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Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« on: June 09, 2007, 09:35:05 AM »
Those of you that have been in and around the Citadel, have surely noticed the occasional special character or a few. Yes, the beloved â, €, ™, œ, or my current favourite - . A few may be even valid, most are junk. :( They arised during one of the moves and conversions, and have been with us ever since. Sadly, it is not possible at the moment to remove them in some easy mechanical way. Many of them have been already targeted and destroyed, the rest of the buggers has mutated beyond easy detection, and only if someone happens across them, can they be spotted and exterminated.

And this is where you come in.

If you find a post afflicted with special characters, please post the link here.


If it is your post, it would be nice if you'd do it yourself, but it is fine to just post the link.

If it is very long, and the buggers are in some comment, a link to that specific place is really welcome.

If it is only one you happen to find, it is okay, post it. If you find a hundred, it is still okay, post it. (But then we would have to reward you in some way... *scratches head* ...well, we shall see how this works first. :) )


Anyway, if you find some, post a link here. In time, they shall be... vanished.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 03:47:16 PM »
First batch processed. Oh, and yes, Dragon Lord is a known culprit. Still filtering that man out. :p


Thanks a lot!
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 03:55:48 PM »
And, of course you fixed them just ahead of me hitting the link... I was wondering why nothing was wrong.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 04:59:12 PM »
Heheh! Don't worry, there's enough special characters for everyone!

(Plus anything double-checked is ten times as worth.)
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 09:36:00 PM »
Here, this one's just for Ria, so that she can see.  :up:

http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=1066
« Last Edit: June 10, 2007, 10:03:58 PM by Ria Hawk »
They were immediately and absolutely recognizable as adventurers... They were hardy and dangerous, lawless, stripped of allegiance or morality, living off their wits, stealing and killing, hiring themselves out to whoever and whatever came. They were inspired by dubious virtues.  China Mieville - Perdido Street Station

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« Last Edit: June 10, 2007, 10:23:21 PM by Ria Hawk »
They were immediately and absolutely recognizable as adventurers... They were hardy and dangerous, lawless, stripped of allegiance or morality, living off their wits, stealing and killing, hiring themselves out to whoever and whatever came. They were inspired by dubious virtues.  China Mieville - Perdido Street Station

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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 10:24:22 PM »
All of Pariah's set have been fixed.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007, 05:04:14 PM »
Thanks for finding them Pariah!!! (and your avatar is still freaky)

And of course, continued thanks to Ria and manfred.

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« Last Edit: June 11, 2007, 10:11:39 PM by Ria Hawk »
They were immediately and absolutely recognizable as adventurers... They were hardy and dangerous, lawless, stripped of allegiance or morality, living off their wits, stealing and killing, hiring themselves out to whoever and whatever came. They were inspired by dubious virtues.  China Mieville - Perdido Street Station

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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 10:11:53 PM »
Processed.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 02:14:29 PM »
Please allow me to BUMP this thread.


While DL's comments are being slowly, painfully processed, we do still welcome information on infested comments and submissions that are yet unknown. If you come across any, please remember to post them here.

Thank you for your time.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 05:47:26 PM »
Some may be still hidden here: A Dash of Salt. It's... BIG.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 09:20:38 PM »
It's clean, meaning my quasi-scientific Ctrl^F, and then searching for € turned up nada.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2007, 03:09:23 AM »
(There are still some Â-s lost inside, and possibly others. Someone will have to read the whole thing eventually. :( )
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2007, 07:37:17 PM »
AG's http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=1791 has at least one small bubble of chaos in it. 'tis in the first blockquote.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2007, 04:26:25 AM »
Bubbles of chaos have been brought up to the lawful standard.

Thanks, Chaosmark!

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In other news, all DL's comments found so far have been cleaned up. Woohoo! (Horrible times that were; the man is all over the place. :) )
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 05:05:30 PM »
Not to forget: the Idea Seeds will have a few as well. When they are back, we will want to sift those through as well.

Also, NPCs out of History deserve a solid cleaning up: http://www.strolen.com/content.php?node=2007
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2008, 03:00:10 PM »
This should be bumped and followed up on.  They are reappearing again.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2008, 04:48:27 PM »
Where are they? Where?


Oh, and yes. The "miraculous suggestion multiplier" bug should be followed as well. Luckily is this a recent one, so the afflicted pieces should be easy to find.
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Re: Challenge of a more aesthetic kind
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2008, 05:37:30 PM »
Somebody throw water on the citadel or tickle it or smack it in the head?

There sure are a rash o' issues lately.

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