Annoying capital letter handling


  1. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I wanted to reply to a topic with the simple answer of "OTA".

    I know we have a filter that does not let you use too many capitals (Shouting prevention) but 3 letter words should be fine.

    I typed "OTA" and it changed to "Ota". I thought that was odd. I typed "Just OTA" and OTA stayed correct so I assumed that it was some sort of standard capitalisation setting to ensure the first letter of a sentence was capitalised.

    I then changed the "Just" to "just" to test that and it remained "just". So what is doing this? Why can't I type "OTA" without it being changed as the first "word" of a post?

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  2. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    I don't know but, 3 is too few, changed to 6.
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    OTA


    Edit, Brilliant, thanks
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I don't think it's to do with which word is first. I know that thread titles will switch to lowercase if every single letter you typed was capitalised. So I presume posts follow the same rule, which is why adding 'Just' works.

    So 'JUST OTA' wouldn't work, but 'OTA Just' would.
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    No, What I mean is

    became

    But if I put the word "Just" in front of it....

    was the result... Meaning that "OTA" was unaffected, unlike if it was the first word.

    However,

    did not become



    Would have become

    I suspect
  6. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    It won't let all the letters in a post be capitalized, so you have to have some that are lowercase as well.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yes indeed. This has been fixed now anyway. I can now post just "OTA" without it being affected by this feature.
  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Yeah, like agentc said, I think the rule is as simple as that. The script looks for lowercase letters and if there are none, it reformats it for you.

    So in that example, the presence of the lowercase 'ust' stops the forum interfering.

    None of those examples, even the 'OTA Just', would be touched because they all have lowercase letters in them. :)

    I can see your logic, since the forum will reformat posts to have a capitalised first letter if the script kicks in, but I don't think that's correct.

    I'll try it with something over 6 letters:
  9. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    OTAOTAOTAOTAOTA Just
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