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How can I turn off the "smart" (dumb) forum editor?

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Sorry, I'm not sure where to put this. This seemed like the best place.

The forums updated recently, and the new editor is awful. Just now I was trying to write a post with three links in it, and the editor kept trying to drag my cursor back to the url= point. The only way I could complete my post was to copy-paste and hold left click (to lock the cursor in place) to trick the editor into putting the text where it belonged. And I can't even find a way to insert multiple line of text without a break (pretty basic functionality) without composing it in an external editor and copy-pasting it in. The old editor had a switch in the top right to disable "smart" editing, allowing you to just type simple BBCode, making it much easier to use. I can't find a switch in the new editor, and the prospect of having to fight this "smart" editing to write any non-trivial posts is horrifying.

I don't see a switch anywhere in the editor, and I checked the forum settings for any options, but didn't see anything. I really, really, hope that this can be turned off.

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