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Can someone out there tell me what is wrong with one of the threads on this site? I posted an answer to "Enemy of the State" by bobbi .. the other answers after mine are blackend out!!! I don't know if its something I did on the computer..I had family over for Christmas and they were on it..Anyway I would like to read the other answers but something is wrong..I am new to computers so its probley something Im not doing right.. Will someone help?

-- rooster (, December 26, 1998


Rooster, I have the same problem, posted asking one of the HTML experts to fix it, but nada. Nothing but black page, aqua blue spam, and cobalt blue addys. It's not you, it's the deviled spam.

Do you perchance use a Macintosh? I'm using an iMac (yea!) and have wondered if it's just me seeing the enemy blackout?

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx

-- Leska (, December 26, 1998.


You did nothing wrong.

In Diane J. Squire's first answer of that thread (following the first Paul Davis answer) she copied a message that had HTML commands in it that temporarily changed the background and text colors in which text was displayed, among other settings. At the end of that answer, some settings, including background and text colors, are restored, but not all of them.

A few answers later, Leska restored the rest of the original settings, and the remainder of the thread should look okay on your browser if you just page down several times until you can see it.

-- No Spam Please (, December 27, 1998.

Can someone try to fix this thing for them?

I don't know how and I aalso don't have the problem that they are having.


To the top.


-- sweetolebob (La) (, December 27, 1998.

Oh, yeah --

If you want to see the "whitened out" text, find your browser options for colors (in Netscape Navigator 3, it's Options/General Preferences/Colors), change the background color to a custom selection (try a medium gray) and, in Netscape Navigator 3 at least, check the "Always Use My Colors, Overriding Document" option, then click on OK. Your browser should then reload the page with the new background color you selected, but the same color text, enabling you to read the text that was previously almost invisible.

Afterwards, change your browser's background color back to whatever it was before. (If you want to, that is ... And you _did_ record what the original color settings were before you changed them, didn't you?)

-- No Spam Please (, December 27, 1998.

No Spam Please, it's so weird, because I know nothing about HTML, but I tried to knock out the spam settings, and those fix-attempt posts show up from my iMac as nothing but xxx's! And no text showed up (other than the aqua blue spam & cobalt blue addys) until I followed Paul Davis' advice and highlighted the blackness, after which the text shows up highlighted (minus any HTML fix typing). Very odd; this computer dummie no comprehende. Glad it works for somebody!

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxx

-- Leska (, December 27, 1998.

OK, OK, make that "light-blued-out" text instead of "whitened-out" (according to some). Same advice applies.

-- No Spam Please (, December 27, 1998.

"Aqua-blued-out". Whatever. I give up.

-- No Spam Please (, December 27, 1998.

thanks guys for all your help.. you guys are great..

-- rooster (, December 27, 1998.

I can e-mail whoever understands the intricacies of HTML the message I received with HTML imbedded code, then they can figure it out.

Just e-mail me. (I am who I am, and my e-mail works).

Diane, Silicon Valley, CA (Just not Java, etc., proficient)

-- Diane J. Squire (, December 27, 1998.

An interesting thing for conspiracy enthusiasts to note is that this particualr HTML crossover occurred in that particular very vary of arbitrarily assuming there is a government reason behind everything.

Be equally cautious about assuming that there is no government ulterior motive behind anything.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw GA) (, December 27, 1998.

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