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Can't post a reply in a thread

  1. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Got this message on trying to post a reply (tried posting both to the thread and to the poster):  The BBCode syntax in the message is incorrect. Quote tag missing end bracket.

    All brackets seemed to be in place, as they should be.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How about that little slash doohickey on the back half? smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image100
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Tell you what, try to post a reply here, either to the thread in general or to a poster...what happens for you?

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/84426

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Successfully perpetrated! smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image100
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Fascinating...I can't post any reply in that thread. Still getting the same error message, but I see your posts.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Maybe the OP is mad at you. smile

  2. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    What I tried to post was pasted from my clipboard, a piece of text that I saved in an MS Word doc. I can post to that forum if I just type into the box, like now, but not if I paste what's on the clipboard. That's never happened before.

  3. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Just now, I tried pasting that same text into this forum, and the same error message appears. Cags, maybe try writing something in Word 2010 (if you have it), copy it, and try to paste it as a reply. I mean, only if you have nothing better to do. smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My name is not Cags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile smile smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image100
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...brain fart on my part. Trying to do too much at one time. Apologies. Winged thing, cat's eyes...maybe I'll have a nightmare later.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My best guess is that you somehow have a special character embedded (hidden) in your text that is making HP unhappy. smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image100
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No special characters.

            Here's some of the text, retyped by hand (can't paste it in here, because that generates the same message as in the other thread):

            If you are talking about the Henry Ford Hub, then fully half of it is comprised of quotes. I don't know who the other famous person was that you wrote a Hub about...(and more)

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Try copying the entire text to notepad. Then copy from notepad to here.

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Sally,

      I don't have Word 2010 and don't use a word processor to do my writing. I write directly into Hubs text capsules. wink

      But, I'm not having any issues with posting a reply. I've not tried to cut and paste from some other location, but you should be able to see anything it brings with it, using the cut and paste feature, once it's located to the spot you want.

      There shouldn't be anything hidden, once the paste is done. At least not that I know of.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image100
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your thoughts, Paradigm. wink

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol

          1. Sally's Trove profile image100
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            gotcha

        2. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I have no other ideas, so I must conclude that you are doomed. That, or for some reason HP doesn't like Henry Ford.big_smile big_smile big_smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image100
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Both of those may be, but clearly there's some kind of problem. It's odd.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              There is one obvious item that I didn't think needed mentioning, but maybe so. Have you tried rebooting? smile

  4. Aficionada profile image95
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    When in doubt, reboot. big_smile

    Maybe or maybe not, but that's often the first resort for solving a problem.  In this case, have you tried closing the Word file and opening another one?  (If that had been the problem, I would have thought the glowing cat's Notepad suggestion would have taken care of it.)

    Or, just close all windows, and restart your computer.  But only if this is bad enough to warrant trying that.

    OMGoodness, how did I miss PS's post?

  5. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Well, ty to you all. And Aficionada and PDS, I spent this time rebooting and then copying the text from notepad. I still get that error message on the other thread. I'm convinced, with the input from all of you, that it's not a problem on my part, but on HPs.

    Let's see what they have to say.

    The long and the short of it is that copied text ought to take fine in a forum post...I copied the text from Word and then from Notepad, and neither worked.

    lol The OP in the other thread never got my message, did she? Somehow the means became more important than the end.

  6. Sally's Trove profile image100
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Done. Retyped (and rewrote) my comment in the other thread, since I couldn't paste it.

  7. Aficionada profile image95
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Wow.  I hope one of the engineers will comment.  That is indeed bizarre.

    It's October... Oooohhhh..... Oooooohhhhhh.  Ghosts, and ghouls, and goblins, OH MY!

    And glitches.  lol

    1. Sally's Trove profile image100
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh no, Aficionada, it's my birthday month! Maybe I'm doomed to a nether world. lol

      1. Aficionada profile image95
        Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  lol  lol

 
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