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You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:10 pm

Assorted morans of TDPF,

If you pay closer attention to line breaks after quoting another foron, you can eliminate excess whitespace, which will allow more posts to fit on your monitor. The quote functionality includes whitespace by default, so you do not need an explicit return before or after the quote tags.

If you include enough line returns to make your text appear properly spaced in the editing window, the posted result will look all spaced out:
Your an idiot


You are to.


If you don't include any returns at all, before or after the quote, you get something more compact:
Good sir, I must compliment your mastery of whitespace formatting.
You're welcome, I'm just trying to avoid wearing out everyone's scroll wheel.
See how this works?
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:15 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:See how this works?

I like this more.

And aren't you supposed to believe in letting people do whatever the fuck they want so long as they're not stepping on your cabbage patch?
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:21 pm

Did you get the impression that I was making a demand?
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:24 pm

Also, BP, your single-return style example is less annoying. It's the post-quote double-returns (the one that automatically happens after a quote, and the one the user adds to make their text in the editing window appear correct) that are unnecessary.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:25 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:Last I checked this is an internet forum, so I fail to see what the problem is.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby snoqueen » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:27 pm

...you can eliminate excess whitespace, which will allow more posts to fit on your monitor.


What led you to believe I want more posts to fit on my monitor?
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:27 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:Assorted morans of TDPF,

If you pay closer attention to line breaks after quoting another foron, you can eliminate excess whitespace, which will allow more posts to fit on your monitor. The quote functionality includes whitespace by default, so you do not need an explicit return before or after the quote tags.




























If you include enough line returns to make your text appear properly spaced in the editing window, the posted result will look all spaced out:
Your an idiot










You are to.














If you don't include any returns at all, before or after the quote, you get something more compact:
Good sir, I must compliment your mastery of whitespace formatting.
You're welcome, I'm just trying to avoid wearing out everyone's scroll wheel.
See how this works?












You're right. This is annoying.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby jman111 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:28 pm

Some



feel



that



whitespace



is



appropriate,



not



excessive,



as



you



assert.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:28 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:Did you get the impression that I was making a demand?


Yes, actually. That's how your post comes across to me.


Not that you're


in any position


to be making


demands around


here....






:wink:
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:36 pm

Alternatively,ifitwouldmakeArturofeelbetterwecouldmakeagenuine
efforttoconservecreenspixelsbyeschewingallunnecessarywhitespace.
Last edited by kurt_w on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:37 pm

snoqueen wrote:
...you can eliminate excess whitespace, which will allow more posts to fit on your monitor.
What led you to believe I want more posts to fit on my monitor?
You don't? Well, OK then. Happy scrolling.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:38 pm

kurt_w wrote:Alternatively,ifitwouldmakeArturofeelbetterwecouldmakeagenuineefforttoconservecreenspixelsbyeschewingallunnecessarywhitespace.
I'm suggesting an improvement to legibility and structure, not a detriment.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby ArturoBandini » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Last edited by kurt_w on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Heh - you needed whitespace after all!
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:54 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
Last edited by kurt_w on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Heh - you needed whitespace after all!


Well, yes, I discovered that I needed a carriage return because without it phpbb was cropping off the end of my literary masterpiece.
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Re: You suck at whitespace formatting

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:34 pm

will this help me to save ink because ink is very expensive these days
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