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The new graduated triple-spacing penalties are as follows:

0-10 posts, triple-space removed, post left intact.

10-50 posts, first letter of post removed.

50-100 posts, first line of post removed.

100-200 posts, first line and first letter of second line of post removed.

200+ posts, post deleted, restored upon user request.

Click here for a 60-second primer on how not to triple-space.

Cheers,

Rocks.

I found the thread here finally, DR. But I am dtill confused about triple spacing and double spacing. Call me dense, but isn't the definition of double-spacing leaving ever alternate line blank? And wouldn't triple spacing mean leave two lines blank after each line with text? I do not think I am doing either thing here but tell me what I am doing wrong.

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It is the spacing right after quotes that is causing Don's seizures.

Invision automatically puts a line of space after a quote. So when you are typing in the box after a quote and you hit return right after the quote, although it looks like a single line of space between your text and the quote in the text box, it ends up being two lines of space in the actual post.

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It is the spacing right after quotes that is causing Don's seizures.

Invision automatically puts a line of space after a quote. So when you are typing in the box after a quote and you hit return right after the quote, although it looks like a single line of space between your text and the quote in the text box, it ends up being two lines of space in the actual post.

Yes, he wants people to start their replies immediately after the code at the end of the quoted text. (If I screw this up, I'll sure feel like an idiot, not to mention getting something chopped off :) )

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It is the spacing right after quotes that is causing Don's seizures.

Invision automatically puts a line of space after a quote. So when you are typing in the box after a quote and you hit return right after the quote, although it looks like a single line of space between your text and the quote in the text box, it ends up being two lines of space in the actual post.

My question is,why does it cause him seizures?Could it be he doesn't eat enough home cooked meals? Does he need a little nurturing? Does this person actually exist? Why does it cause seizures here and it didn't on EG? Things that make you go hmmm....

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My question is,why does it cause him seizures?Could it be he doesn't eat enough home cooked meals? Does he need a little nurturing? Does this person actually exist? Why does it cause seizures here and it didn't on EG? Things that make you go hmmm....
Ah, you have hit on the question of the ages . . . :)

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It is the spacing right after quotes that is causing Don's seizures.

Invision automatically puts a line of space after a quote. So when you are typing in the box after a quote and you hit return right after the quote, although it looks like a single line of space between your text and the quote in the text box, it ends up being two lines of space in the actual post.

and to think that there are people who worry about inconsequential things like world peace, nuclear non-proliferation and the plight of the nations homeless. Well I say to hell with those people, I'm getting increasingly incensed about people hitting the enter key when they are quoting sage and earth shattering prose concerning the bun consistency in a hamburger place in Wheaton...what nerve.

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Actually, Don's commitment to proper indentation has been universally recognized.

The Rockwell scale characterizes the indentation hardness of materials through the depth of penetration of an indenter, loaded on a material sample and compared to the penetration in some reference material. It is one of several definitions of hardness in materials science.

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I imagine that world peace is important to some wimpy types. But to someone like Our Leader, who has devoted time, effort and pocket change to running an informative, clean, streamlined electronic site, his preferences should be a guide to those of us who benefit from his creation. Now that I think of it, single spacing is the first step toward world peace.

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Dudes, I held off doing this probably longer than I should have, but with over 100 people attending the upcoming picnic, I was "urged" (to put it mildly) to institute a new Registration Agreement and Rules. In essence, the last thing I need is to have my ass sued if someone gags on a pumpkin seed at the picnic. Thank you VERY much to the attorneys who drafted this policy. I'm not much into legalities, but I'm glad I was talked into it. (Don't worry, nothing on the website is changing. I hate that I have to bother with this type of stuff, but I'd be foolish not to.) Cheers, Rocks.

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Thanks for letting us know. Don't worry, we won't hold it against you. It was inevitable. Welcome to the machine. :)

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I looked at the announcement before reading this thread. Thanks for the explanation; I was concerned that something terrible had already happened to warrant the new "Terms." Glad to know that we can't sue you for our own stupidity. :)

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[Aargh, I went away for thirty minutes and forgot to lock this thread.

Just to clarify a couple of messages I've gotten in the past few minutes:

Nope, nothing has happened that was an impetus to this, other than the upcoming picnic. I've avoided dealing with it, and have been reprimanded and scolded for procrastinating. I hate dealing with stuff like this and prefer not to.

Cheers,

Rocks]

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Good Monday morning everyone,

I just sent out this email to everyone who hasn't signed on for the past year. If you've been viewing the website as a guest for longer than 12 months, how about signing on one time just to let us know you're still with us.

Thanks, and cheers! Rocks.

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Dear donrockwell.com member,

If you're getting this email, it's because you haven't signed onto the website for the past year. In order to keep our membership list current and vibrant, we're going to be "pruning" members who don't sign on at least once a year.

If you've forgotten your screen name or password, just flip an email to me at donrocks@donrockwell.com, and I'll write you back with the information (I'll need to reset your password if you've forgotten it). Just sign on sometime during the next few days, and you'll be good-to-go for another year.

Thanks again for joining, and we miss you on the site. I hope to hear from you!

Cheers,

Rocks.

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As much as I'd love it if there were really 212 active users right now - including 197 guests - it simply isn't true. The Invision software has an occasional bug where it registers the exact same IP Address as a distinct visitor. At 9:53 PM, here are the list of people on the website (first page only). As you can see, IP address 64.127.124.188 - almost surely some type of search-engine robot - is incrementing the "Most Users Ever" counter to a false level. I reported the bug to Invision, so don't think you missed anything if you didn't sign on tonight. Cheers, Rocks

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Good Monday morning everyone,

I just sent out this email to everyone who hasn't signed on for the past year. If you've been viewing the website as a guest for longer than 12 months, how about signing on one time just to let us know you're still with us.

Thanks, cheers, and don't get unsettled when the number of members drops by a couple hundred people. I'm not worried about numbers or statistics; merely keeping the community alive and vibrant.

Rocks.

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Dear donrockwell.com member,

If you're getting this email, it's because you haven't signed onto the website for the past year. In order to keep our membership list current and vibrant, we're going to be "pruning" members who don't sign on at least once a year.

If you've forgotten your screen name or password, just flip an email to me at donrocks@donrockwell.com, and I'll write you back with the information (I'll need to reset your password if you've forgotten it). Just sign on sometime during the next few days, and you'll be good-to-go for another year.

Thanks again for joining, and we miss you on the site. I hope to hear from you!

Cheers,

Rocks.

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[EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS AND GET IT IN YOUR CORTEXES. FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, ANYONE INSERTING A TRIPLE-SPACE WHEN QUOTING A POST WILL BE STABBED. THANK YOU.]

[PAY HEED HERE - A GOOD TWENTY PEOPLE DO THIS AND I'M GOING TO BEGIN SENDING ROCKO AND KNUCKLES TO YOUR DOORSTEPS AT 3 AM. WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT? STOP BEING RECALCITRANT AND SPEND TWO MINUTES READING AND LEARNING THIS.]

When replying to a post, please remember to do this:

[qu0te]Original Post[/qu0te]

Inserting your reply here will automatically double-space (which is what you want to do)

instead of this:

[qu0te]Original Post[/qu0te]

Inserting your reply like this will triple-space (which is not good)

Thank you,

Your mother.

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I asked mktye to write up something about this - I should have known it would be something more than a couple of sentences. Cheers! Rocks

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Do you find that the smallness of your avatar makes you feel inadequate? Does that lone wee photo leave you craving another outlet for your visual expression? Well, fret no more… now you can have two (yes, two!) pictures associated with your DR.com account: an Avatar that will appear below your screen name on all of your posts and a larger Personal Picture located on your profile page (in addition to your avatar photo) .

"How?!?" you ask? Click on "My Controls" located at the top of any of the pages, then scroll down the left hand menu and click on "Change Personal Photo" in the "Personal Profile" section. That will take you to a screen where you can either link to a photo that is currently residing someplace online (the first option) or upload a photo from your own computer (the second option). Click on "Update Photo" and your picture will now appear to the right of your screen name on your profile page (and anyone's profile can be accessed by simply clicking on their screen name).

Too keep things under control around here, you will need to restrain your expression… personal photos are limited to 300 KB and 300 pixels by 200 pixels. However, the board software will automatically resize your picture if it is too big to swallow, so as long as you stay within the very generous 300 KB allowed, you'll be just fine.

Now don't hurt yourself!

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So yesterday was the slowest weekday on the website since July 4th, and today it's nutso busy again.

Glad to see you guys have regained your appetite after stuffing yourselves with Mallo Cups.

Cheers,

Glenn Ghoul

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As some (all?) of you have noticed, it looks like the date/time stamp was off by 12 hours between midnight and 9:02 AM this morning. So it shows we have a lot more users online, for example, than we truly do, and some posts are dated 12 hours into the future. I've contacted Invision about this, and will see what they say. The problem appears to have been corrected in terms of current activity; now it remains to be seen whether I can change the affected posts. Even if not, I suspect that once today passes, the problem of them being at the top of the page will correct itself. We'll see what happens. Cheers (with a cup of herbal tea), Rocks.

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I think the time stamp problem is the reason today I always get the flood control message when I click View New Posts. Is anyone else experiencing that?

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I think the time stamp problem is the reason today I always get the flood control message when I click View New Posts. Is anyone else experiencing that?

yes

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I have no time at all right now, but got a (rather urgent) request to delete a thread. I don't even have time to read it. Will review later. Ciao for now. ROcks

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Since 10 AM this morning I've gotten 27 PMs from people about a variety of things. I don't even have time to look at them right now much less respond, so please understand. Please try and limit the PMs and emails for the near term - keep sending me your Fitness Challenge baselines, however.

Buried,

Rocks.

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I know that Rocks, crackers, mktye and I are the only people who pay attention (and for Rocks it's only during the daylight :D ) but we have had a huge bump in our membership numbers over the past few weeks. Friday alone 10 members were activated. We haven't had that many people activated in one day since we were getting all of the publicity this time last year.

Even better, new members are joining in and people who are long time members-first time posters are joining the conversation as well. Just a few weeks ago a number of us were trying to figure out how to get new members and non posting members active. I guess all we had to do is sit back and welcome them in. Must be because we're being nice to each other or something :P

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