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Sorry used doesn't exist

  1. Jack o'Nory profile image59
    Jack o'Noryposted 6 years ago

    When clicking on any of my links in the confirmation e-mail, I receive the above message. I'd like to have something to place out there to allow others to find me. Can someone be kind enough to help please?

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Don't worry, you do exist. Use this exact link, the URL for your profile page:

    http://hubpages.com/profile/Jack+o'Nory

    1. Jack o'Nory profile image59
      Jack o'Noryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When I click on the above link I still get " Sorry, that user does not exist"

      HELP please.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Me too! That is highly unusual, as the hyperlink is correct. I clicked on your profile picture, arrived at your profile page, and it produces the same URL.

        Looking closer, I can now se that the apostrophe (') is supposed to be included in the hyperlink, and it shows as being a part of the URL. However, when mousing over the hyperlink, it seems that the apostrophe is missing from the resulting URL. This may be the source of your problem.

        I suggest you contact HubPages. Include a link to this thread:

        http://hubpages.com/contact_us/

      2. Merlin Fraser profile image78
        Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I tried the link and got the same message but when I clicked on the blue name at the side of you picture I got to you profile page and the link was

        http://hubpages.com/profile/Jack+o%27Nory

        which as you can see is slightly different and works.

        1. saleheensblog profile image62
          saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol I just have discovered it but not before you.

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Fraser, your link seems to be working! The garbled text is created because the browser does not recognize the apostrophe, and that is the probable source of this problem. In your version, when mousing over the link there is no apostrophe, and therefore the link works, I think.

          When I clicked on the blue text, I got this (as before): http://hubpages.com/profile/Jack+o'Nory

          Again, see the apostrophe is shown. But if I mouse over it, the status line in my browser shows the same address without the apostrophe. Clicking on the link still produces the same error message.

          1. Merlin Fraser profile image78
            Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's a computer thing... some programmes don't like apostrophes in links.

            Something to do with real language when you set up your computer keyboard, IE  UK English Versus USA English there are subtle differnces in keyboard response.

            I only know this because it happened to me as I wandered around the world and found annoying things happening with certain keyboard key strokes.

            I think it's also the reason why we are not allowed to use non alpha numeric keys in passworword Etc.

            Hope this helps

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              Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It does, enormously! I'm wondering why it was even possible for the OP to sign up under a user name with an apostrophe.

              1. Merlin Fraser profile image78
                Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It probably only screws up when the programe converts the user name into a link

                http://hubpages.com/profile/Jack+o%27Nory

                you can see the subtle difference when it uses %27 to replace the apostrophe

                1. Jack o'Nory profile image59
                  Jack o'Noryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you all for your kind help and taking trouble to answer my problem. It is much appreciated and it make sme feel very at home. Thank you again. Please pass this on to all concerned.

  3. saleheensblog profile image62
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    sad

 
working