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    Formatting issues on forums

    Dear everyone,

    I've noticed that the vBulletin format script that SitePoint uses tends to mess up a lot of formatting. For example, this paragraph is supposed to be indented five spaces, but it's not.
    Furthermore, when using the PHP tags ("[ PHP ]" and "[ /PHP ]", without the spaces ), many of my links have "<a href" added to them and many variables have "[email=" added to them.
    I think SitePoint should tune the vBulletin script a little more carefully, and make sure that all the formatting remains intact and identical to the way the poster wants it.
    Am I the only one wondering?

    Compuwhiz7

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    With regards to your URL and e-mail formatting problem:

    If you're experiencing this problem, a good solution is to uncheck the "Automatically Parse URLs" underneath the main text box. If you're replying to a topic you'll have to click on "Go Advanced" next to the Post button

    If you turn it off, then URLs and E-mail addresses no longer pick up the HTML formatting:

    e.g.

    http://www.example.com
    someone@example.com

    These do not show up as links now I've turned the option off

    -Sam
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    I must agree with compuwhiz7, that this should be fixed. Also, why isn't it possible to turn of bbcode entirerly in a post, (just like smilies and url parsing).

    I must also say that code that is within php or code tags should not be parsed for smilies, it is quite obvious that they are not wanted...
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    Dear everyone,

    Thanks for the responses. In addition, I also feel that if a user adds spaces (as I do, since the standard indenting doesn't work in Web pages on text field) the spaces should remain intact.

    Compuwhiz7


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