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 07 February 2010 06:49 AM
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When quoting a post, the quoted post gets a space entered between lines wherever there was a return in the original post.
If this new post is again quoted, anothe space is entered.
This can sometimes mean that a single post can take up most of a page unless the space is deleted each time.

When editing a post, returns in the original post are deleted.
So where you may have formated your text into paragraphs or lines for ease of reading, editing to correct a spelling mistake leaves you with a single block of text.
 07 February 2010 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by: spinlondon

When quoting a post, the quoted post gets a space entered between lines wherever there was a return in the original post.

If this new post is again quoted, anothe space is entered.

This can sometimes mean that a single post can take up most of a page unless the space is deleted each time.



When editing a post, returns in the original post are deleted.

So where you may have formated your text into paragraphs or lines for ease of reading, editing to correct a spelling mistake leaves you with a single block of text.


For instance.
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Originally posted by: spinlondon

Originally posted by: spinlondon



When quoting a post, the quoted post gets a space entered between lines wherever there was a return in the original post.



If this new post is again quoted, anothe space is entered.



This can sometimes mean that a single post can take up most of a page unless the space is deleted each time.







When editing a post, returns in the original post are deleted.



So where you may have formated your text into paragraphs or lines for ease of reading, editing to correct a spelling mistake leaves you with a single block of text.




For instance.


And again.
 07 February 2010 06:54 AM
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When quoting a post, the quoted post gets a space entered between lines wherever there was a return in the original post. If this new post is again quoted, anothe(r) space is entered. This can sometimes mean that a single post can take up most of a page unless the space is deleted each time. When editing a post, returns in the original post are deleted. So where you may have formated your text into paragraphs or lines for ease of reading, editing to correct a spelling mistake leaves you with a single block of text. Eddited to add r in brackets.
 08 February 2010 04:49 PM
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We'll have a look at this and get back to you.

If I may suggest it, in forums it is often better to use quotes very sparingly. In emails, it can be useful, so that your correspondent can refer to the point to which you are responding. In a Web forum, that point is typically there in the previous message. Therefore, even without the present issue, quoting tends to make threads unnecessarily long and difficult to navigate. If the next author then quotes both messages, it gets very hard to find the part of his or her message that is saying something new.

Even if responding to a point several messages earlier, you can often quote just the contributor's name. For example, I have not quoted your message because it is enough for me to say this:

spinlondon - I agree, this is very annoying, and even though I have suggested a work around we need to look at it.



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 19 July 2010 03:20 PM
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Alan

We are investigating this. We have been able to reproduce it. I am not sure at this point whether it is related to the original issue, as there have been some log-in related problems over the weekend.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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David Rossall
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 27 July 2010 09:26 AM
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We have corrected the recent problem with incorrect message counts, which is also mentioned in this thread.

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David Rossall
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
 20 September 2010 05:00 AM
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vincomgo

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I dont understand it much.what is the main problem here.I think that everything is oke
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