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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

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Thinking it's 21st century I registered with my name (Blažko, note so called soft z in the middle) and published something like an eBook.
Than I found that in some situations I see there my name as Blažko (what I reported them), even directly book's page is OK.

Later, after filling form (where is already no chance to change any name) I got this wonderful reply:
"Unfortunately, we are unable to approve your ad as your book's author name violates one of our ad guideline policies. i.e; the cover page has the name which is not correctly displayed/spelled."

ROTFL (There is no problem with cover page[^].)

(Actually they already "reached out to our technical team to investigate this issue. We'll contact you with more information by the end of the day on October 13, 2015.")
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