Page Rule asterisk (*) character URL 404

Set up as example.com By using the asterisk (*) character, you can create dynamic patterns that can match many URLs, rather than just one. example.com/ does not allow me to enter . The only way I can get the page rule to respect an * is to enter(). When I do that I get a URL 404. Why is Cloudflare so * unfriendly? Thanks

Actually I did not really understood what you are complaining about.

why is domain.tld/ not allowed? For me it is allowed. What exactly do you want to do?

If you dont like it, please go with a different DNS provider :slight_smile:
CloudFlare is just one of many provider, its the best one, but feel free to go with whatever DNS provider you like.

Why does it now allow this, what it the return value/error you get?

What an unfriendly response M4. Put up a post and receive such a hostile response? Get help from the community is that what Cloudflare is about? Read below it might help clear up a misunderstanding.
I tried adding the * after my URL I was unable to do it. To get the asterisk beside my URL I needed to () then remove the ( ) signs. Does that clear it up?
Cloudflare instructions By using the asterisk (
) character, you can create dynamic patterns that can match many URLs, rather than just one. If a user example.com/() as Cloudflare instructs to do you will get a 404. Furthermore, the instructions don’t need () they only need to use * :slight_smile:

I don’t get a response if I don’t click save

Not sure why it does not work.

For me putting * works without the need of ().

I had a problem with /* caused by my computer keyboard :unamused:

Maybe try On-screen keyboard :thinking:

@iceorchard, if this isn’t solved yet, could you please provide a screenshot of the page rule that doesn’t work? This way, other community members and/or myself can see what the issue is or could try to replicate it ourselves.

My keyboard is not working as it was when new, hence the problem to input the .
However, I find it puzzling why the instructions By using the asterisk (
) character, you can create dynamic patterns that can match many URLs, rather than just one. For sure that’s a great idea! On the other hand, I was confused whether to enter it actually as () or omit the parenthesis around the * Furthermore, If I Knew there was an online tool I would have tried it. Where is that available?
In either case, I’m confused because for clarity purposes: by using the asterisk * character you can create dynamic patterns etc. That is clear what needs to be done. Why put a (
) symbol which most of the time produces a 404 page not found response?

For me, when I saw similar sentence which includes parenthesis, automatically I will focus on the text/symbol/sentence within the parenthesis and see what they are trying to say.

Maybe different people interpret this message differently?

Appreciate your honesty. It was a lesson learned and I hope when I run into this again, I won’t forget this experience.

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