Disappearing text inside pointy brackets

(21 Posts)

If I type anything inside pointy brackets like these < the brackets and the text inside them disappear. Have we taken against pointy brackets?

They disappear as in aren't visible to me on the app (but do seem to be visible to others not using the app)

lougle Fri 12-Jul-13 21:26:21

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Thyeternalsummer Fri 12-Jul-13 21:34:37

Forum probably has the requirement to not allow HTML in posts, hence any text enclosed in HTML brackets would be removed.

But it used to work and be visible to me on the app confused

Lougle your post looks blank to me. This is disconcerting as I could be missing lots of funny remarks and people could write stuff about me too!!!

Thyeternalsummer Fri 12-Jul-13 21:41:36

<strong> test </strong>

Thyeternalsummer Fri 12-Jul-13 21:43:36

Yep, doing this for me too on the app.

lougle Fri 12-Jul-13 21:55:41

I hate the app, but I've come on to test it. it's fine for me. I'm using android. Are you using an iPhone/iPad?

Yes iphone for me

lougle Fri 12-Jul-13 22:02:09

Ok, it's not the app. It's Apple.

On the PC, it's fine.

On my android smartphone using firefox, it's fine.

On my android smartphone using the app, it's fine.

On the IPad, the text is missing.

DowntonTrout Fri 12-Jul-13 22:03:40

I'm on an iPad. I can see the text.

Lougle is it the ipad app or the website / mobile site using Firefox on the ipad of both?

DowntonTrout Fri 12-Jul-13 22:06:26

I'm using safari on the iPad- not the app.

lougle Fri 12-Jul-13 22:07:55

I tried the IPad using the app.

I'll try using firefox.

DowntonTrout Fri 12-Jul-13 22:08:09

Also can see the text on my iPhone on the mobile site.

lougle Fri 12-Jul-13 22:12:32

Ok, I didn't realise you can't get firefox on the IPad. I used another browser and all is fine there.

So, it's confirmed that it's the app on iphone/iPad.

RustyBear Fri 12-Jul-13 22:22:15

Just had a look at the app on the iPad and iPhone, and the disappearing text isn't the strangest thing about it - loads of threads are repeated ion the active convos list - not just someone's posted a thread twice, but two threads with the same posts on. Is that normal for the app? (I hardly ever use it)

Rusty, good point, I've just got used to duplicate threads showing on active threads because I not use the iphone app, but it is annoying

MN towers - when your tech team have a sec can they have a look into invisible text inside pointy brackets and duplicate threads in active on the iphone/ipad app

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Jul-13 13:14:20

NotWithoutMyMerkin

Rusty, good point, I've just got used to duplicate threads showing on active threads because I not use the iphone app, but it is annoying

MN towers - when your tech team have a sec can they have a look into invisible text inside pointy brackets and duplicate threads in active on the iphone/ipad app

Yep, we'll add that to the long long long long long long long long list of stuff that needs fixing on the app. Thanks for flagging it.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 15-Jul-13 13:18:57

Sorry. To be more specific (and helpful!), we know about the duplicate threads already (grr). Try clearing your data and logging in again.

But we didn't know about the pointy brackets thing.

So we'll add that to our list (which already includes the duplicate threads).

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