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WakeUp's avatar

Why doesn't fluther use normal bulletin board markup?

Asked by WakeUp (421points) July 24th, 2008

What gives with this weird markup?

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poofandmook's avatar

I would love it if Fluther was a forum more than a Q&A.

loser's avatar

That would be BORING! And why is this weird? Because it’s different and so easy to use?

marinelife's avatar

I am not familiar with any other so did not mind. Also, it is simple enough to learn.

WakeUp's avatar

I know, Im just stubborn. I figured a bunch of old forum heads would get a kick out of it.

girlofscience's avatar

@poofandmook: Am I missing something? What did your response have to do with the question?

soundedfury's avatar

There isn’t a standard for forum software markup, although they generally conform close to one another.

Fluther uses Textile, which is standardized.

girlofscience's avatar

I always accidentally use HTML. Thank goodness for the preview!

poofandmook's avatar

@girl: I guess I wasn’t paying attention to the question… I sort of breezed right over the word “markup.” It’s been a very long day.

andrew's avatar

Shorter answer: what soundedfury said.

Short answer: For the same reason that we don’t allow animated gif avatars, response signatures, and don’t convert text into nauseating yellow smilies.

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