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What's with all the ////// \\\\\\\ slashes?

by OutPutter
posted 05-26-2010 04:18 AM


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#1 posted 05-26-2010 05:21 AM

You never know when they will attack

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#2 posted 05-26-2010 06:29 AM

Beats me ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-26-2010 06:58 AM

So ya’ll have seen them too? Right?

-- Jim

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#4 posted 05-26-2010 02:20 PM

Little keys and big fingers?

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 02:20 PM

I see them too, you aren’t crazy. But, I have no clue why they are there.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 02:59 PM

As I understand it, there are sites like ‘fark.com’ where slashes actually do serve some sort of purpose, I’m just not sure what it is and I never go there. So it may be a habit of those who spend lots of time on satirical news sites. Might signify the writer’s sense of sarcasm or questionable factoids or otherwise not to be taken seriously. Where are these slashes you speak of?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 05-26-2010 03:41 PM

There is a slasher on the loose!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-26-2010 04:41 PM

I just assumed that the poster was trying to attract attention … but what do I know?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 05-26-2010 04:54 PM

There are two typical reasons for this if it wasn’t intentional buy the author.

First (and most common), is when someone types their message in something like Microsoft Word and they are using a strange font, then they copy and paste the message to a forum. If that font is not installed on the computer you are using the Web browser makes a guess on how to render the characters. Alpha Numeric characters are pretty straight forward it is the special characters the browsers have problems with.

(It could also be a case where the font isn’t installed on the web server hosting the forum – then it is totally out of anyone’s control.)

In Mozilla’s Firefox you can look at your font settings under:
Tools > Options > Content > “Fonts & Colors” > Advanced

In Internet Explorer you can set your security setting (at your own risk) to try and download the fonts:
Tools > Security tab > Select Internet > Custom level button > scroll down and enable “Font Download” > click ‘ok’

The second cause is the message was typed on a non western English keyboard.

-- Ron - Any day that I don't learn something new is a wasted day.

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#10 posted 05-26-2010 07:28 PM

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#11 posted 05-26-2010 07:46 PM

Looks like some fat finger typos and some attention grabbing. I do a lot of fat finger typos, try to get em, but not always in the first read or two ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 05-26-2010 08:17 PM

It has been awhile since I have done any programming for the web, but you’re probably seeing ‘escape characters’. In the programming languages used on many websites, some characters have a special meaning, and will only appear if they are ‘escaped’. Though the text body on LJ’s takes apostrophe’s and single quotes just fine, they won’t show up in the subject line unless they are ‘escaped’ (it happens automatically).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 05-26-2010 08:22 PM

I think it’s a secret code of some of the elite members here : )
LOL …I noticed them on other posts as well lately , and just assumed it was part of the posters title for whatever reason they needed to post it that way.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 05-26-2010 09:35 PM

I noticed this issue recently and am trying to resolve it. No luck so far but it will not take long.. crossing my fingers

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#15 posted 05-26-2010 09:55 PM

Okay, should be fixed now. I introduced a small bug in the code while working on the recent project’s score update. It was small but it took me some time to find it. I came close to it after rereading this thread so thanks for testing this issue.

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#16 posted 05-26-2010 09:59 PM

Martin , you do realize that you’re our Hero , don’t you ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#17 posted 05-27-2010 03:22 AM

OutPutter:

I just looked at all of your examples above. There wasn’t a Slash in any one of them. 2 of them I remember looking at before, there were no slashes then either. Including the “Project” of an LJ’ers Wife. In fact, I think that if theses “Slashes” were/are numerous enough for you to Post about them (NO Insult intended. I always enjoy reading your Posts) I would have also noticed them. I have not.

Perhaps Martin (as above) fixed some sort of a glitch that I DIDN’T have in the first place OR your computer is trying to allow for or do something (who knows what or why!!!) for reasons only IT knows.

Perhaps The Dane’s “escaped” scenario is correct. although I have no idea what it means …LOL…. other than it happens automatically.

I’m running VISTA (SCREAM!!!!!!) with Explorer 8. It does some WEIRD STUFF sometimes and I have NO idea why.

For example LJ’s is the ONLY site I go to that will NOT allow me to open another Site without it “Going Off” my Computer. ALL other sites just keep adding themselves to the Title Bar on the bottom and I just click on whichever one I want to go back to and open. I CAN get back here but only by using the “Back Arrow” or going into “History” and clicking on it there.

Respectfully: Rick

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#18 posted 05-27-2010 03:59 AM

Rick, Martin must have fixed them, they were there this AM.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#19 posted 05-27-2010 05:02 AM

That’s right TMax, he fixed it. Thanks for the looksee Rick. Thanks for the fix Martin.

-- Jim

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#20 posted 05-30-2010 08:35 PM

Martin, if you’re still watching this, check out http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31389

-- Jim

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#21 posted 05-30-2010 08:52 PM

This one is mine-
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/32380

But I don’t see slashes in the title. Perhaps it’s a local artifact at your end? And if there were slashes in my title, it would be from FFS- “Fat Finger Syndrome”. I’ve worked with my hands my whole life, some heavy duty stuff like caterpillar repairs and such, so my hands are kind of big, like my feet, even though I’m only 5’-9.5”.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#22 posted 05-30-2010 10:16 PM

Yea! Yea! OutPutter! I’ve seen them for the First time!

Of course I saw a couple of UFO’s last night so maybe you better take that with a Grain Of Salt ..LOL… Maybe it was the 50 Year Old Scotch!! ;-}

Rick

-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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#23 posted 05-31-2010 01:53 AM

No Atom, I can’t see any slashes in yours. Can you see them in the link I posted?
Rick, I’ve never seen double UFO’s, that musta been some kind of scotch…

-- Jim

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#24 posted 05-31-2010 01:56 AM

No, Outputter, I don’t see slashes in any of the links you posted above.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#25 posted 05-31-2010 04:02 AM

\\’Wave\\’ desk This is what I got at your link , OP….both earlier this afternoon and still now at 10pm

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#26 posted 05-31-2010 04:15 AM

Must be something wrong on my end!! I don’t see them at all. Guess I’ll have to tear this computer apart and see if they are falling off somewhere inside!!

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#27 posted 05-31-2010 04:27 AM

LOL BobG…I’m using IE8…...and you are ?

I’m going to see if they appear when I use FireFox now.

Yessiree BobG…still there with FF : ( Maybe my pc has too many of these ///////\\\\\\\ in it !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#28 posted 05-31-2010 05:24 AM

I’m using an Apple , maybe they escape thru the bite someone took out of the back of the Imac? humm!! Still no slashes. I feel left out!

-- BobG, Lowell, Arkansas--------My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am! Make more saw dust!!

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#29 posted 05-31-2010 05:36 AM

I think that totally explains it , BobG : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#30 posted 05-31-2010 05:43 AM

OutPutter they are still there in the link you left at 11:45 PM Eastern.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#31 posted 06-01-2010 08:32 AM

Just to assist. It’s 2:30 AM Eastern Time. I’m using Explorer 8 and VISTA Special Home Editon (BARF!!)

‘Wave Desk’ is all there is on the first one. Personally I think the original \\\ /// were probably put there by the Author. Nothing on AtomJacks. Well…Other than a Nice Looking Bowl!

OOPPS! Gotta go! Those Clowns that drank most of my 50 year Old Scotch, the other day, are Hovering over my place again. Their Electro Magnetic Field $cre8s ^uP^ |||Y (O|||pUt#R

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#32 posted 06-01-2010 09:26 AM

Lines are gone now.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#33 posted 03-01-2011 08:07 AM

They’re baaaaaaaaaackkkkkkkkk….

-- Jim

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