When trying to post a Chinese string as part of the code in the question, Given an offset dictionary and a string, create the BIO tags

SO is throwing the error:

Body cannot contain "".

This appears to be spam. If you think we've made an error, make a post in meta.

The code string that I wanted to post is on https://gist.githubusercontent.com/alvations/4c3460cf2dda5e19d828a8bace532216/raw/28190258c2be8ed7123033e77edefbf9201e1845/text

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    This is intentional; the technical sites tend to get lots of spam using Chinese characters: Not all UTF-8 characters supported. That post details a workaround. Jul 3, 2022 at 21:37
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    I think your best chance might be posting it as a hexadecimal enconded string and include the conversion function in with the question.
    – bad_coder
    Jul 3, 2022 at 22:05
  • Hmm... the answers at the "duplicate" links seem obsolete; see my comment for examples where I've used Chinese characters on various sites. And in 2015, jmac wrote: "At some point in the future we will re-enable Chinese." I'd be interested in a status update (I didn't know this ban existed). Jul 6, 2022 at 7:50
  • @RebeccaJ.Stones based on this MSO post, at least it was still in effect in 2020. Jul 6, 2022 at 10:53
  • @RebeccaJ.Stones the reopen item for this was completed with "leave closed" before you contributed your comment. But I think your comment compiles enough info that this post warrants a reopen because rules on SO might be different (they get the bulk of the spam) from other network sites. Perhaps consider raising a costum mod flag asking to reopen the post and follow it up by placing a bounty?
    – bad_coder
    Jul 6, 2022 at 23:05
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    In defense of the people who are voting to close (+remain close), it seems like the OP only wants to know why their particular question was unable to be posted. In that case, fair enough: the question has been answered (it's an anti-spam measure). So maybe it's better to ask another question asking about the current status: (a) which sites it applies to [currently], (b) where its disallowed (titles, question body, answers, tags, etc.), and (c) precisely which characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.). Jul 6, 2022 at 23:17
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    Okay, I whipped up a question here. Jul 6, 2022 at 23:35
  • Maybe a helpful message to ask users to post questions with chinese text in unicode would be more helpful than Body cannot contain "".
    – alvas
    Jul 7, 2022 at 18:09


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