Okay it’s 6 AM (pst) and my comments keep disappearing. Some of you have mentioned this before but without seeing the comment, it’s hard to debug (yeah, like any invisible sh@t is easy). Pardon me if you know this already but I’ve spent all night on this so I’m going to Rant.
Simply put, GoComics, in their infinite wisdom, no longer allow fancy characters (if it ain’t on your key board you’re SOL).What do I mean “Fancy”? Well characters like Smart Quotes for one, most anything from the Character Map for another.So what happens? Say you copy another commentors post into yours. If it contains an apostrophe, single or double quotes you’ll notice that they are the curly type (’, “, ”). If your post contains any of these symbols then the entire post just disappears (into that alternate verse where things work you think they should). This also happens if write your comment in Word (with Smart Quote enabled) and then copy to the comment box.The same goes characters and symbols copied from the character map.
So now you’re thinking “Hey, I’ll just copy Bev’s comment into Notepad add my 2¢ worth and copy back to GoComics.” Nope, SorryNotepad retains the curly quotes. So you’ve to Find|Replace them first.
And those of you that use Alt+num to insert symbols, that don’t work no more either.
By now those of you that have had their morning coffee/tea/beverage may have noticed that this comment contains some special characters. ¶
I’ve done this by inserting HTML number codes.I type: One quarter ¼ plus one half ½ equals = three quarters ¾You see: One quarter ¼ plus one half ½ equals = three quarters ¾
Not a lot symbols on that page, After I get some sleep I’ll look for more unless someone finds them first (StelBel, Susan?)