between this and our own govt's deciding to just half-ass people with only one dose despite very clear instructions on the proper usage, i'm just going to pretend the vaccine doesn't exist until everyone is vaccinated and no one has died of covid in a month
This is one of the most frustrating things... valid email addresses are complicated to parse for, but there are recipes already solving the problem. Maybe you miss weird edge cases, but + is a super common character and important to a lot of people's workflow. (Specifically, to create unique email addresses for tracking who is giving out your email to third-parties.)
Rhe first three characters of my email address are “a@9”. Both the one-char user part and the leading digit in the domain screw up a bunch of systems.
I keep trying to report them but nobody I talk to has any idea what I’m talking about. I’ve had a bunch of conversations which come down to “look, just tell an engineer that the regexp on line N of file foo.js is wrong and they’ll know what you’re talking about”.
that's still fine. Here, it starts for elderly over 80 today, however the registration has a personal birth number check. But, the new birth numbers (divisible by 11 for error check) only started in 1954, so no 80+ can actually register online. Job well done 👍
Remember #H1N1 ? It was supposed to be the "super-virus" that will kill us all. Guess what? People got healed again, without being vaccinated with #Tamiflu ... Strange, very strange ... The immune system makes us human healthy again, not medicine or vaccination.
I used to have an underscore in my email address (until 2005ish?). So many people had issues reading that in handwritten form and replaced the underscore with something else, so many websites complained about not being valid
At $INSURANCECO we just integrated with $BANK's payment service and they reject emails with '_' too.
"Your roof blew off in the tornado? Oshit here's a preliminary claim payment for living expenses so you can get your family into a hotel. What's that? You can't cash a paper check because all your bank's branches are closed? Sorry, no direct deposit because our bank can't spell your email address."
It annoys me how many devs don't read the RFC for email addresses yet enforce arbitrary rules on the input. It especially annoys me when they refuse to accept "+" as that is a common marker which you can use for filtering 🙄
I remember at*t employees had their bang path on their business cards. Anybody still use UUCP lol. I used to use underscore to sign up for stuff like email@example.com but it's annoying how many broken signup forms there are
I didn't realize it was possible to have underscores in e-mail address. At least the hostname part is resolved through DNS, which only permits dashes and periods. Leaving the disappointment behind, should not it be trivial for you to create an alias that does not contain underscores?