Ok, I guess I misunderstood your question. please try again, exactly what are you trying to do?
I think he's trying to hide the BBcode buttons, but still allow users to use BBcodes by typing the correct code.
Perhaps removing the buttons from the template? Although I would prefer a conditional hide (depending on usergroup)
A bug is a feature that hasn't made it to the manual (yet)
you can't use html in a post. it is a security risk and the software does not allow it.
maybe is you explained exactly what you are trying to and not how you think it should be done, we could help you do it.,
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