Jailing and BBCode

OhioOhio Registered User
Those who are jailed cannot use BBCode. They cannot quote other people appropriately. For a good example, see Evander's and Rohaq's first couple posts on page 70 of the Emplyee Lounge in G&T.

I understand part of the punishment of being jailed is not being able to use BBCode, but trying to read a post with several quotes in it is really hard.

This is more like a punishment for those trying to read it.

Can something be done about this?

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  • BesigedBBesigedB Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Ohio wrote:
    Those who are jailed cannot use BBCode. They cannot quote other people appropriately. For a good example, see Evander's and Rohaq's first couple posts on page 70 of the Emplyee Lounge in G&T.

    I understand part of the punishment of being jailed is not being able to use BBCode, but trying to read a post with several quotes in it is really hard.

    This is more like a punishment for those trying to read it.

    Can something be done about this?

    no 8)

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    I'd suggest enabling quotes, but only if we also increased the post timer to offset the increased convenience.

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  • OhioOhio Registered User
    edited October 2004
    That sounds like a good idea. I guess I can see how disabling quotes for those in jail sucks for them, but it sucks equally for anyone trying to read what they're quoting, too.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    You know that scene in Full Metal Jacket where the fat guy gets caught with the doughnuts and everybody else has to do push ups as a punishment?


    Evander is that fat guy.




    Well, sniperguy is that fat guy actually but I don't think he's ever been in jail so it fucks up my point. Evander is probably more like Sgt. Frantz from Hamburger Hill. But he's still in jail, so that would fuck up my point too.

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  • ToastToast Registered User
    edited October 2004
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Toast wrote:
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

    Allowing quotes but breaking any bbcode within them just as before wouldn't open the floodgates of goatse.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    Toast wrote:
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

    Allowing quotes but breaking any bbcode within them just as before wouldn't open the floodgates of goatse.

    However quotes open the door to v-scroll abuse.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    Pheezer wrote:
    Toast wrote:
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

    Allowing quotes but breaking any bbcode within them just as before wouldn't open the floodgates of goatse.

    However quotes open the door to v-scroll abuse.

    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.

    But you know what? No one does that after they're jailed. Know why? Because we'll just fucking ban them if they keep acting like a disruptive retard after getting jailed for breaking the rules.

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  • MrFisticuffsMrFisticuffs Registered User
    edited October 2004
    It's a pain in the ass to read jailed people's posts. Which means they stand a higher chance of being ignored.

    See where I'm going here?

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    It's a pain in the ass to read jailed people's posts. Which means they stand a higher chance of being ignored.

    See where I'm going here?

    Oh, I know, but the thing is that's not really a good thing when you have people in long involved conversations on one part of the forums, and then one person fucks around a bit somewhere else, gets jailed, and all of a sudden you've got a bunch of people trying to understand their posts back in spot one and it's a problem.

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  • ToastToast Registered User
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    Toast wrote:
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

    Allowing quotes but breaking any bbcode within them just as before wouldn't open the floodgates of goatse.

    That was in reference to why BBcode is disabled, rather than anything else

    Toast on
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Toast wrote:
    Pheezer wrote:
    Toast wrote:
    I'd guess the goatse factor also figures in somewhere

    Allowing quotes but breaking any bbcode within them just as before wouldn't open the floodgates of goatse.

    That was in reference to why BBcode is disabled, rather than anything else

    We all know why bbcode is disabled. That's not what's being questioned here.

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  • OhioOhio Registered User
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    It's a pain in the ass to read jailed people's posts. Which means they stand a higher chance of being ignored.

    See where I'm going here?

    Oh, I know, but the thing is that's not really a good thing when you have people in long involved conversations on one part of the forums, and then one person fucks around a bit somewhere else, gets jailed, and all of a sudden you've got a bunch of people trying to understand their posts back in spot one and it's a problem.

    Exactly my point. I was bored and tried to start reading that thread on page 70, and failed miserably. It wasn't worth the trouble trying to figure out who was saying what.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited October 2004
    Don't hold your breath, folks. I suggested this a long time ago, only to be shot down.

    I cried. :(

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  • frobinofrobino Registered User
    edited October 2004
    why not just remove the quote button completely for jailed people?

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    frobino wrote:
    why not just remove the quote button completely for jailed people?

    It is removed. That's not the problem. The problem is quotes they made just prior to being jailed. All of your bbcode goes to shit when you get jailed.

    It's a preventative measure against goatse spammers. Once someone starts, a deputy can jail them and they're boned.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.
    Actually, there is. Their posts would be truncated.

    The way jailing works is very much a code hack, not a full code mod. We flat up disable all parsing of the user's post text. For me to change it to do selective parsing would be a complete pain in the ass, and then there is always the issue of BBCode parsing in the name field ie :
    [quote=ALPHAMONKEY!!!111eleven]Owned[/quote]

    So, the long and the short of it is : no, I can't do that.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.
    Actually, there is. Their posts would be truncated.

    The way jailing works is very much a code hack, not a full code mod. We flat up disable all parsing of the user's post text. For me to change it to do selective parsing would be a complete pain in the ass, and then there is always the issue of BBCode parsing in the name field ie :
    [quote=badge_mod.gif]Owned

    So, the long and the short of it is : no, I can't do that.[/quote]

    I didn't know that.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    This is officially the best MD thread in weeks.

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    [quote=munkav.jpeg]
    Pheezer wrote:
    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.
    Actually, there is. Their posts would be truncated.

    The way jailing works is very much a code hack, not a full code mod. We flat up disable all parsing of the user's post text. For me to change it to do selective parsing would be a complete pain in the ass, and then there is always the issue of BBCode parsing in the name field ie :
    [quote=badge_mod.gif]Owned

    So, the long and the short of it is : no, I can't do that.[/quote]

    I didn't know that.[/quote]

    Fascinating.

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  • DioretsaDioretsa Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Smasher wrote:
    [quote=munkav.jpeg]
    Pheezer wrote:
    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.
    Actually, there is. Their posts would be truncated.

    The way jailing works is very much a code hack, not a full code mod. We flat up disable all parsing of the user's post text. For me to change it to do selective parsing would be a complete pain in the ass, and then there is always the issue of BBCode parsing in the name field ie :
    [quote=badge_mod.gif]Owned

    So, the long and the short of it is : no, I can't do that.

    I didn't know that.[/quote]

    Fascinating.[/quote]

    Damn, I don't think anyone knew that. I've never seen anyone do it. You never should have showed us Alpha :wink:

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  • OhioOhio Registered User
    edited October 2004
    Pheezer wrote:
    This is officially the best MD thread in weeks.

    Aw you're just sayin' that. :oops:

    Ohio on
  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Dioretsa wrote:
    Smasher wrote:
    [quote=munkav.jpeg]
    Pheezer wrote:
    So? Allowing them to post at all does. There's nothing to stop them from hitting enter 100 times between two words and then submitting.
    Actually, there is. Their posts would be truncated.

    The way jailing works is very much a code hack, not a full code mod. We flat up disable all parsing of the user's post text. For me to change it to do selective parsing would be a complete pain in the ass, and then there is always the issue of BBCode parsing in the name field ie :
    [quote=badge_mod.gif]Owned

    So, the long and the short of it is : no, I can't do that.

    I didn't know that.

    Fascinating.[/quote]

    Damn, I don't think anyone knew that. I've never seen anyone do it. You never should have showed us Alpha :wink:[/quote]Yeah, now I'm kind of regretting it. Oh well, there are some bigger BBCode secrets out there.

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2004
    I'm surprised Paladin never found it.

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  • bone daddybone daddy Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    I think it was spleen_blender who registered with a name that showed up as an omega whenever quoted. That was like six months ago.

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  • 150cc150cc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    [quote=sm_us.gif]What are you talking about, silly monkey?

    We knew about this BBCode trick a long time ago.[/quote]

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    150cc wrote:
    [quote=sm_us.gif]What are you talking about, silly monkey?

    We knew about this BBCode trick a long time ago.
    [/quote]You knew because you were a mod, unless it was some well kept SE secret (if such a thing exists). Most people didn't know about it.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    OH MAN

    I'M GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN

    ...

    edit: uh oh.

    edit2: MERRY CHRISTMAS

    [quote=icon_quote.gif][/quote]

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    [quote=pim.gif]I'm surprised Paladin never found it.[/quote]

    It's too much of a hassle to use it a lot. Maybe in H&R.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Actually, I di -

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    I'm surprised Paladin never found it.

    That's been floating round SE for ages. I thought everyone knew it.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    It's actually pretty dangerous

    I found it when I was doing fake bbcowned posts

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    bone daddy wrote:
    I think it was spleen_blender who registered with a name that showed up as an omega whenever quoted. That was like six months ago.

    I remember that. It was awesome. He should've kept it.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    [quote=
    Woah
    
    ]I didn't know about this.[/quote]

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Doc wrote:
    [quote=
    Woah
    
    ]I didn't know about this.
    [/quote]
    Keep playing with fire and you'll get burned

    Paladin on
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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2004
    Doc wrote:
    [quote=
    This is heavy
    
    ]Great Scott!
    [/quote]

    Fix't

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    <3<3<3 wrote:
    Doc wrote:
    [quote=
    This is heavy
    
    ]Great Scott!

    Fix't[/quote]

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • GoumindongGoumindong Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    [quote=Paladins Anus]
    <3<3<3 wrote:
    Doc wrote:
    [quote=
    This is heavy
    
    ]Great Scott!

    Fix't[/quote][/quote]

    Works will all sorts of things, Hell you could probably image that link

    I have known about this for a while

    [quote=archon2.gif
    ]snip!
    [/quote]

    Now how to make a name that pops up as an image when quoted is a bit different... i would like to know how to do that

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    Goumindong wrote:
    [quote=Paladins Anus]
    <3<3<3 wrote:
    Doc wrote:
    [quote=
    This is heavy
    
    ]Great Scott!

    Fix't
    [/quote]

    Works will all sorts of things, Hell you could probably image that link

    I have known about this for a while

    [quote=archon2.gif
    ]snip!
    [/quote]

    Now how to make a name that pops up as an image when quoted is a bit different... i would like to know how to do that[/quote]
    Hold on wait

    &#9608 wrote:
    I believe it has something to do with this

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited October 2004
    ▉ e

    Okay that's cool

    EXPERIMENTATION SUPREME

    Oh wait, I forgot
    &#1300; &#2750; &#1999;
    

    OH SHI


    Lemme do it again

    & # 1 2 3 4 ; //no spaces = Ӓ
    & # 4 3 1 0 ; //no spaces = ზ

    I HAVE BEGUN A NEW ERA

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