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    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 5th Mar 18, 2:45 PM
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    Some sort of code?
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:45 PM
    Some sort of code? 5th Mar 18 at 2:45 PM
    The following keeps appearing in texts in this forum:

    !!!8216

    Does anyone know what it means?
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 5th Mar 18, 2:48 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:48 PM
    Its a problem with the site software, don't worry about it
    You can have results or excuses, but not both.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 5th Mar 18, 2:50 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:50 PM
    It is because the forum software for some reason now seems to have issues with Mac OS X's Smart quotes function.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 5th Mar 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:53 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:53 PM
    It is because the forum software for some reason now seems to have issues with Mac OS X's Smart quotes function.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Not just Mac OS, any smart quotes.
    • jlemaitre
    • By jlemaitre 5th Mar 18, 2:55 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:55 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:55 PM
    Its been noted on another forum I use. The result was from everyone that posted a thread that had digits in random places in their posts was that they were using an Apple product(Iphone/Ipad).
    • Raxiel
    • By Raxiel 5th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    • #6
    • 5th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
    MSE 'comment'

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5788856

    I think they made a change to fight off spammers, but it's had the side effect of making a large number of posts illegible unless the poster knows to turn off a particular feature of their Apple (OS X or iOS) device just to post on one particular site, as well as a large archive of posts which will never have their creators come back and 'fix' them.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Mar 18, 8:44 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:44 PM
    And yet the spammers are having a field day, seen about 7 tonight.

    Help desks for various companies ?

    One said AOL. Seems the idiots do not know AOL changed its name.
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 5th Mar 18, 11:03 PM
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    • #8
    • 5th Mar 18, 11:03 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:03 PM
    The following keeps appearing in texts in this forum:

    !!!8216

    Does anyone know what it means?
    Originally posted by iolanthe07
    It has been explained in the Board Feedback forum numerous times. Not a Motoring matter,
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 5th Mar 18, 11:17 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:17 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:17 PM
    Its been noted on another forum I use. The result was from everyone that posted a thread that had digits in random places in their posts was that they were using an Apple product(Iphone/Ipad).
    Originally posted by jlemaitre
    I thought it was IOS/Mac as well but since then Ive seen posts from people on Windows getting the same.
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 5th Mar 18, 11:23 PM
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    When I read the thread title, I assumed it may be related to this....

    https://twitter.com/gp_styleuk/status/969603687483170816
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