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    • ThePants999
    • By ThePants999 19th Mar 18, 7:21 PM
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    ThePants999
    Come on MSE. We're approaching two months of having this ridiculous bug. Switching off Unicode support might have been a decent short-term workaround to your spam problems, but it's time to find a real solution to that and let us use Unicode again. !!!55357;!!!56864;
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 21st Mar 18, 12:03 AM
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    buglawton
    I’m still seeing ‘phone number’ spam early mornings, which could be fixed easily using a filter to detect that kind of post.
    Fixing the wrong thing?
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 21st Mar 18, 12:05 AM
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    buglawton
    Oh and the bug only happens when I edit a post with apostrophes, never on the first post. How is Unicode connected with that scenario?
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 26th Mar 18, 4:19 PM
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    Bogof_Babe
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=74074236&postcount=672

    Just bumping this thread to see whether any progress in resolving the problem. The above post is nearly impossible to read.
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 29th Mar 18, 2:09 PM
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    mgdavid
    Had a PM update today from MSE Andrea - not very satisfactory.

    " Hi! I don't have an update on that at the moment other than what we've posted on the Site Feedback board here: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856

    I'm afraid we can't prioritise this at the moment but we are taking an overall look at the forums in the next six months and this will be taken into account."
    The questions that get the best answers are the questions that give most detail....
    • LadyMorticia
    • By LadyMorticia 29th Mar 18, 2:40 PM
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    LadyMorticia
    Had a PM update today from MSE Andrea - not very satisfactory.

    " Hi! I don't have an update on that at the moment other than what we've posted on the Site Feedback board here: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856

    I'm afraid we can't prioritise this at the moment but we are taking an overall look at the forums in the next six months and this will be taken into account."
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    6 months?!
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    • J B
    • By J B 3rd Apr 18, 10:19 PM
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    J B
    Not understanding this stuff at all, I'm a bit bemused when viewing this thread.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5819304

    The OP's original post reads perfectly on my PC, but then, when Duck replies with the message quoted, all the apostrophe nonsense appears!!!

    What the???
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 4th Apr 18, 12:09 AM
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    buglawton
    Yes the bug occurs when you edit your previous post or someone quotes it - all apostrophies are converted into whatevers.

    As they say, 'you can't get the staff'
    Even while we are still in the EU.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 4th Apr 18, 12:27 AM
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    Spidernick
    From my experience on these boards, a significant number of people have very little idea when to use apostrophes in any case! Its (sic) a complete joke.
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 4th Apr 18, 5:37 PM
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    sourcrates
    From my experience on these boards, a significant number of people have very little idea when to use apostrophes in any case! Its (sic) a complete joke.
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    Just do not use them, as long as the jist of your post gets across, i never question a persons spelling on a keyboard.

    (although there is always one who does granted).
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    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 25th Jun 18, 12:51 PM
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    Lip_Stick
    Just a test as was having this problem. It's a right pain.

    '''

    Looks to have been fixed with the fix. Ta!
    Last edited by Lip_Stick; 25-06-2018 at 12:52 PM. Reason: To test on edit
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    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 4th Jul 18, 9:23 AM
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    scaredofdebt
    Surely you can still have Unicode switched off and code a fix to handle the affected characters?

    Only seems to affect me if I copy and paste from Outlook so there must be some hidden characters that certain software/OS adds, can these not be stripped out when a post is submitted?
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    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 25th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    quantumlobster
    Still a problem. Other forums seem to have solved this basic data validation and sanitisation problem.

    Come on, MSE! Electrify the software goblins!
    • mbmonty
    • By mbmonty 2nd Aug 18, 11:19 AM
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    mbmonty
    MSE Stop blaming the victims
    MSE

    Stop blaming the victims

    First you blame it on Apple users, then it becomes apparent it is affecting Linux users, then Windows users tell you it is happening to them too.

    For all of those considering setting up a forum

    DO NOT USE VBULLETIN

    MSE you need to sort this, look at this message, can't understand it at all

    I have started a new diary of where I!!!8217;m at now - I!!!8217;m not sure how to share a link but if you click on my name it!!!8217;s the only thread I!!!8217;ve got x
    Originally posted by Overmyhead
    Users, whethere you are Mac, Linux or Windows, Tweet to @vbulletin that their crap software is causing this problem and they should sort it.

    This is most effective when you reply to their media tweets

    or email sales@vbulletin.com and press@vbulletin.com or support@vbulletin.com.
    Last edited by mbmonty; 02-08-2018 at 11:23 AM.
    • J B
    • By J B 6th Aug 18, 9:38 PM
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    J B
    Hi everyone

    If you're having problems with forum posts with apostrophes showing as strange text this guide should help you.

    Thank you to Glad for flagging it up

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/09/26/tips-turn-off-ios-11-smart-punctuation-to-avoid-data-entry-problems
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea

    So .... six months on ... you knew it wasn't just a crApple issue.


    Why the delay in fixing it?
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 7th Aug 18, 12:36 PM
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    buglawton
    I!!!8217;m testing before applying that fix.
    It!!!8217;s happening with iPhone not on posting but on editing/saving that post.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 7th Aug 18, 12:40 PM
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    buglawton
    Now I'm testing with the workaround- Smart Punctuation OFF.
    And I've edited.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 7th Aug 18, 12:41 PM
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    buglawton
    Workaround seems to work!
    • legal magpie
    • By legal magpie 7th Aug 18, 1:02 PM
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    legal magpie
    It's not working
    Ah. It is.
    "Now is the winter of our discontent"
    That worked too.
    Last edited by legal magpie; 07-08-2018 at 1:04 PM. Reason: To correct error
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 7th Aug 18, 1:32 PM
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    LadyDee
    6 months! Why should people have to use a "workround" to post on a forum? In common with many others I suspect, I just can't be bothered reading posts that are full of numbers and explanation marks, so some new people are doubtless not getting advice or help they might have otherwise received.

    About time this was sorted.
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