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Fred Hamilton
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aarrrggghhh....

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: "r" is a silly English abbreviation; use "are" instead.

silly English abbreviation.

anyways, it so happened was there for a reason. It wasn't abuse of English language. I don't suppose there is some other kind of tag we can use? I suppose I could have wrapped my entire post in code tags rr
 
Bear Bibeault
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I don't think it's silly at all. In fact, I think it's one of the best guidelines we have in order to keep post readable and free of silly SMS-talk and 1337-speak.

If there's a legitimate need for you to enter something that the filters disallow, use HTML entities.

 
Fred Hamilton
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ok, HTML it is. cewl.

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Fred Hamilton wrote:r
So that's how you do it.
 
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Fred Hamilton wrote:cewl.

Please use real words. (Sorry!)
 
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