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    Default Weird stuff happening in post

    Hi

    I am getting a weird thing happening in a post I made to the SHA-1 thread in the Windows Applications sub-forum yesterday - 6th post in the thread.

    I posted a copy of a string Edgar had mentioned, which had two spurious spaces in it, then a fixed copy without the spaces, as below:
    323200000129201508120611311109376.00010.000245928.1603107165.721296705.2070008537131800199436693ff6f2a553c3646a063436fd4dd9ded0311471

    The thing is, when I view the post the spurious spaces are also in my fixed copy. If I edit the post, they are not there, but if I view it, they are. The same is true in this post. I am looking at the preview pane above and the edit pane below and the two are different. Note in this post only the corrected string was ever there, but it is still showing the same behaviour! I have marked the spots in red.

    Ha! Marking them in red made the spaces in the preview go away!

    Bug?

    Mike

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    Default Re: Weird stuff happening in post

    I've seen VBulletin do strange stuff to text. I think the safest thing is to put something like that in code or quote tags.
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    Default Re: Weird stuff happening in post

    Yeah, vBulletin also seems to randomly add lame jokes to Garret’s posts...
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    Default Re: Weird stuff happening in post

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, vBulletin also seems to randomly add lame jokes to Garret’s posts...
    Yeah, funny how that always happens!
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    Default Re: Weird stuff happening in post

    I have seen this before, I think is something related to the length of the string. It adds a space every 50 characters. If you do some style (like putting red color) you are adding a HTML tag and is a way of break the string. As end user you are not seeing the string broken, but at source code yes. Hope I have explained myself.

    12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890

    12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890

    EDIT: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/foru...aracters-space
    Last edited by Jose; 2-Jul-2018 at 05:10 AM.
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    Default Re: Weird stuff happening in post

    Yes, that makes (a degree of) sense. Not the fact that it does it, but why changing the colour fixes it.

    Thx

    Mike

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