By on May 2, 2013

Our tech team applied a security update that appears to munch text. They are hard at work on fixing the problem. It’s not your computer that has character flaws, it’s ours.

 

 

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28 Comments on “What About Those !@#$%^ Characters?...”


  • avatar
    Mykl

    Kudos to your IT team for being security minded.

  • avatar
    Tomifobia

    Ωҝạﻹ

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    Summicron

    大丈夫です。

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    NotFast

    I haven’t been able to access new content on the site for 24+ hours. Only once I logged in did I see new content. Weird!

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    Spike_in_Brisbane

    I’ve had a problem for a while where the end of long lines is truncated by the content in the column which takes up the right third of the page.

  • avatar
    Lie2me

    No issues, new content appears normally editing works fine…. just letting you know it’s not across the board problems

  • avatar
    -Nate

    Is this why I’ve not gotten any new posts in a whole month ? .

    Bummer , that .

    Kudos for trying to be proactive .

    -Nate

    • 0 avatar

      Nate,

      What do you mean by that? Have you not seen any new posts for the entire month?

      • 0 avatar
        -Nate

        Yes , this is exactly what happened .

        Once in a while I’d get a reply from an older post but nothing new for over a month .

        I really missed my T.T.A.C. Fix .

        Tom / Sajeev and the rest I always respond to , fee free to send me anything new since my last reply .

        BTW : I’m now a Grandpa ! whee .

        -Nate

    • 0 avatar

      That really sucks – I wondered what happend to you. You had me worried, man.

      • 0 avatar
        -Nate

        I’m as O.K. as I get get .

        Missed some work due to the physical injuries again .

        Got the brakes rebuilt bleed out on my Met (avatar) and am readying it for two up coming Road Rallies ~ The Drive To The Center Of The Earth 5/19 and The So. Cal. Cycle TT Ride Memorial day .

        Sadly , I’m doubtful I’ll ever ride my Moto all day long again so the Promoter allows me to drive my cars .

        -Nate

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    Lie2me

    (scratches head) How can people who aren’t seeing new posts see this one?

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    zekele

    Tell your “tech team” to actually view the source code and page headers, as the cause will become blatantly obvious – you are currently serving a HTTP Content-type header (generated either by WordPress or Apache) defining the charset as UTF-8, and then trying (unsuccessfully as the header has precedence) to use a meta charset element to set the charset as ISO-8859-1. One of these charsets is wrong – I will leave it to your “tech team” to find out which ;)

    • 0 avatar
      highdesertcat

      Yeah, I think that nails it because I have noticed unknown characters pop up in ttac texts while using v12.15 of Opera, which tries to match characters to any of those listed in its vocabulary.

      I would add that the sheer number of elements (>600) used to form the ttac pages only slows down and unnecessarily complicates downloads, especially if download speed is less than optimum because of heavy backbone traffic.

      On several occasions I have had to turn on the Turbo option on Opera to download abbreviated articles sans pictures, just to keep from timing out.

      • 0 avatar
        -Nate

        Uh ;

        I know that was full on tech talk but I didn’t understand any of it.

        Could we get back to simple things like the proper shimming of the cluster gears in pre war Saginaw gear boxes ? .

        Just kidding here .

        -Nate

        • 0 avatar
          highdesertcat

          Sorry Nate. I found myself agreeing with zekele.

          I run a Home Area Network for anyone within range of my Netgear Router and have on several occasions tried to solve the problems they experienced with downloading pages and/or text; Mostly old folks in their sixties and seventies exploring the world wide web.

          Some of the problems, like character insertion, are real head scratchers. Not as simple as shimming something mechanical. Wish it were.

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    racer193

    sometimes the text disappears into the right margin for me and is not a huge issue but sometimes it seems the text is slightly off to the right margin,

  • avatar
    -Nate

    _STILL_ no joy ;

    I’ve tried logging in on different ‘puters and I sent a note to the Administrator…

    I’m dying out here with no TTAC fix .

    -Nate


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