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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 1st May 18, 6:46 PM
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    Please sort out the "smart punctuation" problems
    • #1
    • 1st May 18, 6:46 PM
    Please sort out the "smart punctuation" problems 1st May 18 at 6:46 PM
    Please MSE......


    It's extremely tiring, nigh on impossible with some others, to read sentences like this

    She!!!8217;s ignored me so far and the only email I!!!8217;ve received from her to date is one telling me that she!!!8217;s opened a file for me.

    This has even affected your own staff:
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5837170
    Click reply below to discuss. If you haven!!!8217;t already, join the forum to reply.

    I understand it's a general Apple/punctuation technical issue, but that's not insurmountable if the will is there. Is it?
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    • bhjm
    • By bhjm 1st May 18, 9:31 PM
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    • #2
    • 1st May 18, 9:31 PM
    • #2
    • 1st May 18, 9:31 PM
    I`m on your side !
    • venison
    • By venison 1st May 18, 9:52 PM
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    • #3
    • 1st May 18, 9:52 PM
    • #3
    • 1st May 18, 9:52 PM
    test;test;!!??,;:'"

    seems ok in safari might be a browser issue with mse?

    it's "ok?"
    Last edited by venison; 02-05-2018 at 11:24 PM.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd May 18, 9:22 AM
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    • #4
    • 2nd May 18, 9:22 AM
    • #4
    • 2nd May 18, 9:22 AM
    I see it even happens on an 'official MSE insert' as shown on a thread I started about the Lidl super weekend offers on the Food, Shopping & Groceries board.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 75.1
    Total so far - 3486.4
    • J B
    • By J B 2nd May 18, 4:27 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd May 18, 4:27 PM
    • #5
    • 2nd May 18, 4:27 PM
    Well, they've told me here
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5831493
    that they're not bothered.

    Maybe we need to keep banging on???
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 2nd May 18, 9:43 PM
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    • #6
    • 2nd May 18, 9:43 PM
    • #6
    • 2nd May 18, 9:43 PM
    Keep banging...hopefully on, and not against a
    • J B
    • By J B 3rd May 18, 11:49 AM
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    • #7
    • 3rd May 18, 11:49 AM
    • #7
    • 3rd May 18, 11:49 AM
    Keep banging...hopefully on, and not against a
    Originally posted by robatwork
    What? Like a daily reminder to MSE to sort out this infuriation issue?

    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 3rd May 18, 3:38 PM
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    • #8
    • 3rd May 18, 3:38 PM
    • #8
    • 3rd May 18, 3:38 PM
    What? Like a daily reminder to MSE to sort out this infuriation issue?

    Originally posted by J B
    You're another long time user - I bet you're still in the green skin too!

    And yes - for sure
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 3rd May 18, 3:54 PM
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    • #9
    • 3rd May 18, 3:54 PM
    • #9
    • 3rd May 18, 3:54 PM
    the ` on the button to the left of 1 seems a good substitute for apostrophes
    • J B
    • By J B 3rd May 18, 4:42 PM
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    I`m not going to change the typing world just because the MSE forum software is broken.

    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 3rd May 18, 7:59 PM
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    It's really REALLY starting to wind me up.
    • J B
    • By J B 4th May 18, 4:01 PM
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    J B
    B U M P

    tencharacters
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 5th May 18, 9:27 AM
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    In the words of Pink Floyd...

    Is there anybody OUT there?
    • J B
    • By J B 5th May 18, 9:46 PM
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    J B
    In the words of Pink Floyd...

    Is there anybody OUT there?
    Originally posted by robatwork
    How about Mike and the Mechanics .... Silent Running ...
    • J B
    • By J B 13th May 18, 10:41 AM
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    BUMPity bump!
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 14th May 18, 1:01 PM
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    Hi folks

    Thanks for your patience. For those of you this is happening to (i.e., it's your post it's happening in)

    Had you

    a) copied and pasted the content from somewhere else eg Outlook, Word, another forum post or website,

    b) written it directly in the forum posting window without copying from somewhere else?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th May 18, 1:10 PM
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    Written directly to the forum

    I use all apple , Mac, phone, iPad and its intermittent. Doesn't always happen
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 15th May 18, 2:58 PM
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    Thanks suki1964

    Could you keep an eye on which devices it's happening to your posts on please and let us know?

    Andrea
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th May 18, 3:06 PM
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    Thanks suki1964

    Could you keep an eye on which devices it's happening to your posts on please and let us know?

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea

    Thats the thing, it can happen on any of them, but like I say it is intermittent

    The last time I noticed it I was using 4G instead of wifi
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 15th May 18, 6:20 PM
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    Glad you're taking an active interest, Andrea.

    It doesn't happen to me but I don't use the forum on any mobile device and it seems to be (although, anecdotally, not exclusively) mostly a mobile problem and especially Apple.

    If I see more on other threads I will update this one, but if you go on almost any thread on any forum, you will likely see some of the !!!8217; instead of '
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