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rworange Apr 6, 2011 07:38 PM

I went into edit one word out of my post and when I saved it a lot of blank lines showed up that didn't show up in the original post and I do NOT have in the Word document that I copied it from. On my browser (IE) I see extra blank lines between paragraphs and blank linkes between each list item which should look like this

B - …. Apple strudel
C + … Moshito
C + … Ranchero eggs

NOT like what the topic displays such as this
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/777055

B - …. Apple strudel

C + … Moshito

C + … Ranchero eggs

I had one restaurant left to report about in Guatemala and since I already had the restaurant record created for it months ago, I thought there would be no problem posting a report. I just won't be posting about any more restaurants until the editing problems both in the restaurant record and on the boards are fixed. This is not fun. It is just annoying.

  1. rworange Apr 6, 2011 07:43 PM

    Eh, there are some typos in the OP. I don't want to edit it because I want to show that blank line example and I'm afraid if I edit extra lines will get thrown in there.

    16 Replies
    1. re: rworange
      Robert Lauriston Apr 7, 2011 09:26 AM

      I haven't noticed any change in the way the post field handles text. I think this is a clipboard issue on your system. Have you tried copying from Word into a text editor?

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        nsxtasy Apr 7, 2011 10:09 AM

        This is NOT a clipboard issue. I reported it at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775963 and it is reproduceable; even Jacquilynne of the Chowhound Team experienced it.

        1. re: nsxtasy
          Robert Lauriston Apr 7, 2011 12:06 PM

          OK. The editor has always had a lot of quirks, I guess the stuff I do to avoid the old problems avoids this one as well.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            rworange Apr 9, 2011 08:08 PM

            This is a brand new problem that is outside of any quirks in the editor.

            1. re: rworange
              Robert Lauriston Apr 10, 2011 01:41 PM

              Not that this isn't a bug, but it has never happened to me, and I edit posts all the time, so it sounds to me like erratic handling of hidden characters.

              The editor has always been bad with lists and line endings, so I have a lot of odd habits, like double-spacing lists and adding spaces after parentheses at the end of a line.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                rworange Apr 10, 2011 01:59 PM

                Rober,t, I am telling you this NEVER happened until the recent installation with the change tab.

                At this point, for the most part I simply don't edit which leaves a lot more errors than usual.

                Yes, on big posts I cut and paste from Windows, but even then, for some reason, to me the post looks different on Chowhound than in my document.

                This is really, really ... really miserable and I hope there is some sort of fix in the works.

                1. re: rworange
                  rworange Apr 10, 2011 02:00 PM

                  That should read I cut and past from Word ... damned if I'm going into edit to change it.

                  1. re: rworange
                    rworange Apr 10, 2011 02:11 PM

                    While I'm thinking of this, I should add ... the spacing doesn't seem to display to the screen as in my example in the OP, unless there is a URL.

                    In that case, the spacing is displayed on the screen. There is not a thing that can be done to deleted these charachters in edit. You can delete all the blank links, but still the spaces show up and in edit there are incrementally more blank lines.

                    1. re: rworange
                      rworange Apr 10, 2011 02:17 PM

                      Sorry about all these replies rather than just editing my post but ...

                      Here's an example of the URL thing.
                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/777651

                      Cas

                      http://www.costaricannoni.com/Other/Exotic-Fruits/Cas

                      http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/mo...

                      Before editing there was no blank line between the URL's.

                      Fortunately, multiple edits, such as the above example only cause one blank line to be displayed on the screen. However, in edit mode, two blank lines get added to the edited text.

                      1. re: rworange
                        Robert Lauriston Apr 10, 2011 02:23 PM

                        I always double-space URLs on this site because I encountered erratic formatting when I didn't.

                  2. re: rworange
                    nsxtasy Apr 11, 2011 09:33 AM

                    >> This is really, really ... really miserable and I hope there is some sort of fix in the works.

                    Agreed.

                    1. re: nsxtasy
                      rworange Apr 12, 2011 02:07 PM

                      Just as an example of one of my shorter posts ... I editid this three times.

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/772623#6460459

                      This is what it looks like in edit. Each subsequent edit adds two more blank lines before each paragraph...

                      Note .... I had to edit it to display the blank lines, otherwise it gets reformated to look fine on the screen. The periods at the start of each line don't show in edit, but the blank lines in back of them do. Anyway here's what that link looks like in edit.

                      While I haven't progressed too far on my rum crawl, I'm killing some time right now in a restaurant comparing Botran anejo 12 anos and Zacapa Centenario. This blog has an excellent description of the flavor and info about the solera process which is similar to the process for producing sherry. There's lots ore info about the process in the link than the short excerpt below.

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                      http://scottesrum.com/2007/06/26/ron-...

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                      "Within time, that barrel containing the oldest rum is a mix of rums across time. That oldest barrel will still contain traces of the original rum that was first poured into it.

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                      The solera process was originally used for making Sherry in Spain, and some sherry-makers have barrels that contains traces of sherry that is hundreds of years old. I don’t know when Zacapa began it’s solera, but the Ron Zacapa Centenario has an average of 23 years of aging."

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                      He describes the Zacapa as

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                      "The rum smells sweet with touches of honey, hints of vanilla, a touch of spice and a slight fruitiness ... The first sip is sweet, touches of chocolate, somewhat rich and full. The swallow is wonderful, with a medium finish with a barely-detectable burn – the smoothest rum I’ve ever tasted. Some spiciness some through at the finish, but well-balanced and not overpowering."

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                      Yeah, I guess that is what it is about the Zacapa, the rum burn could be thought of more as spicieness ... smooth rather than harsh. There is that sherry-like quality to it though the rum is the dominant flavor.

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                      It is a deeper amber color than the gold Botran, which by comparison, has the rum burn as the first taste and has a bitter edge to it Still, it isn't bad and is drinakble straight.. I guess I should compare the Zacapa to the Botron solera some day.

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                      I should qualify all of this by saying I hate rum ... except mixed with cola. Still, while I was here I thought I'd give some a try.

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                      Both were nice, but neither would be my first choice of hard liquor.

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                      I'm not sure, but I think I may prefer Nicaraguan, Flor de Cana 21 which seemed lighter to me and less ... rummy. Still, the Zacapa has a fuller, heavier body and sweetness that is appealing. When I get around to digging out my Nicaraguan trip, I'll do a separate post about the Flor de Cana I tried.

                      1. re: rworange
                        blue room Apr 14, 2011 07:14 AM

                        I just had the same problem, in a post I made this morning about accent marks for foreign words -- can't edit out the extra empty lines. First time I've had this happen.

                        1. re: blue room
                          nsxtasy Apr 14, 2011 08:55 PM

                          It just started happening around April 1. If it's an April Fool's joke, it's NOT FUNNY. Somebody fix this, PLEASE!!!

                          1. re: nsxtasy
                            Jacquilynne Apr 15, 2011 01:45 PM

                            There's an open problem ticket on it and Engineering is investigating the cause.

                            1. re: Jacquilynne
                              nsxtasy Apr 15, 2011 03:16 PM

                              Thank you!

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