Quotes in Text

Why do some quotation symbols in the text of an Instructable sometimes display as the "&quot" HTML tag? I'm using Mac OS X and the font is Arial.

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Quote of the Week

This Weeks quote was thought up about two minutes before this was posted- Anyone can tell me what to do, It's getting me to do it thats the hard part. -logic boy

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Quote of the Week

Its that time again! please leave a comment this week (last week's=PHAIL) Murphy is a jerk. -logic boy what do you think it means?

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Quote of the Week

Hi everybody! I will now be releasing a quote every week! this weeks quote: "Insurance, what Insurance? Oh you mean my shotgun?" logic boy

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Quote of The Week

This weeks quote was used when a person said "in my opinion rock sucks"Everyone is entitled to an opinion, yours is just wrong.-logic boy

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Quote of The Week

Hey everyone! it's that time again Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason -logic boy

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Quote of The Week

As well as being on Instructables my quote of the week can also be found here as well as alot more awsome stuff When life gives you lemons, just be thankful you actually got something -logic boy

Topic by Fred the Penguin 


Quote of The week

Well its monday so that means I can post annother quote, this week I am posting two: Life is much easier when you dont give a damn. Everything is possible, the Impossible just takes longer. -logic boy

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Quotes and Junk!!!!!!

What is your favorite quote. It does NOT have to be your own.

Topic by grundisimo 


Favorite Quotes.

What are your favorite sayings? Mine are: "One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like." - George Carlin. "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain. "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." - Steven Wright. "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain. And last but not least, "Tomorrow's another big day!" - Calvin's mom. Comment with your own!

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Favorite quotes of life.

Nuff Said.

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Cool Quotes Game

Here's what you do: post a random quote from absolutely anything, but do not say where its from. See if anyone else knows where it is from. If you see a quote that you know, tell whoever posted it!  Try these: "Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend my life"                    "Fool, you know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon!"                     "The maple- kind, ya."                     "That was nothing like the ride at Disney World!"                     "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do best isn't very nice,"

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How to put quote on wall

My sister would like to put a quote on her kitchen wall.  I have thought of stencil/paint, but having not done that before, not sure how kindergarten that would look.  Seems I read something one time about printing with computer onto overhead transparencies, then using that to transfer.  But, I cannot remember where I read that, how you actually do the transfer (rub?), and how it is "sealed" after the transfer.  Any suggestions would be wonderful, thanks!  Also, would some processes not work well for a room which may be humid?

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Nerf value/ quote modified raider,?

Ok so this raider has had the orangemodworks stage one kit installed, obviously iv removed the air restricter the barrel has been replaced with a smoother double length copper one, and iv sealed the breach, as well as the paint job, just wandering if anyone can tell me how much it's worth?

Question by milamber 


Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

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How much should it cost per month to lease a building?

The building is the size of a small, old used car dealership (I will update the question when I get the exact squarefootage) and has been unoccupied for over a year.  How much should it approximately cost to lease the building so that I know that they aren't overquoting me?

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Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes

Favorite "Annoying Orange" quotes! If you are an "Annoying Orange" fan join my group!

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Avatar the last airbender quotes

The first forum topic for te avatar group. here you post quotes from the show that you thought were funny or jsut plain weird! PLease post who said it and what episode it was in! Have fun! I'm up first! Book earth The desert Sokka: "IT'S A GIANT... MUSHROOM!!..... MAYBE IT'S FRIENDLY!!!!  

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Combichrist Shrunken Heads quote.

Does anyone know where the quote from the Combichrist song Shrunken Heads For All Occasions comes from? If you haven't heard the song, there is a voice saying "Now, shrunken heads for all occasions, collect 'em, swap 'em, give 'em to your witchdoctor friends". I've tried searching for it, but with no luck whatsoever.

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Special Characters " ' & $ etc changing to Klingonese “

Why are the special characters in my Instructional changing to some form of computer code?

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Whats your favorite Star wars Quote

Now some famous qotes that hundreds of people know are from the Star Wars Saga, like "You underestimate the power of the Dark Side" and "Size matters not" and more. My Favorite is probably the most famous Star Wars quote of them all, "No Luke, I am your father", its also a famous plot twist, so whats your favorite Star Wars quote?

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How do I quote formatting characters?

If I want text in an instructable to include characters that normally cause wiki formating magic to happen, how do I quote them ? For instance, if I want to enclose some text in square brackets:[my text](that was done with "preformatted" text. which changes the font and does a "block" at a time. Not what I want!)(couldn't find this in other pages about wiki formatting, either.)

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ideas what to do with quotes printed on frosted paper .. unfamiliar craft I need instruction as to what to do with them

I need ideas on what to do with wedding quotes printed on frosted paper. A craft I am unfailiar with but my neice is getting married and I picked these up...now I need instruction as to what to do with them.....examples.......My heart is ever at your service....Shakespeare....   I just know there is a very elegant craft out there waiting for me ...thanks to all who reply

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You Might be an Instructabler if...

You might be an instructabler if you have a favourite brand of medical tape.

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Punctuation marks, substitution in text

I've noticed that when I put something in quotes, in a step instruction for example, the previewed and published text will have substitution of nonsense characters. I've noticed this on other instructibles by other authors, so it's not just mine. But, is this my computer, the browser (Firefox), or the Instructibles website programming? Has anyone else noticed this? Hope this helps.

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Request for Feature: Optional and nested quoting (a la e-mail, Usenet)

This probably would require substantial rewriting of the comment-handling software, but I might as well toss it out for discussion. Could the "Reply" feature for PM, topics, and I'bles comments have the ability to optionally do formatted quoting? I have in mind the classic Usenet and e-mail system: Joe L. User wrote: > Jane Newbie wrote: >> GodOfVMS wrote: >>> Why do we need lowercase commands? >> i like lowercase; it reminds me of e.e. cummings. What's a command? > CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME GET MY CAPS LOCK KEY UNSTUCK?????? Sure! On the front of your computer, find the button with a circle and line, (|). Press it.With long postings, or when you're replying to multiple comments someone has made, being able to interlace what they said with what you're writing can be very convenient.Some people (Kiteman especially) do this by hand, applying boldface or italic markup to distinguish the layers of markup. I try to do it in a more narrative way, e.g., On Sep 16, 2008, you wrote, "Some stupid newbie announcement." Did you really mean to say that, or were you doing a self-colonoscopy?I wonder if formatted quoting could be done automatically by the backend?

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Bug in text-to-HTML converter, regarding hyperlinks

In a posting to NachoMahma's Text-Formatting FAQ, I remarked on a bug in the way hyperlinks (bracketed text) are rendered. The bug involves enclosing a hyperlink (valid or not) between punctuation characters, for example "[a-quoted-link]" or ([parenthetical-link]): "[a-quoted-link]" ([parenthetical-link])In both cases, the leading punctuation character, adjacent to the left bracket, is moved to the end of the link, instead of being preserved at the beginning.

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When will I be able to " 1" this on Google ?

I can "like" on FB, and tweet a likable instructable, but no "+1". 

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Note bug

When I try to add an image note that includes a double quote character, the note won't "take". It doesn't show any error, but when I view the instructable later, the note isn't there anymore.

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Instructables broken?

Well, I was just browsing through the latest instructables, and what do I get? Html errors are annoying! I'll quote Futurama: fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit-fixit!

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" voice changer".Help me!

I must desing a circuit.Which is " voice changer".I mean circuit will change the coice.Then it will convert to orginal.How can I desing it.Help me!?

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Batch file programming help

Hi, I've been recently working on a batch file program that can multitask, and open and close various programs on command. Currently, the main interface file is called "DBat"(without the quotes, and its a batch, so I guess its really DBat.bat). The folder it is in is on my Desktop, and called "DBat"(no quotes) I would like to make it so that when I open the folder, it automatically runs DBat. How would I do this? To explain it clearer: I open the DBat folder DBat.bat runs Anyone know how I should go about this?

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Gran torino hella good movie

Has any one ever seen gran torino its one of the best movies ever it has so many good quotes but i can't remember em so maybe you guys can help me out

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Search string disappears when Search button clicked

.  When a search string is entered and the Search button is clicked, the search string disappears when the results are displayed. . .  Edit: Problem appears to be caused by quotes in the search string, eg:      "Subscribers: 35..2000"

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I am restoring a table and this was one of my ideas for the top, I would like opinions? Answered

The table is all black with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban quotes on it, really I'm just wondering if people like it and if not I'll change it as I'm on the fence

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Fresh Brains!

Quote: "I've promised Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall the brains to cook with." Question 1 (just for fun) Who said this and what were they talking about? Question 2 (topic reason) Does anyone have any good recipes for brains. I believe calf-brains are popular in some parts of the US(?)

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The Fail Poster

Really digging this poster about failing and moving on to failing better. It's from a quote by Samuel Beckett and it's letterpressed onto recycled paper. Still trying to decide if it's worth the $46  to have it shipped to the US and then a little more to have it framed. Hmm. Fail Better Poster

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instructable "published " but not viewed

Hello, My Instructable "CoconutOlantern" shows published in my personal account info, but I can't seem to locate in the RSS feed. It also shows 0 views, which is pretty unusual. (I did enter this in the Halloween contest ) can you do somthing for me ;-) yrreiht

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Suggest: Nov. 9th - Sagan's Birthday - 1st Step, Create The Universe

I suggest that all articles be modified on November 9th to insert the instruction "Create the universe" as step 1 to pay tribute to Carl Sagan. The quote can be found in this song/video:   

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Not accepting entries????!!!!!!!

I just tried to unpublish an instructable I just recently put up and republish it so I could enter it in the April Fool's Day contest. When I tried, it said (and I quote) "Instructable not entered in the April Fools contest because contest is not accepting entries. Can someone help???!!!

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Smurfs (bizarre)

When I take a holiday in Wales we always listen to "The Smurfs" (Father Abraham in Smurfland) - it's a tradition. Hence the phrase "The Smurfs have finished" meaning "Someone change the record". If you've not been exposed to this yet, see here: Then there's "Smurfing beer" - quote: "you don't get drunk and it isn't dear" (It isn't beer) www.youtube.com/watch The Pinoccio song questions - quote "Pinoccio, Pinoccio, why are you made of wood?" www.youtube.com/watch The annoying but up-beat Dippety-Do song: www.youtube.com/watch Looking at the album cover I wonder exactly what happens when the floating-head of Father Abraham appears in Smurfland - do they panic and start singing lest he smite them? (Notice the bad image job where the top of a mushroom-house has been cropped off on the right)

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KipKays " Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! " Featured on Australian television

Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dc9BHiQUpWUSorry for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.

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forked threads and linear threads

Hi. It's about how are organized threads into forums. Currently forum threads are forked : you can reply to a comment separately, and each of your reply will make a new fork if somebody reply to your new comment ... this makes threads like trees ... Personally, I don't find this system very handy, more particularly when the same thing is being actively discussed in several forks. This system is good for short chats and when commenting instructables, but when it's about debating, it quickly becomes confusing ... For the forums, I'd prefer a system with a linear thread where messages are ordered according to time, and where we have to quote the persons we want to reply to. Several discussion could get "multiplexed" on the same thread, but personally, I find that less confusing as long as there are quotes. What's your preference ?

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Forum Help

I have joined several forums recently, and was wondering about the "tricks of the trade". How do I upload pictures? Videos? How about links? And what about quoting people? How does that work? Bold, italicized, and underlined words? I'd appreciate it if anyone could help.

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Mousey Junkbot light emitters

Hello there, When I check my IR light emitters, they are giving a different voltage, 3.5mV and 0.8mV. Do they need to be giving a similar value for the eyes to function properly? Also these values are much lower than the 0.6V quoted in the instructions. Any advive would be much appreciated.

Topic by LeonR 


Where can I get Shawarma in the Gila Valley?

Possibly one of my favorite Middle Eastern foods is Shawarma, but I don't know where I can get it in Arizona, particularly in the gila valley. Does anyone know of any restaurant in the Gila valley that serves shawarma?

Question by A-Nony-Mus