One or two spaces after the period?

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 08, 2018 4:17 pm

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Thus
eeeeee. eeeeee <---inferior, russian influenced, probably engages on odd sexual practices
eeeeee.  eeeeee <--- the path of angels[/quote]
Html deletes the extraneous space. So sorry. :P
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 08, 2018 4:27 pm

Can we at least agree ...
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there are two spaces after this period.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 08, 2018 7:06 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:Here is a more important rule: when one directly quotes another, they should attribute. To copy and paste without such has a word.
I know! I know!

"Fair use".

OK that's two words. :P
Yea, fair use can't forgive that sort of plagiarism, paragraphs and pages. And even if it could, how does one debate it?

Here's an excellent and quite damning rebuttal of what he posted as his own. Seems he was plagiarizing a liar.

http://widespacer.blogspot.com/2014/01/ ... ticle.html

How fitting. Is he the fool or is the original author? I suggest both.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Pyrrho » Tue May 08, 2018 11:26 pm

A thread about nothing.

Or

Much ado about nothing.
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue May 08, 2018 11:32 pm

I think the real rule is this

If you are writing for publication, go by whatever the publisher's guidlines are on the subject. Which will almost certainly be one space these days.

If you are not writing for publication, do whatever the hell you want. No one gives a fuck
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 08, 2018 11:35 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I think the real rule is this

If you are writing for publication, go by whatever the publisher's guidlines are on the subject. Which will almost certainly be one space these days.

If you are not writing for publication, do whatever the hell you want. No one gives a fuck
Good rule, but other than a grocery list, who the hell doesn't write for publication?

Not that we otherwise usually give a fuck.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue May 08, 2018 11:39 pm

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Witness » Tue May 08, 2018 11:43 pm

ed wrote:2

Thus
eeeeee. eeeeee <---inferior, russian influenced, probably engages on odd sexual practices
eeeeee.  eeeeee <--- the path of angels
Helping out. 8)

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 08, 2018 11:44 pm

Witness wrote:
ed wrote:2

Thus
eeeeee. eeeeee <---inferior, russian influenced, probably engages on odd sexual practices
eeeeee.  eeeeee <--- the path of angels
Helping out. 8)
You       cheated. :evil:
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 08, 2018 11:45 pm

I want to get it but my wee brain can't.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 pm

Rob Lister wrote:I want to get it but my wee brain can't.
You brought it up pal. :De_Bunk:
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Rob Lister » Tue May 08, 2018 11:48 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:I want to get it but my wee brain can't.
You brought it up pal. :De_Bunk:
yea. sorry. i'm still lost.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed May 09, 2018 6:37 am

ed wrote:2

Thus
eeeeee. eeeeee <---inferior, russian influenced, probably engages on odd sexual practices
eeeeee. eeeeee <--- the path of angels
I honestly can't see any difference.
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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 09, 2018 7:58 am

Some, a long time ago, complained on fora that I would double-space from my experience in typing. It took me a few weeks to drop the habit. I have no idea how they saw the difference between this. And then complain about this. Such that they would complain.

In the rain.

A lot of fora sort of remove extra spaces anyways.

The rule, such as it were, comes from typewriters that force a standard and unchangeable distance--unless your typewriter came with settings!--between letters. This is not the case in writing or printing. Word processing allowed the normal shifting of distance between words and the like to make it all fit.

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Re: One or two spaces after the period?

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 09, 2018 8:08 am

Though I will suggest that after a period, you need to give a girl a lot of space.



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