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I've discovered something Gokul and I have in common

  1. May 11, 2006 #1

    Curious3141

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    ...in our posts, that is. :biggrin:

    It's something that I used to do as a habit, but I'm gradually forcing myself to change after discovering it's not correct. o:) You'll see this sort of thing in my earlier posts (up till about a month back) but not in my newest posts. Gokul's still doing it.

    What is it?

    (It's something related to the typesetting of our posts).
     
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    Was it this ?!
     
  4. May 11, 2006 #3

    Hootenanny

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    Double spacing lines?

    ~H
     
  5. May 11, 2006 #4

    Gokul43201

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    I think Knavish has the correct answer (I haven't looked at your older posts).

    I know that's wrong, but it just looks nicer and less cluttered to me that way. I've repeatedly done it the "right" way and then gone back and edited it, because it just hurt my eyes. Periods and commas are small enough that they don't give the impression of cluttering.
     
  6. May 11, 2006 #5

    Curious3141

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    Yes, exactly, Knavish had it right. We both tend to put spaces before exclamation points and question marks.

    Actually, I was blithely unaware of the error till some jerk with whom I was embroiled in a flame war on another forum decided to compensate for his lack of substantive arguments with cheap shots against my punctuation. That's when I realised it wasn't quite correct, so I'm trying to change, but it's tough.

    Just like Gokul, I find it easier on the eyes to leave a space there...oh, well.:smile:
     
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