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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Just wondering why all the text on the home page now has a strikethrough? Is this a bug?





posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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I saw this too, what's up with that?



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:08 AM
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same here !
refresh doesnt fix the issue

the 2 hot topic doesnt seem to be affected
edit on 12/2/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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same here...

hacked, game or ATS sending a message ??



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by Komodo
same here...

hacked, game or ATS sending a message ??


nah probably an admin who made a mistake in the coding
and inserted the underline code to the whole mainpage by mistake
i could also be wrong on that .. lets wait for a mod to comment on the issue



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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Funny how the 2012 topic remains untouched. It's definitely a message sating we should go there.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Explanation: Flagged!

I concur that this is an issue ...



And having investigated a bit I have come to the following conclusions ...

Slayer69's thread ..which is the 1st thread on the home page currently and as shown in my above screen grab is the CAUSE of the issue .. but thats not deliberate on the part of Slayer69 at all.



Their threads OP contains strikethrough bbcode .. and clearly the front page algorythyms grab that text INCLUDING bbcode and posts that... but if it grabs text and fails to grab the closing bit of the bbcode ..that leaves the bbcode OPEN and that affects the rest of the pages display.



Personal Disclosure: I hope this helps admin fix the issue!



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:51 AM
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reply to post by OmegaLogos
 


Good catch OL, that's exactly what's going on.

Doubt anything can be done until Slayer's thread gets bumped...or his thread edited.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 12:59 AM
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reply to post by OmegaLogos
 


Nice find OL
i think you are right

this issue have happened in some threads before
where people put the underlined bb code in a post
and then it create a bug and the rest of the page get affected
only an admin can fix the issue at the end

Slayer probably planned this from the start !

he knew his thread would be in the hot topic
edit on 12/2/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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reply to post by OmegaLogos
 
OmegaLogos, you're one smart cookie.
G'job to Slayer69 for (I'm sure, unintentionally...) breaking the ATS front page.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 04:07 AM
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reply to post by SilentKoala
 


Muwahahahaha...










Sorry guys
I had no clue it would do that honest.


ETA: Kind of cool though. People even took screen shots and wrote a thread.
edit on 2-12-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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Hahaha nice one Slayer

I thought it was my computer spazzing out on me or something



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 04:28 AM
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Originally posted by OmegaLogos
I concur that this is an issue ...

Slayer69's thread ..


Yeah.

We should take him out back and slap him around a bit!



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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Haha good thing it wasn't a marqee tag or something with the ability to move text.. I think they break too easy and have been removed from here anyway.

injecting html code into the front page.. nice hack



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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reply to post by OmegaLogos
 


You scared the $#it out of me Slayer96.. Thought I was hacked not That I have something to hide.



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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So can we use the strikethrough option or not?

There is no button for it when creating a post.

I personally like strikethrough. It is a neat option!



posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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reply to post by EarthCitizen07
 


Here's how it' done:



Text looks like this.

Courtesy of loam at this thread: A Guide to BBCode on ATS

edit on 2-12-2012 by littled16 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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What exactly is the purpose of strike through text? Why not just edit the material instead? I have never understood this. Reddit uses it often and I can never tell if it is the actual originator of the post or someone else. If anyone can explain a bit I would really appreciate it.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 12:22 PM
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reply to post by sputniksteve
 


From what I have seen it is used as a tool. The writer wants you to see what was written. Like sarcasm I guess.









 
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