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    Be#

    Dear Mr. Webmaster,

    Just this little sidenote: I luckily registered my most favorite username for Channel9: Be#. However, once I try to edit my profile the Profile link on the top right links to

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Niners/Be#

    The response is of the systems is:

    The user you requested cannot be found.

    I swear, I'm here! Not hiding! Smiley If you find some time, can you look into it?! Smiley

    Regards
    Be#

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    PaoloM

    While this is an interesting little bug in the selection of valid characters for user names in Ch9, try to URLEncode the last character and see what happens.

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    W3bbo

    PaoloM wrote:
    While this is an interesting little bug in the selection of valid characters for user names in Ch9, try to URLEncode the last character and see what happens.


    Uhm, that's because "#" is the "jump to element" URI segment so it isn't sent to the server. (All it gets is "/Niners/Be")

    You'll want to URL Encode it first.

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    Be#

    Thanks for responding Wink ! Obviously I know about the meaning of # appended to an URL... I thought it might be interesting for the Channel9 team to either

    - filter username containing special characters like #
    - urlencode the dynamic parts of links automatically

    No offense ment here. If for #ed usernames get forbidden in the future, I hope they let me mine. Smiley It's this sense of uniqueness you know. Smiley

    Just kidding.

    So stay# !

    Actually has anybody noticed the poster in Anders Heljsberg's office in the LINQ video?

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    Maurits
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    Be#

    Ups. You disclosed me. I thought I could post anonymously forever... Wink

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    MasterPi

    Just for future reference, you probably don't want to create usernames/passwords that have special characters such as that in them.

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    Maurits

    I suppose my a/../.. account is bad too then Smiley

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    W3bbo

    Be# wrote:
    So stay#


    "Stay Hash"? Wink

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    SlackmasterK

    No, it's stay POUND!  ... Stay number?  Hmmm.....

    If only there were some resource for this language barrier... How sharp would one have to be to figure this one out... Much contemplation to follow.

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    Be#

    How about "stay nice"? Wink

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    Loadsgood

    SlackmasterK wrote:
    No, it's stay POUND!  ... Stay number?  Hmmm.....

    If only there were some resource for this language barrier... How sharp would one have to be to figure this one out... Much contemplation to follow.


    I always call it hash, except when I'm refering to the language C# then I pronounce it 'See Sharp'. Pound just sounds too wierd.

    My being an Aussie, I'm supposed to say that gaol is a prison, but that is too wierd for my liking also so I go with jail.



    Anyway, maybe all special characters should be banned from being used when signing up to the C9 website, or not.
    Loadsgood.

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    Wells

    I call it hash, why on earth do people call it pound?  £ is pound, surely?

    With regards to the user name, I don't see why c9 should ban any special characters, as long as you encode them properly.  Then again, defence in depth and all that shizzle Wink

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    W3bbo

    Loadsgood wrote:
    My being an Aussie, I'm supposed to say that gaol is a prison, but that is too wierd for my liking also so I go with jail.


    I just call it an "amoeba", since ours only has one cell.


    Sorry.

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    ScanIAm

    Wells wrote:

    I call it hash, why on earth do people call it pound?  £ is pound, surely?

    With regards to the user name, I don't see why c9 should ban any special characters, as long as you encode them properly.  Then again, defence in depth and all that shizzle


    It comes from the telephony world.  I don't know why, but I've always heard it called 'pound' as in "to hold for another 30 minutes, press the # key."

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