[IDEA] ASCII character restriction on message board posts is overly restrictive; implement a less restrictive standard
Character restrictions are a necessity on message board posts. However, the current restriction is too strict and often makes it impossible to paste text from another source. We will implement a less restrictive standard.
Current restriction doesn't allow the following often used characters in prose:
— (em dash)
‘ (open quote)
This still isn't fixed?
A few bad apples post something bad so you take away certain posting abilities for everybody? Isn't that like pandering to terrorists?
It's ridiculous to not be able to copy/paste sentences/paragraphs.
Lurker Bee commented
Sucks. Don't really visit PT anymore because I can't paste a simple sentence. You shouldn't have to ask for examples, try it yourself, figure this shit out already
aaaaaaand, now i can't even post a post in an existing thread without getting the "non-ASCII characters" message :(
i was just now unable to post a thread on the moe. board about a venue change... i got the error "please remove non-ASCII characters from your submission and try again"... i first posted with the date "9/14" and thought it was the slash that was the problem (what?)... so i tried again with a dot instead of a slash, and got the same message.. tried again with only letters in the thread title and got the same message (after closing my browser, logging out and logging back in again)... something is amiss! thank you!
same thing happens with quotation marks too. usually replacing them with a self typed quotation mark works.
CAN'T POST ACCENTS SUCH AS Olè
HERE IS THE SIMPLE TEXT THAT I COPY AND PASTED INTO THE SITE.
What Is the Hockey World Pretending to Be Outraged About Now?
Nothing makes hockey folks happier than being outraged about something relatively unimportant. We’ll pick one topic fans are complaining about and try to figure out if it’s justified.
The issue: Everything.
The outrage: All-consuming.
Is it justified? Let’s run down the list: Ron MacLean hates French people. Everyone hates Matt Cooke. Everyone who isn’t a Boston fan hates Milan Lucic. The Dallas Stars did something mean to Ryan Getzlaf. The Chicago Blackhawks said something mean to David Backes. Someone made a mean shirt about it.
And all of that is just from the playoffs. But don’t worry if your team didn’t make it; you can still throw a temper tantrum because the wrong guy got the third nomination for one of the NHL awards.
All of which means this is probably a good time for three important reminders:
1. NHL players are all jerks. Every single one of them. They are the worst people you can possibly imagine. I don’t mean when they’re off the ice — many of them are probably perfectly nice guys then. But on the ice, they’re beyond horrible, and in the playoffs, they get worse. Stop being surprised by this.
2. Related to point no. 1: If you use the word “classy” in any argument about hockey, you’re an idiot.
3. Most important: It’s only the second week of the playoffs. We’ve got a long way to go, people. Pace yourself. Pick your battles. This is a marathon of whining, indignity, and victimhood, not a sprint. Let’s all make sure we still have something left in the transparently fake outrage tank by May.
FIX THIS PIECE OF SHIT.
Biggest bullshit error on this site. Fix this piece of shit already. Good lord.
DUMBEST BULLSHIT EVER. FIX THIS PIECE OF SHIT SITE.
The message body should remove all formatting as a default setting, the old PT must have done this.
Recently had a similar error when I typed an ellipses. Time for these bugs to get cleared up
AOL > PT commented
ATTEMPTED TO PASTE THIS:
"One of the reasons Matt Carey signed with the Blackhawks is because they assured him he would stay with the NHL club this season and not be sent to Rockford. There’s a lot of frustration over this one. Carey is considered to still be a very raw talent who really should be in the AHL playing games if he’s going pro at this time. The organization is high on him, as they were Drew LeBlanc last spring, and put on a show of force to impress the 22 year old freshman center in his final weekend playing at St. Lawrence, as was first reported by the CBC’s Eliotte Friedman.
The plan is for Carey to get in 2 to 3 games with the Hawks before the regular season is over, and then be a black ace. He’ll make NHL money for the next three weeks while practicing and being a spectator, as opposed to playing in and making AHL money for the next four weeks - actually gaining experience, adapting to the environment he’ll be playing in next year and improving on his skills."
please let me know why that can't be posted to this POS site. thanks.
AOL > PT commented
Seriously, this is the dumbest error in the history of the internet.
FIX THIS BULLSHIT ALREADY.
can't post the following:
Voices from the Lake [The Bunker/ Prologue] (Extended Live Set)
Clay Wilson [The Bunker] (live)
Bryan Kasenic [The Bunker]
The Panther Room:
Portable [Süd Electronic/ Perlon] (live)
Mike Servito [The Bunker]
Wrecked [Ryan Smith & Ron Like Hell]
Doors at 10pm
Enter on Wythe Avenue
Accented characters as well, such as "é" making it impossible to correctly spell cliché.
Had the apostrophe one pop up again. If i delete the copy/pasted one and type my own it works.
I was able to post the below comment when I removed the apostrophes and replaced with hand-typed "
I also changed the () to , although I'm not sure if that had an impact.
Couldn't post the following:
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It must be noted that where our most advanced chemotherapeutic agents had failed to control the blast counts and had devastating side effects that ultimately resulted in the death of the patient, the cannabinoid therapy had no toxic side effects and only psychosomatic properties, with an increase in the patient's vitality.
This therapy has to be viewed as polytherapy, as many cannabinoids within the resinous extract have demonstrated targeted, antiproliferative, proapoptotic and antiangiogenic properties.
Despite the nonstandardization of the medicines, the dose was readily titrated according to the biological response of the patient and produced a potentially life-saving response, namely, the drop in the leukemic blast cell count.
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