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11/30/2012 2:30:35 AM
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A small request for Bungie.next

For the love of peaches can we make it so that I can properly double space after sentences without Bungie.net truncating my double spaces down to a single space? When I was a child, I was taught to double space after every sentence to make it clear where one sentence ended and another sentence began. Archaic though that practice might be, I just see little reason to prevent people from being able to double space if they want to. I'm not interested in forcing anyone else to change the way they write, I just find that it makes my often incredibly verbose posts a little more readable. I have great faith that the webteam is going to hit Bungie.next out of the ballpark, and out of all the complex features that people have asked for, this seems like an easy one to implement. Is there anybody else who would want this?
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  • ya... [url=http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/designs/11990388,width=190,height=190/Sad-kid-meme-rage-face.png][i]imagines giving the flood free reign of the character map[/i][/url] [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] dazarobbo [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Will 043[/quote]That's correct (although you can emulate a
     by setting the font-family and white-space styles to a monospaced font and "pre", respectively), but a 
     element will render [i]all[/i] whitespace, and that's going to include tabs as well as some other uncommon characters.
    
    In that sense, I think there's a legitimate concern in changing posts to be displayed in that way.[/quote]
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  • No. Also, they said that it is too late to suggest things now.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Will 043[/quote]That's correct (although you can emulate a
     by setting the font-family and white-space styles to a monospaced font and "pre", respectively), but a 
     element will render [i]all[/i] whitespace, and that's going to include tabs as well as some other uncommon characters.
    
    In that sense, I think there's a legitimate concern in changing posts to be displayed in that way.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Wikked Navajoe Well I think this could work since it's such a small change.[/quote] Agreed!
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Tom T I also double space after every sentence, and would appreciate this addition.[/quote] Here here. *raises glass*
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] mr farenhiet I'd rather see the 'invalid character' notification go away. Can be rather annoying when copy/pasting.[/quote] [url=http://www.susurration.net/bng/unicode/index.php]Take this, it's dangerous to go alone.[/url]
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  • I'd rather see the 'invalid character' notification go away. Can be rather annoying when copy/pasting.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Puma Knight How about also being able to indent our paragraphs? It is proper English, after all.[/quote] I would like this.
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  • I think a full stop serves that purpose. Next request!
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  • Testing. Seems to work fine. IDk. Ah, I see. [Edited on 11.30.2012 1:07 AM PST]
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  • Didn't know double-spacing existed on the internet O_O
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  • For me, this is an unimportant detail that Bungie doesn't have the time to deal with. On internet a lot of people doesn't give much time to write properly, it would be a waste of time and resources just for a small quantity of people actually using it. That's what I think. [Edited on 11.30.2012 12:16 AM PST]
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  • I do the double space also but I've never noticed how it changes it when you post. I just noticed it now since you pointed it out.......Now every time I do it, it will bug me >:/ you bass player.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Puma Knight How about also being able to indent our paragraphs? It is proper English, after all.[/quote] I've just stopped indenting since i've started posting here.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CrazzySnipe55 Double  space  all  the way  across  the  skyyyyyyy!!! Also, does anyone know why at some points in the line, alt codes and other forms of non-letter characters become code with amprisands rather than the symbols themselves? Forexample: [quote]Double  space  all  the  [/quote] ©[/quote]I'm unsure as to why the site cannot handle consecutive use of alt codes, however, I do know that you can use something like bold in order to prevent it from happening.    [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]   [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]   [b][/b]   [b][/b]    [b][/b]   [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]   [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]    [b][/b]     Example
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  •      ©     ©   ©  [Edited on 11.29.2012 9:29 PM PST]
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  • Well I think this could work since it's such a small change.
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  • Double  space  all  the way  across  the  skyyyyyyy!!! Also, does anyone know why at some points in the line, alt codes and other forms of non-letter characters become code with amprisands rather than the symbols themselves? Forexample: [quote]Double  space  all  the  [/quote] ©
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  • Forgive me if I'm wrong, but doesn't html have an element called [url=http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_pre]
    [/url] that preserves just this kind of formatting? I too use double spaces. I am indifferent to paragraph indentation, but it seems like an easy thing to accomplish all of it. It would just display exactly as the user typed it, errors and all.
    
    I imagine the current formatting in forum posts does indeed use 

    . Just make it display exactly as typed. Just make all the "

    "s into "

    "s.  It's not like B.net would have to parse whats a sentence and what's not. Just switch out all of the 

    fields that get populated by user submitted text with

     tags instead.
    
    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] dazarobbo
    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Oddley765
    It's to do with HTML formatting and specifications. Double spaces aren't valid HTML.
    
    [url=http://stackoverflow.com/questions/433493/why-do-multiple-spaces-in-an-html-file-show-up-as-single-spaces-in-the-browser]link for reference[/url][/quote]Excessive whitespace doesn't invalidate a HTML document, browsers just truncate it down to a single space (ASCII 0x20).
    
    That being said, if you wanted double spacing, it would need to be controlled with extra markup, like non-breaking spaces or wrapped sentences (ie. span tags). But then, you run into all sorts of problems.
    
    If you use a regex to add in a nbsp, how do you identify it? Is it "\. {2}"? Maybe "\. {2,}\S"?
    
    If you try to identify sentences... what [i]is[/i] a sentence? Where do they begin and end? Remember you're dealing with user-generated content here; it's not always going to be correct.
    [/quote]
    
    [Edited on 11.29.2012 9:08 PM PST]
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  • I was taught in elementary school to double space. Then in middle school I was told that was the way of the past. Now I only single space after sentences.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Arbiter 739 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] WhitestKidUKnow You do know this could be done with the use of alt codes, correct?  See?  Just use two alt 255's in order to do it.[/quote] S i g ' e d . Wait. It doesn't work when I tried it in preview. Wat? Tesht. Tesht. [/quote]The thing about that alt code is that you can't copy it. You ever seen a triforce thread on 4chan? That is how they find out who tried to copy and paste it. [Edited on 11.29.2012 8:51 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] WhitestKidUKnow You do know this could be done with the use of alt codes, correct?  See?  Just use two alt 255's in order to do it.[/quote] S i g ' e d . Wait. It doesn't work when I tried it in preview. Wat? Tesht. Tesht. EDIT: Strange that copying it doesn't work. [Edited on 11.30.2012 3:15 AM PST]
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  • You do know this could be done with the use of alt codes, correct?  See?  Just use two alt 255's in order to do it.
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  • I have read that top paragraph of OP's post before, almost word for word... I do agree with it though, I can make much more ACII art with that. It will certainly take time to get used to though, I normaly always ignore it here and am sure to make several slip-ups in the transition. [Edited on 11.29.2012 8:39 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] dazarobbo[/quote]That does it. I am inventing a brand new language that doesn't require punctuation or proper spacing just for this site. I will call it "Bungieisbestese". [Edited on 11.29.2012 8:35 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Tom T [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Hylebos [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Puma Knight How about also being able to indent our paragraphs? It is proper English, after all.[/quote]Ooooooh! This too![/quote] I was helping at a primary school today, and couldn't help but be annoyed at the teacher for wasting her time teaching the children to do that. It confused many, is generally absent in word processed documents, and makes comprehension more difficult - particularly in our age of short instant messages/emails.[/quote]A part of me wants to take a crack at Puma and Hyle and tell them to stop acting like [url=http://drawception.com/pub/panels/2012/3-31/7ewHKaYxb2-2.png]this.[/url] Another part of me wants to say that proper grammar should be allowed if people really want to use it. When i first starte out here i always got hung up on not being able to indent paragraphs. I've never been one to double space after a period though. Most of me doesn't care enough about spacing and indents to type anything else in the post. I mean, does it really matter? I'm indifferent, either way. Puma and Hyle are both [url=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HTOs6oRu4CE/TcKhGDuO7BI/AAAAAAAAAI8/uPlCUbBAzOo/s1600/SillyGoose.jpg]Silly Geese.[/url]
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