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#1249648 --- 01/25/11 05:12 PM sig line character count
VM Smith Offline
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Here is my present sig, in case I change it before this is read:

this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed

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I count 80 characters; the software tells me I have 96. I've had similar miscounts with other sigs that I've tried; I was told they had over 100 characters, when I counted fewer than 100. An email query to FL1 produced no response. Anybody else have these problems?
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#1249668 --- 01/25/11 06:50 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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You need to count all spaces and punctuation.

I counted 96


Edited by Festus (01/25/11 06:52 PM)
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#1249673 --- 01/25/11 07:23 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: Festus]
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I counted 3 times and got 94 every time.

Ahhh forgot to count in the BO on the bottom, that makes 96. \:\)


Edited by RedGreen (01/25/11 07:26 PM)

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#1249674 --- 01/25/11 07:30 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: RedGreen]
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I counted 96 as well.
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#1249689 --- 01/25/11 08:43 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: Festus]
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Ah...I didn't know that spaces were counted...I thought it was just characters, as stated:

"Signature: (up to 100 characters)"

M-W online:

b : a graphic symbol (as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing
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#1249715 --- 01/26/11 04:41 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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I could be wrong, but in computer language isn't a space represented by a character?
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#1249941 --- 01/26/11 11:26 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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I'm thinking you could be right; if so, it's something I'm just learning. It's a pretty ######## character allotment, to say the least; it's not as if I wanted to put an image up.


Edited by FL1 Mod 2 (02/17/12 09:51 AM)
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#1249989 --- 01/27/11 07:39 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
I could be wrong, but in computer language isn't a space represented by a character?


believe so
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#1325537 --- 02/16/12 10:10 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Here is my present sig, in case I change it before this is read:



why is there a large empty space at the bottom of your posts?
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#1325542 --- 02/16/12 10:25 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: bluezone]
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A space is counted as a character and the code for it is: & nbsp;
But you need to remove the space after & because otherwise the code translates to a space in the forums.

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#1325544 --- 02/16/12 10:26 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
why is there a large empty space at the bottom of your posts?


Maybe he has a lot of linebreaks at the end of his signature?

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#1325554 --- 02/16/12 10:38 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: MeRightYouWrong]
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was not sure if he had a picture and it did not appear on my screen
takes a little more time to scroll down the threads
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#1327801 --- 02/25/12 06:46 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Here is my present sig, in case I change it before this is read:



why is there a large empty space at the bottom of your posts?


I've been wondering about that since it appeared, and have asked people about it, but I still don't know why. What's even stranger is that a word in that post that is completely inoffensive was deleted. I can see absolutely no reason to delete it, but since it might be due to ignorance of the etymology, I'll post this:


http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1725/is-niggardly-a-racist-word
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#1327839 --- 02/25/12 12:52 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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I think I shall sue Nabisco for insulting me with the word "Cracker".
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#1327853 --- 02/25/12 03:10 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: Festus]
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I don't think you quite understand. It's the 1st 4 letters of a word that count; if they're the same as in any completely unrelated, but offensive, word, then the word is forbidden. Besides, "cracker" can actually be, and has been, used to deliberately cause offense.

A better example is that I saw "shitake mushrooms" for sale in Clark's in Dryden yesterday (best meat in the area, BTW). You might consider my pointing this out to be a niggling complaint, but just think of the children!
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#1327856 --- 02/25/12 03:17 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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HA!
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#1328404 --- 02/29/12 09:50 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: VM Smith]
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Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: VM Smith
Here is my present sig, in case I change it before this is read:



why is there a large empty space at the bottom of your posts?


I've been wondering about that since it appeared



the space has been removed

did you correct it or FL1?
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#1328427 --- 02/29/12 11:45 AM Re: sig line character count [Re: bluezone]
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I did.

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#1328499 --- 02/29/12 05:02 PM Re: sig line character count [Re: FL1 Mod 2]
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Originally Posted By: FL1 Mod 2
I did.


thanks
;\)
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