Filter Solutions, maintained by Weapon, was created to deal with problems following TNT's adjustments of the coding filters. The biggest of these adjustment episodes took place during September 2009 and Jan/Feb 2011, but Filter Solutions hopes to provide answers to any coding-related issues. Information has been compiled through the joint effort of discussion on the boards and other helpful users sending in new info and solutions.
You're welcome to neomail me any questions. I will try to answer general coding questions as well as filter-related ones. [C=]
• News & Updates
23rd January 2013: Hey, we're back! [=D] I temporarily took down Filter Solutions (and my other pages) yesterday morning because I was having some issues with the site where I host my images (a personal website, not an image-hosting site). I still am having said issues, but I've now reuploaded my images elsewhere so I can get FS and the others back up and running.
26th October: Swept FS's listers, removing the inactive.
10th October: I should have updated about this weeks ago, when I first heard. To be honest I forgot that I hadn't. It's good news: We can once again use ampersands (the & symbol) in links without them breaking. This means we can use &recipient=, &subject= and &message_body= in neomail links, always very handy, and can also link to those parts of Neopia that have an & in the address such as Neopian Times articles.
26th September: And Pixie Dust.
26th August: And The Directory.
26th July: And Akakosui's Directory.
23rd July: And at Scamander Directory.
12th July: And at Hunters Of The Links' Directory.
23rd May: And at Delta Directory.
21st May: Now listed at Maltieca.
30th Apr: Sorry FS's linkback button stopped working. I've reuploaded the image at a new host and the code in the textarea above has been updated accordingly. [=3]
11th Apr: Also, The Secret Library.
10th Apr: Listed at Serendipity.
3rd Apr: Listed at Simple Gifts.
21st Mar: Now listed at Graylist.
15th Feb '12. I have now added a Sitely section, down the bottom, in order to list my listers.
1st Dec. You may have noticed FS's images are back - this is because I finally gave up on the hosting site I was using and found new. Sorry I took so long about that. [n.n;]
29th Sept. Listed at Epcot Directory.
20th Aug. I have now gone through clarifying some of the solutions.
10th Aug. Managed to make a simple background. What do you think? Decent? [=)]
9th Aug. Ah... If you're wondering why there are stray Slorgs around the page, I'm afraid that's because they've escaped from their hatchery. Sorry about that! [n.n] Just keep an eye on the floor so you don't slip on the slime. Oh and if you want to help us recover them then please go ahead and report them to the Hub. Thanks!
9th Aug. I've realised this layout needs a background image, rather than just #000 back there. Haven't found one yet though.
8th Aug. And from the silence emerges a new layout! I decided FS ought to have a layout specifically tailored to suit its needs, which it hasn't until now. It's nothing too special or amazing but I think it's a bit whiter and cleaner-looking, so I'm satisfied (for now). Oh and you might see me rewriting and clarifying the solutions, where needed, in the days to come.
22nd Mar. Added Chrome and Safari versions also.
15th Mar. Added IE and Opera versions of the quick FF solution to the Can't see your Save Changes button problem (thanks to Shinning123).
3rd Mar. Hey, it's been a while - but that's a good thing; it means no new problems. [;D] I have been alerted to one though, along with its solution: petlookup layouts broken by advertisement bar.
12th Feb. Geez, this issue's been going back and forth like a boomerang. Sorry to change the info again, but apparently textareas are working fine now without the rows and cols (but still: don't include the underscore).
11th Feb. I've been neomailed an apparent fix for textareas. They seem to work fine if you include rows and cols (see textarea fix for details). But please let me know if this doesn't work for everybody. [=)]
8th Feb Again. Actually, hold that thought; seems some people are having trouble with the new textareas, inexplicably. Much like when the underscore was left out before the filter changes, some people are finding that half their petpage appears below the box on the editpetpage page after they've saved changes.
8th Feb. Textareas are back - but without the underscore. I've updated their section in the solutions.
5th Feb. Much to everyone's relief, TNT have stated that they are bringing textareas back (issue 480 - first question). They also say they've updated the filters to the latest standards, disallowing deprecated codes (align being one of the casualties, and I believe this could also at least be why target=_blank and marquee have gone).
4th Feb. Added pages not scrolling as they should be to the list, linked to its solution. I picked that one straight off the neoboards without someone actually addressing it to me in explanatory form, so I hope it's correct. Please do poke me with a neomail if it's not, thanks. [=D]
3rd Feb Again. Reorganised, tidied, redesigned, sorted, rephrased, reconsidered, cleaned, deleted. And the list of problems now links to the solutions for the problems! Handy, that! -rolls eyes- Somehow adding new bits of info and solutions several times a day really messed up any semblance of order I had to begin with.
3rd Feb. Margin and display are allowed again! It looks like TNT's autocorrecting filter is no longer deleting margin or display codes. [=D]
1st Feb. I believe TNT's autocorrecting filter is removing display:none from .sf, if you dared put that in your style. And it's also removing margin.
31st Jan Again. It appears TNT are introducing some kind of automatic code cleaning feature. Stylesheets are being formatted to use tabs and any missing ending tags are appearing upon saving changes (such as unended paragraphs, lines in ordered lists, or divs).
31st Jan, 2011. Looks like TNT have been tinkering with their coding again. Textareas and marquees have gone boom - they are displaying the text placed within them without the effects they're supposed to create. Also some layouts are majorly messed up in other ways, cause unknown as yet. I have been sent some tips that may help quell some issues; that and any other info I find is being added to the new 'Problems of the 31st' section you can find immediately below.
22nd April, 2010. There may not have been much to update on this page after TNT finished changing the filters, but my six-month silence is just not right. [xD] General tidying up. Added proper links to the other pages with filter guides.