# Broken things

1. Oct 7, 2005

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
The codes to create ASCII symbols are no longer working.

&mu;
&pi;
&infin;

(while I'm on the topic, how do you make a "not equals" sign, or a "plus/minus" sign this way?)

2. Oct 7, 2005

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
One can use ASCI code 0177 (Alt 0177, with num lock activated) to get ± .

I don't know about ≠ but it is Unicode 2260. I just copied it from the Windows Character Map.

BTW - I cannot access the Journals Index or My Journal. I get a message about "not having permission to access the page."

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3. Oct 7, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

I can access the journal ok. Ohhhhh, look at al the new features in journal!!!! I can name the people that I want to be able to see each post I make!!!

4. Oct 7, 2005

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
I can't access Journals either.

5. Oct 7, 2005

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
As far as I can tell, I have access to everything that I am supposed to as a contributor, except for the journal. I cannot even go to My Journal. I suspect its a permissions issue, and presumably 'Super Mentors' have permissions set for that feature and others.

6. Oct 7, 2005

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Also, I don't see any difference in the edit screen...other than that nothing in it works.

EDIT : This just changed. The new editing style is neato !!

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7. Oct 7, 2005

### robphy

I was able to write a simple entry in my journal.
It appears to be trying to process the [ tex ] [/ tex ] tags.
The image is broken... but one can click it to reveal the tex-tags.

8. Oct 7, 2005

### Greg Bernhardt

Contributors can now add a journal.

9. Oct 7, 2005

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
I can see journals now. Thanks Greg.

10. Oct 7, 2005

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
I too can see the journals. Thanks, Greg!

11. Oct 7, 2005

### Lisa!

It seems that not being a contributor's been better in this case, because I was able to write in my journal afew minutes after upgrading!

12. Oct 7, 2005

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
robphy,

I would like to extend LaTeX to journals, PMs, and other parts of the site. I will need a bit of time to figure out the best way to proceed on it, though.

- Warren "looking for the damn \$forumid variable" Admin

13. Oct 7, 2005

### loseyourname

Staff Emeritus
?

Just checking to see if inserting directly from the Mac OS character palette will work.

Edit: Looks like it doesn't. Oh well.

14. Oct 7, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
No, and I've run into problems with trying to use Ascii characters from a Mac in the past too. If you need characters that will work, ask HRW...she's the one who figured out how I could create a non-breaking space (sort of...it still broke, but at least it created the extra spaces).

15. Oct 7, 2005

### robphy

Thanks.
By the way, is there a problem with LaTeX in the standard posts? For me, I get the broken image with the "LaTeX graphic is being generated..." in the Preview.

test: $$\LaTeX$$ (seems to work when posted... but not during composing/previewing)

Code (Text):
while composing/editing/previewing, the above tex-img has a URL of
[PLAIN]https://www.physicsforums.com/latex_images/-0.png
[/PLAIN] [Broken]

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16. Oct 7, 2005

### Danger

Something weird just happened here. Things were slow, so I deked out to Google for a while. When I came back, I had to log in again. That's never happened before. Is automatic log-out a glitch, or a deliberate change to keep me from wandering away for a couple of days and leaving my green light on?

edit: Never mind. I just did it again and didn't get logged out.

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17. Oct 7, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

I keep getting logged out. It's been happening off and on all day.

18. Oct 7, 2005

### hypnagogue

Staff Emeritus
This is probably not the cause of the logging out thing but it's worth checking out anyway. When you log in, do you check off the "Remember me" box?

19. Oct 8, 2005

### saltydog

[/PLAIN] [Broken]

You know guys, Greg and Warren I suppose . . . I have confidence in you to "iron out" the "minor" bugs reported. Really I do. I'm patient . . .

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20. Oct 8, 2005

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Wow, not just zero, but a negative zero!