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A nice quick answer from LJ Support, but it does not make me happy:

"The allowed HTML in comments was changed about a month or so ago, because spam comments were exploiting it. I apologize for the inconvenience."

Although I derive some minor Geek Pride satisfaction from the fact that my guess was right, this still sucks. I have asked them to see about developing a custom tag for spoilers.



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Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
ROT13 all the way, baby.

Did you request that springkink story with Kakei and Saiga? I need a beta but I don't want you to have to do your own request...

Edited at 2011-01-23 03:42 am (UTC)
Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)

If it's the prompt that ends with the song lyrics "Give me the strength to lay this burden down," yes, that's mine!

If you cant find anyone else, I'll do it.

ROT13! Aren't you clever! (Or I'm dumb ... which at the moment, is probably the case.) What distresses me is the idea of all the old spoilers that are now revealed. Even if I could find all mine, they have responses, so I wouldn't be able to fix them. People do look at old reviews and things.

Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
There's a Firefox extension, LeetKey, that will do it for you, so it's easy! Naq bqqyl sha. V nyjnlf srry yvxr n pbqroernxre.

It is yours! I'll see who commented on my Yuletide story back in the day, I know there are other people on my flist who know Legal Drug.
Jan. 23rd, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)

Thanks for the FF tip. I figured I could find something - the HTML was easy for me, but it did take a fair number of keystrokes.

Darn CLAMP - I wish they'd pick up Legal Drug again! I keep hearing rumors, but that's it. Kakei and Saiga are so hot.

Jan. 23rd, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like how lazy LeetKey is.

Ah, but there's always the risk they'll go and CLAMP it up. At least it's not on some cliffhanger with, you know, a character stuck in a wormhole or something.
Jan. 23rd, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
I can beta that now that I've finally read the series, if you don't have a likelier suspect lined up!
Jan. 23rd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
I've got someone! I'll keep you in mind though. ISN'T SAIGA AWESOME?
Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Huh. Can you use rot13? I don't fully understand the HTML codes, but maybe that would be a workaround?
Jan. 23rd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)

lady_ganesh suggested the same. I don't know why I didn't think of it - I see people do it on (for example) James Nicoll's LJ all the time! I think most of my manga friends use the color trick instead, but I guess that will be changing.

Jan. 23rd, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
ROT13 was my immediate thought as well -- for folks not using something like Firefox which has extensions that let you rotate text on the fly, there are plenty of websites where you can paste text to code or decode it. You weren't active on USENET, were you? That was the old-school geek solution for hiding spoilers and snark, etc., in a text-based environment, which is probably a big part of why so many of the r.a.s-f.w refugees over at James' place use it vs. so few of the younger web-based bloggers who are used to being able to use HTML and BBCode formatting. (Personally, I'm less bothered by the spoiler issue and more miffed at no longer being able to do snarky things with sparkletext!)
Jan. 23rd, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
We can't sparkle text anymore?! WOE!!!
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