Anyone besides me having trouble with... italics?

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
edited November 2015 in Forum Testing Area
Preamble: I really like italics. I like 'em for emphasis (a little more subtle, more elegant, than bold).

I like 'em for what the Manual of Style says they're for -- foreign words, titles of songs movies, etc.

and the BB tags used to work here (whether typed into body text manually, or by clicking the "italics" button in the text editor)...

but a couple of weeks ago, they started to be ignored.

Ignored.

Ignored.

Kinda sucks for an italophile like me.

So, is it just me, my browser... or the forum?

Anyone else having... italics troubles?

Thanks for your attention :-P
"Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,033
    edited November 2015
    Test

    Yep, not working.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    edited November 2015
    does this work?

    apparently not...
    I noticed this the other night, now that I think about it. even though the tags show it, it doesn't display. yeah. weird.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,033
    @KennethSwauger Can you relay this to the powers that be?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    He is the powers dat be, isn't he? ;- )

    Of course, in a parallel universe (you know, the one where Spock has a beard & Ringo Starr is a really great drummer*), the "is" in the sentence above is in italics.

    * And before you start in on me, in his own, un-flashy way, Mr. Starkey (senior) was a pretty good drummer; he could seriously keep time (which is not something all drummers can do... Keith Moon fairly springs to mind).
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,033
    I think the forum is now managed by an off site company? I know forum issues are forwarded to somewhere else, the "somewhere" in the sentence above should be in italics. ;)
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    | AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 | Preamp - Dared MC-7P | Amp - B&K Reference 4420 |
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    Don't make me start underlining... ;- )
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,467
    edited November 2015
    @mhardy6647,

    I started having a peculiar problem with italics, which I also like to use for titles and foreign words.

    My problem has been that, when I use italics, everything following the word or phrase for which I intended the italicization is also italicized.

    Bummer. :)

    Let's try it here with the expression vis a vis.

    Well, if this sentence is italicized, I'm still experiencing the problem.

    Looks like there was no problem this time.
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,058
    edited November 2015
    I'll check into it (should be italics)
    I'm just a country moderator, Jim, were those words italicized? Or, just leaning forward?
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  • I have trouble writing italics :(
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    I'll check into it (should be italics)
    I'm just a country moderator, Jim, were those words italicized? Or, just leaning forward?

    I think they were Greco-Romanized, Bones.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 940
    edited March 2016
    Interesting Interesting should have been italicized.
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,605
    Luigi-Luigi-Super-Mario-Bros-video-game-smiley-emoticon-001093-facebook.gif italicized text /Luigi-Luigi-Super-Mario-Bros-video-game-smiley-emoticon-001093-facebook.gif

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    edited March 2016
    haha - I thought it was supposed to be Mario to Open and Luigi to close? but that doesn't work either.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    its a mystery -- maybe that Princess is involved?
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    oh. oohh. ohh!

    I know, I know why we're having italics troubles!
    It's cause now there's only one of them left :- (

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    the original Super Mario bros
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    What's wrong with Italics. They're good hard working people and they make good pizza.
    Ain't that right, Tonyb?
    You buncha racists, we wouldn't have radio without that Macaroni guy. And he invented noodles with the cheese as well.
    And we wouldn't have Greek olives without the Italics growing them and putting those perminnows in them.
    Leave em alone.
    And what would Garfield the cat have to eat without the Italics, they invented lazagna.
    A great Italic actors like Tony Danza and Russell Crowe. Good movies from them.
    Say no to racism.
    Now I want a canolli.
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    hahahaaa! ^^^ Russell Crowe
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    Go hang me a salami, I'm a lasagna hog

    :- )

    (that would look even better in italics)
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,019
    edited March 2016
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Go hang me a salami, I'm a lasagna hog

    :- )

    (that would look even better in italics)

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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    edited March 2016
    Hey, are you guys still having trouble with italics?
    I usually use Chrome, which it doesn't work in, but am testing it in Firefox and it seems to be working. I vaguely recall it working on an Android tablet, as well.

    Italics is italicised in this message. And so is italicised. And so is italicised. And so is italicised. ...
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,605
    Seems to be a Chrome thing. Works fine in whatever MS calls their browser now (Edge?)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    msg wrote: »
    Hey, are you guys still having trouble with italics?
    I usually use Chrome, which it doesn't work in, but am testing it in Firefox and it seems to be working. I vaguely recall it working on an Android tablet, as well.

    Italics is italicised in this message. And so is italicised. And so is italicised. And so is italicised. ...
    Seems to be a Chrome thing. Works fine in whatever MS calls their browser now (Edge?)
    Well, that's interesting.
    Harrumpf.

    Wonder what's up with that?

    I do not see the italics in the first quote above, though the tags are clearly visible in the quote itself.

    I mean, I know Google's morphed into evil incarnate, but... I kinda like(d) Chrome.
    (and other forums have no issue with inserted italics via Chrome).

    Again, I harrumpf.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    edited March 2016
    Interesting on the other sites, thing. I didn't even occur to me to look today. But I took a different allergy med today and this day was a weird ride.

    I read on a couple of sites that it could have something to do with a CSS override or something like that; can't remember the exact phrasing. The weird this is that when you view the page source, the italics tag shows up. (is that what you were saying as well, Mark?)

    It is supported for Chrome, so not sure why it works in IE and Firefox. I used to use Firefox, but it had a wicked memory leak that would consume several GB of memory, so I converted.
    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_i.asp

    I wonder if one of the other similar tags would work.
    <em> (emphasized text)
    <strong> (important text)
    <mark> (marked/highlighted text)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    Yes, the "operators" (tags) show up but don't seem to work on the output on this site in Chrome. Italics work fine on vBulletin and on XenForo sites for me. The funny thing is that the italics used to work here even after the switch over to Vanilla.

    Just -- odd.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • msgmsg Posts: 3,502
    Yeah, that's my experience as well. I used italics regularly.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,300
    Hi. I'm Mark, and I'm an italics user.
    But I could quit anytime. Really. I could.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    But, how will you get your point across Mark if you quit?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,815
    Uhh....Italians don't use italics per say, they use sign language. Who do you think taught New Yorkers ?

    ....and Russ, Cannoli's aren't Italian, they're Sicilian, which is debatable their relation to Italians. ;)
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    tonyb wrote: »
    ...and Russ, Cannoli's aren't Italian, they're Sicilian, which is debatable their relation to Italians. ;)
    Don't care. Still want one.
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