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Unable to map bookmark list for user with plus sign in name

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I am trying to use the Map bookmarklist tool to map a certain list. It is this one:

https://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=215b5038-7ee4-4d78-a383-903b4dd009e9

It is owned by a user that is called "Jimbo+hap.dk". As you may have noticed, they have a plus sign ('+') in their name.

Autocomplete for the Owner field at the Map bookmarklist stops suggesting names when you get to the plus sign (no suggestions). If you type it all in yourself and click "Get lists", the drop-down menu comes up empty.

The list in question is very much public/shared, so I am guessing something is up with the handling of the plus sign.

asked Jul 14, 2018 in Bug reports by Funky_Boris (9,290 points)

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This is indeed a bug. Unfortunately, there is quite my no limit in what users can put into their usernames and some characters are specials in various cases and need special handling, which was indeed omitted here.

Anyway, if you just want to map bookmark list, you can use browser plugin, which will add you a link directly from the bookmark list (your link above) to the PGC Map, which works just fine:

https://project-gc.com/Tools/MapBookmarklist?owner_name=Jimbo+Hap.dk&guid=215b5038-7ee4-4d78-a383-903b4dd009e9

answered Jul 14, 2018 by Jakuje (Moderator) (94,120 points)
A decent workaround indeed, although the bug report still stands :)
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