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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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A reply I just made to a post started with blank white space to

show someone some long division.

But the space characters were removed many times in a row as

I tried to fix the problem, so I put in a period at the beginning of post.

Here's the example.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=75698#p75698

I've seen this happen maybe 3 other times in the past couple of years.

*Last edited by John E. Franklin (2007-07-19 06:59:54)*

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Yes, that's happened to me a couple of times as well. I usually fix it by just writing a sentence before I start doing whatever I wanted to be doing that involved a lot of spaces.

It'd be a good thing to change though.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Normal behaviour ... just "trimming" blanks, mathsy's solution is good.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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