March 9th, 2006



I just tried to make a comment in somebody's journal, jokingly saying that he must "run into a lot of tall motherfuckers" out where he lived. I tried posting it and every time I got this error:
  • Bad Unicode Input

    Your browser sent some text which is not recognised as valid text inthe UTF-8 encoding, as it should be. This might happen if you forcedyour browser to view the previous page in some other encoding ratherthan UTF-8. It may also indicate a bug in the browser. If you cannotget around this error, contact us.

What's up with that?

Obviously, I'm hoping that this will allow me to type "motherfucker" in my own journal ... otherwise you'll see some convoluted reference here. However, it is bizarre how this is happening, because I went back and checked again, and that one word (the comment posted just fine when I changed the word to "cretins") was triggering the "code error" (in fact I just went back over there to do another comment to trigger it again so that I could cut-and-paste the error message here)!

I find this very suspicious coming on the heels of the "advertising announcement". I wonder if L.J. is looking at some sort of "rating system" for journal content. After all, the demographics of L.J. is skewed very young and very female (the mode L.J. user appears to be a 15-20 year-old American girl) and I wouldn't be surprised if there was some thought to "sanitize" things. I know I saw this error message mentioned on my F.L. in the past day or two ... anybody else seen it?

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