February 10, 2005

Drunk on the Internet Again

Hey, sorry for the weird, truncated entry below. For some reason, my MT set-up isn't allowing me to include links. It just cuts off everything after the first

well, since it's being cut off, I can't type it or the rest of *this* message will be lost. It even seems to happen when I just type the letters themselves, without any format tags or whatever.

Try this:

There is this thing you type to add a link, which is: test

wow, it cut that off, too. (I tried to symbolize the letters using the alpha-bravo code. Is that possible? Here they are backwards, just in case that helps: foxtrot echo romeo hotel.)

What in God's name is going on around here?

Any MT geniuses have any idea what I'm doing wrong? Also, while I'm complaining, I don't seem to be able to delete posts, either.

Posted by Dr. Frank at February 10, 2005 02:05 PM | TrackBack

I'm not sure why it's doing it but instead of putting in your link, it puts in a break. You can look at the html of your post and you'll see the break tag and the end of paragraph tag everytime you try to put in a link. It's probably not anything you're doing wrong. It's not like you've never done links before. It's probably just a problem with the server...Give it an hour or two and it'll most likely start working properly again.

Posted by: Amy 80 at February 10, 2005 04:12 PM

First, let me say I have no idea and will be of no help at all.

Now, you're saying you can't type the letters href without it cutting the post off? You seriously can't even type "hotel romeo echo foxtrot" without it cutting stuff off? Wow. That's probably the craziest web-related problem I've ever read. (I'm assuming the various comment filters will allow me to type that stuff without issue.)

Sorry, but maybe it at least helps to know you're continuing to entertain, even with the bizarre posting problems.

Posted by: dave bug at February 10, 2005 05:12 PM

Yeah, Dave, it sounds crazy but that's exactly what happened, though there may be some other variable I'm not aware of.

I think my blog is haunted.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at February 10, 2005 05:19 PM

Is it closing the tags properly? Usually that happens when the tags are not properly closed. I know that you know how to do it, but sometimes it's the little things that get you down.

My Record Label

Posted by: Zaphod at February 10, 2005 05:41 PM

Well, it won't let me put an example in, I'll e-mail it to you, just in case... ;)

Posted by: Zaphod at February 10, 2005 05:43 PM

sent to your lookout mailbox

Posted by: Zaphod at February 10, 2005 05:51 PM

So did this just start happening? Has anything changed since it last worked properly? [like an upgrade to MT or anything?] Also, is your MT installed in your cgi-bin folder?

Posted by: Jodi at February 10, 2005 06:22 PM

I'm working on it, F. Hopefully we'll have this fixed up by tonight.

Posted by: michele at February 10, 2005 10:03 PM

Out-of-nowhere guess: You're not writing up posts in something like Word and then pasting them in, right? Because Word's "smart quotes" can screw things up mightily.

Posted by: Dave Bug at February 11, 2005 02:30 AM

I have no idea what any of you are talking about. I'm simpy drunk and on the internet.I LOVE WINE!

Posted by: erin at January 30, 2006 09:36 AM