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  1. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    Thanks, bfarber!
  2. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    ^^What about the other suggestion I made regarding the media tag? What about a patch for people like me and bearback? What about having an option in the Admin CP to have Youtube videos always embed? To say that there are only 2 options is something I'm not buying. There has to be a better solution than this. 
     
    Also, where is the toolbar button for inserting embedded content? One that members can click, paste in the URL, then it will wrap it in the necessary tags? Is there one, cos I can't see it? When they changed how IMG tags worked (something they flip-flopped on as well), they said that they were trying to move away from people manually typing in/editing code, so users should get used to using the button to an insert an image. Here though, the solution is for users to manual type in/edit code.
  3. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    I don't see why people who want YouTube links to be able to be posted as links don't do this: -
     
    Under the Media Tag there are 2 entries for YouTube: -
     
    YouTube
    YouTu.be
     
    The first one covers URLs copied from the address bar in the browser and the second one covers URLs you get when you use the "Share" option on YouTube. If you delete one of those, you would be able to allow people to embed or link by choosing the appropriate URL type. 
     
    The situation now is pretty poor because the editor works differently depending on which browser a person is using. Also, changing your mind with the last few updates has been a pain for both me and members of my site, cos I'll start a thread saying "here's how to embed YouTube videos" and then a couple of months later I have to say, "Sorry, but this has changed again" - only this time I have to say "if you use Chrome, do this, but if you use Opera do this etc.", which is quite frankly, crap. Some people use different browsers depending on where they are or which PC/device they happen to be using and they shouldn't have to remember to change their way of doing things because of that.
     
    Can you give me some kind of edit/modification I can make so that YouTube videos ALWAYS embed please? Cos that's what I, and the users of my site, want. 
  4. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN   

    What was wrong with the way it worked in 3.4.4? I don't understand why it's been changed again. 
     
    Is it not possible to have an "always embed links if they are part of the media tag" option in the Admin CP somewhere? On my site I always want YouTube links to embed.
     
    The fact that this is browser-specific makes it worse too, in terms of explaining it to users. It should "just work" regardless of browser.
  5. clownstyle_merged added a record in IP.Board   

    Problem with embedded content displaying as links after upgrade AGAIN
    Sometimes when users post links that should auto-embed, they are showing as links, for example: -
     
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/DYjMuI4.jpg[/img]
     
    I moused over the link so you can see it in full.
     
    If I click edit on the post, make no changes, then hit save, that seems to make the video embed.
     
     
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    Some links in old posts now displaying as plain text after upgrade (again)
    This has happened with the last 3 or 4 upgrades, whether it's regular links, embedded media players, or a mix of both. 
     
    I was just looking back at some posts made before the upgrade and yet again, after upgrading to 3.4.4 some links are now plain text instead of being clickable, for example: -
     
    [url="http://i.imgur.com/D4Rzh0Y.jpg"]http://i.imgur.com/D4Rzh0Y.jpg[/url]
     
    Should I attempt to rebuild post content to try and fix this? Could I did that once before when a previous upgrade borked a load of links and it made the problem worse, so I'm not sure what to do.
     
    Thanks.
     
     
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  7. clownstyle_merged added a record in IP.Board   

    Copy and pasting text inserts a blank line above the text
    If you copy and paste something into a post, the editor automatically inserts a blank line above whatever you paste. Tested in the latest versions of Opera and IE.
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  8. clownstyle_merged added a record in IP.Board   

    Animted GIFs don't play when attached to a post
    If you attach an animated GIF to a post and then insert that attached file into a post, the GIF does not play.
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  9. clownstyle_merged added a comment: BBCode not working for images when adding a new image via editing a post   

    Yep, it does it here too: -


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    BBCode not working for images when adding a new image via editing a post
    If you start a new post and use BBCode to insert an image into it, it works fine.
     
    However, if you then edit that post and try and add a second image via BBCode, it does not work. The first image still displays correctly, but the second image does not display as the link is parsed like this: -
     
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/r7OUsaS.jpg[/img]
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  11. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Some previously embedded content (YouTube etc.) now showing as links after upgrade   

    How do I get all of the embedded players back into posts? That "fix" doesn't do it, plus it only mentions YouTube - what about all of the other content that was embedded before the update but now isn't?
  12. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Some previously embedded content (YouTube etc.) now showing as links after upgrade   

    That change you linked to is fine, but that is not the issue here.
     
    The issue is that on previous versions of the forum, if you copy and pasted this link into a post: -
     
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QKk2LUGxc  
    .....but then you clicked edit on the post, you could see that the editor had changed the link to this automatically: -
     
      [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QKk2LUGxc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QKk2LUGxc[/url]  
    But because the forum software didn't care about the URL tags, it would still embed the player anyway. 
     
    Since the "fix" you linked to has been implemented, the forum software now DOES care about the URL tags that were added automatically by the editor in previous versions, so all of those embedded players have disappeared to be replaced with links. As I run a site that's music/DJ based, that's hundreds of posts that had YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Mixcloud etc. players in them that now just have plain links. This is the 4th time in a row that this functionality has broken when updating the forum software.
     
    Going forward, this functionality is fine. You copy and paste in a YouTube link - it embeds and the URL tags are no longer automatically added. You use the link button in the toolbar, the URL tags are added, the YouTube link does not automatically embed. That's fine, but I still need to fix all of the posts that should have embedded players in them, but don't. That's why I'm here. This is a bug, simply because backwards compatibility with existing embedded content was either not considered, or it wasn't properly tested.
  13. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Some previously embedded content (YouTube etc.) now showing as links after upgrade   

    Ah, I see what you mean now. 
     
    What I said above about editing a post, making no changes, then re-submitting it was false BTW. What happens is this: -
     
    1. Before the upgrade to 3.4.3 someone copy and pasted a YouTube link into a post and hit submit. The player embedded.
    2. After upgrading to 3.4.3, the embedded player has gone and it now just shows a link.
    3. If I edit the post, it shows in the format you just posted - with those URL tags in square brackets, even though the user didn't originally add those in.
    4. I then remove the URL tags so it's just a plain old YouTube link - as it was when it was originally submitted - save the changes to the post, and the embedded player reappears.
     
    This is also the reason why other embedded players have disappeared, for instance, I added in code so SoundCloud links would automatically embed when you just copy and paste a link into a post. The same thing has happened there - embedded player gone, so it's just a plain link, but if I edit the post, the URL tags have been added in automatically. If I then remove those so it's back to being just a plain link again, then submit the changes, the embedded player reappears.
  14. clownstyle_merged added a comment: When quoting text in the RTE, cursor remains inside the created quote box   

    I can reproduce it too, but what you're talking about is different to what bfarber is talking about, right?
     
    bfarber is talking about pressing the quote button on someone else's post. When you do that, it quotes the text and places the cursor beneath the quote box so you can type a reply.
     
    But you're talking about typing text manually into the editor, highlighting some of it, then clicking the quote button in the toolbar, yes? That creates a quote with the cursor still inside the quote box, but whether that is by design or not I don't know.
  15. clownstyle_merged added a comment: Some previously embedded content (YouTube etc.) now showing as links after upgrade   

     
    What does that mean? Are you saying that YouTube videos no longer auto-embed by design?
     
    Also, this doesn't just affect YouTube links. It affects all auto-embedding content. How can I fix the issue with tons of older posts just displaying links instead of embedded players? Do I need to open a ticket as well?