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Hello Friends,

I am kinda new to this site, and really like all the information and exchanges I have experienced here!

But, as a newbie, I see a thing, you all do, and while I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, I don't know what this means.

Many of you will in your post, or just in a reply, type out something like this: "👍" and I am sorry, I just can't figure out what it means! LOL

If it is a substitute for profanity, I am all for it! I just want to be part of the group.

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It's because the operating software that runs this site, has been programmed to delete any profane words, so it is impossible to write what you really think, you have to write rubbish, and the reader has to interpret your rubbish as he/she sees fit.
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Many of you will in your post, or just in a reply, type out something like this: "👍" and I am sorry, I just can't figure out what it means! LOL

If it is a substitute for profanity, I am all for it! I just want to be part of the group.
Mostly it is an incompatibility with character set between poster's web browser, web site, and your web browser. Some sites are very bad at this. This one isn't perfect but for some reason gets it mostly right.

There is a tractor site where I have to be careful to use a straight apostrophe and not use a bent one. Some browsers try to be smart and angle the quotes opening vs closing, ' vs or and " vs

When that happens look deeper into the characters for something like an apostrophe, European funny letters, degree symbol, etc.

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OK, as I suspected! F%C&Ing software! LOL

Thanks, for the clarification! Now I shall participate!

I did notice that I type in"D4Mn" and it gave me d**n! LOL

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