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HTF actively hostile to us double spacers after sentences


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#1 of 8 Sam Posten

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Posted March 13 2014 - 08:05 AM

Yes, yes, we all know the debate.
http://www.slate.com...e_invaders.html
http://en.wikipedia....entence_spacing
http://mentalfloss.c...be-end-sentence
http://www.manifestd...-their-beliefs/
http://www.heracliteanriver.com/?p=324
http://theweek.com/a...d-of-a-sentence

I'm a double spacer after sentences and will be for life no matter how many editors tell me I am wrong. =) And now HTF is editing out my second spaces, what's up with that?

Let my spaces go!

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#2 of 8 Charles Smith

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Posted March 13 2014 - 08:09 AM

We were all trained to be double spacers, but I finally became convinced that I should try life as a single spacer a few years ago, and I've been pretty happy with it.  Actually, very happy with it.  Oddly, however, I never carried the new practice over to sites such as this one, probably in an attempt for clarity, and I'm double spacing my sentences in this very post.  But I haven't noticed anything unseemly.  So, let's see.....



#3 of 8 Charles Smith

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Posted March 13 2014 - 08:10 AM

Sam, to my eyes, that post of mine retains both spaces after each sentence.



#4 of 8 Sam Posten

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Posted March 13 2014 - 09:53 AM

That IS strange, yours remain doubled, wonder if it's a specific version of the editor doing it.

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#5 of 8 Dave Upton

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Posted March 18 2014 - 10:09 AM

Everyone has the same editor Sam, so my money is on the fact that you're using a certain browser. Safari perhaps?  :)



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Posted March 22 2014 - 08:23 PM

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Someone's got to bring sense to you double-spacing deviants! If it's HTF, more power to them.

But I'm more concerned
about Egregious Epstein and his manual line breaks. His missives
are nigh unreadable on the iPad
and iPhone. Someone's
got
to
talk some sense into him, so he can
get right.
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Posted March 22 2014 - 08:31 PM

I was taught the double space, but have been trying to change my habits to the single space.

#8 of 8 Sam Posten

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Posted March 25 2014 - 05:25 PM

I ain't gonna change. You'll never take me alive, coppers!

Dave, I use Chrome on PC and OSX, Mobile safari on iPad and iPhone. No tapatalk for me.

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