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    Members with Special Characters in the Names

    such as this one: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/member.php?...9829;&%239829;

    Is there a way to put a damper on that? They're hard to search.

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    Can that be added then, please?

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    My condolences.

    Get out of here!

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, Dad. We'll hold the fort for you.

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    Sorry for our lose.



    Seems to me everyone on this site is a special character.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    such as this one: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/member.php?...9829;&%239829;

    Is there a way to put a damper on that? They're hard to search.
    As Dad said, we can change the site rules. I did a quick check in the vBulletin manual and as far as I can tell the software can disallow certain characters in a username, but it's limited to specific characters that must be defined. It would make more sense to disallow anything other than standard English, alphanumeric characters and perhaps some common symbols like ?!*^%, but that doesn't appear to be possible.

    Those hearts look to be an ASCII symbols.

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    Sorry for your loose Dad; thoughts and prayers to you & your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    such as this one: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/member.php?...9829;&%239829;

    Is there a way to put a damper on that? They're hard to search.
    YOU forgot a character, this one "_". Definitely need to ban that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    As Dad said, we can change the site rules. I did a quick check in the vBulletin manual and as far as I can tell the software can disallow certain characters in a username, but it's limited to specific characters that must be defined. It would make more sense to disallow anything other than standard English, alphanumeric characters and perhaps some common symbols like ?!*^%, but that doesn't appear to be possible.

    Those hearts look to be an ASCII symbols.
    The symbols that shouldnt be allowed are ones not readily available in a standard keyboard, touch or physical. Additionally +,*;@#$%^&()=!?:" as most of those have special functions in html and search coding. No special character should be allowed after a space as search engines often use them for special definitions. Though, that may be much harder to implement.

    I cant search on hearts. Just as I cant (and wont) search on ascii penises which is very possible to make as a user name.

    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    YOU forgot a character, this one "_". Definitely need to ban that one.
    You're and mean mean man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    As Dad said, we can change the site rules. I did a quick check in the vBulletin manual and as far as I can tell the software can disallow certain characters in a username, but it's limited to specific characters that must be defined. It would make more sense to disallow anything other than standard English, alphanumeric characters and perhaps some common symbols like ?!*^%, but that doesn't appear to be possible.

    Those hearts look to be an ASCII symbols.
    Charlie... too many characters to block so it would need to be done on a one to one deletion upholding the site rules.

    It isn't that big of a deal as i see all who register each day.


    Note: thanks guys.... when you lose your mother it's hard but it has been coming on for months and a known event. I'll shout and cry when all is over. God Bless our Mothers, each and everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    when you lose your mother it's hard but it has been coming on for months and a known event. I'll shout and cry when all is over. God Bless our Mothers, each and everyone.
    Aww COME ON! You've been telling us all along about her! It cant be this way. We're here for you.

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