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  • Post editor bug and missing Smileys

    It looks like the recent maintenance update we did on the forum introduced a bug which means the WYSIWYG function of the text editor you use to create posts - is disabled in certain browsers.

    People affected can't see inserted Smileys or Emoticons, only the text mnemonic that represent them. You can't preview other effects and see photos in the edit box either.

    There are some workarounds:

    1. Use Firefox (which is a really good browser with lots add-ons available) or Internet Explorer 11 (probably not a good idea as it's not really supported any more since Microsoft introduced its Edge browser with Windows 10.

    2. To check how your post will look use the PREVIEW option.

    3. If you are really keen, there are comprehensive BBCode external editors you use outside of the forum.

    I'm hoping that when we soon upgrade to version 4 of the forum software that this bug will be fixed.

    Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime!

    Ian
    Founder and editor of:
    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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    Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

    Ok in Google Chrome
    * Henry
    * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
    * Malaysia


    All my garbage so far.

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    • #3
      Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

      Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
      Ok in Google Chrome
      Really?! Not at my end!

      All the Smileys (Smilies?) work after posting your message or when previewing, but the WYSIWYG in the editor itself looks broken in some browsers. This is something I never noticed as it works fine in my browser of choice which is Firefox.

      It's widely reported that Chrome is one of the browsers that doesn't work with the editor on vBulletin 3 - in fact for quite a while. The move to vBulletin 4 should fix this.

      Can you toggle between text and WYSIWYG using the AA button, or is that button not visible - very curious to know

      Ian
      Founder and editor of:
      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
      Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

      Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
      Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
      Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
      NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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      • #4
        Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

        Originally posted by Ian View Post
        It looks like the recent maintenance update we did on the forum introduced a bug which means the WYSIWYG function of the text editor you use to create posts - is disabled in certain browsers.

        People affected can't see inserted Smileys or Emoticons, only the text mnemonic that represent them. You can't preview other effects and see photos in the edit box either.

        There are some workarounds:

        1. Use Firefox (which is a really good browser with lots add-ons available) or Internet Explorer 11 (probably not a good idea as it's not really supported any more since Microsoft introduced its Edge browser with Windows 10.

        2. To check how your post will look use the PREVIEW option.

        3. If you are really keen, there are comprehensive BBCode external editors you use outside of the forum.

        I'm hoping that when we soon upgrade to version 4 of the forum software that this bug will be fixed.

        Sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime!

        Ian
        It's never worked in MAC Safari for me, you only ever see the text mnemonic in the post composition box, and the actual smileys if you preview...

        So no real change there!

        I didn’t get where I am today....

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        • #5
          Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

          Originally posted by Walti View Post
          It's never worked in MAC Safari for me, you only ever see the text mnemonic in the post composition box, and the actual smileys if you preview...

          So no real change there!

          Yes - it has changed for some but as you say, for many the problem has been around for a long time.

          Ian
          Founder and editor of:
          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
          Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
          Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
          NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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          • #6
            Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

            Well you learn something new every day.

            I have always used Firefox but since joining in 2009 have never had WYSIWYG in the editor, had no idea what the "AA" button ( the one at the top RH corner) was for.

            I now have a whole new "richer viewing experience".

            Regards.
            Peter

            she looked at me and said "It's official. I hate your camera. It's just so amazing and perfect I want one!"

            E-M10 MK II, E-M5, E-PL1, E-PM2, mZ 12-50, mZ 14-42mm EZ, mZ 17mm f 1.8, mZ 25mm f1.8, mZ 45mm f1.8, mZ 75-300mm II.
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            • #7
              Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

              When using my iPad (as I am now) with Google Chrome browser I can get the smilies directly from the right.
              But the others [More] are more of a challenge. well, at least they were!
              Actually, it just worked fine (from the newly created tab).

              Ross
              I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
              Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
              Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
              Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
              Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
              Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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              • #8
                Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                Originally posted by Johnheatingman
                If any other "Firefox" or Internet "Explorer Browser" users dont get the same enhanced facility on the Message Box, try this:

                Go to: User Control Panel

                Select: Edit Options

                Scroll to the bottom: ( last option ) Miscellaneous Options

                Make sure Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing is selected from the drop down box

                John
                Thanks. Just done that now. I learn something new sometimes too.



                EDIT: This is using safari & I only see the characters, not the smilie in the advanced edit box.
                Ross
                I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                • #9
                  Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                  John's suggestion basically makes the advanced edit mode the default but won't fix the missing WYSIWYG toggle if it is missing.

                  Ian
                  Founder and editor of:
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                  Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                  Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                  Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                  Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                  NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                  • #10
                    Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    John's suggestion basically makes the advanced edit mode the default but won't fix the missing WYSIWYG toggle if it is missing.

                    Ian
                    At least that is useful normally anyhow, so now that suits me. Safari is mostly a pain for me & I prefer chrome for most browsing (iPad & pc).
                    Ross
                    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                    Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                      The default everyone gets is the simple (compact) text editor. The text-only one will only have been present if you specifically changed your settings to use it.

                      Ian
                      Founder and editor of:
                      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                      Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                      Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                      Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                      Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                      NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                      • #12
                        Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                        Two decades and things haven't got much better. No two browsers display a page the same.

                        I remember having three versions of Internet Exploder installed in the late '90s or early '00s because each version displayed a page differently. Add in various versions of other browsers and you had to check your markup in eight or nine different ones to make sure everything worked.
                        It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                        David M's Photoblog

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                        • #13
                          Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                          >> Internet Exploder <<

                          Regards,
                          Mark

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                          • #14
                            Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                            Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                            >> Internet Exploder <<

                            That was commonly used by anyone doing web design in the late '90s early '00s. Every time a new version came out it would display pages differently than the previous version. I got so sick of it I put a notice on my personal sites saying everything worked with Netscape Navigator (remember that?) but I couldn't guarantee everything working with all versions of Exploder.
                            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                            David M's Photoblog

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                            • #15
                              Re: Post editor bug and missing Smileys

                              Originally posted by Ian View Post
                              Really?! Not at my end!

                              All the Smileys (Smilies?) work after posting your message or when previewing, but the WYSIWYG in the editor itself looks broken in some browsers. This is something I never noticed as it works fine in my browser of choice which is Firefox.

                              It's widely reported that Chrome is one of the browsers that doesn't work with the editor on vBulletin 3 - in fact for quite a while. The move to vBulletin 4 should fix this.

                              Can you toggle between text and WYSIWYG using the AA button, or is that button not visible - very curious to know

                              Ian
                              The more Smilies works.

                              Is there a WYSIWYG?? I only Preview Post which is at the bottom next to the Submit reply button
                              * Henry
                              * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                              * Malaysia


                              All my garbage so far.

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