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    The reply box. Can we make it bigger?

    It holds about 5 lines of text.
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    See those up and down arrows to the right at the top? Those resize the box.

    However, I can resize the default size of the box if needed.

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    Didn't see the vertical arrows.

    Horizontally as well?
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    No, that would have to be changed in the admin control panel.

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    Only vertical.

    I usually copy and paste into Notepad for anything longer than a quick response, do my notes, links and other crap, then repaste it all back to the reply box.

    Alternatively, you can hit the "Go Advanced" button and it opens a bigger window as well.
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    Thing I really _HATE_ about this software is that if I copy an article, in this entry box, all the carriage returns don't show. If I post it, the article has no paragraph breaks.

    If I put carriage returns in and post it, the frickin software puts an EXTRA blank line.

    Asinine!

    It is also easier if the box is wider...what is this thing...about 400 pixels wide?
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    Also...while I can make the entry box bigger....it revert back to smallest every time I refresh.

    ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malsua View Post
    Also...while I can make the entry box bigger....it revert back to smallest every time I refresh.

    ugh.
    When I drop artcles in here, I sit and hit return to give the line feeds -

    IF you hit that white box on the upper right with just text it will drop the text in, complete with a CR/LF each time. However, photos and links are left out.

    The software, even with HTML on doesn't really grab what you're trying to show, and there is ALWAYS some editing to do.

    I'm just getting good at it - and lazy sometimes when you see articles without the paragraph spaces because I don't have time, inclination or just sick of doing the work to fix it.
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    The spacing or lack of, is a result of the source. I've never really taken the time to figure out what determines if there is spacing or not but it is somewhere in the HTML.

    I use the Firefox "Copy Plain Text" option and have the most success. I'll then go back and add any internal links. If there are a ton of links, I'll try using the regular Copy option and then make any needed format changes.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the box you're referring to is supposed to be the Quick Reply box so the software designers didn't put too many features in it. They figured more detailed posts would be done in the main editor as Rick points out.

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    The same thing happens on the advanced box.
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    I'm typing in the Advanced box right now. It gives you a few options. There are also 15 lines available.

    When it comes to dropping text into the box, that's like Ryan said, from the original source, not this box.
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    Linefeed test with advanced box.

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    House Unexpectedly Defeats Patriot Act

    by Chad Pergram | February 08, 2011



    It was the Congressional version of never count your chickens before they're hatched.
    And when you do on Capitol Hill, you can sometimes lose a vote.
    The newly-minted House Republican leadership botched a vote Tuesday night when it presumed it had the necessary support to reauthorize the Patriot Act, the anti-terrorism law imposed after September 11th.
    The GOP expected little trouble with the bill. So Republicans brought the Patriot Act to the floor under a special procedure that requires a two-thirds vote for passage. It's a maneuver that's typically reserved for non-controversial legislation or bills that carry wide support.
    Renewing that Patriot Act had certainly had wide support. 277 members voted in favor of the measure compared to just 148 nays.
    But that's short of the two-thirds supermajority. Which means the House defeated the bill.
    With 425 members voting, 284 yea votes were necessary to cross the two-thirds threshold for passage. 26 Republicans voted against renewing the law.
    Democrats opposed to the Patriot Act were gleeful at the GOP miscalculation.
    "Look at the ‘Don't Tread on Me flag.' It doesn't say don't tread on me, but it's okay if you spy," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), one of the most ardent opponents of the Patriot Act. "What the Republican leadership didn't count on is that they have some new members who are freshmen who are conservative, libertarian, who really do believe in civil liberties."
    Eight Republicans whom the GOP regards as freshmen voted against the reauthorization. That's precisely the number of yea votes Republicans needed to pass the bill.
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) used to set the schedule when Democrats were in the majority and is familiar with floor meltdowns like the one Tuesday night.
    "Been there, done that," said Hoyer. "It's clear they are going to have to work it out."
    But despite the misstep, Republicans blamed Democrats for the defeat.
    "I am surprised that so many Democrats who supported an extension of these very same provisions last Congress suddenly changed their votes," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). "President Obama supports a reauthorization of these important national security tools."
    Under most circumstances, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is charged with ensuring that his party has the votes to pass a bill. But it's rare for the whip to twist arms on a measure handled like this one on the floor because it's usually a fait accompli.
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    Now... open the box, click the a/A box on the upper right and you will get a white background.... and I will show you, reposting the same article you just posted.
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    by Chad Pergram | February 08, 2011

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    It was the Congressional version of never count your chickens before they're hatched.

    And when you do on Capitol Hill, you can sometimes lose a vote.

    The newly-minted House Republican leadership botched a vote Tuesday night when it presumed it had the necessary support to reauthorize the Patriot Act, the anti-terrorism law imposed after September 11th.

    The GOP expected little trouble with the bill. So Republicans brought the Patriot Act to the floor under a special procedure that requires a two-thirds vote for passage. It's a maneuver that's typically reserved for non-controversial legislation or bills that carry wide support.

    Renewing that Patriot Act had certainly had wide support. 277 members voted in favor of the measure compared to just 148 nays.

    But that's short of the two-thirds supermajority. Which means the House defeated the bill.

    With 425 members voting, 284 yea votes were necessary to cross the two-thirds threshold for passage. 26 Republicans voted against renewing the law.

    Democrats opposed to the Patriot Act were gleeful at the GOP miscalculation.

    "Look at the ‘Don't Tread on Me flag.' It doesn't say don't tread on me, but it's okay if you spy," said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), one of the most ardent opponents of the Patriot Act. "What the Republican leadership didn't count on is that they have some new members who are freshmen who are conservative, libertarian, who really do believe in civil liberties."

    Eight Republicans whom the GOP regards as freshmen voted against the reauthorization. That's precisely the number of yea votes Republicans needed to pass the bill.

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) used to set the schedule when Democrats were in the majority and is familiar with floor meltdowns like the one Tuesday night.

    "Been there, done that," said Hoyer. "It's clear they are going to have to work it out."

    But despite the misstep, Republicans blamed Democrats for the defeat.

    "I am surprised that so many Democrats who supported an extension of these very same provisions last Congress suddenly changed their votes," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). "President Obama supports a reauthorization of these important national security tools."

    Under most circumstances, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is charged with ensuring that his party has the votes to pass a bill. But it's rare for the whip to twist arms on a measure handled like this one on the floor because it's usually a fait accompli.

    "Today, Democrats in Congress voted to deny their own administration's request for key weapons in the war on terror," said McCarthy spokeswoman Erica Elliott.

    The House crafted the legislation to extend three key surveillance mechanisms that are set to expire at the end of the month.

    The Senate wants to create longer-term fixes to the Patriot Act, rather than just renewing these narrow portions.

    This bill would have okayed "roving" wiretaps and granted law enforcement personnel the right to search library records. Another provision would permit police to monitor so-called "lone wolves." Intelligence officials fear that individuals not affiliated with any terrorist organization could act alone and concoct their own plot.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) opposes a permanant extension of the sections set to expire.

    "Instead, I support strengthening oversight and providing the intelligence community the certainty it needs to protect national security," Leahy said in a statement.

    It's unclear when the House will take the mulligan and try to pass the bill again. With 277 votes in favor of reauthorizing the Patriot Act, there is enough support to approve the bill under the traditional system that requires only a simple majority for passage.

    Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/20...#ixzz1DUD2TBkc
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    I made NO changes to the article.

    It put in the line feeds, BUT it didn't post the image and the links are dead now.
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    Yeah, that's because of the source code. Try either C/P to Notepad or use a "Copy Plain Text" copy option if you have one. Or the plain text message editor. After pasting in the plain text editor, you can then switch to the WYSIWYG editor and it should maintain the line spacing.

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    so basically you have to do two things.

    Post the text (using the white box to get the line feeds right) and then change back, go to the top, and copy and paste the images, links, etc at the top (usually).

    if you have links inside an article, this wipes them out so you can't click them.

    There's no in-between on this
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    Ok, let me repost once more for you:
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    No worky.

    Now, if I go to my website and Post the EXACT same thing...in fact I just did a CTRL-C, I didn't even go get more article, it works just fine. Same as Njgunforums.

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