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Extra blank lines showing up in posts

AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,551
Some users are having extra blank lines added to their posts. If they include one blank line, what comes out is three. See this thread for examples and a brief off-topic discussion of the problem:
https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/29526/custom-part-seller-question-chromed-infinity-gauntlet#latest
gmonkey76snowhitiemadforLEGOLegopantsrd1899

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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    Good to make a new thread for this. It has been going on for a while. When I see it happening I usually go back and edit the comment but it doesn't seem to happen every time. It also happens in PM's, and there you can't go back and edit.

    @Huw I've taken some screenshots of the HTML code and what it looks like, maybe this can be of help?

    So this is how my comment shows up the first time: as you see, that gives extra lines.

    This is what I typed, just a paragraph sapced:


    This is the HTML: it seems to add extra br in there, you could take that out every time but that's a lot of work.


    Don't know if it's helpful at all, but if this could be sorted, that would be great!
    AstrobricksLegopantsrd1899
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    As you can see, the forum made extra spaces in my comment again. I'll leave it like that for now so you can see the issue in the source maybe.
    AstrobricksLegopants
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,490
    edited November 2018
    I've no idea why it's doing this, but as you point out above, if you look at the posts in question in markup view there's loads of superfluous DIVs in them.

    I'll report it to Vanilla Support if it remains a problem at the end of the week. 

    This one of mine is fine...
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,269
    I always thought those extra spaces were just big images that can't load. Nice to know it's not a problem entirely on my end, for once.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,000
    Yep, I've been experiencing the same problem for a few weeks.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    Still happening to me. Even in PM, just writing the message below. For anoyne getting these messages from me with extra spaces, I'm not trying to be dramatic. I also remembered when it started, it was when the big cycling trip was happening. I remember thinking, I'm not going to mention it now since Huw is probably pretty busy :)).

    Hiya X,

    Santa has posted your parcel! Let me know when it gets there please.

    Cathy

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    ^so funnily enough, it's not put any lines in between there, althoug it does in my PM's. And it did put an extra space between my paragraph and the other one.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited January 11
    So, this is still happening to me, and sometimes to others. It's actually stopping me from posting so much since I don't want to annoy people with loads of white spaces for nothing or I got to edit it all out.

    I'll just write an extra paragraph to make it clear :)

    edit: o then it didn't do that, but after I used a smiley it did give 2 lines. I've noticed it's after use of smileys, or shoutouts that it always seems to happen!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    edited January 11
    It happened to me the other day, and in a specific way, so I was able to have a guess at one reason it happens.

    I'd written my post in Notepad beforehand, and copied it into the text box before posting. When I posted it, it had added gaps.

    From what I can see, typing normally in the text box just puts two line breaks in the code, giving the normal gap. If you paste text in from Notepad it uses divs instead of line breaks. If you paste from Word it uses paragraph breaks.

    I'm testing it below. The gap between the two lines that are the same is what the gap is from that editor.

    Testing normal gaps

    Testing normal gaps

    Gap pasted from Notepad

    Gap pasted from Notepad

    Gap pasted from Word

     

    Gap pasted from Word

     

    I suspect that typing on some devices has a similar effect to those things above.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    edited January 11
    It's doing it without the text originating anywhere other than in the "Leave a Comment box".
    Happened on a post I made yesterday. I went back and edited it out.

    Testing to see how many lines it introduces....

    EDIT:  None on this occasion. Intermittent and or triggered by special text or characters?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,435
    edited January 11
    Yes, I hit enter once and it adds a line. Hit enter again and I get two
    (once)

    (twice)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    @madforLEGO which browser/device are you using?
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    I still have this issue regularly, and I don't copy/paste from Notepad.

    Just typing this in on a regular Firefox on Windows, even. Nothing mobile, nothing Linux...
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    ^ There we go, extrahuge spacing.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    I have it using Mozilla on  Windows 10.

    It's also on Mozilla on my mobile.
    madforLEGO
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    ^ yup it is, and didn't use smileys or anything.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,435
    @madforLEGO which browser/device are you using?
    Mozilla on Win10 PC 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,435
    @madforLEGO which browser/device are you using?
    Mozilla on Win10 PC
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    sid3windr said:
    Just typing this in on a regular Firefox on Windows, even. Nothing mobile, nothing Linux...
    snowhitie said:
    I have it using Mozilla on  Windows 10.

    It's also on Mozilla on my mobile.
    Mozilla on Win10 PC 
    I see a trend here...

    What does it do for you in other browsers?
    snowhitie
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,269
    For the record, I have not experienced this.
    I am on Windows 10 using Google Chrome.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited January 15
    I am now trying it out on Windows 10 with Google Chrome. 

    Not sure what is going to happen. 

    I will do a smiley ;) here and maybe a shoutout to @sid3windr

    Now let's post 'save comment!'
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    Now this is in Microsoft Edge. 

    Let's see what happens here. 

    I will do a smiley ;) here and maybe a shoutout to @sid3windr again.

    Now let's 'post comment!'
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited January 15
    And then again in Mozilla Firefox, on the same computer at the same time to be able to compare.

    I'm guessing @Paperballpark might be right.  When I do it a shoutout in Mozilla I also stutter like @[email protected], it didn't happen with the other browsers and then the double blank lines...

    Now let's 'post comment!'
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited January 15
    ^ so yes,  @Huw could you address this with vanilla forums? That Mozilla seems to play up on their platform? I guess that explains why only a certain number of users have it, plus only sometimes depneding on what they type it (seems like ..., shoutout or smiley, or hasthag setnumber triggers it for me to go on my old posts (most of them I do edit after the fact to get rid of the extra spaces).

    I guess I could try and use a different browser for the forum, but I'm really rather pleased with Firefox so would rather not if at all possible.
    sid3windrLegopants
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited January 15
    Sorry for all the messages after each other, but as you can see I'm a woman on a mission ;)

     @Speedman29 I just noticed on the Lego Forma thread that your messages seem to have extra blank spaces in it, do you also use Firefox? Or are we on the wrong track here? 

    -- using Edge ATM
    pxchris
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,362
    snowhitie said:
    do you also use Firefox? Or are we on the wrong track here?
    That was written on my Galaxy S6 on the Firefox app
    snowhitie
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    I use a browser called Vivaldi. I started using it when Firefox stripped out a lot of the customisation options.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Okay, that one uses the Blink (Webkit) (Chrome) rendering engine... :|
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    Yeah Vivaldi uses Chromium.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Behaviour seems to have changed, instead of doubling the width, my spacing has disappeared from my previous post. Testing 1 2 3.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    ^ Yep, there was a double line break between post. and Testing, which used to be converted to a triple one, now is converted to a space.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,551
    I notice my posts seem to be getting extra blank lines now, whereas before they did not. Maybe that data security hiccup/fix had some extra ripple effects?
    SumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,188
    Blank lines abound!
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 422
    It's happening to me for the first time too!

    I've always thought you guys were just doing something dumb ;-)
    SumoLego
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited November 27
    Mine never stopped doing it and I always have to edit my post to change it. It seems to have gotten worse though and indeed tripled spaced at the moment.
    My PM's for Secret Santa follow up are a mess since those you can't edit!
    SumoLego
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 983
    First time for me as well the last few days.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,362
    I've always had the issue as well. Just use to hit return after a paragraph and it puts a line break in instead of just starting on the next line.
    Like this.
    madforLEGO
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Always had it too since reported, never went away.

    Spacing? Spacing!
    madforLEGO
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,551
    I could swear that there are now extra lines showing up in the quote boxes as well that were not there before.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,551
    The more you try to edit a post to remove extra lines, the more you get 🙄.
    Also, I just tried to post a bunch of set numbers with hashtags prepended, but most of them refused to turn into links.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,269
    I believe it was determined at some point that using a certain kind of character after a set number makes the software fail to detect it.
    You might want to look through the archives.
  • panchox1panchox1 ColoradoMember Posts: 112
    edited December 2
    I haven't seen the extra lines show up in any of my posts yet, but I am seeing a few threads that are marked like they have new comments, but they don't. And they stay marked as new after I've looked at them.
    Baby_Yodagmonkey76
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,351
    ^I'm getting that issue too, just hadn't got round to mentioning it!
    panchox1gmonkey76
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 922
    ^^ me too! It seems random as to which threads it happens to.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,239
    Both the extra lines and recent threads not getting marked as read seem to have been resolved for me.
    KungFuKenny
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 983
    edited December 3
    Extra lines fixed for me as well.
    KungFuKenny
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    edited December 3
    Me too!
    Woohoo...
    KungFuKenny
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Testing..

    1 2 3

    4 5 6
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    Nope. :'(
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