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Old 09-08-2008, 09:48 PM
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Default Detailed Explanation of the mysterious messages.

Some people in Pe2k have been cursed with mysterious messages.

Claiming-
  • Its a curse
  • The grim reaper is after me
  • It has some deeper meaning

Well, I am here to dispell all of that.


I myself have gotten two mysterous messages while on pe2k. I knew it was most likely glitches in the system,(ok, ok, it was fun to believe it had some deeper meaning) but what kind I wondered what made them?
So, later one day when I was deleteing some messages, and I noticed the other options that you can do with messages.


I thought to myself, Hmm. Download text. I think I will try this out, because it works on all messages that have squares next to them.



So after that, I get something that looks like this.



After I found this, I inevitability wanted to try it with another message in an older account, and of course, compare the results with a normal message.

The other mysterious message.


The normal message




So, after comparing the Mysterious messages to the normal message, I found these errors in their programing.



EDIT: Further information On this message was brought to my attention by Dark Umbreon.
The incorrect timeis explained in this article. UNIX Time stamp





EDIT: The >:3 was not an error. It was actually the pm he/she had actually sent me.

So, this is happened, something glitched it up, and this happened. Any Comments?
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: Detailed Explanation of the mysterious messages.

Comments? Yea. You have way too much time on your hands.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: Detailed Explanation of the mysterious messages.

I don't really get it...
Did Kirbster40 acually send a PM that had it's text just this? >:3
Or was that the glitch in the system of the PMs you are talking about? Then again, I have'nt gotten any wierd PM's, so I naturally would'nt get this. Can you elaborate on that post?
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Detailed Explanation of the mysterious messages.

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Comments? Yea. You have way too much time on your hands.
I had an hour and a half after my auditions for my school play. I found finding this out fun, not because of lack of other things to do. I just have weird tastes. Plus it is pouring outside.
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I don't really get it...
Did Kirbster40 acually send a PM that had it's text just this? >:3
Or was that the glitch in the system of the PMs you are talking about? Then again, I have'nt gotten any wierd PM's, so I naturally would'nt get this. Can you elaborate on that post?
Yes, he did actually sent a pm with >:3 That was not a Glitch.
Edit: I did clear it up on the post. I hope.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Detailed Explanation of the mysterious messages.

Quote:

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or ZWSP General Punctuation ]​[ Used to indicate word boundaries to text processing systems when using scripts that do not use explicit spacing; normally not a visible separation, but it may expand in passages that are fully justified. In HTML pages this space can be used as a potential line-break in long words as a replacement for the non-standard <wbr> tag. However, it is not supported in all web browsers, most notably Internet Explorer version 6 and below).
Date: 1969-12-31 18:00 is the first date/time to be set using the UNIX Time stamp corrected for having -6GMT in your case.

The only thing I can say, is quite obvious in view of programming...
You tried to access a non-existing/corrupted pm, so you end up with one with no text and a time stamp set so far in the past that computers weren't even designed...

Nothing mysterious about that.

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:34 PM
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Date: 1969-12-31 18:00 is the first date/time to be set using the UNIX Time stamp corrected for having -6GMT in your case.

The only thing I can say, is quite obvious in view of programming...
You tried to access a non-existing/corrupted pm, so you end up with one with no text and a time stamp set so far in the past that computers weren't even designed...

Nothing mysterious about that.

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Hmm. THank you for clearing that up. I will add that information in the first post.
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