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ForSomeReason,MyAttemptsToPostAreHavingProblemsWithMissingSpaces...

It's not happening with every post, but it's a new development, and is intermittent.

[EDIT] The space between the "t" and "h" in "...Wit hMissing..." was not intentional, and I cannot seem to remove it. Also, things seemed to be working justfine now :wink:
[EDIT][EDIT] and then it happened again.
 
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Sometimes you just have to politely ask for some personal space.

If it works in preschool... Ok, maybe it didn't work in preschool, but it'll work here.
 

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I know the board automatically removes extra spaces ex. I was taught to double space after a period (end of sentence), in the typing class I had...that extra space gets removed.
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I know the board automatically removes extra spaces ex. I was taught to double space after a period (end of sentence), in the typing class I had...that extra space gets removed.
Rex
I'm struggling with this now! We hired a team of technical writers in my department, and to a person, they say double space after period is wrong. It is SUCH a hard habit to break! Didn't notice that the forum fixes it automatically, maybe I should write my launch announcements here first so it can autocorrect for me!

EDIT- and I guess the fact that I never noticed it here means that the tech writers are right! They said it's a throwback to the days when kerning was a thing people worried about. I had to look that up, had never heard of it.
 

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HTML always reduces multiple spaces into one. Always has, always will, I guess.
 

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I'm struggling with this now! We hired a team of technical writers in my department, and to a person, they say double space after period is wrong. It is SUCH a hard habit to break! Didn't notice that the forum fixes it automatically, maybe I should write my launch announcements here first so it can autocorrect for me!

EDIT- and I guess the fact that I never noticed it here means that the tech writers are right! They said it's a throwback to the days when kerning was a thing people worried about. I had to look that up, had never heard of it.
Type it in google docs and find [Double Space] and replace with [single space]
(I do that in reverse when I have to do double spaced essays.)

Hope it works out
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Had this issue earlier, then refreshed the page and it worked.
 

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Had this issue earlier, then refreshed the page and it worked.
Refreshingisn'tworkingforme. However, if I paste in a space from somewhere, I can type just fine (like I just did here). Weird!
 

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The china servers are having trouble with your English.
It is new bug from China, and your messing it up with your English.
Good luck with your continuing problems K'Tesh.
 

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I just experienced this today after upgrading to the latest version of Chrome.

The first paragraph was eating all spaces, then after I hit return a couple of times and started a new paragraph everything returned to normal. Only happened once so far, will keep an eye on it.
 

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I had the same problem earlier today, using Chrome. It also went away after a refresh. There may be some bad javascript running sometimes (maybe in an ad).

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I was running Safari and Chrome simultaneously, Chrome was showing the problem while Safari was not. So the browser was definitely an important variable.

Notably that same copy of Chrome was not showing the weird space behavior on other web sites.
 

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I continue to have this trouble sometimes while entering a post. I can *always* fix it by moving the cursor *above* where I am, and then typing my message, and then deleting the line at the bottom which had no spaces.

Very weird.
 

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Had this issue today when replying to a PM.
 

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Like the others who are having this problem, I'm using Chrome.
 
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I fixed it by pasting text (it was a link, no spaces) and deleting it.
I'm not sure why, it seems to be a bug in TRF but I forgot to try anywhere else.

If it helps:
It was is chrome. I got it after I went to a new window and came back. I closed a window (TRF smiles) by hovering over the chrome icon and (x)ing it out there, before going to this window. Both the start and end window exist, I removed a separate window.
Pasting in something might a solution.

FURTHER TESTING NEEDED!!!
 

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I've found that by hitting enter a couple of times, then deleting the spaces created by them, I can type normally again.
 

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Perhaps it just needs to recalibrate or something.

How many rocketeers does it take to fix a nonregistering spacebar?

No, no, no- That's a software problem.
 

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ForSomeReason,MyAttemptsToPostAreHavingProblemsWithMissingSpaces...
YepIamhavingthesameproblem.

Itdoesn'thappen with (oh look, it just fixed itself). Was going to say, for me it doesn't happen with new replies, just when doing a reply with a quote.
 

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I ran across a 'space' problem last nite on google...your missing spaces kept showing up in my search terms, ex. D o o m, and w i n d o w s 1 0. most annoying :).
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...We hired a team of technical writers in my department, and to a person, they say double space after period is wrong....They said it's a throwback to the days when kerning was a thing people worried about....
Well, to be pedantic they are wrong. Not about the double space - that should have died with typewriters, but about kerning.

Kerning is the spacing between letters in a proportional font, not the space after a period. In typesetting the extra space after the period was referred to as 'French Spacing' and was simply a style thought to help improve legibility. Since typewriters were monospaced the extra space after the period helped the reader's eye pick out sentences more easily. Once computers started doing proportional fonts the extra space was not needed.

Kerning is still a thing many people are 'worried' about. When text is reproduced at large sizes the letter spacing often does not hold up well. Letter pairs are kerned so they look better. I use kerning all the time and any graphics program worth using offers kerning between letters.

Not to knock your tech writers but they are tech writers. If they worked in design they would know better. My company teaches software packages used by graphic artists and tech writers so I'm very familiar with both.


Tony

The sample on the left is with no kerning - just typed in, the one on the right I kerned each letter pair to improve the look. Very noticeable when viewed at full size. Done in Photoshop:

kerned.gif
 
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I think pretty much everyone agrees nowadays that the double space after period is obsolete. However I am finding that it is an incredibly hard habit to break. And then mobile keyboards that use double space as a shortcut for period just keep reinforcing the habit. Argh.
 

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Just recently I noticed that this problem is gone from the current version of Chrome. Our long national nightmare is over.
 
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