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I knew it would come

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Check the full stop
This is the new trend. Unparsed smilies are a dead giveaway of course, full stops are harder to spot.
In theory they can also make their hyperlinks with white text - right?
So be on the lookout for odd blank spaces.

P.S. I unlinked the link for your inconvenience, plus I don't want this one to be deleted.

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Sorry; what am I supposed to be seeing?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I knew it would come

What's a 'full stop'?

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Glad you asked

by santeewelding In reply to Sorry; what am I supposed ...

I didn't want to betray my complete ignorance.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to Glad you asked

I sometimes mix up my registers... that's why usually translators only translate to their native language, and not from it.
Robo_dev has got it; the link was in the period.
I found five more of the same kind right then, and five disguised as smilies.

Of course they're now gone, so the above unlink points to Sinister's post instead... nothing to see there.

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Brit translation: Full Stop = Period

by robo_dev In reply to I knew it would come

The issue is that it's possible to put fake URLs on any web page, and TR is no exception.

The fact that the 'space' character is a valid filename or part of a url can be tricky. Of course the extra tricky part is that a web browser has to encode/decode the space character from everything from hex to greek, so a clever hacker can exploit that.

We used to play pranks on each other at the office with files or directories named 'space', since it's hard to read a character that does not render on the screen.

Even better, we used to name a user something like _____________ on the old Novell server. When you viewed or printed a user list, it appeared to be an extra header line.

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