I was just updating my forum account, changing some minor information, when I got an error "Letters only please" on my Firstname field (which I didn't even touched)
The content is "Jürgen", which consists of just regular letters and no numbers, but some stupid programmer decided that something inside that text is "NOT A LETTER". Since we're dealing here with a highly sophisticated programmers company, may I just point out (since I'm also a programmer), that
a ) this is a wrong errormessage (maybe he meant "A-Z only"?)
b ) The thrown error is wrong (since an "ü" is a valid letter)
c ) that guy should really learn that the world is no more 7Bit ASCII; that the world and also Stardocks customers and users aren't Americans only
d ) and that there's no technical reason to block non-american characters.
e ) maybe you could donate him a book like "Regular Expressions for Dummies" so that he can enhance his checking algorythm
f ) and how was I able to enter that "non-letter" character earlier, and why did he added that stupid check later on?
Of course that problem is just a nuisance, but it's holiday season, I have spare time , and from a programmers POV this was just a lousy job done. Thus I really wonder if I should update my subscription, if those folks don't even get simple things like Umlauts sorted out... (ok, just joking!)
Have a nice New Year!