Explain Invalid value format

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  • Stephen
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    I am attempting to post a short new topic I keep getting this >>Invalid value format.

    Why am I seeing this message and what can I do to post my new topic?
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    This format check was a response to the other problem that we had when people created basically topics with empty topics. Now it requires you to provide at least 3 characters for a topic, where a character is a-z or A-Z.
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    topics with empty topics.

    What is one of those? 

    Now it requires you to provide at least 3 characters for a topic, where a character is a-z or A-Z.

    I don't understand this. Can you give an example of using 3 characters for a topic?

    This is the title I want to post : -  No one seen God. What is wrong with the characters of this title?

    I am now getting this message. : >>> "One or more participants cannot be found" .

    I am not posting this new topic to any individual. So why am i now also getting this silly message?
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    Some people discovered that if you put in just a period "." for the Topic name when creating a new topic it would result in errors when attempting to view that topic.

    To counteract this, the admin has put a form of input validation, part of which requires that the Topic name be at least three alphabetic characters. It is likely the "-" part of your topic name is throwing an error.
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    No one seen God
    That topic should be fine...


    @mike,
    Any thoughts?

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    @Stephen

    Actually you found a minor bug. I will try to fix it as soon as possible.

    `-  No one seen God` is a perfectly fine topic from the technical point of view so it should be accepted.


    @drafterman

    I messed up the regex :/

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    It wasn't. I had to change the first word to use three characters instead of just two.

    Has anyone seen God

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    Regex is hard.
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      No one seen God` is a perfectly fine topic from the technical point of view so it should be accepted.


    It wasn't. I had to change the first word to use three characters instead of just two.

    Has anyone seen God


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    It's my screw up, apparently my regex requires the topic to have at least one part consisting of least 5 alphabetic characters :/

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    Fixed the bug, thanks!