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Truncating posts

by Bill Osler / December 13, 2008 11:06 AM PST
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I discovered a curious thing about the truncation.
by Bill Osler / December 13, 2008 11:46 AM PST
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In that specific example I can eliminate the truncation by removing the slash in restoring/retrieving OR I can eliminate the truncation by eliminating the 'less than' sign < from the '<20%' but it appears that NEITHER of these causes the software to choke in most contexts.
BUT the problem is reproducible in other posts. Compare:
this less than 20%). Assume the battery is only 45% efficient at storing or retrieving electricity
with:
this <20%). Assume the battery is only 45% efficient at storing or retrieving electricity
or with:
this <20%). Assume the battery is only 45% efficient at storing/retrieving electricity

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Yes I have come across this as well.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 13, 2008 10:12 PM PST
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I believe you're right, it is the use of the forward slash in a sentence.

I'm surprised that enclosing it in quotes allows the rest of the post to be submitted.

I wonder if it is anything to do with BBS codes in hyperlinks. Perhaps others here will know more.

Mark

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I may have been unclear ...
by Bill Osler / December 13, 2008 10:41 PM PST

I used to the quotes to clarify which text I changed, not as a way to make the post work.
I agree that the problem may be related to the way BBS codes are handled. This software's implementation of BBS codes has been broken from the very beginning.

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