gibberish which occasionally appears in spoiler text and even the original problem post itself reveals an odd little bug in our editor .. here are suggestions on how to deal with it .. if one should slip by the original poster, please contact me with a message here and i will fix it
is an HTML entity .. when a post is edited, the symbol frequently appears within quotes, spoilers, tables, and occasionally even the post itself .. since problem posts often contain spoilers and text imported from GNUbg where occurrs properly, this happens frequently whenever a problem post is edited by the original poster or a moderator .. we are currently attempting to correct this issue .. however, it appears to be a rather subtle little bug
the best workaround is to be very careful before finishing a post to check that the
has not been inserted, especially within a spoiler which must be opened to view .. this is true particularly when editing, but even on completion of the original post .. this must be done manually by clicking the spoiler button to view the text, especially after editing .. however, even when the spoiler text is not edited, the can and often does appear
does appear, the simplest way to fix it is to use Modify to open the raw text, select all, copy the text into an editor like Windows Notepad and do a global replace on the "
" string replacing it with nothing .. then simply replace the text in the Modify window with the cleaned up text
a Google search reveals that this is not an uncommon occurrence in many other PHP driven forums
for those interested see a nice article and a "Long Answer" about here
What is ? Is it needed?
is the entity used to represent a non-breaking space. It is essentially a standard space, the primary difference being that a browser should not break (or wrap) a line of text at the point that this occupies.
note, that when this issue is fixed at FIBSboard, the text strings above may disappear completely from this post and should no longer be an issue when creating or editing a post with imported strings