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Paste Works Like It's 2006

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Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65

Yes, pasting tables, tab delimited stuff, columns defined by divs - all are problematic to copy/paste into forum posts - on any forum - due to the way the web and html work.


A lot of the difficulties have been removed or coded around and it shouldn't be as big of an issue in 2018, yet MP still treats this operation like forums did over 10 years ago.

These are two images of a copy/paste of the NWS forecast into forum posts on two different sites. First is from a ski site on which I'm active:

And here's how MP handles it:

You guys are stripping out way too many characters that results in this jumble of text.

Maybe you should consider not writing your own forum software and just get a COTS product that works?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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