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  1. Minty

    Welcome to the latest forum features

    Could add some posts here with details about new features. For now, this is just a test really
  2. Drew test

    Html links for power users - coming up.

    1. DrewcTest
      1. Anonymous Coward
        1. The BigYin



    2. DrewcTest

      html test





  3. DrewcTest

    And limited html within articles. Yay!

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    2. DrewcTest

      my html test

      bold italic



    3. Drew test

      My html test (user)

      <p>bold italic</p>



  4. Minty

    html test





  5. Chris Mellor 1

    Storage Forum Testing

    A first trial post.


  6. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    HTML posts

    Oh When I get to work I am going to wreck this thing. Let the testing for holes begin!

  7. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    Pre-work quickie.

    <H1>TASTY PI!</H1>

    <IFRAME SRC="http://www.tastypi.com" TITLE="TASTY PI" height="800" width="1280" scrolling="yes"></A>

    <STYLE type="text/css">

    /* Holy crap this lame CSS stuff is really quite super sexy. Let's spam blinking!*/

    .blinkytext {

    font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;

    font-size: 1.2em;

    text-decoration: blink;

    font-style: normal;



    <h1 class="blinkytext">

    Who here doesn't know about my TASTY PI?


  8. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    Curse you, Minty Walker!

    You win this round! But I'll be back. You'll see!

  9. Sir Runcible Spoon


    I don't know, kids and their toys.

    All I can say to that is...."Shiny!" :D

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      I will defeat him!

      All it takes is time. Bug testing is the art of dull persistance.

  10. Andrew Orlowski (Written by Reg staff)


    Right, I'm in a User Forum. What's a Moderator Forum? Should I need to know?

    One thought: can we make "Create a new topic" a really big, clear button for us simple people? But not so big some narcissistic nutter is tempted to create several topics an hour (which always happens with forums any where).

    Also can someone define Power User and Uberlord for me?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Testing...

      Moderator is a restricted forum for - moderators! You have moderating rights. You will also have the ability to close topics. Moderators have all the attributes of power users, or whatever we will call them.

      Power user - or "Commentard extraordinaire" as <a href="http://forums.theregister.co.uk/user/18567/">The BigYin</a> dubs himself, has three privileges / rights.

      1. Ability to create topics

      2. Ability to post html links <a href>

      3. Ability to post limited html within articles - currently bold/strong, italics, emphasis

      1. Ken Hagan Gold badge

        I think it's a shame that you went for Power User rather than Platinum membership.

        At this point, I'd post a link that automatically googles for "site:forums.theregister.co.uk Platinum membership", but I don't know how.

        1. Sir Runcible Spoon
          1. Ken Hagan Gold badge

            Yeah, I thought about doing that, but I worried about the rather long "cookie-like" nature of the URL. You've probably just spilled your bank account password to the world or something.

            BTW, what's <it>psy-ab</it>?

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward


          Err - "Power user" is merely a place-holder. We will look for something less dull. Put it to the vote, even.

        3. Scorchio!!

          ...for everything else there's Mastercard. ;->

  11. TeeCee Gold badge


    Ok, navigating directly to http://forums.theregister.co.uk/section/forums/user_forums/ presents a handly list of the non-topic related forums.

    Question: Is there a way of getting there from elsewhere in the site? Thumping the "forums" link presents the old commentard view of the whole shebang and now I have commented to this one, I expect it'll show up there - I'll check in a second[1]. Ok there's a search, but some way of getting to that browsing view without firing a new tab / session would be handy.....

    Maybe it's there and I've missed it?

    [1] Which means an "edit post" feature would also be nice to have so I could report back without double-posting.

    1. TeeCee Gold badge
      Black Helicopters

      Nope....it doesn't.

      I was sort of expecting a new "Non-article forums" (or similar) bit to be triggered by that, but there's nuffin.

      We appear to exist in some strange El Reg version of limbo........

      1. Scorchio!!

        It's a bit like The Matrix; think of yourself as Neo, on an isolated platform disconnected from the main part of the matrix. Yes, that's right, Drew C can now surely say to you 'all your base are mine'.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      There is no visible link to user forums via the site yet - we will sort that out next week.

      Noted about edit post feature.

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  15. Peter Gathercole Silver badge


    If I look at my posts today, then I appear to be able to approve or reject my own posts. Not sure whether this is a good thing, or even if it is intended!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Peter, your comments should be accepted automatically. That is intended. Like most user forums, moderation will take place post publication.

      Not sure why you are getting auto approval - rejection message though! We will investigate.

      1. Geoff May

        Hmmm ...

        I was getting that around the same time but I was too cowardly to approve my own posts.

  16. Peter Gathercole Silver badge

    This is novel

    Does this article announce that you've been blessed by the Register!

  17. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    Give 'em the stink eye...

    Milled masses? In sooper-sekrit threads? What's this? Must step up efforts to break everything!

  18. Sean Baggaley 1

    Another visitor! Stay a while! Staaay forEVER! MUAHAHAHAA!

    Here, little buggy! Here bug! Here boy! Here! There's a good boy! Now, stay... staaaay...

    >>> whoosh-SPLUNCH! <<<

    Here's hoping the rest are just as naïve...

    1. Sir Runcible Spoon


      What was that game? I seem to recall jumping over robots and dying a lot when I hear it in my head.

  19. Andrew Orlowski (Written by Reg staff)

    Welcome, Sean!

  20. Peter W.


  21. Ammaross Danan

    <a href="http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=W3+Schools">Test URL</a>

    Test URL

    Just trying to break stuff.

  22. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    <b>This shouldn't work</b>

    Let's test a few things, none of which should work.

    Open in new window

    Black link?

    Big Link


    Style that bold!

    <?php echo("Hello, Vultures!"); ?>

  23. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


    I can't even game the preview screen. Murray has it checking for everything I can think of. Making the El Reg server execute arbitrary code via this posting mechanism is proving to be difficult.

  24. JimmyPage
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    Vague daydream

    start a thread just for playing Mornington Crescent for testing HTML tags ....

    Earls Court

  25. Vic

    So does multi-line quoting from the parent work? I'll write something quite long here to see if I can quote it and then see whether the spurious paragraph tags still turn up all over the place making it very difficult to work out what the quote was really about.


    1. Vic

      > So does multi-line quoting from the parent work? I'll write

      > something quite long here to see if I can quote it and then

      > see whether the spurious paragraph tags still turn up all

      > over the place making it very difficult to work out what

      > the quote was really about.

      Here goes...


      1. Vic


        Does it support the blockquote tag?

        <blockquote>test test test </blockquote>

        <blockquote><p>test test test</p> </blockquote>


  26. MJI Silver badge



    1. MJI Silver badge

      Lists test


  27. MJI Silver badge

    Can we have new lines please?

    Rather than an enter giving you a big gap can we have a line directly underneath and also have the ability to have different sized gaps between paragraphs?

  28. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

    Right, I'm going to try to bugger this up.

    <i onmouseover="javascript:window.alert('Haha!')">JavaScript blocked?</i><br/>

    <a href="#" onclick="javascript:window.alert('hoho!')">an innocent link</a><br/>

    <div style="text-decoration:blink; background-color:blue>No closing tag!

    1. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

      You guys are no fun at all.

      1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge
        Paris Hilton


        I thought I might be able to convince the "preview' screen to run arbitrary code, but I tried about 15 different languages, and *pfft*, nothing.

        So disenchanted. How am I supposed to compromise the system to change the front page to a PARIS & LOHAN tribute now?

  29. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

    And more!

    <i style="display:block; content:Secret Text; background-color:blue">an innocent i tag</i>

    <i id="ad-lb">Can I nick someone elses id?</i><br />

    <i class="author">or class</i><br />

    <form method=GET action=http://www.google.co.uk/?q=not+the+reg" class=send-reply>

    <input class=act type=submit value="Reply">


    <link rel="style" href="http://bfo.com/misc/test.css" />

    <i style="content:http://bfo.com/misc/test.css">more content testing</i>

    <a href="javascript:alert('assume this won't get through')">obvious</a><br />

    <img src="http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2012/01/12/Minty_Welcome_to_the_latest_forum_features/">sorry, this is a shitty test. at least it's not goatse</img>

    </div> - tested the opener earlier.

  30. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

    Well, I don't seem to be able to post any HTML tags at all

    Is that good or bad?

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


      Anchor (with nothing more than HREF)

      Bold, Itallics, Underline and EMphasis are all that work.

      That dastardly developer Minty took all the cool toys away.

      1. BristolBachelor Gold badge

        Well I would assume that they don't let you just put anything in your comment, and then paste it into the middle of the actual page HTML. Who do you think they are; Microsoft?

        It's interesting the way that the working tabs are interpreted (I guess when the post is made?), but tags in non-upgraded accounts are left in as text.

        Is the intention that eventually tags will be given to all the unwashed and that everyone will be equal again, or will some always be more equal that others?

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Well, I don't seem to be able to post any HTML tags at all

      Mr Cowherd, I have upgraded your account. Try again.

      1. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        much obliged sir


        Well I can't seem to break it , no class, no id, no style, no images, no links, no events, no XML processing instructions, I can't even enter an invalid URL in the a href... little Bobby Tables will have to get his kicks elsewhere.

        Plus you've got Unicode working, which is more than Slashdot has managed in 20-odd years :-)

        Thumbs up from me.

        1. TeeCee Gold badge

          "Plus you've got Unicode working, which is more than Slashdot has managed in 20-odd years :-)"

          You utter swine. There goes another bloody keyboard....

    3. BristolBachelor Gold badge

      It depends. Have you been added to the list of Supertards? I believe that is needed before <b>the</b> tags work. See what I mean...

  31. Chris Mellor 1

    LIne endings

    Does this<br>work?

  32. Anomalous Cowherd Silver badge

    Testing italic

  33. Sean Baggaley 1

    Quick test of accented letters...

    (... 'cos I'm half Italian.) And some other random symbols I can get from my keyboard...

    È é è ‰ ™ ® ü Ü û î Û ö Ö ¥ ñ Ñ ÷≥≤«æ…‘“π≠–ºª•¶§∞¢#€¡


    Giovanni disse:

    «Non e possibile! Funziona!»

    – Davvero? I caratteri Unicode si vedono tutti?

    – Si!

    All the Español I know:



    "Well," said the DFS salesman, shortly before he was arrested after producing his concealed pun, "sofa, so good."

    1. Sean Baggaley 1

      Bugger me, it works!

      Does anyone see weird 'filler' symbols instead? It'd be interesting to see how far Unicode has spread.

      (I.e. if you see multiple 'empty square' symbols, please reply with your platform, browser, etc.)

      FYI: I posted on a MacBook Pro running Safari 5.1.2 on OS X 10.7.2.

      I suspect the "filled Apple" symbol (in the row above "Giovanni disse") may not appear correctly on other platforms.

      1. BristolBachelor Gold badge

        All the symbols seem to show here, except the one after: ÂÊÁËÈØ

        I assume that is the Apple one? Obviously my computer does not show it to save me from being sued by the evil Apple lawyers :) But given that I am using IE8 (Spanish) on XP(Spanish), funny letters should show up! I already tried a few of these in the title for a new forum/topic and they worked there too.

        You need a little more Spanish. Try after me:

        ¿Hay un bar cerca? (Eye un bar ther-ca) ≡ Is there a bar nearby?

        The answer will always be "si" and some pointing. A friend told me that he thought the sign "Salida" in the underground meant bar, because if you follow the signs, they always lead to one :)

        Then once inside:

        Una cerveza por favor (una ther-betha por fabor) ≡ a beer please.

  34. Ben 42

    I can haz power user?

    How about if I promise never to use lolcat-speak again? ;-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I can haz power user?

      You seem like a decent chap, Ben 42, so we have granted your wish.

      But no more lolcat-speak, mmk?

      1. Anomalous Cowturd

        Please Sir,

        Can I be Milk Monitor this week?

        Ooops, wrong forum... Can I have super-powers too please?

        Pretty please!

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Please Sir,

          Sure, use them wisely Mr. Cowturd...

      2. Ben 42
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        Will do






        Don't mind me, just testing out my super user powers. ;-)

        1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


          sudo make me a sandwich

          1. BristolBachelor Gold badge
            Thumb Up


            I used to think that Dilbert was the best, but I'm afraid that I have to give that honor to xkcd now.

            Some of my favorites are:

            "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"

            "Understanding flow charts"

            Old but still good; "Steal This Comic"

  35. Anomalous Cowturd

    Does it work for me now?

    <b>Yes</b><i> or <b>no</b></i>?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Does it work for me now?

      Damn! Try now.

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