The current top custom close vote reason on Stack Overflow is "ಠ_ಠ" with a bunch of Zero Width Joiner characters appended to the end.


While I appreciate the humor, this really isn't an appropriate close reason. Just as null characters and Zero-Width Spaces are disallowed, so should Zero Width Joiners.


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I could write a regex to block these. But instead, I messaged the person responsible with a long, eloquent plea for sanity. Seemed easier.

  • Clearly I hat fun. Thanks Shog. If this issue comes up in the future, will you consider implementing the regex?
    – JAL
    Jun 1, 2017 at 22:17
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    I will unless I won't
    – Shog9
    Jun 1, 2017 at 22:28
  • 2
    "with a long, eloquent plea for sanity" hah!
    – user1228
    Jun 6, 2017 at 17:01
  • 1
    Good inch square on my screen!
    – Shog9
    Jun 6, 2017 at 18:16
  • Hey - how did the plea work out?
    – user310756
    Sep 25, 2017 at 13:03

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