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Simple small chapter edits?

Mike-Kaye

In one of my posted chapters, I want to change only one word. Or must I resubmit the entire chapter? I only find the resubmit option.

Apparently, words between unallowed HTML tags are deleted. Pity. Any reason why underline and strike are not allowed? All the formatting work is in done in the browser.

Ernest Bywater
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Lazeez can, and probably will, give you the full answer. However, the site itself has a lot of underlying code that isn't HTML because HTML can't do the database magic the site relies on. Thus the HTML code is limited to what won't cause a possible issue with the other code. The only way to ensure that is to strip out what's in the disallowed code. I spent a long time sorting this out before, and posted it at:

https://storiesonline.net/article/Text-formatting-guide-for-WLPC-Sites

Mind you, underlining and strike through isn't something you would use in a fiction story, so I can see why he didn't code to allow for it.

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As to making any changes to a chapter, posting the revised chapter is the only way you can change it.

typo edit

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@Mike-Kaye


Apparently, words between unallowed HTML tags are deleted.


No, that shouldn't happen. If it happens to you, then please report it as a bug. Only the formatting is supposed to be removed. The formatted text is supposed to remain untouched, just unformatted.


Pity. Any reason why underline and strike are not allowed? All the formatting work is in done in the browser.


Strike through is allowed.

https://storiesonline.net/doc/Text_Formatting_Information_Guide#htm

Underline isn't allowed as it's reserved for links. Personally, I hate seeing underlined text on the internet. I hate it when I try to click on underlined text and find out that it's not a link.

Crumbly Writer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Apparently, words between unallowed HTML tags are deleted.

No, that shouldn't happen. If it happens to you, then please report it as a bug. Only the formatting is supposed to be removed. The formatted text is supposed to remain untouched, just unformatted.

If the text between tags is vanishing, it's probably because you didn't close one of the tags. The system is not very good at catching mismatched tags (at least the forum processing isn't, I can't remember the last time I mismatched the html codes in a story).

awnlee jawking

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

I hate it when I try to click on underlined text and find out that it's not a link.


Hear hear!

Microsoft do that with the focused/other split in Hotmail/Outlook. The underlined heading is the view you're looking at, not the link to change the view.

AJ

awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

As to making any changes to a chapter, posting the revised chapter is the only way you can change it.


Mild relief, because that's what I've been doing despite occasions when only a single word has been wrong.

I don't suppose an 'edit' facility would benefit the site because moderators would still have to revet the whole chapter.

AJ

Replies:   robberhands
robberhands

@awnlee jawking

I don't suppose an 'edit' facility would benefit the site because moderators would still have to revet the whole chapter.

I think to edit a story should be a menu-option for every member of SOL. Grammar-Nazi-Heaven!

Ross at Play

@robberhands

I think to edit a story should be a menu-option for every member of SOL. Grammar-Nazi-Heaven!

I am filled with false pride and feeling kinda slimy all over again. :-)

awnlee jawking

@robberhands

I was thinking of other (unmoderated) sites, which do allow authors to edit their stories in situ. Having said that, I'd be intrigued to see what changes readers would make to my stories. I guess the Britishisms would go. And perhaps a certain person would delete the infodumps I'm littering my current WIP with in order to stop him reading it ;)

AJ

Ross at Play

@awnlee jawking

And perhaps a certain person would delete [my] infodumps

That "certain person" is a certain person because they certainly would.

robberhands
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@awnlee jawking

And perhaps a certain person would delete the infodumps I'm littering my current WIP with in order to stop him reading it ;)

Authors from this forum reading your story can be useful and funny! You can be certain to receive the most effusive praise ('a rather enjoyable read', for example) before they start listing your mistakes and propose corrections.

Mike-Kaye

I was wrong. Somehow I thought my /strike words had vanished. From my chapter 14, I prepped the following replacing pointy brackets with square ones as proof that they had vanished.

HTML: The collar [strike]looked like[/strike] was real fir.
SOL: The collar looked like was real fir.

Oh well, just more proof that I'm not perfect. The strike tags were ignored. No text was removed.

I wanted to show my MC thinking her client was simply going for adequate warmth at an outdoor concert. Instead he was being quite generous.

Replacement text: The collar looked like real fir. Oh wait, it is real fir.

robberhands

@Mike-Kaye

Replacement text: The collar looked like real fir. Oh wait, it is real fir.

Isn't fir a bit too scratchy to wear around the neck?

awnlee jawking

@robberhands

Did any critters die as a consequence? There might have been birds or squirrels nesting in the fir ;)

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

AJ

Ernest Bywater

@Mike-Kaye

Oh wait, it is real fir.


fir is a tree - fur is the hide of an animal with the hair still on it.

garymrssn

@robberhands

Isn't fir a bit too scratchy to wear around the neck?


It could be hedgehog fir.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@garymrssn

It could be hedgehog fir.


fir sure, fir sure. :)

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

If it was worn on the head, it could be tit fir ;)

AJ

Mike-Kaye

Thank you. Fix has not been posted. Will fix the source. And I'm a native speaker of the Anguish Languish.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Mike-Kaye

And I'm a native speaker of the Anguish Languish.


You can blame the Romans, Normans, Angles, and Saxons for the mess. When each of them invaded and took control of the British Isles, or part thereof, they insisted the locals use their language, and the two blurred together to make a pidgeon language, and by the time the four of them had their effect on the language it's a real bastard of a language. Then the Holy Roman Catholic Church came along and dumped a whole of of a different Latin into the mix.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Ernest Bywater

pidgeon

"orthography - Is "pidgeon" a correct alternate spelling of "pigeon ...
https://english.stackexchange.com/.../is-pidgeon-a-correct-alternate-spelling-of-pigeon
May 12, 2014 - 'Pidgeon' is both slang and a word: BLUE PIDGEON FLIERS, thieves who steal lead off houses and churches, (cant). MILK THE PIDGEON, to endeavour at impossibilities. The Pidgeon process used in metallurgy. The term 'Pidgeon' is not in: LIST SPECIMENS OF BIRDS THE COLLECTION BRITISH ...
Pidgin vs pigeon - Grammarist
grammarist.com/homophones/pidgin-vs-pigeon/
Pidgin vs pigeon. Pidgin is a simplified version of a language used by two non-fluent speakers in order to communicate. Pidgin languages have limited structure and vocabulary in order to facilitate the communication between two speakers who do not share a common native tongue."

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

"orthography - Is "pidgeon" a correct alternate spelling of "pigeon ...

Keep in mind, the main focus of StackExchange is to provide guidance about English use among non-English speakers, so the questions tend to favor alternatives used by those learning, rather than everyday English uses.

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