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2:28 AM
Top response:
> Can we still force them to use the Magic Store & Event Locator at Wizards.com/Locator to find tournaments in their area?
 
@murgatroid99 that top response made me laugh out loud
 
The joke trick is that you Mindslaver someone, then have them pull out their phone and repeatedly use the Magic Store & Event Locator until they run out of data or concede
 
@MichaelStum Are you fixing by specific cases? You only need to change the URL you're sending us to, as far as we've discovered - that URL takes the correct card names in all cases and returns the exact card.
 
7 hours ago, by murgatroid99
@MichaelStum Note: the fix described in the top answer appears to no longer work
 
@murgatroid99 Fudge! It does for most, but doesn't work for Erase.
 
2:35 AM
The link in that answer doesn't work
 
It works fine for me?
Oh, fudge, the Sphinx's Revelation link doesn't work.
Sun Titan does. Every single other one does. But not that one.
 
And since the case with apostrophes is the one we're actually trying to fix here, that's important
7 hours ago, by murgatroid99
@MichaelStum I did some investigation yesterday, and I think the only way to make apostrophes work is to separate the card name by spaces and enclose each in square brackets. So Sphinx's Revelation becomes ?name=+[Sphinx's]+[Revelation]
 
@murgatroid99 That and Sun Titan.
 
@doppelgreener The existing Sun Titan link works
 
@murgatroid99 Yes. But I mean, we're also generally intending to fix that one with the autocard link fixes.
 
2:38 AM
OK, this is weird. The Sun Titan link didn't have that problem when I tried it at work. It went directly to the Sun Titan page
 
Right. The Sun Titan link still works fine in the updated URL. It doesn't work in whatever iteration of autocard links we had about a week ago, where Sun Titan was broken. I'm saying "fix" relative to that a-week-ago version.
 
I mean, right now, if I click on Sun Titan, it brings me to a search page with two results. But that wasn't happening at work
 
@murgatroid99 at work you probably have SOUP installed
 
I don't think so.
Maybe I've just gotten myself confused, and it didn't actually do that
Anyway, after trying variations yesterday, I am nearly positive that there is no single syntax/transformation that will both solve that problem and make apostrophes work
And I don't think there's any way to make Erase take you directly to the page
 
 
1 hour later…
3:47 AM
@MichaelStum I take back that fix. Ilmari Karonen discovered the one that actually works or seems to work: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Card+Name
Space in name works, apostrophe works
Don't know how to get split cards like Alive/Well working, but we can just link to one face (Alive) - I don't think split references have ever worked properly?
 
 
2 hours later…
5:24 AM
(even gatherer doesn't provide a way to search for "Alive//Well", you just search for Alive or Well and it indexes them as two different cards)
 

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