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  1. 24 Feb '08 01:34
    I sent an analysis to someone in PM which included the following parenthetical note:

    (21...Qxa2?? 22.Qc6+ Kd8 23.Bc7+ Kc8 24.Bb6+ Kb8 25.Qc7 mate)

    except that I used a pound-sign to indicate mate, and the RHP editor automatically turned the pound/right-parenthesis combination into a goofy emoticon.

    Please fix the editor so that this sort of automatic substitution cannot occur.
  2. 24 Feb '08 02:21
    Originally posted by Mark Adkins
    I sent an analysis to someone in PM which included the following parenthetical note:

    (21...Qxa2?? 22.Qc6+ Kd8 23.Bc7+ Kc8 24.Bb6+ Kb8 25.Qc7 mate)

    except that I used a pound-sign to indicate mate, and the RHP editor automatically turned the pound/right-parenthesis combination into a goofy emoticon.

    Please fix the editor so that this sort of automatic substitution cannot occur.
    Dear Mark Adkins

    Thank you for pointing this bug out to us. Rest assured we will deal with it forthwith.

    thank you for you feedback

    ps. Why did you use the pound sign to indicate mate?
  3. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    24 Feb '08 09:48
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove


    ps. Why did you use the pound sign to indicate mate?
    I expect he means the traditional # sign normally used to indicate mate, which is - for reasons I do not quite understand - known as the "pound sign" in the US, rather than the actual £ sign which we would recognise in the UK.
  4. 24 Feb '08 10:05
    Australians call it a "hash" symbol.

    Yet another word meaning different things in different countries.
  5. 24 Feb '08 11:19
    Originally posted by MissOleum
    Australians call it a "hash" symbol.

    Yet another word meaning different things in different countries.
    This poem wouldn't rhyme if you call the hash "pound":

    < > ! * ' ' #
    ^ " ` $ $ -
    ! * = @ $ _
    % * < > ~ # 4
    & [ ] . . /
    | { , , SYSTEM HALTED

    Those auto-smileys are quite annoying. They also sometimes appear in URLs.
  6. Donation mwmiller
    RHP Member No. 16
    24 Feb '08 11:29 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by mrmist
    I expect he means the traditional # sign normally used to indicate mate, which is - for reasons I do not quite understand - known as the "pound sign" in the US, rather than the actual £ sign which we would recognise in the UK.
    In the US we use the dollar as our monetary unit, so the pound sign "#" is not being used to refer to a monetary unit but is referring to weight. For example, if something weights 25 pounds, you could write it as 25#. I'm not sure it's used all that much as a substitute for "pounds".

    At least I don't see it in use that much, but then I live a sheltered life.

    edit) And speaking of words having different meanings, we haven't even heard what that particular symbol means to the musical community.
  7. 24 Feb '08 16:35
    Originally posted by mwmiller
    In the US we use the dollar as our monetary unit, so the pound sign "#" is not being used to refer to a monetary unit but is referring to weight. For example, if something weights 25 pounds, you could write it as 25#. I'm not sure it's used all that much as a substitute for "pounds".

    At least I don't see it in use that much, but then I live a shelter ...[text shortened]... nings, we haven't even heard what that particular symbol means to the musical community.
    The pound sign is £. # this is the hash key.
  8. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    24 Feb '08 22:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mark Adkins
    I sent an analysis to someone in PM which included the following parenthetical note:

    (21...Qxa2?? 22.Qc6+ Kd8 23.Bc7+ Kc8 24.Bb6+ Kb8 25.Qc7 mate)

    except that I used a pound-sign to indicate mate, and the RHP editor automatically turned the pound/right-parenthesis combination into a goofy emoticon.

    Please fix the editor so that this sort of automatic substitution cannot occur.
    (21...Qxa2?? 22.Qc6+ Kd8 23.Bc7+ Kc8 24.Bb6+ Kb8 25.Qc7# )

    It's annoying, but a space fixes these problems.

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