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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Why do so many .....

    ..... new members (and some old members) hit the Return/Enter key when
    their words get to the end of the line in the text box. Do they do this when
    typing a letter in Word or Pages or OpenOffice? Have they never heard of test
    wrapping? Just keep typing people. Computers are smarter than most users.
    Hit the Return/Enter key only when you want to start a new line or thought.


    For those who are prematurely wearing out the Return/Enter key, the text below shows what the above looks like when I keep typing and let the text wrap.

    ..... new members (and some old members) hit the Return/Enter key when their words get to the end of the line in the text box. Do they do this when typing a letter in Word or Pages or OpenOffice? Have they never heard of test wrapping? Just keep typing people. Computers are smarter than most users. Hit the Return/Enter key only when you want to start a new line or thought.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Slow day, eh Ron?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Slow day, eh Ron?

    Ron is recovering from his knee surgery. He is dying to get out and ride his real bike. Be patient with the man, he's not used to this sitting around stuff.

    OK, here's my explanation. In the good old days, when we did 'typing' instead of keying, there was no such thing as wraparound. A good typist always made sure that the margins were as even as possible on both sides, so he/she would hit 'enter' (or the typewriter equivalent, 'return') so as to not have to throw in a hyphen, or to have the right edge look really ragged.

    That's for those of us who actually used typewriters. I have no idea why someone who was raised with a PC would do that.

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    What can I saw - some people have a irresistible urge to smack the side of the monitor at the end of each line too...

    In P & R, we just have an urge to smack up side the head another poster...

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    ?drawkcab epyt ton yhW
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Ron is recovering from his knee surgery. He is dying to get out and ride his real bike.
    Thanks M. You got that right.
    Yesterday my wife wouldn't let me do anything. She waited on me like a servant. I hate that. I kept telling her I was fine and could get around just fine. She kept telling me to sit down and prop my leg up on a pillow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    ?drawkcab epyt ton yhW
    ¿spɹɐʍʞɔɐq sɐ ןןǝʍ sɐ uʍop ǝpısdn ǝdʎʇ ʇou ʎɥʍ

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Thanks M. You got that right.
    Yesterday my wife wouldn't let me do anything. She waited on me like a servant. I hate that. I kept telling her I was fine and could get around just fine. She kept telling me to sit down and prop my leg up on a pillow.
    And yet she won't let you get another tatoo? Oh man.... .

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    e e:
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    OH don't let Redhouse see this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    OH don't let Redhouse see this.
    Red house is utilising language as an art form!

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    Is this related to the rule that we don't use two spaces after a period when word processing (as opposed to typing on a typewriter)?

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    I use two spaces. Don't you?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    I..use..two..spaces..between..words. One..space..between..sentences. It..makes..more..sense..that..way.

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    imakessensebutdowereallyneedspaces
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    i do it for the sake of expressing thoughts.
    or moving on to a new topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I..use..two..spaces..between..words. One..space..between..sentences. It..makes..more..sense..that..way.
    I think my head just turned clear around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf View Post
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