Paragraph formatting


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Good morning!

I have noticed that recently the formatting of the text box has changed slightly. It used to be we could separate paragraphs by two or more lines if need be, but now when you post your post, the paragraphs become compressed together. This leads to an unfortunate 'wall of text' look to longer posts. Is there any way to return it to the previous way it worked? Thanks.

-Patrick

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

We're in the process of rewriting the code that formats BBCode tags. It won't go back to precisely the way it was before but it should get better over time. (And knowing how these things often go, it may get worse for awhile before it gets better....)

Silver Crusade

Patrick Curtin wrote:

Good morning!

I have noticed that recently the formatting of the text box has changed slightly. It used to be we could separate paragraphs by two or more lines if need be, but now when you post your post, the paragraphs become compressed together. This leads to an unfortunate 'wall of text' look to longer posts. Is there any way to return it to the previous way it worked? Thanks.

-Patrick

Also, can you give me a link to an example post, just so I know what I'm dealing with trying to keep it fixed? I want to compile a test page at some point in the nearish future to deal with these and knowing what people want, within reason, is a big part of that. I know there was code to remove line breaks greater than two so that might have been a misinterpretation of how I suspected it would go. Ultimately, that bit is probably going to be stripped for a more reliable and sure method of doing exactly what we want.

Thanks ahead of time.


Sure thing Lissa. The example post was >here< about three minutes before I started this thread. I habitually put two lines of space between paragraphs or quotes. Lately they have occasionally been compressed like this post.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Greetings, fellow travellers.

Does this include the bullet points? I was used to using [ * ] without the spaces but that doesn't seem to work any more (or, it does only work until reaching the bottom of my avatar pic).

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    EDIT: See? ;-)


  • Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
    RuyanVe wrote:

    Greetings, fellow travellers.

    Does this include the bullet points? I was used to using [ * ] without the spaces but that doesn't seem to work any more (or, it does only work until reaching the bottom of my avatar pic).

  • Ruyan.
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    EDIT: See? ;-)

  • Hmm... but it works when i quote you

    Silver Crusade


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    Be sure to enclose it in a [ list ]/[ /list ]. In standards mode, that may seem a little quirky but you are basically going against the standard at that point. That will help. It looks like the unordered list doesn't wants to go under the floated left image. Not sure what to do about that.

    Grand Lodge

    Lissa Guillet wrote:
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    Is it just my Chrome browser or do the bullets next to avatar pictures always overlap the picture?

    Silver Crusade

    Looks like I can fix it easily. I'll talk to the PMG about it when he gets back and we'll probably add the fix the next time we update the site with a bunch of other little css fixes.

    Silver Crusade

    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    Looks like I can fix it easily. I'll talk to the PMG about it when he gets back and we'll probably add the fix the next time we update the site with a bunch of other little css fixes.

    Has the list always been that far to the right?

    Grand Lodge

    Below the Avatar? I don't recall.

    I don't remember noticing that the bullets were to far to the right in the past. Shouldn't they be indented a little anyhow?

    Silver Crusade

    Don Walker wrote:

    Below the Avatar? I don't recall.

    I don't remember noticing that the bullets were to far to the right in the past. Shouldn't they be indented a little anyhow?

    Probably. Seems a bit far to me, but that might be on purpose. Just trying to figure out if standardizing things changed it or not.

    Silver Crusade

    Don Walker wrote:
    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    • Ruyan.
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    Is it just my Chrome browser or do the bullets next to avatar pictures always overlap the picture?

    It's not just you. It does it in safari and firefox as well. list item bullets tend to be outside unless specified outside of layout. They tend to have a lot of padding applied to them so it doesn't make a lot of difference UNTIL something is floated left like the avatar pictures. Once it's floated, it will ignore any margin or padding that are less than it's respected margin. I'm very tempted to make lists clear floated objects, but that leaves a lot of white space on those post that start with them at or near the top.


    Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

    Wooot? The bullet points were not there, when I posted and edited the post. The list-command is new to me, I will apply it and see how things go. Plus, they do not overlap the avatar image anymore. Great!

    Ruyan.

    Liberty's Edge

    Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

    I have noticed 2 problems:

    - the different shades of azure are difficult to recognize, the best example was a angry post about a guy thinking he had been wrongly cited, while his post was a nested citation;

    - the spacing between the text rows seem to be a bit random.
    Sometime I get a empty row after hitting enter at the end of a phrase even if I start a new row of test immediately, sometime I don't get empty rows even after hitting it multiple times.

    Sczarni

    Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber
    Diego Rossi wrote:

    I have noticed 2 problems:

    - the different shades of azure are difficult to recognize, the best example was a angry post about a guy thinking he had been wrongly cited, while his post was a nested citation;

    - the spacing between the text rows seem to be a bit random.
    Sometime I get a empty row after hitting enter at the end of a phrase even if I start a new row of test immediately, sometime I don't get empty rows even after hitting it multiple times.

    aslo This post I seporate 2 paragraphs by a blank line, and they don't get one, but when I hit edit, its there

    Silver Crusade

    Diego Rossi wrote:

    I have noticed 2 problems:

    - the different shades of azure are difficult to recognize, the best example was a angry post about a guy thinking he had been wrongly cited, while his post was a nested citation;

    - the spacing between the text rows seem to be a bit random.
    Sometime I get a empty row after hitting enter at the end of a phrase even if I start a new row of test immediately, sometime I don't get empty rows even after hitting it multiple times.

    aslo This post I seporate 2 paragraphs by a blank line, and they don't get one, but when I hit edit, its there

    Direct copy of your post(which only shows a single space from what I can see(though a <br> was added to the last paragraph of the quote). Below should be different. Let's find out. =)

    Diego Rossi wrote:

    I have noticed 2 problems:

    - the different shades of azure are difficult to recognize, the best example was a angry post about a guy thinking he had been wrongly cited, while his post was a nested citation;

    - the spacing between the text rows seem to be a bit random.

    Sometime I get a empty row after hitting enter at the end of a phrase even if I start a new row of test immediately, sometime I don't get empty rows even after hitting it multiple times.

    aslo This post I seporate 2 paragraphs by a blank line, and they don't get one, but when I hit edit, its there

    Silver Crusade

    What browser are you using. I see mostly what I expect to see there.

    Sczarni

    Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber
    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    What browser are you using. I see mostly what I expect to see there.

    firefox, just noticed its an older version, updating now... I have a blank space between boon and paper in the edit screen, but there is no blank line between them in the actual post

    Liberty's Edge

    Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    What browser are you using. I see mostly what I expect to see there.

    Firefox, version 3.6.9

    One of the recent problems is that half of the time if I use my up key the cursor don't move.
    I will try updating the version.

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