Ah I re-re-read the summary. It's only to go through the Spam filtering system... forget I said anything.
Alright I did some testing in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera (all latest versions)
simple link, with a SHY character in the link. Depending on the format of the link (with a http, or without), All 4 browser did the exact thing we expected them to do : The link either showed the hyphen and linked to a hyphened page correctly (when I say "Showed", I mean, that if you mouse-over the link, you see the hyphen in the task bar) or just didn't show it and didn't link to a hyphened page.
So, I don't see the problem in here... i call this FUD.
And why would you compare the position of a Province to a City??
That is just wrong. The epicenter was in Buckingham, 60km north of Ottawa.
In all the cases, the only thing the Demo did is to prevent the buyers from buying bad games or games they don't like. So it maybe hurt the game, but it was all for the benefit of the consumer.
On the other hand, if the game company want to try their hand at passing "bad" games for "good" games, so that the buyers buy bad stuff, they should stop the buyers from trying it before. If you want to sell a bottle of water as vodka to someone, don't let him taste it before!