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I tried to Reply but instead got message: Invalid formatting in the comment. There's nothing wrong with formatting. Answered

There are no other details. My Reply appears in the box, will not spellcheck ("undefined" appears in the Preview box) where the spaces remain blank, the whole thing is wasting far too much of my time trying and retrying. I will check back sometime soon when I have loads of time to waste with junk blog programs that don't work properly.

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Allanw1ael
Allanw1ael

11 years ago

Well, perhaps the posting program author finds my use of square brackets to be "invalid formatting". That would seem to be pretty uninformed and semi-literate, but I shall give it one more try before I go away. Allanw1ael

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lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago

This has only happened to me once (like 11010010110 says). Keep it simple you should be OK

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 12 years ago

None of those characters stopped me, it's odd use of such characters in text that does it I think.

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C Ed Wright
C Ed Wright

Answer 12 years ago

Quality programming involves anticipating diverse situations, diverse input & interface, inclusive response to diverse systems & language, etc., etc., first released as alpha, which gets test-driven by the adventturous, then all the faults reported get corrected and the beta version gets released for at-length testing, then the quote, final, unquote version is released as the first finished version, which gets quote improved, unquote, etc., etc., 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, etc.; while hack chickens*** clockpunchers just bang it out and screw everyone else, here's the product, gimme my check; they got paid and they're done, the hell with the havoc wreaked on the rest of humanity, it's their prob.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 12 years ago

No problem with that then. As I said previously, this has only happened to me once. You've used a .; which I'd call odd formatting, it could have been something like that. You are familiar with Wiki formatting I guess L

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C Ed Wright
C Ed Wright

Answer 12 years ago

No, I'm not familiar with Wiki formatting. And that sort of assumption is exactly what I'm referring to when I refer to incompetennt programming by incompetent programmers. ".;" may not be correct puntuation, but whenever people are in a hurry and don't have time to meticulously proofread in exquisite detail every minute detail of whatever they may have posted, such relatively trivial punctuation or other keying errors should not paralyze any competently-written program. I try to be carefull but of course miss something once in a while; I routinely read e-mail and postings that appear to be from folks with absolutely no comprehension of the English language whatsoever much less appropriate functional puntuation; in this day and age of super-sloppy, anything-goes bang-the-keyboard-anywhich-way-but-loose, anyone programming anything with any sensitivity whatsoever to any odd or unexpected combination of keystrokes needs to have their head examined. I am of course being extremely charitable here -- most others would say they should have certain vital parts of their genitals lopped off with dull instrumnts.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 12 years ago

(Asking about Wiki formatting was a question, not an assumption) Since you've managed another posting I would hope that the problem was a one-off and it won't affect you again.
As you observe, there are a lot of incomprehensible outpourings about, it would be nice if the software had a problem with those and threw them out due to "user error"...

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C Ed Wright
C Ed Wright

Answer 12 years ago

Yeah, well, that would require actual thought, and computers are basically nothing more than glorified adding machines, 'adding up' the ones and zeros in their programs and input to create & solve equations until the answer is found. I'm not yet quite sure, but I think using quotation marks confuses this program. ...Did you really say 'one-off'? Are you British, or did you pick up such Brit-speak from The History Channel, due to their unholy alliance with the BBC?

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 12 years ago

I am British, and I do use "one-off" occasionally.
(time to go to work)

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11010010110
11010010110

Answer 12 years ago

its not related to complete or uncomplete software some software is 0.1 alpha cvs and works sufficiently well to make its task some software is 2.X+ and sucks. not in that it has bugs or crashes. in that its developers overtried to make it simple for the dumb user (the way they imagine him) and do that the the costs of capabilities / compatibility with other software or hardware (unexpeced by the devs) / tolerance to advanced user actions or marginal input. or trying to be smarter than the user

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C Ed Wright
C Ed Wright

Answer 12 years ago

And that's the incompetance I was refering to. The absolute apogee of incompetance is failing to allow or compensate for the relative semicompetance, or noncompetance, or more-or-less-noncompliance with the parameters of the program, etc., etc., of other users of the program that the programmer creates. For example, if a programmer writes a program that only functions correctly if the user sticks a corncob up his or her rectum, but never mentions that the absolute prerequisite for correct function is that each and every user jam a corncob up his or her rectum, that is a distinct form of uincompetence: Failure to notify of the need for a corncob up one's butt in order for the program to perform correctly. The requirement may be stupid, or worse; but the failure to notify of such requirement is inexcusable.

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11010010110
11010010110

12 years ago

this forum software uses weird formatting codes and not standard forum bbcode it may react to quote signs and square ('s etc and try to get them as codes. and fail cause they are not the codes it wants (i tried to give you example and got the error myself. and the beast also wiped out whatever i allready wrote. i suggest to ctrl c long stuff you write before you upload it)

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C Ed Wright
C Ed Wright

Answer 12 years ago

That's about what happened to me. Spellcheck came up blank and Preview came up "indistinct" or "un-whatever", something like that. Program courtesy of Alfred E. Newman, apparently. Same whack-job that obviously programs the computerized scales at work, too. Can't believe they let him near a school to learn misprogramming...