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Old November 15 2012, 06:59 PM   #61
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

Okay, I'll try it, but if that's the case, then why doesn't it work using the yellow smiley?

I'll try what you are suggesting, but I've never had to do this before.



It looks like that's the issue, but that's interesting. Still, that's a settings issue because I've never had to do this before in any other forum that I've used that has vB software (as shown in the pic from the other forum I provided). It is what it is, though. At least this works now. Thanks for your help.
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Old November 15 2012, 07:04 PM   #62
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

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Okay, I'll try it, but if that's the case, then why doesn't it work using the yellow smiley?

I'll try what you are suggesting, but I've never had to do this before.



It looks like that's the issue, but that's interesting. Still, that's a settings issue because I've never had to do this before in any other forum that I've used that has vB software (as shown in the pic from the other forum I provided). It is what it is, though. At least this works now. Thanks for your help.
Yea, you don't necessarily need the "About", but, you gotta have the "=" in the opening spoiler tag

I enjoyed the Pilot too (many Pilots aren't the greatest of episodes), and it is a little jarring to begin with, but, it sets things up nicely, and I think it really hurt the show's initial chances not being shown in order, thereby making an arc harder to follow.
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Old November 15 2012, 07:07 PM   #63
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

^ Which is still weird to me, but I'm letting it go. I can use spoilers now, and that's all that matters to me.

EDIT: I forgot to say thank you for the "=" tip.

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Spoiler coding does not work for me, either, apparently. I used the appropriate icon, the coding looked correct, but nothing showed up.
Exactly. It's settings. I say this because I have been a mod before. No worries, just follow what sojourner suggested. Here, you just have to say what the spoiler is about ( or "=") using the bbcode.
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Old November 15 2012, 07:47 PM   #64
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

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Yea, you don't necessarily need the "About", but, you gotta have the "=" in the opening spoiler tag
Yea you're right, but the computer programmer can't have an equal sign without something on both sides of it. Or maybe I'm a little OCD.
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Old November 15 2012, 08:26 PM   #65
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

Onto Our Mrs. Reynolds (earlier episodes on Hulu are for Hulu+. But that's okay; I''ll play along and improvise. And probably make weird conclusions, which I'd likely do if I was watching it from the start anyway.

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Old November 15 2012, 08:33 PM   #66
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

I think really what just needs to happen, if anybody wants to do it, is just clean up the settings so that:

1. The yellow smiley that adds spoiler tags actually works. It seems like they added in that smiley and the regular spoiler tag code attached to it that pops up and wraps around the text when using it, but then the forum settings/configuration wasn't set to actually have it work when you press submit/Post/Preview.

2. Both the regular bbcode for spoilers ([ spoiler][/spoiler]) and the descriptive bbcode for spoilers ([/spoiler=whatever][/ spoiler] are setup to work. And frankly, I think if this is done, then the yellow smiley would work, which takes care of #1.

If this is done, then I think things would be okay. It does make me wonder if a couple of other things I can't do yet (embed video and use animated icons) are privilege-based or not.

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Old November 15 2012, 08:58 PM   #67
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

It's all I got S/U fan, as I ain't payin' for Hulu+.

I'm gonna be confused (and likely confusing as well) no matter what. Don't mind me.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:10 PM   #68
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Meh. Just what the board needs: another Firefly watch thread
I was just thinking that we hadn't had one in a while. This sounds like a great excuse to give my Blu-ray edition another viewing.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:10 PM   #69
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I think really what just needs to happen, if anybody wants to do it, is just clean up the settings so that:

1. The yellow smiley that adds spoiler tags actually works. It seems like they added in that smiley and the regular spoiler tag code attached to it that pops up and wraps around the text when using it, but then the forum settings/configuration wasn't set to actually have it work when you press submit/Post/Preview.

2. Both the regular bbcode for spoilers ([ spoiler][/spoiler]) and the descriptive bbcode for spoilers ([/spoiler=whatever][/ spoiler] are setup to work. And frankly, I think if this is done, then the yellow smiley would work, which takes care of #1.

If this is done, then I think things would be okay. It does make me wonder if a couple of other things I can't do yet (embed video and use animated icons) are privilege-based or not.
Still not sure why you have any problem with spoiler functions. You're also the first to claim problems with animated icons. Maybe you should open a thread in the QSF forum. There may be something wrong with your account in general.

Embedded video support is limited. You can attach youtube clips by using

[ yt]youtube clip url here [ /yt]

That's the url for the youtube clip, don't use any embed code generated by the site.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:25 PM   #70
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I think really what just needs to happen, if anybody wants to do it, is just clean up the settings so that:

1. The yellow smiley that adds spoiler tags actually works. It seems like they added in that smiley and the regular spoiler tag code attached to it that pops up and wraps around the text when using it, but then the forum settings/configuration wasn't set to actually have it work when you press submit/Post/Preview.

2. Both the regular bbcode for spoilers ([ spoiler][/spoiler]) and the descriptive bbcode for spoilers ([/spoiler=whatever][/ spoiler] are setup to work. And frankly, I think if this is done, then the yellow smiley would work, which takes care of #1.

If this is done, then I think things would be okay. It does make me wonder if a couple of other things I can't do yet (embed video and use animated icons) are privilege-based or not.
Still not sure why you have any problem with spoiler functions. You're also the first to claim problems with animated icons. Maybe you should open a thread in the QSF forum. There may be something wrong with your account in general.

Embedded video support is limited. You can attach youtube clips by using

[ yt]youtube clip url here [ /yt]

That's the url for the youtube clip, don't use any embed code generated by the site.
If you look up thread, Shawnster said that the yellow smiley that's supposed to work doesn't work for him either. Does it work for you? That's why I asked if one of the mods could check the settings, if they can (it probably would have to be an admin).

And just because other people haven't complained doesn't mean that they are not having the same issues. I've been here almost 3 months and never said anything because I thought it had something to do with privileges since they say you get to do more as you move up the ranks. I can't be the only one that has thought that.

As for opening up a thread in the QSF, I thought I'm supposed to wait if a moderator is working on it, but perhaps it can't hurt to ask there too. Thanks again.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:26 PM   #71
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

Now that this whole thread has turned into how to use spoiler tags it's even more derailed. Personally I'm hoping it gets closed and lurok can start a fresh clean thread with episode by episode discussions as we already have for varying shows elsewhere.

Who wants to wade through 5 pages of this to get to the topic.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:36 PM   #72
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^ teacake, I already suggested to lurok hours ago that a new thread be started since it took 4 pages/days for a review to post after the thread began. Derailment was almost inevitable in that case, and I think that's where any derailment started.

As for the spoiler tags issue, it went to PM and then came back out when a mod asked me to post here so he could see what was happening, and then suggestions flowed from there. I think it's good because I'm sure other people have had some of the same issues too.

If lurok wants to start a new thread or continue from here, then it's up to him.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:38 PM   #73
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To keep it short, no, I have never had a problem using the spoiler function.
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Old November 15 2012, 09:41 PM   #74
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^ Interesting. I'll post a thread in the QSF to see what's up since some of us have/do.
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Since the spoiler code question is answered, any further comments and questions should be taken to PM or QSF. Let's get back on track to talking about the review of the show, and proceed from there.
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