Feature Request: disable 5-hyphen BBCode substitution

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by mythmaster, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Yes. I find it to be very annoying.

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  2. No. I like to use it.

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  3. Who did what now? (It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.)

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  1. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Some of you may have noticed that if you type 5 hyphens in a row in your post that it will be replaced with a horizontal line when you submit it.

    This really bothers some people, and they would like it to stop.  So this feature request is here as a poll to see how many people would support having it disabled.

    Thank you for participating. [​IMG]
     
  2. I'm supporting Bearcarver on this one. He seemed pretty annoyed earlier and i want to stay on his good side. LOL
     
  3. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member




     
  4. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Interesting.. you learn something new every day.

    I can't say that it bothers me though one way or the other.. maybe if I ever wanted to type a set of 5 hyphens on purpose I guess it might[​IMG]
     
  5. itsmetimd

    itsmetimd Fire Starter

    I won't cast an actual vote since I'm the FNG but I'm familiar with the feature and prefer it to stay as hyphens, FWIW.
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To Jeff and anyone else who wants to see why I like to use dashes (hyphens) in my step by step instructions:

    Click on "Smoked salmon" in my signature to see how I use them. A lot neater, easier to understand, and less of a PITA.

    Then click on "Dried Beef" in my signature to see how I have to do it without them. Still Okay, but a pain in the gazoch! (excuse my lingo)

    Bear
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm With you Bear...  Now Put The Chainsaw DOWN!!![​IMG]
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Maybe this will work instead, just figured it out playing with the keyboard.

    150~~~~~

    160~~~~~~

    170~~~~~~~

    180~~~~~~~~
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, I was thinking of dots (periods) too, but how do I teach my finger to use something that doesn't belong there..............

    Bear
     
  11. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    or this:

    =====

    ======

    =====================

    it's only one key over [​IMG]
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup,

    And I could carve Bears with a freakin sawzall too, but I prefer Chainsaws ( a 26" Stihl Standard tip, a Stihl Quarter tip, and an Echo Dime tip).
     
  13. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    lol, you know I haven't voted yet, right? [​IMG]

    but since you're so dang stubborn about it, I'll support your cause. [​IMG]
     
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am with ya Bear -but do me a favor and keep the cover on them chainsaws til ya get em outside [​IMG]
     
  15. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Here's a pic of Bear btw:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's easy... have a stroke, you get to teach them all over again any way you like!
     
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Good point Pops, but I still wouldn't teach them to type the wrong thing. It would still be hyphens where hyphens belong.
     
  18. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got your back My Friend

    TJ
     
  19. towers

    towers Newbie

    I voted "Yes" even though this is my first post. I have never tried to type any post before so obviously I have not run into the problem with the hyphen thing but, Bear is my Dad and my ear is still bleeding from hearing him yelling about it on the phone. 

    Oh and by the way I know Bear better then all of you guys so knowing how much this bothers him, I can tell you if he found out that the guy in mythmasters picture was to blame for the hyphens changing into a line he better be willing to use that shotgun instead of just holding it up to look tough.
     
  20. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    LOL, Towers!
     

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