I don't know where to post this, so I am posting this here.
I am trying to post a message in the SCWCD forum to ask the folks over there if the link/url to a page I have is the correct/current/latest/official link for the SCWCD objectives. But unfortunately that link/url contains a word that isn't accepted by the submission script. But the problem is that the submit process fails to recognize the fact that this word is part of the URL and should be allowed to be posted!!! I tried putting it in URL tag, code tag and all other tags...but it still won't allow me to post.
OK, here is the link: The only difference is that I have replaced the word by "p l s", by introducing spaces between the letters...
This is a flaw in the validation logic. Please get this fixed...so that I could post the message. The error message I received is (again I have put "p l s"):
We're sorry, but your post appears to contain abbreviations that we don't like people to use at the Ranch. Because JavaRanch is an international forum, many of our members are not native English speakers. For that reason, it's important that we all try to write clear, standard English, and avoid abbreviations and SMS shortcuts. See here for more of an explanation. Thanks for understanding.
If the abbreviation occurs within code, you can use code tags to post it successfully.
The specific error message is: "p l s" is a silly English abbreviation; use "please" instead.
Thanks. But that doesn't work. Here is the URL I am posting by replacing the letters in "p l s" by the corresponding HTML entity equivalent. But the problem is when I surround it by URL tags and when the final link gets posted and you click on it, it literally translates into those entity characters and doesn't translate back to "p l s", without spaces.