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What's YouTube's problem?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by wrayimmediate, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. wrayimmediate

    wrayimmediate Junior Member

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    I post my links in video comments like, 'mysite(dot)com/videos/46247', and it shows up just like that, a-okay. But, when I copy/paste it from the comments into something, it shows up 'mysite(dot)com/videos/462-47'. Where the Hell did that dash come from? Anyone have anything like this happen to them? a possible fix? any help's much appreciated as I can't find any elsewhere.
     
  2. Ranger11

    Ranger11 Regular Member

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    That's pretty weird, You sure it's not your browser?

    Ive never heard of this problem but all i could suggest is trying other browsers.
     
  3. wrayimmediate

    wrayimmediate Junior Member

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    Thanks. Ok I tried it Using Firefox. I posted the link in a comment for a video, 'mysite(dot)com/videos/ldy­gatkd86/'. I copied it from the posted comment, and pasted it in the next tab's url field. Everything okay, the mysterious dash doesn't show up. However, after hitting enter, the '/ldy­gatkd86/' part of my url transforms to '/ldy%C2%ADgatkd86/%EF%BB%BF/' & I get a 404 error. I then took the copied url from the clipboard and pasted it into the url field in IE; the mysterious dash shows up again; I get '/ldy­-gatkd86/', and an obvious 404 error after hitting enter.
     
  4. Ranger11

    Ranger11 Regular Member

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    Hmm very strange.

    PM Me the video your comment is on if you want so i can try.
     
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    wrayimmediate Junior Member

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    smh, even with shorter links I'm having trouble. Can anyone else help? This is a stupid fucking problem to have. But, it is a problem nonetheless.
     
  6. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    PM a URL to a video on your site and a sample of this on YouTube and I'll take a look.
     
  7. bulletservice

    bulletservice Regular Member

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    Very strange!
    Remember, if you are trying to put live links in the comment box, forget it! it's not gonna happen.
    If not you can PM me the URL and I will try to see what the actual problem is.
     
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    wrayimmediate Junior Member

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    just pm'ed you guys
     
  9. Ranger11

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    Works 100% fine on Firefox and Chrome.

    Internet Explorer adds the "-" you were talking about and 1 of those box character at the end.

    It's very strange indeed, I would change the url, Make your own re-direct link or something.
     
  10. wrayimmediate

    wrayimmediate Junior Member

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    yeah, seeing as i gotta worry about my IE visitors 2, ill just use bit ly