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GNHQ reporting design fault.

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Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:03:46

When you do crossing outs, it doesn't work, just because you put a " straight after it! And this bolding probably won't work because I have put an exclamation mark right in front of the *!

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:05:06

Well it did work in that instance. Why is there a distinction between one thingie and another?

Never mind. Life's too short. hmm

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 21-May-19 10:12:10

"it seems to be ok here"

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 21-May-19 10:12:44

Guessing because you left a gap after the "

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:42:02

'ang on... I'll check

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 10:47:24

I’ve never got the crossing out thingy to work - can’t work out whether the - have a gap between them or not.

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:47:27

I said this:

Just say, "Well, that's what I think --and I'm usually right--". Works for me.

No space!!!

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 10:48:24

—thank you—

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 10:49:00

_thank you_

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:49:42

Ah! I've got it - it was because I didn't leave a space between the " and the -- !

Geddit? Or are you totally confused now? grin

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 10:51:02

Ok - I’m on an iPad - please will someone tell me exactly which hyphen or underscore to use?

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:52:45

Mamissimo like this thank you (-- thankyou -- ) but don't leave any spaces round the last letter and the --.

Unless you finish with a punctuation mark - then you need to leave a space.

Simple innit? smile

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 10:53:16

The one in the middle of the line. Not the lower down one.

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 11:01:19

—thank you—

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 11:01:50

S*d it !

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 21-May-19 11:27:26


I said this:

Just say, "Well, that's what I think --and I'm usually right--". Works for me.

No space!!!

Ah - the " was the wrong side of the --

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 13:51:17

I'm usually right"

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 13:51:52

Cracked it!!!! Well done.

ninathenana Tue 21-May-19 15:21:45

"Hands up" this is a thread high jack !

Why can't we do this on the mobile site, or make links blue and other actions sad

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 18:15:13

—help— just trying on my mobile

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 18:15:40

Nah don’t work

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:17:44

Perhaps it's too complicated for the workings of little mobiles.

Cherrytree59 Tue 21-May-19 18:20:45

I'm on my mobile ! smile

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:24:42

Oh!!! Look! It can be done!

jenpax Tue 21-May-19 18:27:26

I can’t seem to-get-the hang of it!

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:32:11

neither can i

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:32:42

Yes I can!

Cherrytree59 Tue 21-May-19 18:33:57

Mamissmo and BlueBelle
Think Dash dash --
The first word butted up against the --
Final word of sentence--
Butted up against dash
If you wish to use a comma, full stop etc or emoji you need to leave a space after the --
NB No spaces between
--the first and last words

clear as mud

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:34:00

I did that from my mobile.

Not showing off or anything.

Cherrytree59 Tue 21-May-19 18:36:20

Gonegirl 👍😄

Cherrytree59 Tue 21-May-19 18:39:02

Wow the emojis are big tonight.

Anja Tue 21-May-19 18:41:40

Doesn’t work on iPad —no—

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:42:10

Oh God! Not that again! (about the emojis) grin

They look alright on my 'puter.

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 18:42:53

I am NOT gonna get my ipad out. Not before I've got the dinner on! grin

Cherrytree59 Tue 21-May-19 20:02:16

Anja did you use -- (-- --)
on either side of no?
With no space
E.g. --n
and o-- = no

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 20:14:09


Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 20:14:28

That's on iPad.

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 20:15:47

Cherrytree I'm not sure how simple you're making this. grin grin

mcem Tue 21-May-19 20:20:21

It works on my kindle I think and that's on mobile site.

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 20:20:25

Anja that was a _ you used wasn't it? confused Or just a single -?

Anja Tue 21-May-19 22:24:02

No I used two - - but together, it used to strike through until several ‘upgrades’ ago and now it doesn’t.

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 22:28:17

That's odd. confused

baubles Tue 21-May-19 22:31:31

- -help ma boab- -


baubles Tue 21-May-19 22:32:06


Lisagran Tue 21-May-19 22:33:51


Lisagran Tue 21-May-19 22:34:42

Doesn’t work on my iPad.......

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 22:35:26

iPad no spaces
—good or bad—

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 22:35:47

Nope don’t work I left no spaces

Springblossoms Tue 21-May-19 22:39:00

that isgreat

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 22:42:02

Oi! baubles

Tangerine Tue 21-May-19 22:42:43

Is this right?

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 22:44:17

The title of this thread is totally misleading. Sounds like HQ were reporting a design fault. No wonder Cari was on it so quick. shock

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 22:45:21

Yes. That's excellent Tangerine. You got the question mark in it too. Respect.

HootyMcOwlface Tue 21-May-19 22:46:18

I’m disappointed now, I thought this was going to be about spies! I read GCHQ instead of GNHQ - silly me!

Gonegirl Tue 21-May-19 22:52:57

See, I said it was misleading. hmm

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 22:53:51

But the successful ones look as if there is a space between the two lines - - not — but neither work on this iPad
—help— or - -help- -

Mamissimo Tue 21-May-19 23:05:35

I’ve been practicing this all day....and it doesn’t plodding well work on an iPad! Lovely people keep explaining carefully, so carefully that I feel utterly thick and I’m having to eat chocolate.

BlueBelle Tue 21-May-19 23:17:36

No not working on my iPad either mamissimo very frustrating isn’t it ?

Anja Wed 22-May-19 07:36:53

The strike through used to work on my iPad until a certain ‘upgrade’ so I know that we are trying it correctly.

BlueBelle Wed 22-May-19 07:53:06

Can HQ come back and tells us why it doesn’t work on iPads well iPads except for Gonegirl

Mamissimo Wed 22-May-19 07:59:28

—bump bump—

ninathenana Wed 22-May-19 08:27:23

never tried mobile

ninathenana Wed 22-May-19 08:27:43

Oh, wow !

gillybob Wed 22-May-19 08:30:28

Strike through does not work on my mobile phone or on my iPad .

The dashes just join up.

Auntieflo Wed 22-May-19 08:50:47

I have only just found this, and the dash dash thing used to work, and now, as you say they, the dashes just join up, and no strikethrough. What’s going on?

Auntieflo Wed 22-May-19 08:54:39

That was on my IPad.
Is it an Apple thing, or just a GN site problem?

Anniebach Wed 22-May-19 09:03:33

Good morning Auntyflo and all x

Learned yesterday the Red Cross gives support for new mobility scooter users to gain confidence in using them, Fred can come out of early retirement

Hope everyone has a good day x

JackyB Wed 22-May-19 09:10:02

It looks like the iPad uses m-dashes rather than the usual n-dashes.

Is there another hyphen on the iPad keyboard somewhere? I've never used any Apple devices and I don't know anyone who does so I can't check.

Some programs convert two n-dashes into an m-dash.

- this is not an n-dash

I don't have an m-dash nor does my keyboard automatically convert. I think they are rather outdated and becoming obsolete. Victorian books are littered with them!

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 22-May-19 09:17:20

—trying on my phone—

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 22-May-19 09:17:30

Ooooh. On it

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 22-May-19 09:17:53


CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 22-May-19 09:19:22


Mamissimo Wed 22-May-19 10:06:11

Cari - please can you tell us when the gnomes have fixed it? —thank you—!

Gonegirl Wed 22-May-19 11:05:09


Gonegirl Wed 22-May-19 11:05:28

Works ok on my iPad.

Gonegirl Wed 22-May-19 11:05:49

I might have said that before.

Gonegirl Wed 22-May-19 11:07:02

Oh yes, I did. Sorry. Mustn't gloat. 😅

Auntieflo Wed 22-May-19 11:09:18

Please, what is an m dash and and an n dash?

Gonegirl Wed 22-May-19 14:12:35

I was wondering that. confused (as always)

ninathenana Wed 22-May-19 15:40:57

That puzzled me to Auntieflo

This is one of those weird "works on yours but not on mine" things.
The same as dare I mention it, the tool bar, which I still can't use angry

Auntieflo Wed 22-May-19 18:51:42

Perhaps JackieB will come back and kindly explain the n and m dash conundrum?

BlueBelle Wed 22-May-19 19:05:25

I also have no idea what ‘n’ and ‘m’ dashes are I only have one dash and that’s where the x is on the keyboard

Anja Thu 23-May-19 06:53:11

h underline works on iPad 🤨

gillybob Thu 23-May-19 07:38:31

_yes it does_

On mine it’s just the strike through that doesn’t .

Mamissimo Thu 23-May-19 08:05:47

It’s those pesky Ens and Ems!

So I think it’s right that our problem is that IPad keyboards only have one multipurpose dash and it’s not taken care of in the back-end code at the moment.

Over to you Cary 🙂

Auntieflo Thu 23-May-19 08:16:29

Thank you Mamissimo for the dash-n-dash-and-m-dash explanation. who'd a thought that there were all these variations.
I thought a dash, was a dash!
The strikethrough used to work, but doesn't now, so as you said, over to the techies now.

Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 08:24:11

crossed out
For some strange reason reason it works if you put just one dash and then go back and do another dash before the first one, not after hmm

Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 08:26:41

But of a faff though.

Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 08:26:57


Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 08:27:41

And I should have crossed out the second ‘reason’ 🙄😂

Auntieflo Thu 23-May-19 09:02:49

So like this. Oh wow, it worked. You are a clever one Bathsheba. How did you work that one out?

Maggiemaybe Thu 23-May-19 09:10:24

Clever, Bathsheba! Thanks for the tip.

Maggiemaybe Thu 23-May-19 09:12:11

Now I just have to remember to do it.

Mamissimo Thu 23-May-19 11:09:55

--crossed out- oh no it doesn’t 🥴

Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 17:25:03

I remembered from a while back when I mistakenly did only one dash at the beginning, then went back and added another - just by chance before and not after. Then when I previewed, I noticed it looked --like this— and it got me thinking!

BlueBelle Thu 23-May-19 18:03:25

Let’s see bathsheba

Gonegirl Thu 23-May-19 18:06:55

"Oh, this way madness lies". Or at least, total brain numbing confusion. grin

Gonegirl Thu 23-May-19 18:08:29

I am going to let Cari go cross-eyed on her own. smile

BlueBelle Thu 23-May-19 18:08:51

--try again-
So frustrating

Bathsheba Thu 23-May-19 19:40:27

BlueBelle you need to do 2 at each end of the word, i.e. do one before the word and one after, then go back and add another dash before the first one and before the one at the end.