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Character set to be at the top of alphabetical list

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xphase, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. xphase

    xphase Junior Member

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    I've found a forum with a PR4 on it's memberlist page, what character set can I use in my username that would put me at the top of the list alphabetically?

    For ex:

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    I've tried various things but nothing has worked, the people at the top of the list are using some trick or special character to be first. Anyone have a clue what it might be?
     
  2. hello49

    hello49 Newbie

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    It looks like they have some amount of null characters as their name or something.

    Try holding alt and then typing 0160 then releasing alt. It should insert a blank character. If it's taking try adding a few more or something.

    Edit: It doesn't appear to be listed alphabetically though?
     
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  3. xphase

    xphase Junior Member

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    Tried that..no success...If you were to see the rest of the list its definitely in alphabetical order, with the exception of those first few in the list. Somehow they are getting to the top of the list using a different character set or encoding..
     
  4. 45415

    45415 Junior Member

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    They are using special characters which are usually hidden. I just tried to register a new user with those special characters and it worked. You can do the same by viewing the source code of the page in Notepad++ and just copy/paste the special characters. Well, at least that's what I did.
     
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  5. xphase

    xphase Junior Member

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    Dude you freakin rock! I was looking at the source with chrome and it didn't show anything, never thought to try notepad++. I also had to use IE to register, it wouldn't paste in chrome. Thanks!

     
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    Always glad to help the community :)