BB posts

Post by Cody » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:35 am

<nods> Or admin powers - though it can be confusing as to who has which powers here.

Post Reply