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It seems like spaces in posts have been randomly replaced by these


Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I believe, but I could very well be wrong, that they are question marks inside a rotated black square. I thought it was a diamond shape at first, but they appear to be squares when you look closely.
    Dunedin, FL
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    lol...thanks yzzi.  At least now we have identified them!  

    Also known as a replacement character:

    Unicode characterOctDecHexHTML
    Results 1 - 1 of 1
    replacement character0177775655330xFFFD�



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    Obama is tagging your post...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I believe that's the universal shorthand for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Which browser are you using?   I was using IE10 - was having problems.  Someone on here suggested changing browsers.   

    Site works good with chrome, went in this morning with IE 10 again, blah - all kinds of issues.

    Cookin in Texas
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,157
    edited August 2013
    The   's are all up in chrome too.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited August 2013
    Yeah, it's in chrome version 29.0.1547.57
    Dunedin, FL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,517
    I wonder if it is a specific browser that it is occurring in but all can see it. I have seen it in Chrome, Mozilla, Samsung browser and Dolphin. It hasn't appeared in any of my posts from Chrome or Dolphin.
  • CeeGeeWCeeGeeW Posts: 87
    My guess is iphone emoticons (fancy smiley faces).
    Los Angeles, CA
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I don't think it's specific to a browser. If you look at the html source you'll see the character right in there. Looks to be a vanilla issue returning the character for some reason.
    Dunedin, FL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,517
    edited August 2013
    ;) :)) :D :P

    EDIT: I was trying to see if it was a specific emoticon. I reviewed other posts and it seemed to appear when one of these would have been used.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    edited August 2013
    Yeah- I have seen it in a few different browsers as well.  It appears to be a UTF-8 special character that indicates there is unknown data.  I don't think I have seen it in any of my posts (except where I copied and pasted it).


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    edited August 2013
    Oops...yes I do!



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    edited August 2013
    @JohnInCarolina lol. We use that all the time here in the office. We also like Delta Bravo Alpha Golf and Mike Foxtrot Echo Romeo.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    edited August 2013
    For some reason it appears to be after a periods and two spaces.  Let me see.  Yep, there it is.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,170
    Can I ask questions with it  

    Good.
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,593
    Vanilla has a bug in their server.  They're using the wrong unicode character interpretation for a combo of common characters.
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 4,233
    edited August 2013
    @JohnInCarolina lol. We use that all the time here in the office. We also like Delta Bravo Alpha Golf and Mike Foxtrot Echo Romeo.
    My six year old daughter asked me what WTF means recently. Luckily, she seemed satisfied with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

    In any case, none of these weird symbols are appearing in any of my posts, so I don't know what the problem is with the rest of you peasants!
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • Well that's interesting.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    In Durham, NC, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,517
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
    I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical,
    From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
    I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical,
    I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
    About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news---
    With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

    I'm very good at integral and differential calculus,
    I know the scientific names of beings animalculous;
    In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

    I know our mythic history, King Arthur's and Sir Caradoc's,
    I answer hard acrostics, I've a pretty taste for paradox,
    I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
    In conics I can floor peculiarities parablous.
    I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
    I know the croaking chorus from the Frogs of Aristophanes,
    Then I can hum a fugue of which I've heard the music's din afore,
    And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.

    Then I can write a washing bill in Balylonic cuneiform,
    And tell you every detail of Caractacus's uniform;
    In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

    In fact, when I know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin",
    When I can tell at sight a chassepôt rifle from a javelin,
    When such affairs as sorties and surprises I'm more wary at,
    And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat",
    When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
    When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery:
    In short, when I've a smattering of elemental strategy,
    You'll say a better Major-General has never sat a gee---

    For my military knowledge, though I'm plucky and adventury,
    Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century;
    But still in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
    I am the very model of a modern Major-General.




    Hmmm.... Still nothing.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,322
    ^^^    Ozric Tentacles?  
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Obvious.  It's the start of the Zombie Apocalypse.  8-X
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,489
    edited August 2013
    In addition to the ? characters, now it's changing letters.  Dropping the 'A' from the word at.  Changing 'Ju" in just to a y
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    - Camp Hill, PA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,732
    Definitely irritating, especially now that it appears to have mutated as noted by @Tjcoley.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,588
    I feel like Ron Burgandy when I read all the posts today. 




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,560
    Now, let me see.....

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,560
    Looks like I am clean. Maybe I ought to write some more.

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 931
    henapple said:
    Obama is tagging your post...
    That's fur sure...that's for dang sure !!!

    Alexander City,Al
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,237
    edited August 2013

    edited by me.

    Did Syria hack this site?

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