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Last night I tried to post this BBC link.

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It includes the word England as a news category which then gets changed by the site to England and rejected by the BBC because it has a capital letter in......

Just bringing it to your attention in case you ever find a solution (or a cheat for me to get around this).

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Ove   

We're aware of the problem, it was the same on the old board, where the string 'storyid' for instance would trigger the filter.

Short of disabling the whole bad word/spell check filter, there are only two solutions I'm aware of. One is to say in your post that the link needs changing, then if an admin spots it he can change the link. The second is to visit this site: http://www.tinyurl.com and simply create an alias for the link, like http://tinyurl.com/tvncl

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Not a problem actually.

The issue was this; when you click a BBC link such as the one Droy had posted, it then changes to another link once it hits the BBC site (I think it's an inbuilt BBC tracking re-direct) and for some reason it was failing even if I changed the big E to a little one.

I've now worked through, let BBC redirect it and copied the link from the URL bar in my browser, rather than right clicking the link from BBC and copying, and all appears fine. Droy's original link was a http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi_uk/England wheras the one below is only hi/England. I feel the _uk must be a location stat tracker, or re-direct of sorts.

This was the original link; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_news/England...don/4606713.stm

Droys link now works, see; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/England/london/4606713.stm

EDIT: Odd.... seems the spell checker ignores URL's as Droys link is showing with a small e?

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Ove   

Ah, I misunderstood Droy's question. Thought it was spell checking on this site that was the problem, although that can't be the case as, in most cases, only words with spaces on either sides gets changed. Disregard what I said. :-)

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Ove is right - it is the cfc site. The address I have copied across is England with a small e. It is still with a small e now as I hit the add reply box.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/England...don/4606713.stm

(perhaps it is different if I use fast reply)

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Not a problem actually.

The issue was this; when you click a BBC link such as the one Droy had posted, it then changes to another link once it hits the BBC site (I think it's an inbuilt BBC tracking re-direct) and for some reason it was failing even if I changed the big E to a little one.

I've now worked through, let BBC redirect it and copied the link from the URL bar in my browser, rather than right clicking the link from BBC and copying, and all appears fine. Droy's original link was a http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi_uk/England wheras the one below is only hi/England. I feel the _uk must be a location stat tracker, or re-direct of sorts.

This was the original link; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_news/England...don/4606713.stm

Droys link now works, see; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/England/london/4606713.stm

EDIT: Odd.... seems the spell checker ignores URL's as Droys link is showing with a small e?

And just to prove it - If I reply to Toby's post with no changes, the e's all change to E again.

Maybe the spell checker is scared to edit Toby's posts.

Anyway - the explanations from Ove are enough for me - thanks.

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My posts are obviously not spell checked then, must be due to being a site admin I guess.

It shouldn't be editing it though, as it's not [space]England[space] - the spell checker should only modify words that are clearly in a sentence and not part of another word, or indeed link.

We'll look into it.

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