December 02, 2014 - Msg 99952: Actually,I don't think I messed up- I think the Porch is having some issues with the bold- if you'll notice, I did switch back to normal text with " I think I've got it together now,so..".

I'm positive that I did NOT try to be bold again after that-the Count,perhaps?? Sheesh!

Ok, I'm gone- possum for the last time this morning

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99953: Ya make a mess, ya clean up! I deserve to sweep-ha!

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99954: Hi Possum. I was going to ask about the card list, too.

Gotta run..dr's, then job search for the love of mike!


December 02, 2014 - Msg 99955: Sterling, I used to have MeTv when I was with Time Warner. I switched to DIRECTV about a year and a half ago so I could get the NFL package. Unfortunately DIRECTV doesn't carry MeTv. I really miss it.

Luther Heggs

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99956: Good morning, porch! Good grief, Possum! I went into Page Source, to try to figure out what you did, and about got a cramp in my brain! There is text in Page Source that doesn't even appear on the porch, especially in 99948, and I can't figure out why it doesn't. Also, you're turning the "bold" on with just < b, (no spaces) and I always thought it had to be < b >, (again no spaces). I didn't realize it would work that way. There were a couple of other astonishing things in your little escapade - you are amazing! That's what you are, an amazing possum! I'm glad you belong to our porch.

I'll get the Christmas list out to everyone whose name is on it. I think I can safely assume you want the list, if you're on it. Back there somewhere, you gave me permission to put you on it. I can't guarantee that there haven't been other changes beside Pappabear. I think he's the only one but not sure, so will send it out again. If anyone else wants to be on it and receive the list, let me know. I'll do it in the next two or three days, so tell me quick.

I'm watching two ditzy little squirrels in a tree in the yard behind my yard. One has chased the other out on a long, very slender limb, which is bending and swaying beneath their weight. One is at the very tip of the limb, which doesn't look any bigger than a pencil at that point (I'm watching through binoculars) and the other is about two feet behind him. I'm afraid they're going to fall, and they're about thirty feet off the ground! They're just clinging tight, doesn't look like they can turn around, and there are no other limbs in jumping distance. Wait - would you believe, they both managed to turn around, and have now made their way back to the larger limb that twig was growing on. Yep, they made it! They are amazing little acrobats. I just love to watch them.

Well, better get busy. The tree is finished, just got to clean up the room now. Then over the next couple of days, I'll put out all the other stuff - the Nativity, my little angel band, decorate the mantel, and refurbish my wreath so David can hang it above the mantel. I do love this time of year! --Romeena

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99957: Thank you, Ro!

The Amazing Possum of the Porch : )

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99958: Good to see you pop in Possum, I thought you hibernated yourself already..

SPOT, So are we havin' a fish fry or bologna delight casserole? Hope you guys had a relaxing time at the duck pond...Why do you go to the duck pond at night...Ya can't see the ducks.


December 02, 2014 - Msg 99959:
possum under a rock, I analyzed your posting problem and this is what I discovered.
Basically, most HTML command begin with < and end with >. Through experimentation, I discovered something interesting.
In Msg 99941, because you left out the > after the "b" in your attempt to activate the bold, the program thought the word "test" was part of the "b" on-bold command. Although there was enough to activate the bold, it did not post the word "test" since it thought it was an unrecognized commmand.
In Msg 99942, because you added no special commands before the word "Test", it posted in the same format as the date at the beginning of the post.
In Msg 99943, when you tried to post the command to shut off the bold, you left out the > that should have been after the "b". So it posted nothing.
In Msg 99944, because you had activated the bold back in Msg 99941, the beginning portion of your message posted in bold. But after the "LOL", you were able to turn off the bold with a partial off-bold command by not including the > after the "b".
In Msg 99948, once again, you posted a partial on-bold command by leaving out the > after the "b". And although this was enough to activate the bold text, it did not post "Ro- What about that cotton pickin' list?!" because without that >, it thought that portion was part of the bold command. Right after this missing text, you posted a partial off-bold command by leaving out the > after the b. Since this was sufficient to stop the bold, everything after it did post correctly.
In Msg 99949, you began with a partial off-bold command by leaving out the > after the "b". So "There we go- I should just stop this now!" did not post since it thought that was part of your off-bold command.
So to prevent this from happening again, just remember to end all on-bold and off-bold commands with >
In other words:
< b > to turn on bold (do not include any spaces)
< / b > to turn off bold (do not include any spaces)

from Poor Horatio

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99960: Say it again. ;)


December 02, 2014 - Msg 99961: I did ALL of THAT?? Good grief! LOL

Thanks, Poor Horatio- I think I've got it now.


Here comes "Bold"- Hey, Asa!

I should be back to "Non- Bold" now.

possum under a rock

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99962: Yep, got it! Thanks again, PH!

possum once more

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99963:
possum under a rock, I'm glad I was able to help. Now I need to take a couple of aspirin with a whiskey chaser 'cause my head hurts from all that cipherin' (as Jethro Bodine used to call it)

from Poor Horatio

December 02, 2014 - Msg 99964: Thanks, PH. You cleared up my question as well. It wasn't really a question, just more of a "wonderin'", I guess. I could see in Page Source that the > wasn't there, yet the command was being followed, but with missing text. Your explanation made it all quite clear.

Just got home from the women's Christmas dinner at church. We had 208 women there, wonderful food, and the guest speaker was the daughter of Mike Smith, one of the astronauts who died in the Challenger disaster. She was 14 when her dad died. Very interesting talk, lovely lady.

Well, guess I'll finish tidying up the living room, and then maybe go to bed a little early. Ted will be here at 7:30 in the morning, to replace my back door. It's a faux French door - only one door actually opens, though it looks like both would. The threshhold has rotted, and part of the frame, and the door doesn't seal well. Dirt blows in, bugs can get in, and baby lizards come and go as they please! He has to replace the whole unit, frame, threshhold, and both door panels. It comes as a unit, and Ted says he tried once, only once, to repair one and just replace the bad parts. Said it ended up costing more than just replacing the whole thing. I agreed, because the new ones now have a weather-proof, non-rotting material in the frame and threshhold, so I won't have this problem again. We had added the panels with the enclosed blinds in them to the old doors, and fortunately, they'll fit the new ones, so they can be transferred over. I never close them, but it's nice to know I could if I wanted to. If I didn't have all the lighting in the back yard I probably would close them, and drop the pull-up shades on the windows as well, because I would have fears of someone standing back there and looking in. With enough light, that's not a problem, and I leave the blinds and shades open. Same with my big window here. As long as I can look out and clearly see the back and side fences, which are flood-lighted, I know I would see anyone who might be in the yard, at least in silhouette.

I have to teach an ESL class in the morning, but Ted doesn't need me. In fact, he'll probably work faster without me. We get to talking - imagine that!

OK, off I go. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99965: BOLD

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99966: That was be being bold there. lol
Such goings on, such goings on.
RO--hope the door project goes well.
Maybe Norm Abram will show up to help!
AZ had a 4.8 earthquake in AZ a couple days ago!! Very strange, as we just don't have them here. When is the last time you have heard about a quake in AZ? " birth pangs..." ?? hmmm
Well, all my yard desc are up. I will post on FB soon.
you heard about

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99967: oops!

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99968: huh, now I can't get it to turn off. ?

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99969:

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99970: hmmm , good nite

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99971:

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99972:
MDC, you were trying to turn off the bold using an on-bold command instead of an off-bold command.
Please examine the two commands I posted at the end of Msg 99959. Notice the forward slash (/) in the off-bold command? Because that forward slash was missing in your postings, that turned your off-bold commands into extra on-bold commands.
As a result, Msg 99965 through Msg 99970 had six on-bold commands without any off-bold commands. Surprisingly, in your last Msg 99971, you did have the correct on-bold command followed by an off-bold command. But all the damage was done in Msg 99965 through Msg 99970. So at the beginning of this posting, I had to include six off-bold commands to cancel those six on-bold active commands of yours.

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99973: Yep, for every "on" there has to be an "off." I know that, but once in a while, through a typo, my "off" is wrong or incomplete, or sometimes I just forget to do it, and then I become very bold indeed. As I said, I hate when that happens. Don't worry, MDC, it happens to most of us now and then.

Well, I've got a full day. Ted is here to install the new door, it's 51, but sure does look like rain. I have to teach ESL at 9:30, have to go to Lowe's for some supplies I need for the roof lights, got to call a home health patient and schedule a visit with him today if possible, and try to get the rest of my indoor decorating done. Yep, it's gonna be a fun day! I can't help hoping it doesn't rain, but we need it so badly, that I feel guilty for such a wish!

Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99974: "Boy giraffes are selfish."

Luther Heggs

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99975:
Luther Heggs, in case you are wondering why Barney thought giraffes are selfish, as Barney explains it, "Just running around looking out for number one ... getting hit by lightning ..."
Or you can watch and cue it up to about 2:10.

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99976: Thanks PH. One of my favorite episodes.

"Well jump in where ya can and hang on. A 1 and A2...."

Luther Heggs

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99977: Poor Horatio, explain to me how to make text bold please.

"Awright all you people assigned to the back seat, load up!"

Luther Heggs

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99978: Back in the day you only had to remember "i" before "e" except after "c" in chicken... I'm with ya Luther, I got the switch on and switch off ok, but how do you do the command part?

I just got done fighting with the WalMartians and I'm beat to the socks! "WheelerTime"...


December 03, 2014 - Msg 99979:
Luther Heggs and G-F, for your first lesson, suppose you want to make your names to appear in bold. In the comments box at the bottom of this page, you would type the following:
< b >Lugher Heggs< / b >
< b >G-F< / b >
I had to put spaces in between the brackets in front and back of your names so the computer would display the commands and not activate them. So when you post, be sure to leave out all the spaces in between the < and > in front of your name and after your name.
The < b > is what I call the on-bold command since that turns on the bold for everything that follows it. And I call < / b > the off-bold command since it turns off the bold for everything that follows it.
The < tells the computer that everything that follows it is part of the command. And the > tells the computer that everything that follows it is no longer part of the command.
I will visit often tonight in case you guys decide to practice this and run into any problems.
Just remember that although I can identify your errors, I can't delete them. If it is something offensive and the censor does not catch it, we could ask Floyd to delete it. So be careful with what you post ;)

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99980: MDC, I don't think we can be bold and GROOVY at the same time- LOL

possum under a rock

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99981: Is everyone seeing everything in bold still, or is it just me?

-Sterling Holobyte

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99982:
Sterling Holobyte, everything looks normal to me. My browser is Mozilla Firefox. What browser are you using?

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99983:
Sterling Holobyte, also please tell me what is the last Msg number that appears without bold text on your computer and what is the first Msg number that appears all in bold on your computer.

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99984: Howst come everybody is in bold now?

Billy Ray the Postman

*Oh, now I see someone else addressed it. I'm using AOL. Last unbold 99964 First bold 99965 I'll come back with Internet Explorer.

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99985: Back with Internet Explorer and everything looks fine after 99970.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99986: Poor Horatio, the last without bold is 99964 and the first WITH is 99965. And I am using Opera.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99987: Like Billy Ray, I guess it has something to do with my browser. I came here using Safari and after 99972 it looked normal again. Hmmmm, curious.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99988:
Billy Ray the Postman and Sterling Holobyte, I made corrections in Msg 99972. So everything from that point on looks normal to me in Firefox. How about you folks?

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99989:
Just to make sure we don't have any misunderstandings, this is what happened earlier today. Everything was posting normally up through Msg 99964. Then the person who posted Msg 99965 activated the bold text and was not able to turn it off, even though he tried fixing the problem up through Msg 99971. Then I came along and in Msg 99972 corrected the problem so that it looked normal in my Mozilla Firefox browser. I'm hoping that everyone else is also seeing normal postings beginning with my Msg 99972 up through this posting. If these postings are normal, then the problem has been corrected for your browsers as well. But if you are still seeing bold postings, including this one, please let me know what browser you are using.

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99990: I'm using Mozilla Firefox and everything looks good to me, PH.
I ain't messin' with nuthin'-I am behaving this time around and trying not to break the Porch! LOL

possum u.a.r.

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99991:
I am testing the Google Chrome browser and Msg 99972 up through Msg 99989 all look normal. So apparently my correction in Msg 99972 has worked for the Google Chrome browser.

from Poor Horatio

December 03, 2014 - Msg 99992: "I'm a wretch, I'm going to Nashville!"
Thank you for fixing up my mess up! :)
Sorry I caused such goings on!!

BTW, we are almost to message 100,000!!
I think we should let ROmeena or PH have the honor of posting #100,000. What do ya all think??
not-so-bold MDC

December 04, 2014 - Msg 99993: Good evening, porch! My goodness, such goings-on! PH, I'm using Firefox, and everything looks fine to me. I love Firefox!

I'm about to get the Christmas card list out, so if anyone wasn't on it last year, but would like to be, now is the time to let me know. I have last year's list, and I won't list the names here, but if you have any doubt about whether you're on the list, and you want to be, please speak up. If you don't mind, would you put your request in a message here, all by itself. If it's buried in other conversation, I could miss it. Not likely, because I read everything, but it would help if it stood alone. I'll give it another couple of days, then the list goes out.

TOM, where are you, buddy? We haven't heard from you in a little while now. Are you well? Please check in!

Ted got my new back door installed, painted, and all finished today. It looks great, it closes smoothly and seals well, and I don't have to make my fingers sore trying to turn the key to lock the deadbolt anymore. It had gone way past the ability of WD-40 to make it work. No more cold air leaking in, dirt blowing in when Eddie uses the leaf blower, and the baby lizards can't get in anymore either. Sorry, little guys! The new door and frame are much better-made than the old one, so shouldn't have any more trouble. After 16 years, the old one had deteriorated and settled. It's an exterior door, and because it's the exit from a room that was built on what had been a patio, there's no roof eave over it, so it gets full exposure to weather. There's a gutter above it, but just about a six-inch overhang. Of course, in some parts of the country, that's about all the entire house has, but in Texas, we typically have wide eaves. I think mine are about 30" all around the house, maybe 36", I've never measured.

Thanks for the suggested honor of posting #100,000, but PH is welcome. What I'd really have loved, we can't have, but wouldn't it have been nice if REV could have given us one of his sweet and loving "benedictions", to commemorate such a momentous event? What a special, kind, true Southern gentleman he was. My family and I will never forget him. My grandsons still talk about him, and how sweet he was to them on that Friday night.

Well, guess I'd better hit the hay. Blessings, porch. --Romeena

December 04, 2014 - Msg 99994: G-F Ok Does that work now?

December 04, 2014 - Msg 99995: Hope I'm not being too BOLD!...G-F

December 04, 2014 - Msg 99996: Ok PH I get it now, I was confused, I thought it bolded it when you typed it, but it bolds it when you post. New lesson learned today, Thanks!

I vote Romeena for post #100,000..(Romeena, NEVER underestimate the power of WD-40 Right Asa? lol


December 04, 2014 - Msg 99997: If WD-40 can't fix it, chuck it and buy a new one. 10-4 GF. :)


December 04, 2014 - Msg 99998: Thanks.

December 04, 2014 - Msg 99999: Poor Horatio Thanks
Luther Heggs

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100000: "Pa,Pa. Barney's face is bleedin!"
Luther Heggs

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100001:
Rest In Peace

Rocky Morris aka Rev

June 25, 1959 - October 20, 2013

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100002:
Too bad I missed Msg 100000

from Poor Horatio

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100003: Thanks for posting the picture of Rev, Poor Horatio.

Well, on Safari it works, but as I come here using Opera, I see it is still bolded. Oh well, I can live with it.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100004:
Sterling Holobyte, I downloaded and installed Opera, then loaded this Front Porch page. Only Msg 99965 through Msg 99970 appear in bold text. All other postings before and after those postings appear with normal non-bold text.
Try this ... while using Opera, open one of the older archived pages and see if it appears all in bold.
Also, I'm using Windows Vista. What operating system are you using?

from Poor Horatio

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100005: Nope, the archives are looking fine. It's just this page after msg 99964 - current.

I am on an imac, using Mavericks 10.9.5

-Sterling Holobyte

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100006:

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100007: me

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100008: mdc

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100009:
MDC, you got so excited posting Msg 100006 that when you tried to turn off the bold, you put the forward slash after the "b" when it should go in front.
Now here is where a strange thing occurs that even I did not know about. I know that < b / > is not a valid HTML command to turn off bold because the slash follows the "b". But when you included this invalid command in Msg 100006, and then tried to correct it with a valid off-bold command in Msg 100007, it was ignored! When I tested this by including a second valid off-bold command right after the ignored valid off-bold command, it did turn off the bold.
Then in Msg 100008, you included a valid on-bold command followed by a valid off-bold command that worked just for that Msg. But the on-bold command from Msg 100006 was still active. So I placed three off-bold commands at the beginning of this posting. Maybe the extra off-bold commands I included might fix Sterling's problem with Opera.

from Poor Horatio

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100010:

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100011: Nope, still bolded, Poor Horatio. But I am trying something right now.

-Sterling Holobyte

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100012: Didn't work. :-)


December 04, 2014 - Msg 100013:
Sterling Holobyte, try clearing your memory cache. If you don't know how, watch

from Poor Horatio

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100014: Thanks PH, We will call REV's post the first post of the next 1 hundred thousand! I won't even ask how you posted a picture, my head is still spinning on learning to BOLD, by the way, the censor did not like the word BOLD bolded, wonder why? G-F...

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100015: Good evening, porch. I think it's very fitting and appropriate that #100,001 was a tribute to REV. What better way to start the next chapter?

Now, as for all this bold stuff, maybe if we all enter an off-bold command, which is < / b > (no spaces), one of us might succeed. Or maybe we just need bigger wires.

There, I did mine. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100016: Wow...over 100,000 posts! That's a few comments! I'm glad you guys are still enjoying yourself here on the Taylor's Front Porch! --Floyd

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100017:
Floyd, while it is true we are a chatty bunch, we could not have achieved that 100,000 post mark without your help as our host. Let us all thank Floyd for his generosity.
Thank you FLOYD.

from Poor Horatio

December 04, 2014 - Msg 100018: "I think I've heard just about enough about that tomata, command." ha
I think I'm done being bold on-porch! lol
Thanks again for the help PH.
PORCH!! You're the cats!
Beautiful rain in Phx area today! Very refreshing to see, hear, and inhale. (Yes, I DO inhale :)
Sure do miss BOO's posts about Christmas movies, her young 'uns etc. I feel that I know Erin and Sean
like a neice and nephew.
I'm working on my 12 days of Mayberry.

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100019:
Hmmm, things are awful quiet here today. I'm glad that I am not seeing any unwanted bold. And I am wondering if Sterling Holobyte cleared out his memory cache and what affect, if any, did that have on him seeing bold texts.

from Poor Horatio

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100020: Hey PH- I see you've been the only visitor to the Porch today- where IS everybody?? Maybe they're out shopping for our Christmas presents- ha ha

Wanted to pop in and say " Whoo Hoo!!" about us making it to post # 100,000- that's a LOT of Chit-Chat!

I stopped by the Morrison place and got us a few jars of elixir- let's celebrate!

Take care, PH and hope it doesn't get too lonely around here-gotta go for now.

possum under a rock

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100021:

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100022: That was me,doing the off bold command,as Ro suggested. Hope it helped Sterling!

possum again

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100023: Im here, MDC. What a sweet thing to say...all of you just feel like family to me. Not a lot of goings on around here to report on. Bruce is still working on the outside lights and I am watching the occasional Christmas movie but just not that interested in them because I have seen most of them so many times.

I can say we had our annual greening service at church on wed night and it was such a blessing. Our focus was on the missions our church is involved in around our community..we partner with a Spanish church in a very needy part of the inner city and the pastor was with us to tell us about what God is doing there. There church is filled with children, and just a few parents so they have their hands full, but how pleased the Lord must be over the children coming to him! There were some girls from the shoreline rehab there, and the ladies from our Grace House ministry for women in trouble, and a few others and it was such a blessing. The light has come into the world and the darkness comprehended it not...but WE no longer walk in darkness..praise the Lord. :)

Hope you are all doing well. We are about to go eat as a family. Erin made A's and one B on her report card so she chose a night out as a family as her reward. She is doing well but has a crush on a 24 yr old boy who looks like he is 16. I am a little nervous because it isn't some crush from afar and they are actually friends... Sean already talked to her about how 14 yr old boys can be but I think I am going to have a talk with her, too.

Better git!


December 05, 2014 - Msg 100024: oh my...that was supposed to say that erin has a crush on a 14 yr old, not a 24 yr old. Mercy, that would be something to worry about!


December 05, 2014 - Msg 100025: HI ALL.

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100026: Everything is still in bold on AOL.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100027: I did the cache delete thing and everything is still bold.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100028: And still not in bold with Internet Explorer.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100029: Strangely enough, Msg 100028 gave me a stern lecture about saying something inappropriate for the porch and that the censors had been called. Apparently the message got through, although it was pretty intimidating. I was worried Miss Crump was about to rap my knuckles.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100030: Oh my gosh, Boo,you about gave me heart failure there-glad Erin's crush isn't 24!!

And "Hey!" to Billy Ray.

possum u.a.r.

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100031: Good evening, porch. So part of the porch is still being bold? That's weird. I just checked my Internet Explorer, and the porch is okay there, as well as on Firefox, which is my ISP of choice. You know, it seems to me that I remember this happening once before, with some of the lesser-known ISPs not releasing the bold. Does anyone else remember that, or am I imagining things? Wish I could remember how it was fixed....

Just got home from playing bunco. We do have a lot of fun. Imagine twelve old gals, most of whom have known each other forever, seen each other through trials and joys, and have no secrets. Our hostess has a little dachshund, cute little fellow, very friendly. We about scared him out of his wits, with our outbursts of laughter, and everyone getting up to change tables every few minutes (the nature of the game.) He finally went and sat in the next room and watched us through the doorway!

Yes, Boo, have that talk with Erin. Good for Sean, for talking to his little sister, but I agree, you should follow it up. She needs to know that boys that age are just brimming with freshly-minted hormones, and have just about as much sense as a doodlebug. Right, wrong, and consequences are just words to them, with no meaning at all. Scary times.

It's warm here, 62 at 9 p.m. It's been warm for several days, and will be for another few days. As pleasant as it is, this is not good. My daffodils are starting to send up foliage, blooms will soon follow, and it's about three months too early! We'll have a severe cold snap, they'll get frozen back, and the spring show will be puny, because the bulbs put part of their energy into this false growth. In fact, there may be nothing at all in the spring. My tulips are safe, because the bulbs are in the garage fridge, and will be until early January. Oh well. Nothing I can do about it, so I'll just take advantage of the warm days and put out twinkle lights in all the shrubbery. I love twinkle lights!

Maybe I'll just surprise myself and go to bed early for a change. I'm usually up until all hours, but am a bit tired tonight, so maybe I'll just turn in. Or not. We'll see. Anyway, have a good night's sleep, folks. Tomorrow is another day. --Romeena

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100032:
Billy Ray the Postman, since you are also seeing bold text while using AOL, I downloaded and installed AOL. Sure enough, I'm seeing bold text from Msg 99965 up through Msg 100031. And everything before Msg 99965 is appearing as non-bold text. Now that I finally see it, I can try a few things.

from Poor Horatio

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100033:

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100034: TEST

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100035:

December 05, 2014 - Msg 100036: I wanted to make sure that you guys know that you MUST allow cookies in your browser in order to post here on the Porch. Billy Ray, message "100028" didn't post the first time because you had not "cookie" present in your browser and it was rejected. The second time you worked. I don't know why AOL thinks things are "bold." They are bold in Firefox or on IE for me. --Floyd

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100037:
Floyd, thanks for that tip about cookies. However, I checked my AOL Desktop browser and the cookies are allowed. But from Msg 99965 up through Msg 100036, I'm still seeing all bold text.
What is strange is that with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera running with Windows, the text from Msg 99970 on appears correctly as non-bold text.
But with Opera running with Mac OS, and AOL Desktop, the text from Msg 99970 on appears as bold text.
My initial investigation discovered an invalid bold command in Msg 99966 (where the forward slash appears after the "b"). That was my suspect. I even posted the invalid off bold command again in Msg 100034 and tried cancelling it with multiple valid off bold commands. A few of us have also been posting valid off bold commands; all without success. I am running out of ideas to try.

from Poor Horatio

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100038: The cookies won't have an impact for the "bold" problem AOL users may be seeing. I'll edit the file online to remove the bad bold tag and you can see if that fixes the problem.

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100039: I removed several (at least 3) poorly formed "bold" tags from the page. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Y'all be careful when using HTML tags. --Floyd

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100040:
Good luck Floyd. And thanks for your help. I can't keep my eyes open so I'm heading off to bed. I will check in in the morning.

from Poor Horatio

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100041:
Just to let you know, with AOL Desktop browser, I'm still seeing bold up through Msg 100040.
Good night.

from Poor Horatio

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100042: Hmm...There's nothing wrong with the code...that I can see. Oh well....don't use AOL browser. :) --Floyd

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100043: I think it's the AOL browser and the way AOL caches the web site. I believe the browser is caching the "bold" problem. If you clear your browser cache, it should fix itself. --Floyd

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100044:
That like may help. --Floyd

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100045:

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100046: Since I seem to have started the prob with 99965,
I just tried a bold off command in 100045 above.
Maybe that will help.
We sure went from 100,000 to 100,046 in a hurry.
Maybe we need to listen to Dr. Breen.
Did some shopping today, and also shopping for Medicare plan as I turn the big 65 soon! Yikes.

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100047:
Hey Folks

Poor Horatio- A very nice post to REV. I think about him often.

A lot going on around here.
You folks stay warm.


December 06, 2014 - Msg 100048: Way ellllllll. I tried a sorta, kinda clearing of the browser. Everything is still bold. But the link Floyd gave is from an earlier version of AOL so I'm not sure I did things right. I am one of them old dinosaurs still on dialup and that point was mentioned. Anyway, I think I can get it right but will have to worry about it tomorrow. I do know there are some strange cache issues with AOL. If it bothers me too much, I'll just come back with IE. In the meantime, be careful with html on a public forum. This is probably the biggest controversy Floyd has had to deal with since the warm water debacle.

Billy Ray the Postman

December 06, 2014 - Msg 100049: Well, the good part is as soon as the porch sweeps....the "bold" problem will go away. If we can make it a few more posts, everything will be okay in Mayberry. --Floyd