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SamF

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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 43
Hi, I'm using the forum plugin.

When a user quotes another user, the quote usually just formats like this:

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QUOTEPosted by: User

This is a question

Hi user! this is an answer!

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i.e. the Quote bounding box does not appear.

HOWEVER, when I'm logged in as an administrator, I see the box just fine.

What is causing this?

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Dazzy

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Registered: 07/19/03
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Location:N. Ireland
Quote formatting is handling by the forum specific css, I see you have modified it slightly, compare the quote code with that from an original file to see if there are any major differences.
Dazzy
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SamF

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As far as I know, I haven't changed anything in style.css (or any of the forum's css files), except making the green background colors.

Here's the html that's generated when I'm logged in as an admin:
Text Formatted Code

<td class="pluginRow2 pluginLinks"valign="top"><div class="quotetop">QUOTE</div><div class="quotemain">Posted by: Sparrow<p><br />Blah blah blah<br /></div>
...
</td>
 


Here's the code that's generated when I'm not logged in:
Text Formatted Code

<td class="pluginRow2 pluginLinks"valign="top">QUOTEPosted by: Sparrow<p><br />Blah blah blah<br />...
</td>
 


So as you can see, it doesn't even try to find the 'quotetop' and 'quotemain' divs. What could be causing this difference in function when I'm logged in as an admin and when I'm not?
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SamF

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So, I still haven't been able to solve this problem.

Given the odd nature of the problem (quote blocks show up when logged in as an admin, and not otherwise), could anyone give advice as to where I should be searching for the error?

As far as I know, I haven't changed any of the css or layout files associated with the forum. It's possible that I could have changed something by accident, though.

Thanks so much for any help,
Sam
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Dirk

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The forum comes with a piece of CSS that you are supposed to add to your theme's style.css file (all of them, if you have more than one theme). Please refer to the forum's installation instructions for details.

bye, Dirk
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mevans

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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 393
Location:Texas
SamF,

The problem is that current release candidate of the Forum plugin is calling the Geeklog COM_checkHTML() call on all topics, regardless of the Forum configuration setting, this is the first part of the problem.

What is happening is that in your Geeklog config.php file, you do not allow normal users to have <div class=...> HTML ($_CONF['user_html']), so it is filtered out. But, for admins ($_CONF['admin_html']), it is allowed, thus it is there for you when you view.

I have submitted a patch to Blaine to fix my coding error on the first part, only call Geeklog's COM_checkHTML() when properly configured to do so.

You might want to adjust $_CONF['user_html'] to allow for the <div> tag and that will fix things up for you normal users right now.

Thanks!
Mark
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SamF

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Quote by: mevans
You might want to adjust $_CONF['user_html'] to allow for the <div> tag and that will fix things up for you normal users right now.
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That works!!!


... and your explanation made so much sense. No wonder I was having a hard time tracking down the problem -- I kept on looking in the forum-specific css and layout files.

Thanks again! :banana:
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