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#1 2005-08-01 17:47:59

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Puzzlers - you can use the "Hide" tag

We have a "Hide" tag, which lets you enter your answer but people have to click on a button to see it. This lets other people have a go without seeing your answer. It doesn't really hide it, but does remove it by one click.

You use it like this (use [] not {} ):

My answer {hide=is this}42 !{/hide}


My answer


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#2 2005-08-08 00:58:05

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the function has bugs i think..
this is what happens when trying to combine the hide tag with BB code:



I wrote:
(hide=(i)hide this(/i))(b)hehehe(/b)(/hide)
where ) --> ] and ( --> [  of course...

Last edited by kylekatarn (2005-08-08 00:59:23)

 

#3 2005-08-08 08:45:46

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Re: Puzzlers - you can use the "Hide" tag

Not a bug ... just lack of a feature smile

I  have not BBCode'd it ... I just went for straight text.

But I can put that on my list of features to add if you like ...


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#4 2005-08-08 10:00:12

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Most people don't use hide tags nor BBcode INSIDE those tags.. so if you have some spare time it would be nice a nice detail to add. But it's not something to worry about in a serious way... : )

If you want my opinion as a programmer ... "If the rest of the forum supports BBcode, why don't hide tags?"

 

#5 2005-09-03 15:50:36

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Hey, this is really neat!  Good idea.


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#6 2005-09-03 16:43:03

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kylekatarn wrote:

"If the rest of the forum supports BBcode, why don't hide tags?"

Quite right, but not as simple as one would imagine. However I am close to a solution.

So, if all hide tags suddenly look silly - that'll be me!


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#7 2005-09-03 20:07:21

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OK, you can now use bbcode in "hide" tags - please tell me how you get on.

(But don't use bbcode on the button text, I can't get that to work because of html limitations, hence the smiley on this button isn't rendered, but it works on the message page smile )


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#8 2005-09-03 21:34:22

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#9 2005-09-03 22:16:12

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#10 2005-09-04 10:47:22

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kinda testing..


GREAT MATHISFUN!!!

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#11 2005-09-06 17:31:19

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Now that all the buttons work, mathsy's signature button doesn't seem to be...

It displays the tags and all the writing instead.

 

#12 2005-09-29 10:23:49

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Why do all the posts with hide tags in them have things like this

Mathsyperson   justlooking      kylekatarn      MathsIsFun
(495==641)     (495==495)    (495==895)     (495==2)

above them?

We all seem to have our own special number! Have they always been there or is it a new improvement...? smile

 

#13 2005-09-29 20:27:06

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Interesting ... I will take a look at that!


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#14 2005-12-02 04:51:13

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Testing..testing......one..two......one..two.......

The shortest math joke...


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#15 2005-12-03 19:54:36

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Yes, the shortest......
and do you know the worst tongue twister in English language?
'The sixth sick Sheik's sixt sheep's sick.'
I ain't sure 'bout that!


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#16 2005-12-03 19:56:16

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And one of the shortest pangrams?
'Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs'.


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#17 2005-12-03 21:04:23

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The shortest tongue twister is actually 'sixish'. It only works if you trying saying it lots of times though. Plus, it's probably not a real word. At least it's very short.


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It wanted to be normal.
 

#18 2005-12-09 13:04:23

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#19 2005-12-12 00:24:06

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IPBLE:  Increasing Performance By Lowering Expectations.
 

#20 2005-12-12 18:31:09

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What's happening with my posts? i've poster button with PI and now it's gone! Did someone deleted it?


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#21 2005-12-12 18:33:25

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Oh, here it is. Sorry, my IE is very stupid.


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#22 2005-12-23 00:56:12

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I was messing around with some BBCode and found this (highlight the post):

A new way to hide stuff!
Of course, that only works if you assume that everyone uses SleekBlue, but still, it makes a change from hide tags.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.
 

#23 2006-01-03 07:35:47

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I didn't believe you till I tried it, and you're right, it doesn't work in different styles.  It's a fairly simple task to get the style the person is viewing, then change the font to the background color of the post.  Weird.


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#24 2006-01-03 11:30:06

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I think I'm using oxygen. The text is almost the right colour, and blends in especially well if I tilt my screen down.

 

#25 2006-01-03 11:43:27

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The exact colour is:
Red:204
Green:204
Blue:221


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