Some possible work-arounds if you are having issues like I am...

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Some possible work-arounds if you are having issues like I am...
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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 2:01pm

1. If you are having trouble reseting any of your preferences, especially if you get the ubiquitous "this email is already taken" error message, which prohibits ANY alteration of settings, try this... (I haven't yet but I've tired everything else to no avail)

You can try requesting a password reset. When you are logged in, go to http://www.ivillage.com/forums/user/password

 

If that doesn't work, go to http://www.ivillage.com/contact-us

and ask to have your password reset.

 

If you have another email address you can use, you could use the contact us form to request they change your email address. I'm not sure why, but that has worked for some people. I  guess if you use an email address that the system doesn't recognize as already in use, it will let you edit your preferences. Even if you have to create a new email address for the time being, you can always change it back later.

2. If you check on the October 29 thread for this week's Thrifty Thursday, you will see some really bollixed-up formatting, This is what teh CM suggests to fix it --- and to avoid any further issues, like no clickable urls links in WYSIWYG text format mode (I have found that if you use plain text, the links are clickable but you can't format in any other way...). Awkward and time consuminging, IMO, but she' right --- it avoids loss for various error messages. By the way, I tried this with the word processing program *I* have (iPages - there is no compatible Word software for my currrent OS)) and it didn't work...

Copy your post in Word, add hyperlinks for the URL's, and added spaces between the lines, then paste it into the WYSIWYG box.  .... I  know it's an annoying extra step, but it does seem to work, and it also comes in handy when you type a post and lose it to a 404 error when you try to post it.

3. I fyou want to post source code, try this...

If you want to post something using code, all you have to do is use the WYSIWYG box and click on the blue 'disable rich text' under the box, add your code, then click on what is now 'enable rich text'. You can do the same thing when adding your signature, but you might get the character limit problem there.

 

4. Or, you can do like I do and use "filtered html" if the entire post is in code already (I do a lot of source code for things like H&G newsletters...

If you want to make urls clickable in WYSIWYG text mode, you HAVE to copy the url and use the link icon in the WYSIWYG for each and every link... needless to say, I opted for the "plain text" text mode which allows for clickable links in any post I write which is heavy on links (like Thrifty Thursday, tutpriasl, etc.)...

If you want a picture in the body of teh text, use a photo storing site like Photobucket and then select the little picture icon in WYSIWYG mode, insert the direct code from Photobucket in the box that pops up and voila!

We are back to where we were ages ago when Macs couldn't use WYSIWYG! Except we are ALL in teh same boat now! One step forward, three staps back... and so teh dance continues.

Please bear with them - and us --- their office is closed in NYC thanks to Sandy and flooded subways, and may be for a while so the techies can't work on all this mess...

 

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Here's one that works if you like to cut and paste soruce code! CM Evelyn found it for me...

If you want to post something using code, all you have to do is use the WYSIWYG box and click on the blue 'disable rich text' under the box, add your code, then click on what is now 'enable rich text'.

In fact, you can type your introduction to the srouce code in WYSIWYG if you want, then switch to this disabled rich text, paste in teh code, go back to rig=ch text adn you can edit! YAY!