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ConservativePolitico
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3/8/2012 8:51:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hmmm... this is either a really odd glitch

or

he managed to get into the code for his profile and change the color?

I'm really at a loss... neither seem very likely...
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3/8/2012 9:04:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
i dont know how he did it either but i would love to change the colors around on my profile to make everything red white blue and patriotic :D
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3/8/2012 9:09:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/8/2012 9:04:32 PM, imabench wrote:
i dont know how he did it either but i would love to change the colors around on my profile to make everything red white blue and patriotic :D

That would be amazing...too bad he hasn't been on in a while, otherwise I would ask him.
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3/8/2012 9:11:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/8/2012 9:09:59 PM, Mak-zie wrote:
At 3/8/2012 9:04:32 PM, imabench wrote:
i dont know how he did it either but i would love to change the colors around on my profile to make everything red white blue and patriotic :D

That would be amazing...too bad he hasn't been on in a while, otherwise I would ask him.

And he doesn't the fact that he doesn't accept messages anyway.
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RoyLatham
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3/8/2012 9:39:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
In the profile, the colors and funny font start at the summary of the debate on water rights. That debate also has odd colors.

I'm guessing that debate was done in rich text mode and an html character sequence for the fonts was embedded in the text. This can happen accidentally with a cut and paste from Word, or something like that. Also, I'm told that some html strings are picked up in plain text mode. Once the font mode is entered it sticks until the html end-of-page ends it.

I've seen similar bugs in blog software like Wordpress.
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3/8/2012 10:01:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/8/2012 9:39:45 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
In the profile, the colors and funny font start at the summary of the debate on water rights. That debate also has odd colors.

I'm guessing that debate was done in rich text mode and an html character sequence for the fonts was embedded in the text. This can happen accidentally with a cut and paste from Word, or something like that. Also, I'm told that some html strings are picked up in plain text mode. Once the font mode is entered it sticks until the html end-of-page ends it.

I've seen similar bugs in blog software like Wordpress.

Oh yeahhh... I had that happen to my blog. When I copied and pasted the text color freaked out on me.

Makes sense. Good post.
The wise have eyes in their heads, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realizethat the same fate overtakes them both.
Then I said to myself,
"The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
What then do I gain by being wise?"
I said to myself, "This too is meaningless."
For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
Like the fool, the wise too must die!
- Ecclesiastes 2:14-16
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3/8/2012 10:01:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/8/2012 9:11:11 PM, Mak-zie wrote:
At 3/8/2012 9:09:59 PM, Mak-zie wrote:
At 3/8/2012 9:04:32 PM, imabench wrote:
i dont know how he did it either but i would love to change the colors around on my profile to make everything red white blue and patriotic :D

That would be amazing...too bad he hasn't been on in a while, otherwise I would ask him.

And he doesn't the fact that he doesn't accept messages anyway.

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3/8/2012 10:54:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
what?!?!
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