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Marge Tindal
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What is it that I continually get disconnected from the server if I try to REPLY to something with parenthesis in the TITLE ?

I can open and read the poem, but the minute I click on the REPLY button
I get disconnected from my ISP server.

If I e-mail the poet and ask them to remove the parenthesis and they do that for me ... then I can reply to the post with no problems.

Yes, I still use Internet Explorer 5.5
I have not changed my settings.

The problem does not occur every time parenthesis are used but there just has to be some reason why it happens MOST of the time.

Also it still occurs when I attempt to EDIT a reply or a post.

Anyone else experiencing any problems along this line or am I being individually 'unique' again ?

Thanks for ANY help on this problem !
~*Marge*~

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You are being unique....LOL.....

but we love you anyway.

I hope someone comes up with an answer...SOON....
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 06-15-2001 07:41 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

LadyInWhite~
I'm tired of being THAT unique ! !

No help forthcoming ?
HELLO !
~*Marge*~
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Marge, with the exception of Java applets and VBX controls, which we don't use and no one should ever have enabled, there is very little our programs can do to control your hardware. We have "some" control over your display, but only as filtered through your browser. We can't format your hard disk, we can't read your email or other data, and we can't hang up your phone line. If any of those were intentionally possible, the whole Internet would quickly become a quagmire of mischievous.

You obviously are the victim of a very irritating bug, and it might even be triggered by something in the forums. But the only programs that can control your machine must reside on your machine. The fact you are being so "unique" suggests to me it's probably not even a single bug, but an accumulation of several, from several different programs. The only other possibility is that your ISP is looking for a specific sequence of characters and doing something strange when it sees that sequence. If you know anyone in your area using the same ISP, you might test that theory on their machine. If it happens on multiple machines using the same ISP, we can start documenting exactly which threads trigger it and I'll try to trace the sequence of characters common to each. I can make program changes to insure that sequence never happens again. If it doesn't happen on other machines using the same ISP, then it's probably not a specific sequence of character but rather a specific sequence of actions - which is almost impossible to trace. And, certainly, impossible for our software to prevent.
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4 posted 06-15-2001 11:51 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ron~
Thank you for your time.

Assuming that my computer has it's own irritating bug or bugs, I will simply avoid the posts with { } [ ] and ( ) in the title,
no matter what sequence of characters they contain.
(and interestingly enough, that thought has already occurred to me.)

I will try them on another computer with the same ISP as mine when I get a chance to do so.

Believe it or not ... I actually did know
'We can't format your hard disk, we can't read your email or other data'

There is a reason for it to be happening and I will do my best to find out why and see what I can do to 'fix' it.

Thanks again.
~*Marge*~

 
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