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  Reply # 674709 20-Aug-2012 18:39 Send private message quote this post

gjm: hmmm.....my BB code disappeared... try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZedLgAF9aEg&feature=relmfu


Seriously folks, how hard is to use BBCODE?

End with [/youtube], start with [youtube] and only put the VIDEO CODE THERE NOT THE ENTIRE URL.






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  Reply # 674812 20-Aug-2012 21:33 Send private message quote this post

obviously harder than copying and pasting a url?

Actually I knew what I did wrong when I looked a bit closer but a crying baby demanded my attention more than a BB code.

It does beg the question though, if people keep doing it wrong, maybe there's something wrong with the user interface? Just saying...




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  Reply # 674820 20-Aug-2012 21:38 Send private message quote this post

We used to have an icon before - you just had to click the button and copy to URL. People "couldn't find the icon" and literally DEMANDED BBCODE support.


maybe there's something wrong with the user interface


We put BBCode support and people can't use it. It's a standard used around the world. It's text only one opening tag, the video code, one closing tag. I am not the one to change the standard.





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  Reply # 674907 21-Aug-2012 06:18 Send private message quote this post

How about putting a link from the BBCode box in the reply box such as below

You can use BBCode in the Quick Reply box. The following codes are valid: [b] [i] [s] [u] [url] [url=] [img] [youtube].

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  Reply # 675094 21-Aug-2012 13:48 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: 
It's text only one opening tag, the video code, one closing tag. I am not the one to change the standard. 



Why not just make it easy for the user, just saying "look at the documentation" doesn't solve the problem, it just means you tell a lot of people to look at the documentation.  

http://sirius.gogo.co.nz/test.txt

2 minutes to write and test a regular expression that takes what the user posts, and makes it into what the system needs.  

Granted this is in PHP but I'm sure even the lowliest of web application languages can support regexps.

Edit: Can't post the example code directly, linked to it instead.




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  Reply # 676624 24-Aug-2012 22:51 Send private message quote this post

I seem to recall a discussion about star wars recently

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  Reply # 678608 29-Aug-2012 09:56 Send private message quote this post

The new Old Spice interactive ad with Terry Crews:





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Funniest video about Spam to educate.  Brilliant! Found here: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09/05/funniest-spam-video/





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I'm surprised no one posted... GANGNAM STYLE:







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