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I love using html, and tend to totally abuse it when I can, especially images. :p
You might look around at some of the older discussions here. This is old jive software, and some features have been removed due to performance issues. It's supposed to all be replaced sometime, so hopefully suggestions for improvement will be considered. The worst, in my honest opinion, would be if they made it work like Facebook.
UW (Germany) wrote:And when are these new users supposed to be allowed to switch it on?
A possible solution for this could be, that there is a setting in the user profile like "I want to use html tags in my postings" and in my opinion this should be switched off as a default for new users of the forum.
html tags in posts can lead to major spam abuse or malicious code. I think that's why it was disabled (as we had some abusing members posting threads that automatically redirected to dodgy sites)
As already mentioned, the jive software is old and unsupported now, so Oracle are already looking to upgrade to a new forum.
I don't know what was disabled in the past but I still can use things like <font color="red"><font color="red">red</font></font> here in the forum and that's what I mean.
And maybe you misunderstood my intention. I don't want more html as there is today. I want less, at least for unexperienced users. If users want they can switch it on immediately but than they should know what they do and be aware of the side effects.
I personally would prefer to keep html off totally. I don't need the possibility to use <font color="red">red code</font> but I would like to copy and paste my SQL and PLS/SQL code without checking if there are any characters in my code which get interpreted as html code and destroy the functionality of the code.