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AV, what's with the (question marks)?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Just wondering... does the page not display properly when it does its "Your subject is not in the form of a discussion. Post as Question "-gestapo thing?

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Not really sure what you are referring to

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to AV, what's with the (ques ...

But if you use Word or Word Perfect to write your post and then Copy/Cut and Paste it to the TR Forums you get ??? inserted instead of '.

Must be something to do with the way that the site reads the ASCII code. Not something I've ever bothered to do much investigation though to be perfectly honest.


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AV seems to be having trouble ending new WC thread titles with "?"

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Not really sure what you ...

I was just wondering what kind of problem it is, since I don't have it.
I can imagine that some browsers and setting-combinations could have trouble dealing with the red ACHTUNG shout the board lets out when you try to end a discussion with a "?", or when you try to post a Q&A thread without the "?", but maybe it's something else...

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Don't worry about it

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to AV seems to be having tro ...

TR is out to get AV but if we tell her she'll stop thinking that she is Paranoid.

Col :^0

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What it is.

by seanferd In reply to AV, what's with the (ques ...

If you try to post to a Discussion ending in a "?", you get a warning (although you can still post it anyway, in my experience).

Of course, this stupid little filter does nothing to stop people from posting Questions in Discussions, as they rarely end the title with a "?". Nor can they form whole sentences, apparently.*

*Hey, I have no problem with some people's posting idioms, what I have a problem with is sheer laziness.


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by AnsuGisalas In reply to What it is.

I thought so too, but AV wrote "I wanted to end this with a question mark, but couldn't", so I thought it was something more than that ANGSTSCHWEISS-warning.

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Exactly right

by AV . In reply to What it is.

When I tried to post a discussion in the WC, I got the warning, so rather than not post the discussion where I want, I just typed (question mark). I never thought it would work right if I just continued on.


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Well, it works, luckily.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Exactly right

You can enjoy a feeling of small rebellion as you ignore the warning... does the heart good.

Though perhaps not as much good as the stressful ANGSTSCHWEISS-warning does harm.

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by seanferd In reply to Well, it works, luckily.

does nothing to mitigate question posters from posting in the wrong forum.

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Exactly... it's like the Gestapo

by AnsuGisalas In reply to And

only a lot more *meh*

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