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Old 04-17-2005, 07:31 PM   #11
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I thought we beat this horse to death about a month ago ... but guess not ....

Sometimes when someone uses an ampersand (the "&" character) it shows up as "&amp" or something similar in the text.

There are 3 potential sources of the problem .. and they all have to do with "translation":

1 - Operating system
2 - Internet browser
3 - Default text editor

Someone suggested it was a problem before converstion to the new website software - but I think I've seen it since then.

Maybe we need to conduct some tests to narrow it down?

I'll try to find some "&amp" messages and PM the authors to find out what operating system and internet software they are running and will report back.
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:40 PM   #12
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I thought we beat this horse to death about a month ago ... but guess not ....

Sometimes when someone uses an ampersand (the "&" character) it shows up as "&amp" or something similar in the text.

There are 3 potential sources of the problem .. and they all have to do with "translation":

1 - Operating system
2 - Internet browser
3 - Default text editor

Someone suggested it was a problem before converstion to the new website software - but I think I've seen it since then.

Maybe we need to conduct some tests to narrow it down?

I'll try to find some "&amp" messages and PM the authors to find out what operating system and internet software they are running and will report back.
What a guy, what a guy. I somehow hoped you'd come to the rescue. (Know how good u are at this stuff.) I'm on windows xp, i.e. explorer, but same happened w my posts w windows 98 & now with firefox. I don't mind so much in chats, but spend time posting recipes for people & want them to be able to understand. I had to go back in my files & look up the recipes again to try to figure it out. Now wondering, should I repost the whole recipe? arrgh computers.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:21 PM   #13
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I've used "amp" to describe something being turned up, i.e., amplifying something (going back to garage band days here). Whenever I use amp, it just means making something stronger. Otherwise, I have no idea about the ampersand glitch that I've seen here.
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #14
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Mish - it's not your fault ... in your last message you used a couple of ampersands and they were fine - they showed up as "&" and not "&amp" .....

I really starting to think this is a translation problem between Mac and Windoze ... but I don't have proof yet.

Naw - no need to repost your recipes ... let them figure it out!

Until we can figure out the problem ... just don't use the ampersand (&) character! Just type in the word ... "and".
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:16 PM   #15
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Okie dokie. Thanks GB + Michael. Windoze Good one.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:11 AM   #16
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Michael, Thanks so much for doing all this. I know some of Rainee's posts do that. She is one you can ask about browser etc.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:53 AM   #17
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A *member? contacted me re a recipe I posted to get clarification, because the word "amp" showed up in the post. Have also noticed other posts with the word "amp." What does that mean/why does it show up in recipes/posts in forums here, please? How can we(?) avoid/fix it?

*Member? I received an e-mail, I assumed was from a member asking for clarification on the recipe re the "amp" showing up. When I checked the member list, that person was not a listed member. I have no problem with helping people out, when they want to try the recipe & it's post is not clear. Wondering how they got my email address? Assumed, when you allow others to see your email address, that would be for the members here only to view - that would only appear in our profiles.

Thanks in advance for any help.
How can it be dangerous for anyone to have your e-mail address? I've been surfing the Internet since 1997 without a problem.
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:52 AM   #18
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How can it be dangerous for anyone to have your e-mail address? I've been surfing the Internet since 1997 without a problem.
Giving out your email address to strangers is a great way to get flooded with spam. People can also find out information about you with enough info like an email address. You would not want someone stealing your identity or finding out your address or anything like that.
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