BleedingChipsSlowly
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June 30th, 2022 at 12:37:45 AM permalink
See this example:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/poker/37292-video-poker-probability/#post854442

The difference seems to be I didnít preview the post as I usually do. What is presented in the post is the junk I see in the preview. Then again, perhaps having nothing but a link for the post was a factor.
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June 30th, 2022 at 1:40:29 AM permalink
Quote: BleedingChipsSlowly

See this example:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/poker/37292-video-poker-probability/#post854442

The difference seems to be I didnít preview the post as I usually do. What is presented in the post is the junk I see in the preview. Then again, perhaps having nothing but a link for the post was a factor.
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One cannot help but observe the errant space between the = and the URL in the tag.

Let me try...

Woo!

' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>https://wizardofodds.com] Misformatted on purpose

It's easy to let an extra space slip in, and that's what it looks like.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 4th, 2022 at 11:25:59 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Quote: BleedingChipsSlowly

See this example:

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/poker/37292-video-poker-probability/#post854442

The difference seems to be I didnít preview the post as I usually do. What is presented in the post is the junk I see in the preview. Then again, perhaps having nothing but a link for the post was a factor.
link to original post



One cannot help but observe the errant space between the = and the URL in the tag.

Let me try...

Woo!

' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>https://wizardofodds.com] Misformatted on purpose

It's easy to let an extra space slip in, and that's what it looks like.
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This may be an artifact of a "feature" of MacOS and Safari called "Smart Copy/Paste".

I am not a Safari user, but rumors on the tech support forums seem to suggest that using command-shift-option-V to "paste and match style" may prevent the errant space inclusion.
It may also be possible to disable this helpful feature in Safari, via a hidden or buried preference.
It may be possible to use an alternate way to copy text. Double-click to select seems to add a protective space for some users; drag-select seems to omit the errant protective space.
It is likely possible to do the normal copy/paste of a URL, then delete the errant space.
May the cards fall in your favor.
BleedingChipsSlowly
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August 6th, 2022 at 3:41:59 AM permalink
Thanks for doing the additional research, Dieter! You identified the problem. When composing or editing a post a panel controlled by WebKit is in use with a Done button indicating this fact. Typically, modern reference URLís have a length that will cause a line wrap when pasted. This masks the fact that a space character was also inserted. A proportional font is in use so when you add a line break to restore the markup format, the reduced space kerning affords the space character makes it hard to spot that added character. The link is presented properly if the added space character is removed. That does it for me; the methods described for possibly preventing the insertion of a space might be of interest to others.
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August 6th, 2022 at 4:08:22 AM permalink
Amusing images of using all the fingers of both hands to simultaneously depress all the special mode keys while punching the V with one's nose will persist in my mind for a bit, I'm afraid.

Glad you're sorted. ;)
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 16th, 2022 at 2:34:01 PM permalink
I should note:
This problem only pops up if you try to use a formatting tag with your pasted URL (something with [brackets]).

If you insert a raw URL into the post, it should work, it just won't be stylish.

Example: https://wizardofodds.com
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