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  1. #1
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    left parentheses "banned". Use [square brackets] instead.

    Gremlins are at work on SoulfulDetroit!

    For some weird reason, using a
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    in titles to threads suddenly started creating an issue where clicking/tapping a thread title with a left parentheses mark fails to open the thread and instead leads to a page reading:

    Forbidden

    You do not have permission to access this document.

    As a workaround, until we find the solution, we discovered that by using the forum software’s censoring function to ‘ban’ the left parenthesis mark we can cause it to be replaced with a double left square bracket [[. [But we can’t yet figure out how to make that a single bracket. Sheesh!]

    So, if you wish to put words in parentheses, in thread titles or posts, use [square brackets] instead. If you forget and use a left parenthesis, it will automatically be overwritten with the double left bracket [[.

    You will also notice that all instances where a left parentheses were used in past posts or thread titles are now replaced by double left brackets.

    So, as our Brit friends might say…
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  2. #2
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    Thanks, Lowell, I was noticing it recently and thought it was my fault.
    9A [the queen of parenthetical remarks.]

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    Are smileys affected?

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