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# 139013 24-Jan-2014 22:37
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Fairly new around here. I'm something of a retired geek. Used to code mostly in 6502 assembler (that dates me) and then early ARM up until around the StrongARM era. Dabbled in BASIC and C. Had a few things published in a small way but gave the game away when it became work and stopped being fun.



These days I play in a garden with a 15 ton digger and stick my head round the door of a few tech sites for old times sake. :)



Now, the request. How do I format my posts and messages into paragraphs here? (I've tried the HTML paragraph tag but it doesn't seem to work correctly). Makes me look a total newbie to have everything run on.




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  # 973844 24-Jan-2014 22:37
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  # 973863 24-Jan-2014 22:53
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As for the messages, are you using the rich text editor or just the standard text area?

In the standard area you can use some HTML tags - p, br, b, a, img are certainly supported. In the rich text editor you just press enter twice to separate paragraphs (or use the HTML button to open a window with the non-formatted text).

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  # 973869 24-Jan-2014 23:03
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I'm using Firefox and typing in the standard text area...ah, hang on. Let's see what happens if I tell NoScript to allow your script

Does this look any better?<p>

(edit) Success, it was Noscript... (edit2) Except then when I edit a message I get spurious paragraph tags appearing. Hmm.

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  # 973885 24-Jan-2014 23:53
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Perhaps a warning about limited functionality if Javascript is disabled?

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  # 973980 25-Jan-2014 10:09
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I think you will have limited functionality in the entire Internet these days with Javascript disabled.

Why disable it in first place, seeing it's one of foundations the modern Internet is based on?


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  # 974029 25-Jan-2014 11:58
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The wikipedia page for Noscript gives a good summary of it's features and potential benefits as regards security. I've used it for years. Quite apart from anything else there is this... "NoScript provides some unintended benefits. Since ads tend to be rich graphics served via JavaScript, use of NoScript (which blocks the JavaScript) can reduce bandwidth consumption by approximately 42%.[22]"

Quite a benefit to those of us un-interested in adverts and living on a tight data cap!

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  # 974261 25-Jan-2014 19:36
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IMO anything done client side to break the website is bordering on a violation or the TOS for most sites.


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  # 974324 25-Jan-2014 20:57
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Hello, MapleGlen! Welcome.

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