Why do italics so frequently convert themselves to normal text?

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  • #911081

    leisureguy
    Member

    HTTPS was checked; I have now unchecked it. I’ll keep an eye on what happens.

    #911082

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks, please let us know how that goes!

    #911083

    leisureguy
    Member

    Okay: all add-ons disabled, HTTPS unchecked, and just now I looked at a post I had just posted and the italics (and a space) have been removed. I’m not touching the post until I get your okay. Normally I would immediately fix because I hate the sloppy look. The “Discover” in paragraph 1 was italicized. Originally it read:

    a subscription to Discover magazine

    Now it reads:

    a subscription toDiscover magazine

    This sure seems like a bug to me.

    #911084

    leisureguy
    Member

    Oh, one other thing: I composed it in the Visual editor and saved it there. In this case I never opened the HTML editor.

    #911085

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, try adding the space now and save. It should be fine.

    #911086

    leisureguy
    Member

    Sorry for the string of messages. I’m a bit distracted. Here’s the post in question:

    http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/warning-do-not-ever-subscribe-to-a-magazine-via-a-web-site/

    #911090

    macmanx
    Staff

    It all seems to be well now. Are you still having trouble?

    #911094

    leisureguy
    Member

    That post is fine, but it’s early to tell whether the problem is solved. I’ll keep my eye out for a recurrence. Thanks again for all the assistance.

    #911096

    leisureguy
    Member

    Okay, just now I tried to blog a post:

    http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/megs-on-the-sofa-surveying-her-kingdom/

    I am using Visual editor. Still no add-ons active in Firefox on the Mac, current versions throughout.

    I clicked the “publish” button, which was darkened, and nothing happened. That’s okay: the darkened button is a clue that its turned off temporarily.

    It turned back on, I clicked, and the progress wheel started, but with 2 seconds stopped. No posting. Nothing. So I clicked again. Progress wheel started again and this time success.

    Any ideas? After the “publish” button brightens, should I wait 5 or 10 seconds for things to settle down? I really don’t grasp what’s happening.

    #911097

    macmanx
    Staff

    When the button is darkened, the post is auto-saving. it’s probably best to just give it a few extra seconds to complete.

    #911103

    leisureguy
    Member

    Latest stripping of italic tags: Using visual editor in Firefox, latest version, on Mac running OSX latest version.

    This time I noticed it not only stripped the HTML italic tags (along with the space preceding the word), it threw in a /div at the end of what I had entered (I had moved away from Firefox to look at something in Chrome) and had added at the end a div, /div pair. I certainly did not enter those.

    I’m baffled. Should I be using some other editor?

    I fixed the post—once the damage is done, I don’t see any point in preserving the result, but if I’m mistaken about that, let me know. The post starts with a photo, which I inserted with the Visual editor, if that’s relevant.

    This is mildly frustrating (scale of 1 to 10, probably around 3 or 4).

    #911104

    macmanx
    Staff

    Are you completely writing the post in our editor, or copying and pasting from elsewhere?

    #911105

    leisureguy
    Member

    This one was completely written in the editor. My apologies for not including post identification. It was this post:

    http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/arko-the-whipped-dog/

    The villain was the “would“.

    #911106

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, I’m not seeing what would have caused that. The next time it happens, would you please leave it as is?

    #911107

    leisureguy
    Member

    Will do, but in the HTML view, it was simply the word, with no HTML italicizers around it and the space before removed. But I’ll leave it along next, as a draft, so you can also see the /div and div tags.

    #911108

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks, sorry for the trouble!

    #911109

    leisureguy
    Member

    It could be worse. So far, no loss of fingers or toes.

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