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Why are question marks and other symbols not displayed in thread link titles?

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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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...seriously this is inducing way too many brain farts while trying to make sense of thread titles. Is there some specific reason?






posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: rexsblues

Yours is here above so.....?



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:32 AM
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I think it was done to prevent Hashtag clickbait.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: rexsblues

Yours is here above so.....?


that's why i denoted it as "thread link" titles, they appear in the treads themselves, but not the links.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

I really don't care so much about the other symbols as much as the "
".



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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Usually, special characters are escaped from input fields to prevent hacking. In this case I'm assuming it helps with the search function as well.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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I could be wrong, but it could be a coding issue that they are specifically being ignored. Some symbols are an inherent part of php, asp, ruby that may make them difficult (internally) to manage if they were left as the text string in a title.

Also, it could open up the title to having emoticons and emojis in them and I think the general concensus is we don't want to see that.

I remember a discussion, somewhere in the back of my mind, that far too many !!!!!!!!'s and ?!?!?!?!?!'s were being used in titles.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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It's a killer.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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ok, screw the other symbols, I'm really just advocating for one, the almighty 'question mark'.

So for the sake of articulate communication, mods, managers, Skeptic, could you please make an exeption for this one awesome caracter? (see what I did there)
edit on 13-11-2016 by rexsblues because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: rexsblues

I dont think they will...and Im sure they must have a good reason...Ill try to add a link in here with a question mark to see. Stand by.........MS

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: rexsblues

Here's an answer (recent) that isn't really an answer but, is.

I'm sure it's the most they could give, at least it was addressed...sort of.

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: rexsblues

Ok...I put an ATS link in my reply above. The actual linked page has a
...but only appears once you click it.*
*(The post I linked TO is irrelevant, it just had a question mark in it)

Send a PM to Springer or S.O....they will respond to you.....Good Luck



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: rexsblues

Punctuation was removed from the thread lists by SkepticOverlord for a very good reason. He hasn't chosen to make a BBQ thread about it and that's entirely his decision. It was done with good intentions.

It's ATS so I don't expect you to trust the vague explanation. All I can say is it was done for the best of reasons and not to annoy or frustrate members. I count myself as one of you who find it irksome and hope it isn't a long-lived feature.


With that being said, the thread is now closed.



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