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censoring my FB page posts
Firefox blocks out some posts with an 'OBJ' box as follows: Eagle lady (J￼ean Keene) sign from the Homer spit. This is one of my favorite signs in my collection. ￼I’m pretty sure that she was the only person ever to be allowed to feed eagles and probably the last. She started feeding them in the 70s for about 20 years until she passed away.￼ She was a tough, unique woman. ￼She started off as a rodeo daredevil in the 50’s and worked for the Red River Rodeo ￼as a trick rider. ￼ Jean worked with many celebrities, including the likes of Gene Autry also known as the “singing cowboy.” ￼She eventually had to retire from the rodeo, because she got hurt on a horse. She drove semi trucks and opened a dog and cat grooming business before eventually ￼￼moving to Homer Alaska.
￼ If anybody else has any peninsula signs￼ from the past, and would like to share please do so, we would love to see them.
WHY? WHY? WHY?
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Firefox doesn't censor FB posting that would be from FB doing that. You should verify it's not a FB action as Firefox is just a browser. Also without no screenshot of the error no one reading is going to see what is happening.
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I think the "OBJ" may refer to a character with an incorrect font mapping. Since they are distributed randomly, like a ransom note, it is difficult to guess exactly what kinds of characters are causing the problem.
Is this your post, pasted from an article? In that case, check whether pasting plain text works better. Either:
- Shfit+right-click > Paste unformatted (only available in rich text contexts)
If this is someone else's post, is there a public one you could share a link to? To test whether it is public, you can try viewing it in a private window. If FB demand logging in, it's not public.
When sharing a non-Mozilla URL here, to avoid a delay caused by the spam link moderation feature, break the URL by inserting a space or two before the TLD (.com). For example:
I happened to see this, so I looked at what it is. Some Facebook posts/comments contain a substitution of the unicode character FFFC for whatever the original character was. Some browsers show this as a blank space (or a narrow space), but Firefox shows it as the little OBJ in a box.
A randomly selected thread about this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=275387
I don't think there is any way to backtrack and figure out what the substituted characters were, or maybe they were just weirdly encoded spaces in the first place. I have a theory about the ones that follow a period and a space in your example -- this text may have been pasted from Microsoft Word or another editor with a similar behavior: when there are two spaces in a row, the second space is coded a non-breaking (or "hard") space so that the two spaces do not collapse into one (HTML collapses white space).
I don't know whether an add-on can clean up these messy OBJ characters; it would be less distracting.