Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Benchmark Blasterz

Disappearing formatting?

Recommended Posts

We have tried this morning to submit a new waymark about the 1810 Florida rebellion into the first of its kind category. When we enter text into the waymark long description, we include paragraph spacing and formatting. When we look at our waymark on the preview and submit page, what we had formatted very carefully for clarity and readability has been converted into an unreadable block of text with no paragraph breaks.

 

When we go back to the edit page, the formatting is there, just as we entered it.

 

Is anyone else getting this error this morning?

 

On our second attempt at editing the WM, we also got two consecutive 500 errors.

 

Any one have any insight?

Edited by Benchmark Blasterz

Share this post


Link to post

We have tried this morning to submit a new waymark about the 1810 Florida rebellion into the first of its kind category. When we enter text into the waymark long description, we include paragraph spacing and formatting. When we look at our waymark on the preview and submit page, what we had formatted very carefully for clarity and readability has been converted into an unreadable block of text with no paragraph breaks.

 

When we go back to the edit page, the formatting is there, just as we entered it.

 

Is anyone else getting this error this morning?

 

On our second attempt at editing the WM, we also got two consecutive 500 errors.

 

Any one have any insight?

 

Sounds like the same issue we experienced with some recent geocache listings, but no 500 errors. :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post

We have tried this morning to submit a new waymark about the 1810 Florida rebellion into the first of its kind category. When we enter text into the waymark long description, we include paragraph spacing and formatting. When we look at our waymark on the preview and submit page, what we had formatted very carefully for clarity and readability has been converted into an unreadable block of text with no paragraph breaks.

 

When we go back to the edit page, the formatting is there, just as we entered it.

 

Is anyone else getting this error this morning?

 

On our second attempt at editing the WM, we also got two consecutive 500 errors.

 

Any one have any insight?

 

Sounds like the same issue we experienced with some recent geocache listings, but no 500 errors. :unsure:

 

uh oh :(

 

It looks like this issue may be confined to this category. I just posted 3 barn quilt waymarks with no formatting issues, but when I tried to resubmit into the First of its kind category, I got the 500 errors, and the block o'text format.

Edited by Benchmark Blasterz

Share this post


Link to post

We have tried this morning to submit a new waymark about the 1810 Florida rebellion into the first of its kind category. When we enter text into the waymark long description, we include paragraph spacing and formatting. When we look at our waymark on the preview and submit page, what we had formatted very carefully for clarity and readability has been converted into an unreadable block of text with no paragraph breaks.

 

When we go back to the edit page, the formatting is there, just as we entered it.

 

Is anyone else getting this error this morning?

 

On our second attempt at editing the WM, we also got two consecutive 500 errors.

 

Any one have any insight?

 

Sounds like the same issue we experienced with some recent geocache listings, but no 500 errors. :unsure:

 

uh oh :(

 

It looks like this issue may be confined to this category. I just posted 3 barn quilt waymarks with no formatting issues, but when I tried to resubmit into the First of its kind category, I got the 500 errors, and the block o'text format.

 

I got the block of text format and the link to my source will not add on my last two geocaches. I'm not sure if this is even related or a mistake on my part.

Share this post


Link to post

If you are not using HTML, make sure that you have unchecked the HTML box before the Description.

 

Edit: Either that or use HTML!

Edited by MountainWoods

Share this post


Link to post

If you are not using HTML, make sure that you have unchecked the HTML box before the Description.

 

Edit: Either that or use HTML!

 

I don't see this HTML box?

 

I have never had this issue come up while submitting waymarks or caches.

Share this post


Link to post

If you are not using HTML, make sure that you have unchecked the HTML box before the Description.

 

Edit: Either that or use HTML!

 

I don't see this HTML box?

 

I have never had this issue come up while submitting waymarks or caches.

 

That was the problem with my cache listings. I had never seem that box before, it must have got added with the new cache submission page a few months ago.

Share this post


Link to post

Here's our approved waymark -- one ugly puppy :(

 

http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMNEBE_FIRST_Lone_Star_Republic_in_the_US_Slidell_LA

 

We sent a PM to the category owners saying we will try and resubmit another day or two, hoping that whatever this bug is, it will get fixed.

 

The check box for html formatting was not checked for the description. There was no html saved in the waymark. I was able to save some formatting in the waymark but I know it is not how you like them. You should be able to modify the html now and resave it.

Edited by Waywizard

Share this post


Link to post

That was the problem with my cache listings. I had never seem that box before, it must have got added with the new cache submission page a few months ago.

I don't think that box is new. I'm pretty sure it's been there as long as I've been actively Waymarking, which is a little over a year and a half. Based on the amount of development time spent on Waymarking.com (or more specifically, lack of), I would expect that it's been there for years.

Share this post


Link to post

Here's our approved waymark -- one ugly puppy :(

 

http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMNEBE_FIRST_Lone_Star_Republic_in_the_US_Slidell_LA

 

We sent a PM to the category owners saying we will try and resubmit another day or two, hoping that whatever this bug is, it will get fixed.

 

The check box for html formatting was not checked for the description. There was no html saved in the waymark. I was able to save some formatting in the waymark but I know it is not how you like them. You should be able to modify the html now and resave it.

 

Thank you WayWizard :) I will go now and fix it.

 

I still don't know what box this is, or where or how it got unchecked :)

 

UPDATE: I cant get it to format :(

Edited by Benchmark Blasterz

Share this post


Link to post

I still don't know what box this is, or where or how it got unchecked :)

It's directly above the right side of the "Detailed Description" field. It says "HTML Enabled?". It defaults to off, meaning HTML tags wouldn't be processed and the description would be rendered as plain text.

Share this post


Link to post

I still don't know what box this is, or where or how it got unchecked :)

It's directly above the right side of the "Detailed Description" field. It says "HTML Enabled?". It defaults to off, meaning HTML tags wouldn't be processed and the description would be rendered as plain text.

 

I have checked the box, but my formatting STILL will not take :(

Share this post


Link to post

I have checked the box, but my formatting STILL will not take :(

It has to be UNchecked. When it's checked only HTML formatting tags are considered, no line breaks.

Share this post


Link to post

I have checked the box, but my formatting STILL will not take :(

It has to be UNchecked. When it's checked only HTML formatting tags are considered, no line breaks.

 

I have unchecked it, and will try again today to reformat. It bugs me to have such an awful looking wm associated with us.

Share this post


Link to post

Can you clarify what you mean by "formatting"? Are you using HTML to change font styling (ie. size, colour, bold, italic, etc.), or is it simply text line breaks you're trying to get? I assumed the former, but fi67 seems to be assuming the latter.

 

If you're trying to use HTML tags to format your text and it isn't working, try checking for stray or missing tags. An unclosed tag somewhere could invalidate all the other tags following it. To make doubly-sure, you could even copy your description into a validator like this one to check for errors.

Share this post


Link to post

This is happening again to me this morning on this waymark: http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMPEJ1_Importation_Temporal_Permission_Nuevo_Progreso_MX

 

I can see my formatting and line breaks on the edit and enter pages, but the final is a block of text. <sigh>

 

HTML box was NOT checked, and I checked it, tried to edit, and same result: unbroken block of text.

 

Next I will go back and re-uncheck the box, but I suspect I will need some help.

Edited by Benchmark Blasterz

Share this post


Link to post

Format looks okay but you may want to change the word 'work' to 'word.'

 

"We had a feeling that we were dealing with a bad translation when we saw that the work "truck" has been misspelled here."

Share this post


Link to post

I'm getting redirected to a error page after publishing new waymarks, and the alert icon to notify WM in review was missing at times.

Also noted the site and forums were down for a few hours after midnight.

Share this post


Link to post

Format looks okay but you may want to change the word 'work' to 'word.'

 

"We had a feeling that we were dealing with a bad translation when we saw that the work "truck" has been misspelled here."

 

will do -- and THANKS to WayWizard for adding some formatting from his admin account. It looks a LOT better

Share this post


Link to post

 

It's directly above the right side of the "Detailed Description" field. It says "HTML Enabled?". It defaults to off, meaning HTML tags wouldn't be processed and the description would be rendered as plain text.

 

Here's some news - I always use lots of HTML and have never checked the box. It always worked without my checking it, so I figgered "Why Bother"? I already have enough things to (try to) remember when submitting, like quotes on this one, date first on that one, date last on the other one and town name only on this other one. Some days I can (almost) remember all the requirements, but some days I have to check my wallet to be certain of my first name. Yet, strangely, I can remember the exact location of an obscure little waymark we did three years ago. I guess that means I consider that much more important than actually remembering who I am. After all, everywhere I go - there I am.

Share this post


Link to post

Maybe we should start a Waymarking category for folks who can't remember who they are.

 

The main officers will be: Uh, let's see, what's that?, and who me??

Share this post


Link to post

Maybe we should start a Waymarking category for folks who can't remember who they are.

 

The main officers will be: Uh, let's see, what's that?, and who me??

That could never work - those eligible would forget the very next day that it had ever exis...

 

What were we talking about?

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

×