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Search result preview text for old articles display raw formatting tags
mysticx 19 Sep


Just stumbled across this when trying to find an old article.

The display of search result preview text is broken for old articles when they contain formatting instructions (~2013ish era and older). Looks like they contain BBCode (or similar?) which is displayed as plain text. The articles themselves look fine.

For example see the last result in this search.

Liam Dawe 13 Oct

Hi, thanks for the report. Just letting you know I did see this, I've been testing a parser to replace these bits in all the old articles. It's some cruft left over from moving between 3-4 software over the years before writing GOL from scratch...

Liam Dawe 19 Oct

Ended up having to just re-do them all by brute force, grabbing a short bit of text from articles and stripping tags. Some may look a bit weird but it's better than it was. Never gonna be perfect unless we re-did them by hand, a lot of work for really old articles. Will considering it mostly fixed now. Cheers.

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