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BEWARE the latest CAPs upgrade. Quotes in Pitch Comments are NOT allowed!????



July 11, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: B , UG , S

 And here I was taking it personal. Those who have had the misfortune of seeing TSIF pitches and blogs know that they are VERY wordy, (we'll leave out the mostly wrong for now).  They are great nap time or guffaw material. (Guffaw, the art of saying Bull Sh*t behind your hand, newspaper or reading material so as not to offend others. Used rarely today, except in a place of employment,  as offense is generally not a concern unless it puts you at risk with your boss).

  Fortunately folks don't print very often anymore, or I would no doubt get turned into the environmental police for wasting paper. Also, fortuantely, (to my knowledge), unlike excess verbage and Guffaw in Washington DC heating up the atmosphere, they do not alter the environment.

  The problem for me, and the gain for others, is that if you use QUOTE marks in a pitch comment/update then (at least with my version of IE, on two different computers), the pitch gets cropped to the first quote mark in your comment. So far this has only happened on PITCH COMMENTs/replies, so I'm not sure if this applies to an original pitch or not. The preview looks correct.

  I use quotes to ummm, yahh, quote something, or sometimes for emphasis, since no one can see my raised eyebrows in a pitch.  As such, my pitch updates/comments have been mysteriously clipped in mid-sentence several times.    An example of this is in my CIT pitch currently on the first pitch page on the CIT board. 

  It seems to have happened about the time that we can no longer put hyperlinks in our blogs.   A bug that apparently wont be stomped until July 22nd.

  So, if it's a ploy by MF to shorten my verbage, I'm now onto them!  They will need another (quote) BUG (quote) to slow me down.  

TSIF  (THE "SKY" is not Falling, at least today).


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#1) On July 11, 2009 at 10:29 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

Doesn't apply to the body of blogs. Wonder if it applys to Blog comments. If this comment disappears before the word TEST in quotes then it also applies to comments in blogs  "test"

If you can see this part of the comment then it only applies to pitch comments and you can see my guffaw "bull sh*t"

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#2) On July 11, 2009 at 10:30 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:


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#3) On July 12, 2009 at 6:25 AM, portefeuille (98.91) wrote:

If you are talking about the "less than" symbol ( < ), then the problem is that it is a special character in HTML. Just leave a space behind it ...

a < b < c works.

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#4) On July 12, 2009 at 6:27 AM, portefeuille (98.91) wrote:

or as in

He said << this qoutation >>.

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#5) On July 12, 2009 at 6:33 AM, portefeuille (98.91) wrote:

but then again that is nothing new so I guess you were talking about something different and I just could not make out what it was ...

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#6) On July 12, 2009 at 1:57 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

That would be nothing new Port.  :)

I am talking about  ""  (aka quotes) in pitch replies. One shouldn't need HTML and it was not a problem until recently.

For example, if I were to post the following pitch reply to a pitch on DRYS:

  Someday Dryships will get to visit "Davy Jones" Locker at the bottom of the ocean.

If you hit the preview and then the post you will see the comment you left is

   Someday Dryships will get to visit

 The Pitch Reply will be truncated at the fiirst quote "" mark in the comment. A very abbreviated and meaningless reply, but an interesting fill in the blank game.


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#7) On July 12, 2009 at 4:05 PM, TSIF (99.98) wrote:

This only applies to pitch comments, not original pitches.  Unless you reply to a pitch, or a pitch comment and use quote marks this bug won't bite you.   So I guess it's a very rare bug.

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