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Not being able to type a letter U.

 
Paweł Baczyński
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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: "u" is a silly English abbreviation; use "you" instead.


I was talking about and was not able to write letter-U.
Are you guys seriuous?! That's terrible example of overzealousness...
 
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Is the code you posted in code tags? If not, then there's no over-zealouness. The check should be disabled inside code tags.

If the code is in code tags, you may have found a bug.
 
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It's not in code tags. Code tag takes whatever is inside as separate paragraph. That's the problem.

It may be hard to say that

should be supertype of

because anything that is not

can't go into

when your sentence is broken into several lines.

This sentence probable does not make a sense strictly speaking. Just trying to make a point.


EDIT:

Well... I figured out that you can type letter-U inside [tt] tag... Like this U. Ouch. My fault.

A suggestion. Change the message displayed when an user tries to type U-letter.

If the abbreviation occurs within code, you can use code or tt tags to post it successfully.
 
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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: \"{0}\" is a silly English abbreviation; use \"{1}\" instead.


For the next release of the forum software, I've added the sentence, "If the abbreviation is a variable name, you can use the tt tag." If you can think of a better sentence, post here.
 
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I think it is a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't. If we permit u, then we risk silly abbreviations and if we prohibit u you can't write your generics properly.
We are sorry it has annoyed you.
 
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