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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by ArMaP

Maybe   if   you   try   to   write   more   slowly   and   carefully   things    also   slow   down   and   you   get   more   space   for   your   sentences.       


What the ... how'd you do that?




posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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It's  a  secret,  Above  Top  Secret.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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If you tell me I give you unrestricted complaining to me via U2U for a week about all that is wrong with the Media ATS.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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Personally, I prefer just one space after a sentence. It seems anal to want a pair of spaces. But that's just me.




posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
Personally, I prefer just one space after a sentence. It seems anal to want a pair of spaces. But that's just me.



What are we in Albania?

Choices masqua ... choices!



Ah forget it ... back to the shivering corner I go ... no one cares about my feeling.




[edit on 11 Jan 2010 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
What are we in Albania?
Maybe.   Do   you   have    any   thing   against   Albania?  



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Yes ... they are notorious monospacialists (tm pending).

In this regard only ... they a silly.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog


Ah forget it ... back to the shivering corner I go ... no one cares about my feeling.




[edit on 11 Jan 2010 by schrodingers dog]


I'm with you on this one, SDog. But I fear we may be showing our age


I know there are two spaces after a period because that's what my typing teacher taught us back in middle school


EDIT: This is an addition to my post.     I want to see if something works.

[edit on 1/11/2010 by americandingbat]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 06:49 PM
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what is wrong with just one space? It saves you on characters used if you are writing a particularly long post.

[edit on 1/11/2010 by AlienCarnage]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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It looks like it worked.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by ArMaP
 

It's  a  secret,  Above  Top  Secret.


 


Attempting to be techie . If this works it will be a miracle.



[edit on 11-1-2010 by intrepid]

It's official, I suck.

[edit on 11-1-2010 by intrepid]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Testing Something As Well...

[edit on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:33:03 -0600 by MemoryShock]

Okay...I failed too...

[edit on Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:33:41 -0600 by MemoryShock]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Being the language Nazi that I am, I get very upset when people do not use proper punctuation. Two spaces folks
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When people use only one I get the impression they are trying to speak quickly..

~Keeper

[edit on 1/11/2010 by tothetenthpower]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Is this language related?  I never heard about it here in Portugal, but I never had any typing classes (although I use all my fingers when typing).



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by americandingbat
 


It looks like it worked.


Yes, it did.  Although I ended up with 5 spaces instead of 2.  Hopefully this will work better


Edit: cause it didn't
Edit again, cause I really want to share but this is probably not technically an "ATS Issue":

The Chicago Manual of Style folk have spoken: they feel the extra space is unwarranted and a holdover from typesetting. Not all agree:


One Space or Two?

Q. About two spaces after a period. As a U.S. Marine, I know that what’s right is right and you are wrong. I declare it once and for all aesthetically more appealing to have two spaces after a period. If you refuse to alter your bullheadedness, I will petition the commandant to allow me to take one Marine detail to conquer your organization and impose my rule. Thou shalt place two spaces after a period. Period. Semper Fidelis.

A. As a U.S. Marine, you’re probably an expert at something, but I’m afraid it’s not this. Status quo.

Source


[edit on 1/11/2010 by americandingbat]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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When you want two spaces just use one of each.

If you want three or more use one of the normal type and for the rest use the "secret" one.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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Not officially language related, but as far as the "proper" way to type up documents and what not.


It is generally accepted that the practice of putting two spaces at the end of a sentence is a carryover from the days of typewriters with monospaced typefaces. Two spaces, it was believed, made it easier to see where one sentence ended and the next began. Most typeset text, both before and after the typewriter, used a single space.


So that's a kind of valid reason, but here's the rebutal:


Today, with the prevalence of proportionally spaced fonts, some believe that the practice is no longer necessary and even detrimental to the appearance of text.

With monospaced typefaces every character takes up the same amount of space on the page. M uses the same amount of space as i. With proportionally spaced fonts, the characters take up an amount of space relative to their actual width - the i needs less space than the M. (as illustrated by the graphic in the sidebar)


And we all learnsomething today
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~Keeper



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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Isn't this what the spacebar is for?



And the enter key?



Well...guess not. I put 4 spaces before and after the word spacebar.
Enter key worked for spacing paragraphs.


Off to do do something I know I can do....





[edit on January 11th 2010 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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I have no idea what any of you are on about



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by zazzafrazz
I have no idea what any of you are on about


Im not sure I do either. I saw a space party going on and thought I would join in.




ETA. 5 space between the sentences. Hmmmm.

[edit on January 11th 2010 by greeneyedleo]



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