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Hey, Aren't You...
lj_bot wrote in writersblock
Tell us a story about a personal brush with celebrity. Did a movie star stroll by in the park, were you on an elevator or plane ride with a rock star, or was there that one time (perhaps at band camp) where That One Guy was a special guest?

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Have my text set to the HTML and I'm having trouble posting, again!

I'm sorry that this hasn't been fixed yet -- it's unfortunately been very hard to track down reliable.

I did just think of a possible work-around, though, since you're using the HTML editor -- do you mind doing a little test post for me to try it out? This works for me, but I'm not having the base trouble of blank entries, so it's not a perfect test in my case. It'd be better to have someone try it who is getting the blank entries.

Again, this is if you've already got your default editor set to the HTML version.

1) Go to today's WB question: http://writersblock.livejournal.com/265991.html

2) Click the 'Answer' button. The standard entry editor will popup. Since you're now using the HTML editor, you'll see this line of code:

<lj-template name="qotd" id="3763" lang="en_LJ" />

3) Select that line and 'cut' it (so that you have it stored in memory -- or copy it to a Notepad window or something -- you just need to be able to paste it back in at a later step).

4) Type your answer to the question and post your entry. It should post successfully, yes?

5) Assuming it posted OK, now edit it and insert that copied line of code at the top of the entry. Give it a couple line breaks after it, before your answer.

6) Save the entry and view it -- does it now display both the question 'block' and then your answer?

7) If so, now visit http://www.livejournal.com/misc/latestqotd.bml?qid=3763 and see if your entry appears with the rest now.

If that works, it'd be one extra step for you to post, but you'd get a non-blank entry and it would appear on the answers page with all the other answers. So, not perfect, but at least a possible option for now.

Edited at 2012-05-03 09:47 pm (UTC)

That did work. Thanks a million!

Is this maybe by the replies to Writer's Block have gone from the hundreds to the double digits? Technical issues?

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