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#1 Mick is Stumped   Members   -  Reputation: 113

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

I occasionally end up reading a forum thread here after a websearch. At first I thought for a while that only crazy people post questions to this forum (hey it's not unusual) but I've begun to notice a theme...

Basically all of the whitespace is stripped out of the opening posts of many threads here. Possibly archived threads only. Probably all of them. It's pretty much impossible to read the opening post because it looks like one huge stream of conscious block of text without any paragraphs.

Just being a good citizen and letting the staff know. I assume it has something to do with the embedded advertisements throwing off the formatting and its not as severe as the formatting no longer being in the database.

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#2 Gaiiden   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 4574

Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

For example?

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#3 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 16964

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

Also, what browser and os?

#4 Mick is Stumped   Members   -  Reputation: 113

Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:17 AM

New Firefox Windows 7. I've been noticing this for years. Pretty much all of the topics have the 180 day necro posting warning, but they list in the search engines so....

Pretty much every time I've come across a gamedev.net thread while websearching it has been this way. It's just hard to believe that many people would post a page of text without any spaces (http://www.gamedev.n...ct3d-vs-opengl/)

The bottom of this (http://www.gamedev.net/topic/388392-right-hand-perspective-matrix/) one is pretty suspect.

Edited by Mick is Stumped, 18 October 2012 - 03:21 AM.


#5 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 16964

Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:51 AM

Hrm, I see what you mean, that does indeed look like a problem with older posts. Interesting that it only seems to effect the first post.

Thanks for the report!

#6 Mick is Stumped   Members   -  Reputation: 113

Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

For the record I am not sure now that you guys run ads in the first post or not, but it is a common practice so I may have assumed. Also I am pretty sure this is in all threads more or less; but sometimes with shorter posts its not so obvious, and it doesn't seem to affect things like code blocks. And like I say its been this way for more than a year probably possibly considerably longer.

I am surprised anyway that I am the first to have mentioned it. Good luck!




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