The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Edd » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:36 pm

mvfu1uk,

I've got my view at Unicode(UTF-8) and have no problems seeing characters as they are meant. Most of us are either brain-challenged zombies right now, or scurvy riddled pirates, or both, so I doubt we'll be much help with the behind the scenes technical mumbo jumbo.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:37 pm

I haven't a clue what UTF-8 is.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Edd » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:49 pm

As a new convert, you probably aren’t aware that the accepted method of requesting assistance from the congregation with a specific problem is to create a thread in the appropriate forum and politely state your issue ... and then cringe in horror as it is degenerates into a cesspool of innuendo, bathroom humor, and Nef Yoo abuse.

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Re: Character Code

Postby TwistedSister » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:57 pm

mvfu1uk wrote:Some places in these postings, where I would expect to see an apostrophe most likely, I see instead a letter "a" with an acute accent, followed by a euro sign, then a trademark sign. What character mapping am I supposed to set my browser at to read what's here? Can't the headers give the right mapping so my browser will set itself correctly without my intervention? Why can't everyone just use UTF-8?

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:05 am

No, the problem is that your computer/browser doesn't support Microsoft symbols, or something like that. It's ridiculous, I know. It happens to me sometimes on other sites.

Best option is just to stick it out.

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby McNealy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:35 am

I am here to spread the piracy.

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:59 am

And you're perfectly welcome to.

Congratulations! (For what, I'm not sure. But congratulations anyway.)
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:04 am

Yoda wrote:For what, sure I am not.
Fixed.

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Auntie Blackbeard » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:27 am

so nice t` be seein' so many new sprogs
auntie be lookin` fer ye at th' crow`s nest me darlin`s
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Vezon » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:02 am

Hiya. I'm a newb as well as a new convert. Interesting site you have here.
*Wanders off to explore forum*

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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:14 am

Nice to meet you, Vezon. Welcome to the forums. (Watch out for the zombies, they're all over the place)
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:17 am

Welcome, Vezon. Yeah ET's right, watch yourself: zombies; pirates; Nef Yoo; the occasional death match in serious. It can be a dangerous place around here.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby bacon » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:28 am

but we do have cookies and fish head stew
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Ubi Dubius » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:30 am

And riddles, Vezon, we have riddles.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby supported » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:55 am

i think making me post here is stupid. but whatever i did.


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