Grey Lupous (greyias) wrote,
Grey Lupous
greyias

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DO NOT WANT

(Thanks to tipper_green for the tip.)

Hi thar FFnet. See this little thing below?



DO NOT WANT.

I do not like to use the <hr> tag in general in my stories. It's a personal thing, I don't like a line that takes up the length of a window to indicate a scene break in my writing, because to me that is like a full stop. That is in effect saying "Whoa sucker! Take a break!", which hey, might be crazy, but it's my personal crazy.

What I like even less is when, without notice, someone has gone through and viciously yanked out what I've chosen to use for a scene break. I would have still been pissed had I had notice, but someone giving me the common courtesy of forewarning I at least could have visually searched through the story (used the ever helpful CTRL+F), found what I was using for scene breaks and place it with the all mighty <hr>.

I'm starting to think that they just like torturing their user base. I mean, what the heck? I've had to put up with a lot over the seven years I've been posting stories there. (Seven whole years, sheesh!) The special character hatred, especially of my beloved *'s, has always irked me, because I've had to make a separate document specially formatted for FFnet. But you go where the readership is, and it didn't bother me up until tonight that it was there.

And I was going to make some inappropriate jokes about poor oppressed yellow *'s and the evil <hr> swastikas that plague them... but I'm just too tired at this point.

All right... I feel... slightly mollified now. I have an idea that might be able to defeat the Pit of Formatting Nazis Voles latest faux pas. If it's successful... I'll make a nice, non-ranty post. Oh, MS Frontpage, you are my friend.
Tags: rants, this shit is b-a-n-a-n-a-s
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