Ah I re-re-read the summary. It's only to go through the Spam filtering system... forget I said anything.
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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!
And while we're at it, most thiefs enter houses using doors don't they? We probably should ban doors.
And people who do highway speeding or drug smugling use cars? Probably should ban cars also.
Do you want me to follow that line of thoughts? Because some people use some things illegaly doesn't make it right to ban the thing outright! That's not the same problem!
Allo-stop is a wonderful system of carpooling where you call them when you are going from town to town. If you have a car, they will assign you people who don't have them. Money is paid, the guy with the car gets is Gaz paid, the passenger pay a lot less than with Bus Transport, everybody is happy.
I used it sooo much when I was a college student, it saved me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in transport. Would have gladly used it to go to Ottawa many times, but hey, "unfair competetion" or something...