HTML in messages should be disabled all the time and the checkbox should be removed. As BB is just supported, the whole HTML support is superfluous as well. At least I don´t see any extra benefits of supporting HTML in messages.
Bauke Scholtz wrote:
At least I don´t see any extra benefits of supporting HTML in messages.
Reasons to have HTML
How about tables?
Rest assured that there are plenty of other reasons why HTML is useful. In the future, we may turn it off for some forums (our old UBB saloon allowed HTML in some, but not all, forums) and we will continue to fine tune the support.
We should not assume that the newcomers already know that HTML is by default enabled and we should never assume that they already are familiar with code blocks. I would just disable HTML by default so that one who actually want to use HTML (and thus is fully aware about the possibilities of the forum) just can enable it. I've read countless messages and posted many replies, but I haven't seen or posted any reply where HTML is used effectively. But I have seen more than enough messages which got garbled because one "accidently" posted HTML in it.
Talking about that, it look like that the forum's registration form doesn't handle the charset correctly. I've seen users been registered where for example the î is been replaced by the well known square with the question mark in it. Though some usernames got fixed automagically behind the scenes. But OK, that's another story.
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Bauke Scholtz wrote:I would just disable HTML by default
Opinion noted. I doubt we'll go that far; Ernest has already mentioned what steps we may take in the future.
I've read countless messages and posted many replies, but I haven't seen or posted any reply where HTML is used effectively.
As Ernest said, they exist. It's possible that you haven't encountered them.
Though some usernames got fixed automagically behind the scenes.
Not sure what you mean by "automagically" - users were asked to fix their profiles.