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Old 09-28-2018, 03:47 PM   #1
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Unwanted downshifting of post contents

Anyone seen this? Search didn't turn up anything.

Replying to a post, the entire contents is downshifted when posted or previewed.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:12 PM   #2
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"Downshifted"? I don't think I've seen anything that I'd note as downshifted, but I'm not sure what you mean by that.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:18 PM   #3
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There are certain tricks if you want ALL CAPS.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:52 PM   #4
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Downshift = change from uppercase to lowercase.

See this post.

In the quoted text, "Of" and "Tesla" were originally capitalized, and I added "Studebaker", capitalized. All changed to lowercase.

My reply text was "FTFY". That, too was changed to lowercase.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:42 PM   #5
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It's always been a thing. Stops people from making posts in all caps. There is, apparently, some workaround.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:58 PM   #6
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it's always been a thing. Stops people from making posts in all caps. There is, apparently, some workaround.
roger that. Vbulletin fucks with the text only if reply is all caps ("ftfy" in the example), then it downshifts not only the reply but quoted text as well, though the first cap after a period is not touched.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:00 PM   #7
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It's always been a thing. Stops people from making posts in all caps. There is, apparently, some workaround.
Roger that. Vbulletin fucks with the text only if reply is all caps ("FTFY" in the example), then it downshifts not only the reply but quoted text as well, though the first cap after a period is not touched.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:03 PM   #8
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From the Vbulletin forum:
In AdminCP / Settings / Options / Message Posting And Editing Options

Prevent 'SHOUTING'

Prevent your users 'shouting' in their topic titles/message text by changing all-uppercase titles with at least this many characters to capitalization only on the first letters of some words.

Set the value to 0 to disable this function.
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Anyone seen this? Search didn't turn up anything.

Replying to a post, the entire contents is downshifted when posted or previewed.
Sorry Dan. I saw this post but didn't understand it, then took a call and forgot to come back. As you correctly discovered, it's a setting. We (I) enabled it due to 2 members screwing around with the CAPS button, and one posting his FS ads in all CAPS.

It's a bit more than on/off settings though. Let me look into it and ask others if we want to make an adjustment to it or shut it off.
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:02 PM   #11
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See my post ^ above. Click the quote button to see the trick.
Aha. ISWYDT. It appears that the feature that triggers the caps police is uppercase text at the beginning of the post. In this post, omitting "Aha" or spelling it "AHA" sets them off. But with it, and in mixed case, I can get away with "ISWYDT".
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Sorry Dan. I saw this post but didn't understand it, then took a call and forgot to come back. As you correctly discovered, it's a setting. We (I) enabled it due to 2 members screwing around with the CAPS button, and one posting his FS ads in all CAPS.

It's a bit more than on/off settings though. Let me look into it and ask others if we want to make an adjustment to it or shut it off.
No worries. It's no big deal, and now I know how to work around it.
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