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Nexus Clash :: View topic - RE: The apostrophe bug
Someone discovered it was possible to word a chat message in such a way that one was able to make a picture show up in the chat box. To stop this being exploited, now any message (among other things) with an apostrophe in it gets unceremoniously dumped. It would be nice to get a message saying "Syntax Error" or something, but this is only the testing stage of gameplay, so quirky stuff is not unexpected. _________________ Current:
Retired: Det. David Caruso, Oprah, X1-Alpha, your hands, Ambassador Kosh
Would it be possible to just strip out apostrophes? That would address the root of the issue, but prevent the inadvertent loss of ap from emoting or talking.
I don't like it. I don't want this to become a slippery slope of omitting rules of grammar. How about no AP loss, and an error message? "During this developmental phase, apostrophes are not usable in chat due to security issues. Your continuing patience while we resolve the matter is greatly appreciated."
I'd argue it does no better a job than just not putting anything in.
The real issue at the moment is not that you can't use apostrophes, it's that everyone has to constantly and consciously check what they're saying in-game to avoid wasting APs trying to talk.. _________________ Sihoiba said, "Unfortunately he resisted arrest by lighting himself on fire"
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