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The Two Space rant

us Offline IMR4198

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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #30 on: March 06, 2024, 07:05:45 PM
    Just got my new magazine in the mail.  After I got through looking at the pictures, I decided to read.  Double space after sentences and indents.  It seems everyone didn't get the memo.  Personally, I would like to make singing in elevators mandatory.  Best wishes.  G
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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #31 on: March 06, 2024, 08:07:07 PM


 It is worryingly common for applications and cover letters to be fed through filters and what not to cut back on the workload of the hiring staff, which obviously leaves a lot of perfectly good talent on the cutting room floor without even seeing an interviewer.



What's the joke?

"Eliminate unlucky people, throw half the applications in the bin"



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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #32 on: March 06, 2024, 11:58:46 PM
Indenting has been out of fashion for over 20 years.  You youngsters should know that

Funny, I still hand write letters, in cursive!

So I indent each new paragraph.

True tale!  I wrote a letter to my granddaughter thank her for her attention and assistance after her grandmother  (my wife), passed away.   I then learned, she could not read the letter, instead had her mother read it.  Several times, she memorized it and has it tacked on her bedroom wall like a work of art. ❤️
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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #33 on: March 07, 2024, 12:36:45 AM
   My late pal Lee's three kids couldn't tell time with a clock that had hands.  When he asked them to explain what the digital readout meant, they could only say that was the time.  They had no concept of so many minutes before an hour or so many minutes past or what that meant.
   Not being able to read or write in whatever manner or tell time with a watch is a gigantic fail for the educational system.  Parents have to fill in these gaps.  Best wishes.  G
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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #34 on: March 07, 2024, 01:45:39 AM
I just got done a grad degree in writing and I hadn't heard about indents being out. MANUAL indents (as opposed to templating/setting it) on the computer are out, but that's mostly an efficiency thing, and no one would know unless they went and checked your actual specs or something.


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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #35 on: March 07, 2024, 07:52:44 PM
I indent everything so it all lines up!

Drop caps gone out fashion too? What will I do with those medieval typefaces? 
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"Hard is hard too"
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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #36 on: March 09, 2024, 08:24:16 PM
I have to proof and translate IT knowledge articles intended for users.

The articles are created in English by someone who does not speak English as a first language... then the translations happen... Lately I am on a crusade to fix some important ones, and the more I look at it, the more I find wrong with it.  It's beyond frustrating.  These would fit in fine as I discovered most have anywhere between 3 and 10 spaces at the end of the sentences.  :facepalm:

Attention to detail is terrible, for example the same word in both British English and American English spelling within the opening 2 sentences of the document.  :twak:

To make things worse, I am translating to French which is not my native tongue, even if it is official in Canada, and one of the three languages I speak fluently.
The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.


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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #37 on: March 09, 2024, 08:35:29 PM
Merde!

That sounds muy frustrante!

Def
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #38 on: March 10, 2024, 07:31:00 AM
That sounds like a real cluster.  You must go through a lot of headache medicine or a lot of alcohol at the end of your day.

I salute you for going through that ordeal daily.     :salute:
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us Offline Alan K.

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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #39 on: March 11, 2024, 03:13:56 AM
My sister, the university editor, says she still indents using the tab button but there is also the option to skip a line between paragraphs.  Strictly a design choice.  The point being that you need to do something to indicate that one paragraph has ended and another one has begun.




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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #40 on: March 11, 2024, 07:48:05 PM
oneofthesedaysiwillstartwritinglikethisjusttosavetimeandletaitoolsfixthetextforhumanstoread
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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #41 on: March 11, 2024, 08:25:39 PM
Ibelievethatisnowexceptableformatfortoday’smiddleschoolers!!!
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

A SMART man always knows what to say!
   A WISE man knows whether or not to say it!!!


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Re: The Two Space rant
Reply #42 on: March 11, 2024, 08:30:00 PM
It truns out smoe pyscholoigst syas crroect wrtiing is a watse of tmie. We udnersatnd lots if jsut the frist and lsat leettr is fnie.
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