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