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whitespace

GarthorGarthor Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Singularity Engine++
why is it that people abuse whitespace

i mean

its like

they hit enter twice after every sentence

or sentence fragment

is it supposed to add drama

suspense

someones gotta post the pa comic with georce lucas

but anyway

i don't get it

also

typing without punctuation or capitalization

whats up with that

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  • LemmingLemming Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Easier to read with a line of space in between major ideas, or just after you finish a sentence.

    Also I don't know.

    Lemming on
  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    what are you trying to say here

    Whippy on
  • Jimbo the ImpressiveJimbo the Impressive Registered User
    edited March 2007
    irony

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  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User
    edited March 2007
    that way your post looks like it has substance

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i do it so i can read what i'm typing

    it makes it easier to split up my thoughts as well

    i abuse whitespace while programming, too

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    man don't be abusing my posting method

    Raneados on
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  • Filler Inc.Filler Inc. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I nearly got pulled over, but due to smart evasion I am home free.

    Yay for not getting tickets.

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Guys, why do paragraphs exist?

    Why does one start a new paragraph when different characters are speaking.

    Why why whine!

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    seventeen dongs

    and a hat full of banana peels

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • AHH!AHH! Registered User
    edited March 2007
    M

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    n

    o

    h

    m

    a

    n

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  • AhhseeAhhsee Registered User
    edited March 2007
    par·a·graph
    –noun
    a distinct portion of written or printed matter dealing with a particular idea, usually beginning with an indentation on a new line.

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    it adds dramatic pauses and sets up ideas and such

    mrpaku on
  • Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    why you even got to do a thing

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  • Jimbo the ImpressiveJimbo the Impressive Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I always figured it was mostly about legibility. My vision is terrible, so it really helps to have that extra room. It's harder to confuse two sentences.

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  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User
    edited March 2007
    another answer: riotcow does it and who doesn't want to be like riotcow

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  • GSMGSM Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This contemporary style of posting gives a casual air to what would otherwise be a boring, albeit short paragraph.

    Usually it is made of three thoughts.

    Often it has a witty final remark.

    Other times, it has a spoilered punchline.

    GSM on
    We'll get back there someday.
  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Everyone things they're e e goddamn cummings is what.

    Pb on
  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    a lot of it is just "beats", leading to a punchline or dramatic conclusion which you would normally regulate via timing but here you use the reader's natural transitions

    mrpaku on
  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I forgot why we do it, since being ironic about bad typing is so 1996. And being ironic about being ironic about typing peaked in 1998. So I guess basically we do it because dicks.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    oh my god why are papers and essays double spaced

    god what a waste

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It's just the way something builds up in ones head.

    Usually when you write a post there are several totally separate ideas that come out.

    Or you might spend a while thinking about the optimal way to explain a concept, whereas in speech you'd just spit it out.

    But really, does it bother you all that much?

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    mrpaku wrote: »
    a lot of it is just "beats", leading to a punchline or dramatic conclusion which you would normally regulate via timing but here you use the reader's natural transitions

    this is why I do it

    Whippy on
  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    Pb on
  • Jimbo the ImpressiveJimbo the Impressive Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Example post:
    So first you're talking about this, right?

    And now you're talking about this related, but different concept.

    And now you're talking about cocks.

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    i don't even like e e cummings

    mrpaku on
  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    potatoe wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    See, we could have all been cool about someone being a human and erring, or erroring, or terroristing. But no. We had to go and point it out.

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  • Jimbo the ImpressiveJimbo the Impressive Registered User
    edited March 2007
    e e cummings is overrated. Oh, hey, I don't capitalize or punctuate, I'm a fucking genius. There was one poem I liked where he played with the fact that he didn't capitalize to hide the fact that the poem was actually a story rather than aesthetically pleasing nonsense.

    Jimbo the Impressive on
  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    See, we could have all been cool about someone being a human and erring, or erroring, or terroristing. But no. We had to go and point it out.

    Not really a "we" on that one. But, still, I'm sure I deserve it for being better than potatoe in every way other than spelling.

    Pb on
  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pb wrote: »
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    See, we could have all been cool about someone being a human and erring, or erroring, or terroristing. But no. We had to go and point it out.

    Not really a "we" on that one. But, still, I'm sure I deserve it for being better than potatoe in every way other than spelling.

    We always type like we are plural. It make us feel royal.

    Dely Apple on
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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    See, we could have all been cool about someone being a human and erring, or erroring, or terroristing. But no. We had to go and point it out.

    i am a text terrorist

    i invoke terror in tet .....x

    see that?

    i scared the "x" right out of "text"

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • Jimbo the ImpressiveJimbo the Impressive Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    Pb wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one.

    what?

    i "thing" i'm e e cummings?

    See, we could have all been cool about someone being a human and erring, or erroring, or terroristing. But no. We had to go and point it out.

    Not really a "we" on that one. But, still, I'm sure I deserve it for being better than potatoe in every way other than spelling.

    We always type like we are plural. It make us feel royal.
    Goddamnit, now I wanna play Katamari Damacy.

    Jimbo the Impressive on
  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    when i post or text message, my greatest hope is that sometimes people think i sound like roast beef

    mrpaku on
  • ReTardisReTardis Registered User
    edited March 2007
    You'd need to make your text smaller for that

    Otherwise, totally

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  • MGS3-SSMGS3-SS Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Because its fun!

    MGS3-SS on
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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i'ts

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    that was a glorious time to make a typo potatoe

    good show

    potatoe on
    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    You'd need to make your text smaller for that

    Otherwise, totally

    oh god, thank you so much <3

    validation, hooray

    mrpaku on
  • ReTardisReTardis Registered User
    edited March 2007
    ^5!

    ReTardis on
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  • PbPb Registered User
    edited March 2007
    mrpaku wrote: »
    You'd need to make your text smaller for that

    Otherwise, totally

    oh god, thank you so much <3

    validation, hooray


    Nah, not enough usage of the phrases "Oh man" or "Oh uh," and not enough verbiage like "Don't have no...".

    Pb on
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