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That was my second guess, after people who don't know how to develop message board software, so it makes sense.
Congrats to the 2011 Suqueboard WPT Champion: Amyeg
There was probably some edge case where a name with a special character could cause a bug in some code, and instead of fixing the code to compensate like a good development team, they just banned special characters in names.
That's an odd apology.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Four page thread on MSU board too...
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
More like ZOMG66616*
Big 10 and Sec fans are mindless sheep, you say?
This is precisely what makes this board great.
Jeff needs to take a PR class.
Instead of posting what you just posted, why don't you try saying something like "sorry guys, this is a dumb decision, but it's the way it is" and be done with it? Why would you make a strawman argument and attack the people who pay for your service?
Indeed it is.
Well to be fair I doubt the SEC boards know what a special character is, much less ever used one
There have been plenty of parallels made between us and them.
Reminds me of "Office Space" when they say "we've fixed the glitch."
N!ck F@ust was going to let you use special characters in your name, but ultimately he just destroyed it.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Most of them are coming from Rivals, I think. If that's the case then this is by far the best software they've ever seen. Rivals hasn't updated their technology in like ten years, you can't even PM there.
It serves you GenY'er posters right for thinking that you were special snowflakes. YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL.
I already made this post. It's earlier in the thread. I'm not going to say it's a dumb decision because I'm not a developer and I'm not privy to all of the technical reasons/mechanisms for the change.
There are several fallacies in your post, but I'm not going to spend time on it.
If your screen name has been affected, please PM Dan Cotton or email email@example.com.
SATerp told me that if we fall off the fiscal cliff, Congress starts taxing special characters. 24/7 was smart to get ahead of this unjust tax hike.
This community might be whiny and negative but it's also a community that has been built over more than a decade spanning multiple services and starting with a homemade board made by some redneck in NC. Why should we care that the Best and Brightest think we are whiny or have an odd sense of humor?
This post was edited by swathorne 16 months ago
And Scout tried to roll out an expansive software change all at once recently, resulting in a complete disaster that forced them to go back to their old software inidefinitely. This is why 247 rolls them out intermittently.
I've never said we've got perfect functionality. I just think some like to complain for sport.
This post was edited by JeffErmann 16 months ago
You don't have to agree with the statement that it's a dumb decision. It's making your customers feel better about something that's beyond both your and their control and causes a (however minor) inconvenience. Empathizing with them rather than attacking them.
I love the "your post is wrong too, but I'm not going to point out why!" line of argument. You should post in the political threads.
Intermittent disasters are indeed far more palatable.
If I pretend to be on board with this, can I get my Turge Mafia badge?
This post was edited by MisterSmiley 16 months ago
Well damn. There's the worst insult ever posted on these boards.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
It's not just the developers. It's publishers from across the network and new users saying they're turned off by the general negativity and bickering.
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