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  1. NHN
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    It appears I am getting intermittant emails with formatting code within, which isnt supposed to happen, example shown below, it should just show what the actual poster has written, not the colour, font etc they used.

    Anyone else getting these?

    This is just an extract

    COLOR=#000000][FONT=____noteworthy]Firstly apologies for the new thread. Found many answers searching through threads but this one is quite specific to myself.
    /FONT]
    This is a bit of a long post but I would be very grateful if anyone can time to read it all and can give me any advice on where I stand.
    /FONT]/COLOR] [FONT=____noteworthy]
    /FONT]

    COLOR=#000000][FONT=____noteworthy]I purchased the car late December from used car dealer.
    [/COLOR]
    COLOR=#000000][FONT=____noteworthy]2009 A3 1.9 TDIe sport[/FONT][/COLOR][
    COLOR=#000000][FONT=____noteworthy]It's my second car and all in all I'm extremely happy with the purchase.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    COLOR=#000000][FONT=____noteworthy]
    /FONT]
    [/COLOR]
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    Not at the moment but i have had then like that
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    Nigel,have you subscribed and set up email alerts ? The codes would be just because of not seeing it through ASN.
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    I suspect the same goes for you Southylad.
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    Email alerts, by this you mean email updates of new threads, updates to threads, then yes as always have been.

    The code in the emails shown above is formmatting code that shouldnt be displayed in the emails, that code is just for the webpage to decipher not within the emails & its not all emails, it makes its own mind up which ones it is sending with this basic code displayed.
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    No it shouldn't be doing that,I assumed the member had changed the font and colour.
    Admin will have to sort that for you.
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    I haven't seen it but I bet it's people cutting and pasting a post from one place to another.

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    Strange cause I've forwarded several of these emails direct to you anyway, so please look at these.
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    Ok now its getting worse, this is an email I got from asn today, even more code included.

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
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    Can this be fixed now, its been going on for a while now, still getting PM's with code in, it makes reading some pm's almost impossible.

    I've reported it directly to the powers that be & its still not resolved.
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    Here's an extract from another, I have edited it so the code isn't formatted by the site & not displaying what we get on email updates, it isn't showing all the code but gives you an idea.

    Some emails are almost impossible to read with all the code.

    Dear NHN,

    bobwilson has just created a new thread titled - Golf GT or A3 sportback s-line - in the New A3 (8V Chassis) forum of Audi-Sport.net, which you have subscribed to.

    This thread is located at:
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-8v-chassis/182832-golf-gt-a3-sportback-s-line.html#post1813060

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
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    COLOR=#333333We're thinking between these 2 cars, so thought we'd make a pro's and con's list and share it here. Would be interested in people's thoughts. We're going fully loaded, so both cars are the same price, £30k.[/COLOR]

    URL="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&catId=131090&item=350713788902"]A3 s-line sportback[/URL] 1.8TFSI (180) s tronic loaded £30k:

    COLOR=#333333]pro: exterior looks great[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]pro: /COLOR]iphoneCOLOR=#333333][/COLOR] connector in convenient location
    COLOR=#333333]pro: generally feels more solid[/COLOR]
    pro: not forced to have tinted rear windows
    COLOR=#333333]pro: has upmarket appeal, has 'the badge'[/COLOR]

    COLOR=#333333]con: general dashboard & air vents look ugly / kiddie[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: cupholders are main focus (?!)[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: seats aren't as pretty as the golf's[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: gimmicky retractible MMI screen[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: ride not as comfortable / quite firm (will try to find a standard suspension s line to testdrive)[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: louder on motorways[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: engine has lag problem (press pedal, wait almost a second, then car moves)[/COLOR]

    COLOR=#333333]Golf GT (5 door) 1.4TSI (140) s tronic loaded £30k:[/COLOR]

    COLOR=#333333]pro: dashboard looks classy[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]pro: seats are pretty[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]pro: more comfortable[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]pro: quieter on motorways[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]pro: engine has no lag problem (will verify this in another test drive)[/COLOR]

    COLOR=#333333]con: exterior looks dull[/COLOR]
    COLOR=#333333]con: [/COLOR]sat nav, the same technology options (keyless entry, adaptive cruise etc.)
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    These are caused by people cutting and pasting from a screen, the last one listed was a duplicate of another post.
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    This has been going on from peoples new posts that have no cut/paste data used, just people typing text, as I have checked this myself.

    This never used to happen & people used to copy/paste before, so why are emails now showing formatting code?
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    test colour just to see if it's wysiwyg problem....
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    I can't get the problem to happen and the last post you showed me was a cut and paste.........

    Who has this problem every time they post? James did you fix that post or anyone else?

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    OH!! hang on am I missing the point that this is just happening on emails?

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    Yes mate, its purely on emails each member gets when someone posts a new thread or a thread update, not through the site lol.
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    Oh OK.... that's fine :) It's that plugin you had me install (your fault) :)

    Now I get what's happening I'll have a look.

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    lol, ye ye, don't remove that please as its very useful :)
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    Can this be fixed anytime soon, 2 months going now & still no end in sight.
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