Decapitalization is killing chemistry

1. Sep 1, 2008

Staff: Mentor

H+ + oh- = h2o

h+ + oh- = h2o

$$h^+ + oh^- = h_2o$$

2. Sep 1, 2008

Staff: Mentor

It works OK when you add a comment containing small (non-capital) letters. It also helps to use elements with symbols containing small letters. Otherwise you are in troubles.

3. Sep 1, 2008

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
I don't understand the issue.

Testing...

H+ + OH- = H2O

H+ + OH- = H2O

$$H^+ + OH^- = H_2O$$

4. Sep 1, 2008

Staff: Mentor

Try to post just the reaction without any comments, so that there are only capital letters in your post. Just "H+ + OH- = H2O".

5. Sep 1, 2008

Greg Bernhardt

I am willing to disable the CAPS protection. Anyone else see this as a problem?

6. Oct 2, 2008

Staff: Mentor

Another decapitalization problem. There is a video at youtube, indexed with WALIARHHLII. It can't be posted without entering text, as code WALIARHHLII is decapitalized to waliarhhlii and there is no such clip...

If you want to check: start new post (in advanced editor), click on the TV icon to get [ YOUTUBE][ /YOUTUBE] tags, paste WALIARHHLII between tags and click submit reply (or preview post).

Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
7. Oct 2, 2008

Greg Bernhardt

Is there any other text in your post?

8. Oct 2, 2008

Staff: Mentor

What I tried was to post JUST the video, nothing else - and it can be done, but NOT if the clip code contains only capital letters.

If post contains only capital letters, it gets decapitalized. It is enough to add several small letters to switch decapitalizer off.

I thought it may be possible to trick forum software using [ youtube] tags (as opposed to [ YOUTUBE] but it didn't work neither, filter that checks posts for CAPS ignores tags (which is generally OK, but gives side effects).