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January 25, 2019, 10:35:51 AM
Last edit: January 25, 2019, 11:57:57 AM by LoyceV
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Every Saturday, theymos updates http://bitcointalk.org/trust.txt.xz. This file has all trust connections from all users, but shows usernames instead of userIDs.

I found most usernames with weird characters after a quick manual search, but there's one line I can't figure out.
In a text editor it looks like this:
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Razerglass->­Craven
In a browser it looks like this:
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Razerglass->­Craven
I can't find a userID for this user. Is this a bug?

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January 25, 2019, 10:44:49 AM
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Here is Razerglass and Craven user id’s:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=360915
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21885

Not sure why it’s showing Craven next to Razerglass though.  Smiley

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January 25, 2019, 11:12:21 AM
Last edit: January 25, 2019, 12:08:25 PM by LoyceV
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I found those, I'm looking for "­Craven"'s userID. That one doesn't exist.

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Not sure why it’s showing Craven next to Razerglass though.  Smiley
Razerglass included him.

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January 25, 2019, 11:15:05 AM
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I found those, I'm looking for "­Craven"'s userID. That one doesn't exist.

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Not sure why it’s showing Craven next to Razerglass though.  Smiley
Razerglass included him.

I don’t think it exists according to @vod website: https://bpip.org/search.aspx?q=Craven

Unless it’s a deleted account by admins.

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January 25, 2019, 11:49:56 AM
Last edit: January 25, 2019, 12:01:04 PM by khaled0111
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I think the username contain a special char that doesn't appear in the browser.

Go to this page: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21885
View its source code and copy paste any line containing the username Craven
Delete chars backwards one by one, you will notice there is a hidden char before the C letter.
Craven registred back in 2011, I don't know if this feauture is still supported by the forum.

You can also use this website to see the hidden char:
https://www.soscisurvey.de/tools/view-chars.php

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January 25, 2019, 11:59:18 AM
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It does seem to be that profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21885

If I copy the username from the profile, and paste into an ascii converter I get: 194 173 67 114 97 118 101 110
Now the ascii(194) is not capital "C" (that is ascii(67)).
If I select on SQL ascii(194) it shows as Â.

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January 25, 2019, 12:07:18 PM
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Go to this page: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21885
View its source code and copy paste any line containing the username Craven
Delete chars backwards one by one, you will notice there is a hidden char before the C letter.
Thanks, that explains it. For some reason the forum Members search didn't give me this account, I only found userID 698186 (Craven).

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Craven registred back in 2011, I don't know if this feauture is still supported by the forum.
As far as I know, it's not allowed anymore.

My question is answered. I'll lock this thread soon.

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January 25, 2019, 12:20:42 PM
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He probably used a no-break space when registering his username. The name appears as though it's one word  but there is a space between  and ­Craven represented by a set of characters
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January 25, 2019, 12:21:55 PM
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I found those, I'm looking for "­Craven"'s userID. That one doesn't exist.

there is no user ""­Craven"

on my pc it shows ­-­Craven



i get the same result regadless of where i view on, even on word file
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viewing  Razerglass  trust list on my browser shows this

Razerglass
    mascotte
    -­Craven
    manole91
    Vod
    test
    Blazed
    rby
    kevin1234a
    abhishek.g

---------------------------------------------

however it's not a dash symbol (-) it doesn't show up when  i search for -


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