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  1. 27 Feb '04 20:13 / 1 edit
    Why is it proclamation marks ..... are never picked up the first time you post ? I always have to edit.

    Edit: See what I mean ? "....."

    Can it be fixed, Russ and Chrissmo ?
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    27 Feb '04 20:49
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Why is it proclamation marks ..... are never picked up the first time you post ? I always have to edit.

    Edit: See what I mean ? "....."

    Can it be fixed, Russ and Chrissmo ?
    "I don't know what you are talking about!?"

    No Edits.
  3. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    27 Feb '04 22:21
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Why is it proclamation marks ..... are never picked up the first time you post ? I always have to edit.

    Edit: See what I mean ? "....."

    Can it be fixed, Russ and Chrissmo ?
    my english is not very gooda nd here I have huge problems...
    th
  4. 28 Feb '04 03:55 / 2 edits
    "Let's try again"

    Edit: All right it worked. If I open a new thread I always have to edit and add the exclamation marks. ".... "
  5. 28 Feb '04 03:58
    Originally posted by thire
    my english is not very gooda nd here I have huge problems...
    th

    You're having hugh problems ? What is it all about ?
  6. 28 Feb '04 04:20
    I have noticed this as well.

  7. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    28 Feb '04 11:23
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    You're having hugh problems ? What is it all about ?
    I had huge problems in understanding the post. And I still have them. there are nerver three points when I make a post.
    ??? ???
    th
  8. 28 Feb '04 20:52 / 3 edits
    I now can understand why you don't understand ....

    I made a mistake writing English.

    An exclamation mark is as follows, like this !

    Three exclamation marks are like this !!!

    I don't know the English term for these marks, like this "

    Three of these marks are like this """

    I made the mistake of calling these marks """ exclamation marks.


    The whole thread becomes rather funny if you read it in this perspective.

    I apologise for the inconvenience. I hope you all can laugh about this mistake of mine.

    I've experienced such misunderstandings many times. The confusion on both sides can eventually become quite hilarious.


  9. 28 Feb '04 20:56 / 3 edits
    To clarify what I mean:

    If I make the first post in a newly ceated thread by me I always have to edit and add these marks " ". They never stick the first time I post. So, I have to push the <edit> button and add all the " marks.

    I hope it is understandable now
  10. 28 Feb '04 23:15
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    I don't know the English term for these marks, like this "

    Three of these marks are like this """
    They are called quote marks, quotation marks or, to be precise, double quote marks or double-quotes.

    Some people call them (double) inverted commas because, in many fonts, they look like upside-down versions of the comma (,)

    If you want to write them in HTML or XML, you use the character entity """. In other programming languages, you have to use double double-quotes to get them to appear, in others again you have to prefix with a backslash (\&quot. Getting this right when accepting user input is a huge headache; I suspect that this accounts for the strange effect that this thread is supposed to be about.

    There used to be (and may still be) a bug of this type concerning single quote marks (also known as apostrophes) in in-game messages: I used sometimes to see a backslash appear in my messages, like this "There\'s something wrong here"

    If all the above shows up the way I intend it to, without needing an edit, I'll be amazed.
  11. 28 Feb '04 23:24
    Originally posted by RolandYoung
    If all the above shows up the way I intend it to, without needing an edit, I'll be amazed.
    It's worse than I expected! There's an unwanted smiley &quot where I put " followed by ), and when I try to edit the post, I get an error
  12. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    29 Feb '04 07:12
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    To clarify what I mean:

    If I make the first post in a newly ceated thread by me I always have to edit and add these marks " ". They never stick the first time I post. So, I have to push the <edit> button and add all the " marks.

    I hope it is understandable now
    It is understandabe now and I laughed, it was (a bit) funny!
    I think this has to do with the fact that html code is masked when you write in the forum: you can't make any links and so on (and no quotations).
    There seems to ba a very smal bug with that in the &quot;reply&amp;quote&quot;.
    th
  13. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    29 Feb '04 07:59
    Funniest thread I've read in a long tine. Gets a 'rec'

    skeeter
  14. 29 Feb '04 19:20

    Thanks for your posts and for the explanation guys.

    Skeeter, thanks for the rec .......
    .
  15. 29 Feb '04 19:27 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by RolandYoung
    It's worse than I expected! There's an unwanted smiley " where I put " followed by ), and when I try to edit the post, I get an error
    RY: There's an unwanted smiley &quot where I put &quot; followed by )

    I've experienced this many times. In a serious post it sometimes is very embarrassing. It teached me to always check my post after posting .....

    (&quot;example&quot becomes [&quot;example&quot;]