I tried to post a review. The message says the review has URLs. I didn't put in any URLs. Why did this message pop up?

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I tried to submit a review for MIB: International.  Before I can click 'submit' an error message pops up that says "!  Sorry, your submission contains invalid characters. URLs are not allowed.'  I don't have any URLs in the review so I don't know what invalid characters are being referred to.
I tried removing all the exclamation points, I tried submitting as plain text.  I tried submitting with no space between paragraphs.  But nothing works.  I don't usually have a problem submitting a review.
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Jean

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MAthePA

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Hi, Jean.

The so called "plain text" may contain the invalid characters that look like normal ones, but they are not. To eliminate such characters, you may use a text editor saving non-unicode text. If you don't know how to accomplish this, you may try some of the online tools provided by third entities, e.g.:
https://www.nousphere.net/cleanspecial.php
https://pteo.paranoiaworks.mobi/diacriticsremover/
https://www.textmagic.com/free-tools/unicode-detector
But an offline editor is always better and safe.

Hope this helps
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Thanks for the comment.  I'll look at those.  The funny thing is I've been posting reviews for years and this is the first time this has happened.
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MAthePA, Thanks so much!!
I tried the textmagic site and it showed me what was freaking IMDB out.  Ellipsis. Go figure.   Thank you for your help!