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    I can't post

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Simpson17866, Jan 28, 2014.

    I click "Reply" in other threads and get

    "Creative Writing Forums - Writing Help, Writing Workshops, & Writing Community - Error
    Please enter a valid message," instead of a box to enter the message into.

    Is it just my internet connection, or are other people getting this too?
     
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    Is it still happening? I'm not experiencing the phenomenon. Is it in a particular subforum or in any/all of them?
     
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    You might want to scan your text for some stray apostrophes (these: '), slashes (these: / \) and other uncommon characters like (~ and "' (the triple quote)). This may not be the issue at all, but my hunch is that you have one invalid character (not in the UTF-8 or ANSI character set) or an escape character somewhere in your text. Try posting your post in a flat text editor like notepad or gedit, save it as .txt and then copy the content back here. There could be hidden tabs in your text or unrecognized RTF characters/makeup if you've copied some of your post from another source. The apostrophes shouldn't cause an issue really, but there's a technical reason as to why the sometimes can, if they aren't properly 'escaped'.

    To be plain, the ' and / characters have meaning to the programming language that controls the database. Once again, I am pretty confident that theses aren't the issue, but in some rare circumstances, they can be. Particularly if you have a whole string of invalid/unrecognized characters.
     
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    It's working again.
     
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    Is it magic, or is it Daniel...? :)
     
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    Perhaps a bit of both?
     
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