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Has the forum been going down lately? At times when I check it, the page that I am given is just an error page. I don't remember many details, but I will record it when it happens again to me.

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02-02-2015 at 06:30 AM
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There's been a lot of "ERROR! Cannot connect to database" going on.
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I also noticed that some non-ASCII characters got broken and replaced with U+FFFD REPLACEMENT CHARACTER. See, for instance, the © character in the forum’s footer.

(On the plus side, the tz database has been finally updated—does this have anything to do with that?)

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I'm working on figuring out what's wrong.

Heh. The © is screwy because someone put a literal character in there instead of ©. That's an easy one. I've got the fix queued up, will merge it after some other fixes get merged.

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Schik wrote:
I'm working on figuring out what's wrong.

Heh. The © is screwy because someone put a literal character in there instead of ©. That's an easy one. I've got the fix queued up, will merge it after some other fixes get merged.

It looks to be more pervasive than just the copyright symbol at the bottom of the page. See this thread for example:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=38879

Scroll down and you will see the same problem. It didn't used to be like that.

And thanks for all the work you do on the site!

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..what character was that supposed to be?

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Looking into the database it seems to be 0xA0 non-breaking space.

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Schik wrote:
..what character was that supposed to be?

It's the thingy one uses to make a triforce (Alt-255, I have no idea what's it actually called). I used it for formatting the post neatly.

Here's some more for ya:

        Testing <- Here it is
Testing <- Because spaces don't work
Testing <- And neither do tabs

EDIT: Whaaaat, it didn't work
EDIT2: Whaaaat, now it did

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Spaces and tabs shouldn't work. You're probably looking for the
[code] tag     which lets   you 
   put spaces     wherever
 you      want.


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         It does? Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3...


         
Well, okay, I can have my spaces if put the entire line in the code tag, but it doesn't look very good in that font. Or, I can try only putting spaces inbetween the tags and this happens. (The spaces are above this line)

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Nope. I can't triforce either. Also, is there like, an additional empty line after each code block?

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02-03-2015 at 09:28 AM
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Haven't tried it in a while, but I seem to remember that you could use &nbsp; to force a space at the start of a line if you need to.

  Like this.

The forum eats them though; previewing or editing the post will replace them with normal spaces unless you put them back in.

As for code tags, just run them directly into your other text and they look okay. Don't put your own linefeeds before or after.


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