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Posted over 1 year ago

 

Those of you with more Police Link experence please advise what I'm doing wrong. I type about 10 - 15 lines and try to post and I get this error message. I see posts a lot long then what I typed. How do you remove HTML markup when it is hidden from view?


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This post contains prohibited HTML markup. Please remove and try again.

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 The prohibited HTML is so annoying.   I have not figures it out yet.   I have just given up trying to post sometimes because of it.  Sorry this doesn't help but your not the only one it happens to. 


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I have seen the HTLM mark up "flash" and disappear. No way to see it to delete. As you said, I gave up several times and just didn't post.

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Start reading MarlyB's thread in it she tells how to work around that as well as posting pictures.


 


http://policelink.monster.com/topics/86000-pl-pix-post-training/posts


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Thanks, Bill.  And thanks for making the thread a "Sticky Topic"


Friends, I've helped LEOs who have PM'ed me over the last four years.  I love to read LEO quotes and other materials.  They are the heart of PL.


PIX POST TRAINING thread is for  newcomers and those who need to refresh on posting pix and quotes copied off websites.  Please do me a favor and bump it once in awhile.  That way, others benefit.


The thread is pretty straight-forward if one takes the time to read it.  Doesn't take much to get the knack.  Remember a trace of HTML can be left in your post, so after following the method described, if you still have the error message, just start with a fresh window.


I do hope to see more LEOs come up to speed so PL Forums can liven up!

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MarlyB, how do you get HTML from a typed post? The response you just typed is longer than my post and get an error message telling me it's too long.

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TNDEPUTY says ...



MarlyB, how do you get HTML from a typed post? The response you just typed is longer than my post and get an error message telling me it's too long.



do you type it directly into the post or do you type it in a word processor first?


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Typed directly into post.


 

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I'm baffled by that one, TNDeputy.  I've had it happen before when I've posted a portion of my microsoft document.  Who knows why. It's also happened when I've picked up some HTML off a quote from the internet.  Ive deleted the quote but invisible code residue remains. 


Code residue.  I like that.  lol


As to length prohibition, I think for some reason you picked up a ton of HTML that doesn't show to you but that drives the post over the word limit.  I would exit the Forum altogether, then come back in with a fresh post from scratch.  Use the Quick Diff Online Tool I refer to in the PIX POST seminar.  It'll strip code off your content where-ever you get it.


Sometimes that error message hangs around for no apparent reason...but turns out BAM! a tiny fragment of HTML bounces your post..

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 Sometimes if you put in abbreviations without spaces it will sometimes read it as html.  And I was going to say the same thing as bill did about typing in a processor rather than directly, but also I had problems if I copy and paste ANYTHING.  Even copying/pasting things off a website or anything else it seems to want to register it as html and automatically gets the boot.

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I have stopped posting a lot of stuff and really don't come around much anymore for reasons like this........too much hassle to carry on as we once were able to do.


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Retleo says ...



I have stopped posting a lot of stuff and really don't come around much anymore for reasons like this........too much hassle to carry on as we once were able to do.


 


Thiis^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^........It used to be easier.



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I had a problem approx. three weeks ago.I found an article by Dic*  Morris and each time I typed in his first name the message came back that the language(his first name) was inappropriate.I even typed a P.M. to the Sarge and again it was rejected as innapropriate.Let's see if it goes through this time.Nope it was again rejected.He has used this(his first name) all his life.I did put the k as the last letter the first time I tried to send this.I must assume if one is saddled with that first name one is just out of luck trying to post there own first name on this link.Everlovin rediculous !!!!!



I learned how to by pass this on other sites.  With this you just spell it like this D i c k Morris.  This way it's not a two word name but recognizes it as a 5 word name.

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AWWW Ret!!  You can post any kind of gibberish you want and I will love it.  It'll still be over and above most posts here!  lol


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I have stopped posting a lot of stuff and really don't come around much anymore for reasons like this........too much hassle to carry on as we once were able to do.


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That use to happen to me.  I fixed it with my hammer.


 


I then deleted Firefox.  It totally sucks.  I now use Google Chrome. Solved the problems I was having with HTML


 


 


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That use to happen to me.  I fixed it with my hammer.


 


I then deleted Firefox.  It totally sucks.  I now use Google Chrome. Solved the problems I was having with HTML



 That's odd, I use Chrome and it still has denies me.



 


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Hammer lol but Jimroc if Chrome works to strip HTML off must be... MAGIC!!


Last time. Refer to my thread.  Below was loaded with HTML before I stripped it out at-


http://www.quickdiff.com/

"An Online Tool to do a 'quick and dirty' diff of two text or code fragments

Introduction - why use an online diff?


In my course as a developer I find myself constantly examining the differences between two pieces of text.


Now, although pretty much every IDE (and various stand-alone products) have sophisticated diff utilities built in (like Eclipse), my favourite, I got very tired of having to create two files just to paste in fragments of code or other bits of texts just in order to perform a diff and see the differences highlighted.


This is why I made myself a quick online version that I have now decided to share with anyone else interested. (Update - Since the previous version of this tool stopped working, this current version was created by Harmen Stoppels.)

Click here for instructions
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I'M SICK AND TIRED OF GETTING THE BRIGHT RED


Problem creating topic.

This post contains prohibited HTML markup. Please remove and try again.


I AM TRYING TO POST LINE OF DUTY DEATHS AND THE DAMNED SYSTEM GIVES ME THIS IDIOTIC MESSAGE.  THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON ALMOST THE FULL 7 YEARS I'VE BEEN A MEMBER.


THE ONLY WAY THAT SOMEONE CAN GET RID OF THIS IS TO GET IT FIXED....  HINT, HINT, HINT, HINT, HINT.


IT NORMALY TAKES ME APPROX 15 MINUTES TO DO EXTRA RESEARCH AND THEN POST THE LODD.... I HAVE SPENT ALL DAY TODAY TRYING TO POST A FALLEN US CAPITOL LEO.


I AM TRULY SICK AND TIRED OF THIS.


SOMEONE IN THE EDITORIAL ARENA OF PL MUST GET THIS PROBLEM ELIMINATED.


THESE LODD'S NEED TO BE POSTED.


 I ONLY USE MS AND IT'S THE CURRENT VERSION.  BUT.... BEFORE I RETURNED TO MS WINDOWS, I WAS STILL GETTING THE PROBLEM BUT ONLY IN DEAR OLD PoliceLink., HINT, HINT !!!! 


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Well, Eleni, you must be doing something right.


You used two prohibited words in the same dialogue box without getting an 'unauthorized' error message.


That's a good think, right? 


Uh, maybe not. scratch that.


 


 


 


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