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Have you ever seen this situation in the chatterbox before?
EDB has eaten Klaproth
<xriso> /msg dem_bones you spelled "definitely" wrong again

OK, so you haven't seen it. But if you did see it, you might think, "Hey, how did he do that without actually sending a message? I wish I was so smart." Well, wish no longer; I shall reveal all.

OK, there are three ways I can think of (I only use #1):

  1. Extra space
    This is an old trick I learned from IRC. Let's say this is your chatterbox entry field:
    +----------------------+  +------+
    |                      |  | Talk |
    +----------------------+  +------+
    
    Now, instead of this:
    +----------------------+  +------+
    |/msg dem_bones you ...|  | Talk |
    +----------------------+  +------+
    
    Just plop a space before /msg:
    +----------------------+  +------+
    | /msg dem_bones you...|  | Talk |
    +----------------------+  +------+
    
  2. HTML code
    I just came up with this. There are basically no advantages over the previous method. This one's more bandwidth-consuming, harder to type, and harder to remember, but here it is anyway:
    +----------------------+  +------+
    |&#47;msg dem_bones ...|  | Talk |
    +----------------------+  +------+
    
  3. R and N
    This method looks pretty good on a graphical browser, but lynx can see right through it. Oh well, it works pretty good. What happens is that the "r" and "n" are so close together that they have the appearance of an "m". Even though it starts with a /, /rnsg is a bad command, so it is simply put through as a normal message:
    +----------------------+  +------+
    |/rnsg dem_bones you...|  | Talk |
    +----------------------+  +------+
    
mkb says: you should note that it is necessary to turn off the typo alert in user settings

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