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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post


    Quote Originally Posted by gark2k View Post
    If you're going to be technical, it's always 2
    Quote Originally Posted by jetstream23 View Post
    What if you're mechanical?
    I use 2, but when I am feeling whimsical and artistic I go with 3.



    Don't even get me started about this and aposiopesis.





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    Actually, 2 spaces after the period is correct, I hate when people use just 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    has it really come down to this? arguing about f*cking punctuation?


    Maybe Borgo had the right idea.....
    ...anyone hear from him..whats the latest?

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    One space is now standard. Two spaces was a convention from days of typewriters and otherwise poor typography. Another bygone convention is indenting the first word of a paragraph.

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    2 spaces for a period, 1 space for a comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Do you use one or two spaces after a period?

    For the record, I'm against the single space. It's another example of the lazy people trying to take over everything. ****ing dillholes.
    +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    One space is now standard. Two spaces was a convention from days of typewriters and otherwise poor typography. Another bygone convention is indenting the first word of a paragraph.
    DING. DING we have a winner.

    But you can still indent the first line of a paragraph if you don't have spaces between paragraphs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    Another bygone convention is indenting the first word of a paragraph.
    I never understood why just a space wasn't a sufficient enough indicator...

    Maybe someone can enlighten me...

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    I always used two spaces because it stretched a 6-pg paper into a 7-pg paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    I never understood why just a space wasn't a sufficient enough indicator...

    Maybe someone can enlighten me...
    Typewriters were so crude that letterspacing was uneven.. sometimes spaces between letters could almost look like a real space so it became common practice to use 2 spaces to be sure it looked like enough space between sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Typewriters were so crude that letterspacing was uneven.. sometimes spaces between letters could almost look like a real space so it became common practice to use 2 spaces to be sure it looked like enough space between sentences.
    That one I get... It's the 'tab' when starting a new paragraph that makes no sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    That one I get... It's the 'tab' when starting a new paragraph that makes no sense...
    You indent to start anew paragraph OR put line spacing between paragraphs, but not both.

    Gives a visual clue to take a short rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    You indent to start anew paragraph OR put line spacing between paragraphs, but not both.

    Gives a visual clue to take a short rest.
    Oh man this is riveting.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Oh man this is riveting.....


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    I lol'd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Oh man this is riveting.....


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    They all can't be Denali talk.

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    Two spaces are bull

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinwillianm View Post
    Two spaces are bull
    This .

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    Oh, and two spaces after a period is prefered to keep from getting blood on your d!ck. You want to risk it with one, then be my guest.

    Seriously though, one space is correct, but I learned two spaces as child and it is habit now. I'm sure most of us are in the same boat. I'd break it, but why the F would I care about spaces after a period?

    Let the next generation learn the correct way (texting and tweeting is certainly helping). Let the rest of us do whatever we want before we die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPepperFries View Post
    Oh, and two spaces after a period is prefered to keep from getting blood on your d!ck. You want to risk it with one, then be my guest.

    Seriously though, one space is correct, but I learned two spaces as child and it is habit now. I'm sure most of us are in the same boat. I'd break it, but why the F would I care about spaces after a period?

    Let the next generation learn the correct way (texting and tweeting is certainly helping). Let the rest of us do whatever we want before we die.
    I'm beginning to like the DPF.....

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