Spam prevention
Rainmaker
4,554,044
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It happens with certain PriceWaterhouseCoopers envelopes too.   

Feb 27, 2017 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,438
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That makes sense.  I've never had to use them.  Here's my reasoning for why:  These are part of the HTML coding language that the blog is written in.  New lines are <BR> new paragraphs are  <P> font changes are <FONT> and so on and so forth.  What happens is that likely the blog writing engine interprets these as HTML commands and removes them from display.  You may need to put them inside single quote marks for them to be seen, or go into the source code and use <CODE> </CODE> around them.  That will tell the browser to display the info as a written text instead of interpreting it as HTML display/formatting code.

 

I'm likely right on this, but Bob Stewart may have a more definitive answer.

Feb 27, 2017 01:15 PM
Ambassador
2,047,535
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

I thought you were talking about these two characters.

Feb 27, 2017 08:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,366
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had no idea... thanks for the heads-up. Then again I don't use these characters unless I'm in html mode.

Feb 27, 2017 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

<3

Is the one I use but never in the Rain!

Feb 27, 2017 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony and Suzanne,

It is magic!

Feb 27, 2017 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I didn't even know where these keys are so now I know.

Feb 27, 2017 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,036
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, but I tell you that every once in awhile sentences disappear & it could be because of those keys.  I will watch it with those arrow brackets.

< Tony & Suzanne > ...... poof!

Feb 27, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,614
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh wow, I was almost waiting to see a pair of hands on the keyboard.

VARMINTS!  ;)

Feb 27, 2017 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

AR needs to use a better designed editor.

Feb 27, 2017 10:18 AM
Rainmaker
715,949
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Smaller than... greater than.... let me think about this one, there's got to be an explanation....

Feb 27, 2017 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Maybe because "and" is less than (<) or more than (>) nothing.

Feb 27, 2017 09:09 AM
Rainmaker
7,792,559
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I did not know this. Do you have a fix for the changing fonts?

Feb 27, 2017 08:54 AM
Ambassador
5,033,056
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Didn't know this but never use them

Feb 27, 2017 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

didn't know that.... actually, never used them....

Feb 27, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,530,792
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

<I never use them> so I didn't <notice>.

Feb 27, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
707,152
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Haven't used these before - and will try to avoid them based on your question here.

Feb 27, 2017 07:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I will try it.

 

Could you read something in the line above?

(Well, I did not write anything there - or they just vanished....lol!)

Feb 27, 2017 10:39 PM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Never used it and never noticed, but learned something from the question and Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA's answer. -Kasey

Feb 27, 2017 03:19 PM
Ambassador
6,356,194
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Did not notice this one, but plenty of other things seem to disappear.

Feb 27, 2017 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,495
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Boolean algebra.

How about NOR or XOR.... Try them.

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I didn't know that..

 

Feb 27, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

If we could only use them on our <mistakes>...hmmmm

Feb 27, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

There are many answers below and the short one is this is HTML coding and that is the WHY

Feb 24, 2018 04:28 PM
Rainer
259,005
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

</blank>

Thought it had to have the "/" after the "<"

Mar 29, 2017 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
5,850,101
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs always has such a sense of humor! 

Mar 01, 2017 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tony and Suzanne - Interesting...

Feb 28, 2017 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,826
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Whoops!

Feb 28, 2017 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,901,358
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never knew that.

 

Feb 28, 2017 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
987,152
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

They're used in commenting and tags

Feb 28, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
599,124
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I often work on a laptop and it deletes stuff on its own all the time!

Feb 28, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I know these characters are used to hide in HTML code, didn't know it worked in the blog editor.

Feb 28, 2017 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

thanks for the update

Feb 28, 2017 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks.

Feb 28, 2017 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,191
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not know and intentionally never use it, but i had entries that vanished and never was found:((

Feb 27, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was also thinking what Alan said

Feb 27, 2017 08:40 PM
Ambassador
2,679,349
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

HTML confusion.

Feb 27, 2017 08:03 PM
Ambassador
5,204,468
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Very interesting!  LMAO Michael Jacobs' response!

Feb 27, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,974,928
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Michael Jacobs you beat me to it!! LOL! Perfect!!

Feb 27, 2017 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have never used that and therefore never had anything vanish.

Feb 27, 2017 06:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,373,354
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm glad a lot of people answered this before me because I was totally confused.... but I like Alan May 's answer.

Feb 27, 2017 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,136,131
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Thanks for the warning. 

Feb 27, 2017 03:13 PM
Ambassador
3,581,979
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hmmmm I didn't know this - is it fake news?

Feb 27, 2017 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,775,781
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The characters are being a character...

Feb 27, 2017 02:29 PM