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    Problem searching for a member

    Leggy Peggy
    Fri May 06, 2011 12:31 am
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    Earlier today I was in a hurry to get to the member page for ~Leslie~

    So I typed in ~Leslie~ exactly. It gave me

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    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, root@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at www.food.com Port 80

    --------------------

    I then searched for just Leslie (without the tildas) and got 260+ results --
    which is a lot to wade through when you're in a hurry.

    I was pretty sure the tildas (~~) were the problem, so I tried searching
    for **Jubes** and got the same error message above. Using just Jubes (without the ** and **) got me there.

    So your IT people need to factor in the symbols of ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
    for member searches. I'm guessing none of them work properly.
    Leggy Peggy
    Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:10 am
    Food.com Groupie
    I started this thread almost six months ago.
    Somebody added a post here today and it reminded me of it.

    So I tried a search for ~Leslie~ with the tildas. It still gives an error reading.
    I searched for Veggie_Cook and got two Veggie Cooks without the underscore.

    Given that so many people use these marks in their screen names,
    it's long overdue for a fix.I know threads in this forum don't always get an
    answer, but in this case, I'd like to know if this will get added to a to-do list.
    Jasmine.
    Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:42 pm
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    Peggy Leggy:

    I am going through the archive posts and noticed this thread. Yes, I agree this should be changed. It will be added to the wish list. icon_smile.gif
    Leggy Peggy
    Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:37 pm
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    My goodness. It's wonderful to see matters like this acknowledged.
    Even better when they get fixed.
    While I am it. The em rules —, en rules –, ampersands &, curly quotes
    and the like are problems in reviews. They come out as gobbledegook.
    This just looks unprofessional.
    Do you need some examples or can you find what I mean?
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