Firstly Its really good to know that a abbreviation/shortcut checker is in place, dont know when it came into action, since I myself dont post any non real/shortcut words. But when I tried to suggest a member to use real word please in place of "p l z"(cant post it without spaces ) in this thread
I got the following FYI and was not allowed to post
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The specific error message is: 'p l z' is a silly English abbreviation; use 'please' instead.
One thing I dont understand is how come the original poster and many others did not get that FYI. Thanks in advance. Amit [ August 24, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
Thanks for the reply sheriff Dave, maybe you are right but the posts in this thread and this one and many similar have "p lz" in the body. Thanks again. Amit [ August 25, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
Originally posted by Ben Souther: I assure you, you can't say plz in the body of a JR thread.
I was pretty sure you could say "plz" if you worked at it. Plus, one of the linked posts with the word "plz" in it was from 2005 - long before we put that checker in. I don't remember the exact date that was implemented, but plz can't be used in any posts made today, that's for sure.
Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
I don't know how you bartenders post that word . Maybe only because you are bartenders
when I clicked the Add Reply for my above post I got the same FYI, I put a space in between and hit that button again then yet another FYI was waiting for me, it said
Sorry! We have flood-control activated. You cannot post within a certain number of seconds of your last post. Please try again after this period of time elapses. The current number of seconds required between posts is: 30
plz click on the 'reply with quote' icon and all will be revealed
If it was really meant to be revealed then one of the bartenders could have done it already, I think. Please keep some secrets
Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Well it wasn't really that much of a secret if all you have to do is reply with quote on one of the bartender's posts to see how it was done. I suspect they made those posts to give you a hint about how to do it. That's the Javaranch way after all