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Old 05-26-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Since a couple of days all my postings are getting formatted weiredly ..


If I separate two paragraphs by an empty line, the forum doubles that, resulting in two empty lines. For long...ish postings this is really annoying.


For example, this is now the third paragraph. The screen shot shows what I actually typed in. Disclaimer: no editing, just posting this as I typed it.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:14 PM   #2
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I was just about to post about this.

Forum software appears to be doubling up newlines.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:39 PM   #3
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Weird, never had this happen and it doesn't seem to be happening now, either.

Browser issue? I'm using Vivaldi (based on Chromium) on Win7.

Or maybe the preview negates the issue? Except for one liners (and even then, in most cases) I always use the preview.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:10 PM   #4
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Weird, never had this happen and it doesn't seem to be happening now, either.

Browser issue? I'm using Vivaldi (based on Chromium) on Win7.

Or maybe the preview negates the issue? Except for one liners (and even then, in most cases) I always use the preview.
No idea what the cause might be - all I know is that it changed not too long ago. Before, I too, never had this issue.


Maybe the browser ... could be. When was the last update of Firefox?


Anyway, I'll try the preview here now.


edit after preview: Ok, preview already shows the doubled line feeds. Also the edit field now contains them as well. I could edit them out now ... but ... nah ...


edit after posting: funny thing: although I had now doubled line feeds in the edit window, THOSE where NOT doubled (again). Once the forum made two empty lines out of one, it stays that way ... only manually typed line feeds seem to be affected. In fact, in the edit window, I entered only one blank line between the original text and my "edit after preview" line - and THAT was doubled again. Weired.

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Old 05-28-2018, 10:56 PM   #5
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Maybe the browser ... could be. When was the last update of Firefox?
Dunno, couple days ago? Just tested Firefox 60.0.1 (64-bit) and this problem doesn't occur to me with Firefox, either.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:58 AM   #6
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Hrm. In the user profile settings, there is an option "Message Editor Interface" where you can select
  • Basic Editor / Simple Text Box
  • Standard Editor / Extra Formatting Controls
  • Enhanced Interface / Full WYSIWYG Editor

After switching from "Enhanced" to "Standard", it seems to work now again ...?

I never deliberately selected "Enhanced" - or if I did, it was years ago ... but as I can see any diference in functionality between the two variants, I guess, I am fine with this now.

edit: ok, the difference is, that "Standard" shows all formatting with those [xxx]...[/xxx] formatting codes instead of actually doing the formatting- Hrmph.

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Old 06-07-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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same issue here. Is ED aware about that?
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:38 PM   #8
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Anyone from ED want to comment?


It's a small but annoying thing.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:48 PM   #9
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I know this is a vey old thread, but did anyone find out why this happens. I get the double spacing, which is less of a problem, but I also get a huge blank space at the end of each post - even a single ime:- witness....
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