There's a live preview panel for exactly this reasons.
Lots of people read these forums, and many of them will simply skip over a post that is difficult to read, because it's just too large an investment of their time to try and follow a wall of badly formatted text.
If your goal is to get an answer to your questions, it's in your interest to make it as easy to read and understand as possible.
Please update your post as the configuration is not really readable here.
thank you, that was exactly the problem. I wiped the data dir (actually I removed it entirely and had to recreate it and put the permissions back because it errored out), so for anyone else clear the dir contents dont actually remove the dir itself. once I did that, it attached to the cluster.