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What is this new devilry?

Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 6:41am

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What is this new devilry? Can't Post

I have noticed that my recent posts seem to have weird formatting.An example is here.When I wrote it, it looked fine, with spaces after full stops, and my examples on new lines, like a list. After I posted it, it looked totally different, so I edited it back to how it should look.When I went back later I saw it had reverted to the horrid formatting, with everything all squashy.
Can the admins cast any light please?

Edited to add: I didn't need to provide a link to a sample post, because exactly the same thing has happened to this one! Crazy




(This post was edited by Starling on Jan 12, 6:42am)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 12, 7:10am

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I don't know, but it's been happening to me too. [In reply to] Can't Post

I seem to have to double space between paragraphs to get single spaced lines lately. Don't know if it's a boards or browser or funky update thing. I'm using Firefox, what are you using?

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 7:16am

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Oh phew [In reply to] Can't Post

At least I am not going mad!I am using Firefox, because it is the only thing that allows me to access advanced editor.I wonder if it is something to do with Firefox?




Long Jane Silverlode
The Shire

Jan 12, 7:32am

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Argh, let's see what a sock pirate can do! [In reply to] Can't Post

First sentence. Hit Enter once.
And land here. Hit enter twice


and land here.


(This post was edited by Long Jane Silverlode on Jan 12, 7:34am)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 12, 7:35am

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And doing the same here. [In reply to] Can't Post

First sentence. Hit Enter once.And land here. Hit Enter twice
and land here.

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 12, 7:38am

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Hmm [In reply to] Can't Post

Ok, my piratey alter-ego posted using IE and looked fine, so...most likely a Firefox thing. My Firefox updated a couple of days ago, maybe something went a little wonky then. I'll dig around and see if there's a setting to change somewhere.

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 7:50am

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Lol [In reply to] Can't Post

Just for a minute I thought it was Talk like a Pirate day!Sounds like you are on the right track with your forensic investigations.FWIW, my posts have been looking weird for a couple of weeks I think.




cats16
Valinor


Jan 12, 8:17am

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Everything's fine here in Chrome-land! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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cats16
Valinor


Jan 12, 8:23am

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This reminds me... [In reply to] Can't Post

Of a tweet I saw recently that made reference to a word in German for the moment when you're about to show someone a thing/process that isn't working and it suddenly starts working that instant. A word I could use just about every other day!

https://twitter.com/.../1081315047492722688

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(This post was edited by Silverlode on Jan 12, 10:55pm)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 12, 9:07am

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Okay, so....here's the deal. [In reply to] Can't Post

No luck on finding a browser setting to change. After trying things a bunch of different ways, this is what I found out.

It works fine if you write in another program, like Notepad, and cut and paste your text in. It also works fine if you type (or edit your spacing) in Basic Editor and switch back over to Advanced. But if you type new text in Advanced, you have the spacing problem.

I can't figure out why, but when typing a new post in FF, it simply ignores the first Enter. It doesn't record a line break. So you have to hit Enter twice to get a line break to show up in the code. You can see what it's going to do if you hit Preview. Even though it will still look normal in the post box, it will be smushed together in the preview.

Except, and how weird is this? If you hit the spacebar once at the end of the sentence before you hit Enter to start the new paragraph. Then it recognizes the spacing and behaves normally. So...learn to put an extra space before your line breaks and all will be well.

As board quirks go, this is one of the odder ones. Crazy

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




(This post was edited by Silverlode on Jan 22, 2:16pm)


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 10:28am

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Okay so [In reply to] Can't Post

now I am going to test that theory.
Let's see if this works.
Honestly, I have never had so much fun on a Saturday night...
Really.




Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 10:30am

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It works! [In reply to] Can't Post

Firefox, you are such a doofus! Crazy




Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 10:35am

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Chrome-land [In reply to] Can't Post

is my residential address.
However, when I travel to Middle-earth, I must get there via Firefox, the old dragon.
Laugh
Note the beautiful spacing in this post.
Thanks to Silverlode. Cool




Starling
Half-elven


Jan 12, 6:54pm

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Oh and [In reply to] Can't Post

thank you for your help. No longer must I endure the shame of the squashy post!




Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jan 12, 8:59pm

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Yes, its happening to me a lot. [In reply to] Can't Post

If I edit twice, it often stays. I thought it was just me, since it has happened (long) before.



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 12, 10:35pm

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Most welcome. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's nice to have, if not a solution, at least an easy workaround. I shall also enjoy having a little elbow room in my posts! Smile

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 13, 5:22pm

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Yeah, it's been happening to me for months. I re-edit spacing all the time now. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 14, 7:45am

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Did you see [In reply to] Can't Post

the solution I found earlier in the thread? It does line breaks normally if you put a space at the end of the sentence before you hit Enter to start your new paragraph. Then you don't have to go back and edit!

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




CuriousG
Half-elven


Jan 14, 2:10pm

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Sorry, yes, I should have mentioned that. [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just trying to say that it's been going on for months for me now, I assume because of a change in Firefox, though of course that doesn't explain why it's only happened to others recently.

I am trying to implement the change you sleuthed out, but i keep forgetting: new-old editing habits die hard. Smile (I remembered to here, and EUREKA! It works. Oh, the virtues of the humbe Space bar.)


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 14, 2:12pm

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I've had this happen to me for a few months [In reply to] Can't Post

and I use Firefox almost exclusively on a Windows computer. It must be a Firefox thing.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 22, 1:58pm

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Here's another quirky twist [In reply to] Can't Post

With my TIME posts, I have a file I put together that I cut and paste from. I use my OLD computer with Vista and post through Explorer. I have some extra lines in my TIME chapter titles, but gave up messing with those. I don't have very many problems (other than that) and my formatting/edition holds up really well.

When I post on the homepage, I have to switch over to FireFox or I can't even get into the site.

HOWEVER, when I post via my laptop (when my oldie catches a cold), I do have all of the issues talked about here. I do the switchy back and forth between editors to cleanup... but I'll definitely try the extra space at the end of the sentences/paragraphs when I'm on the laptop.

When I copy something posted on TORn and paste it into my word file, it has the spacing issues.

I'm just adding this twist in case it drops another crumb on the path. I'm hanging onto my old setup as long as I can just because it's so much more compatible with TORn's setup.

Thanks for the sleuthing, matey! :D




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We have been there and back again.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 22, 4:06pm

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addendum [In reply to] Can't Post

I just thunk of this... the only time I have problems with single-spacing turning into double-spacing is when the line is centered (i.e. poems, chapter titles, etc.) Those always become double-spaced in posts even when it's formatted in work as single-spaced in my files.

Normally-formatted text stays single-spaced.




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We have been there and back again.


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