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  1. Simpson17866

    Simpson17866 Contributing Member Contributor

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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?
     
  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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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?
     
  3. Macaberz

    Macaberz Pay it forward Contributor

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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.
     
  4. Simpson17866

    Simpson17866 Contributing Member Contributor

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    It's working again.
     
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    jannert Contributing Member Supporter Contributor

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    Is it magic, or is it Daniel...? :)
     
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    Macaberz Pay it forward Contributor

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    Perhaps a bit of both?
     
  7. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    Wasn't me. haha
     

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