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Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« on: January 31, 2013, 12:32:36 PM »
This is exceptionally annoying and there's gotta be a fix.


When you're typing a post, I find that when you have:


-a body of text
-a line above the text


If you backspace or delete the line, the body of text shifts upward a line (as intended), but for some reason the font size shrinks down.

[size=78%]Like this.[/size]

[size=78%]What is the deal?[/size]
"All great works are prepared in the desert, including the redemption of the world. The precursors, the followers, the Master Himself, all obeyed or have to obey one and the same law. Prophets, apostles, preachers, martyrs, pioneers of knowledge, inspired artists in every art, ordinary men and the Man-God, all pay tribute to loneliness, to the life of silence, to the night." - A. G. Sertillanges

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 12:34:06 PM »
And apparently you get these annoying "[size]" HTML codes.

Also, I find that when you copy/paste an article that is of a different font or font size, like from Wikipedia, you get all sorts of weird HTML characters with that, too.
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 10:58:55 PM »
Congrats on your 2442nd post, Hayden :)
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:22:10 PM »
And congrats to you on your 11520th!
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 01:19:06 AM »
You two... :heart

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 04:55:09 AM »
I've never seen this before.

It might be your browser, rather than the forum software.

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 09:02:30 AM »
I cannot replicate this. There is however a "remove formatting" button which removes all tags which may serve as a fix.

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 05:20:30 PM »
Do the following:

1. Click "Reply" to bring you to the "Post reply" page.
2. Type the following:
"asdf[enter][enter]asdf"
3. Using the arrow keys or your mouse, move the blinking text cursor to the empty line.
4. Press [delete].
5. Voila! The second "asdf" is now a smaller font.
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 05:48:33 PM »
asdf
asdf
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 05:48:58 PM »
asdf
[size=78%]asdf[/size]
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 05:50:03 PM »
I'm on Chrome by the way. It doesn't happen when I try it on Explorer.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 06:58:43 PM »
Firefox over here, cuz. /smoothsailin
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 08:34:09 PM »
lolfox
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 09:10:49 PM »
 :lol What's so bad bout the fox? I've only heard people crack on IE before. Fox has lots of helpful add-ons.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 12:27:49 AM »
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 12:28:09 AM »
Yeah, it's just you Hayden. Tried it in Firefox and Chrome and it's fine.

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 03:24:22 PM »
What the...? It happened on two completely different computers that I've tried!
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2013, 04:58:16 AM »
I use Chrome at home and IE at work and have never, ever had this problem.
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 07:17:42 AM »
Same here.  IE and Chrome, never had this issue.

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 01:57:44 PM »
I use IE at work (because I'm forced to) and Firefox at home - never had this happen in either place.

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2013, 10:31:20 AM »
I use chrome and nothing of the sort ever has happened.

Maybe, you need to clean your cache, or something like that.
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 07:51:09 AM »
Yeah, it's just you Hayden. Tried it in Firefox and Chrome and it's fine.


Nope, actually, I'm a chrome user and I have the same exact issues he's having.




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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 07:52:09 AM »
This is some text [size=78%]this is some more text[/size]


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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 07:52:33 AM »
Yep, it's easy to replicate.  [size=78%]Watch, I'll do it again[/size]

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 07:52:56 AM »
And again [size=78%]and again[/size]

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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2013, 07:53:31 AM »
I just decided to put up with it because I can't stand Firefox any more (way too bloated and slow)




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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2013, 12:36:57 PM »
Yay, someone else!
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2013, 08:09:32 AM »
I want to clarify, for H and kirksnosehair, that on my screen, there isn't one single word in any of your posts that's actually a smaller font size.  I see '[size=78%]' tags, but the actual font size never changes. 

Here's a screen shot of what Kirk's three posts look like for me.

And here's H's original post for me.

So, I have no idea what's going on, but it would seem there's a disconnect between what you two are seeing and what the rest of us are seeing, even on the finished posts.  Maybe post a screenshot of what you see?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 08:15:09 AM by Jaffa »
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Re: Annoying thing that happens when you type multiparagraph posts
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »
After the posts have been made, I see the [size=78%] thing on the thread page, too. But it's while I'm originally typing the post on the Reply page that the text actually shrinks down.
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2013, 12:13:40 PM »
Wait, the text shrinks down in the actual reply box? 
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« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2013, 12:16:15 PM »
Yeah. Not the Quick Reply box, though.
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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2013, 12:26:00 PM »
Try clicking the toggle view button on the Post Reply screen.  Does this happen for you on both views?

EDIT: Okay, I managed to replicate this on Google Chrome.  It happens while you're typing on the WYSIWYG editor view of the post page. 
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 12:37:50 PM by Jaffa »
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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2013, 12:51:58 PM »
The what?
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2013, 12:55:38 PM »
I'm guessing it stands for What You See Is What You Get.  I only got the name from the edit profile look and layout page.  There's a box you can check to make the 'WYSIWYG editor' the default view on the post page.  I'm guessing you've got that box checked.  If you uncheck it, I think your problem will go away, but I could be wrong.

And even if I'm right, I still don't know why it does that. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2013, 01:46:49 PM »
How do you uncheck it?
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