Housekeeping: Two tech questions
Well, actually one question, one peeve, but both WordPress related so if you’re not a techie and/or not a WordPresser, you’ll probably want to tune out.
Question, in two parts: does anyone experience the following problem with IE and Firefox? First part: In IE, when I compose an entry with the WP editor, IE eliminates all line breaks, creating one long unbroken post. This happens both with new posts and if I open existing posts that have the right line breaks in them already and then resave in IE - zap! line breaks? Via con dios. Second part of the question: With Firefox, when I paste in YouTube video embed code and save, Firefox wants to rearrange the html commands and insert troublesome paragraph markers that distort not just the post in question but the entire blog. I can trick it into doing the right thing, but it requires me to use a complicated and ginned up workaround that makes re-editing the post after it’s up very difficult. Could these be version-specific issues with the browsers? Or do other people experience these issues as well? I’d love not to be alone here because this kind of stuff drives me insane.
Peeve: the Akismet spam filter (shout out: Tom!) has been missing alot of spam lately. This is mostly just annoying (as opposed to maddening), and I’m actually more curious about the “art” of spamming so that some spam gets through gatekeeping systems (and Akismet actually seems pretty smart to me in general) while most do not. But still, if there’s a trick I’m missing that would mean I could keep this gambling/poker/joker/smoker spam I’ve been getting lately from sneaking through, I’d obviously want to know that too.Email this Post