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    Bizarre censored string

    Apparently this site is censoring the string 'a.p.p.u.s' ???

    I can't post code with
    Private Declare Function SetCurrentProcessExplicit*****erModelID Lib "shell32" (ByVal psID As Long) As Long

    or use PKEY_*****erModel_IsDestListSeparator ??

    The stars replacing letters in the below:


    Is this some kind of terrible slur in some non-English language? And if so has people using it abusively really been such a problem you need to censor it??

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    Re: Bizarre censored string

    The second workaround here seems to work:

    SetCurrentProcessExplicit[SIZE=2]App[/SIZE]UserModelID ---> SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID

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    Re: Bizarre censored string

    The word in question is the name used by a few different companies, so I would assume that at some point one of them has been spamming repeatedly.

    Using a workaround when it forms part of code is fine (this also applies to things like "SH Item Id", which is used in various API calls).

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    Re: Bizarre censored string

    Spammers don't tend to bother reading anything before they post (and often don't even check that what they post is displaying properly), so they are very unlikely to read threads like this one.

    In addition to that, even if they do find a work-around, it just means moderators are more likely to spot it (because we have an alternate view that shows tags).

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