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sewer_monkey 06-06-2002 07:08 PM

Micro$oft = broken links
Hi all!

I just want to ask to remove the automatic conversion of the word "microSoft" (the S has been capitalized to fool the filter) to micro$oft. This results in broken links (that are not necessarily M$ links) like this one.

It's just plain annoying. Thanx!

trickykid 06-06-2002 07:38 PM

is it so hard to put a capital S when your linking to a site that says that awful word ? ;)

sakeeb 06-07-2002 02:28 AM

Normally when we put a link ,we just copy the address from address bar and paste it here. so we maynot be carefull about the word microsoft

rverlander 06-07-2002 03:00 AM

trickykid, unix servers are case sensitive!

jeremy 06-07-2002 07:29 AM

Unix servers are case sensitive, but not in this case. That being said I will update the URL parser so that it does not do ANY substitutions. Thanks.


Noerr 06-08-2002 10:12 AM

I didn't even know that you automatically change that.
very cool, and I'm bothering to type $ everytime. (but I think by know i can type micro$oft faster than microSoft)

sewer_monkey 06-12-2002 03:40 PM


Originally posted by trickykid
is it so hard to put a capital S when your linking to a site that says that awful word ? ;)
Nope. And I do that. However, sometimes, that won't work, if that awful m-word is in the name of a directory or a file. You're quite right, though, there's no problem with it in domain names.

sewer_monkey 06-12-2002 03:41 PM

How about a built-in text l331iPh43 (leetifyer :p), kinda like the $pell checker? That would be fun.... :D

Stephanie_new 06-19-2002 02:46 PM

The word Micro$oft, when spelled correctly, is actually a trademark, and to use it without their permission is against the law. Granted I doubt they would really care, but every once in a while the get a stick up their butt.

I would advise agaisnt removing the conversion, except in the case of URL's.

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