Jason K. Chapman
Oct 12, 2005, 5:40 PM
Post #2 of 10
Re: [oakley] I'm confused, , ,
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1) When I try to post, I can only get my text to show if I go th Advanced Editor. The post applet seems to hang up in download mode. I'm not sure I understand the problem. Are you saying that with the basic editor your message doesn't show up when you post? Or that the text doesn't show up as you type? Also, by "post applet" are you referring to the advanced editor? Either way, it sounds like some kind of browser issue. If you could give me a little more information about the problem and include which browser and what platform you're using (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) I should be able to help.
2) What is "Markup?" Markup is the term for the hidden tags that control how posts appear. On the Web, HTML is the "markup language" (Hyper Text Markup Language) that tells the browser what font, color, etc. to use. It's similar to that. In the advanced editor, the markup is created automatically when you use one of the icons on the formatting toolbar. In the basic editor, you can type the tags yourself or use the buttons below the text window. For assistance with the Speakeasy's markup, click the link "Get Markup Help" on the basic editor.
3) How does one get a post to show up in a format different from just plain text? Poem stanzas, for example.That would be where the markup comes in. If you want the something to show up in a different font, simply click the font icon in the advanced editor or click the "font" button in the basic editor.
4) Why, when one goes into a thread, does it start at the beginning, rather than the last post? Can I change this on my screen?It goes to the first unread post, meaning the first post that you haven't read. When you're viewing a thread, there will be a link at the bottom of the page that says "Mark all read." If you do that, then next time you go into that thread it will move you right to the first new post. If there are no new posts since your last visit, it will take you to the first post.
eons ago, I had pretty much conquered the old format of Speakeasy, but I'm having real problems with this one.You did better than I ever did. I never could figure the old one out.
I hope I've helped at least a little. Get back to me on question #1, and I'll see if I can figure out what the problem is.