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#1 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

Guess what? If you answered yes, you're wrong. I have seen some on these forums who act like they type better than others because at some point in their lives, someone taught them to type incorrectly. Seems pretty backwards to me, but you can decide for yourself if that attitude makes any sense. If you'd like to actually be informed, read more on the subject!

#2 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

I don't know . but I know that some people put a space between the end of each sentence and the period . I know that Turbomonkey kid does it . It drives me crazy . I don't know why people do it .

#3 Posted by Kjellm87 (1722 posts) -

 What kinda people do that?  I don't know what to say to this nonsense

#4 Posted by GravityProof (282 posts) -
@wrathofconn said:
" Guess what? If you answered yes, you're wrong. I have seen some on these forums who act like they type better than others because at some point in their lives, someone taught them to type incorrectly. Seems pretty backwards to me, but you can decide for yourself if that attitude makes any sense. If you'd like to actually be informed, read more on the subject! "
Right on, dude! I was prepared to come in here and give you shit, but now I don't have to. I'll reserve this shit giving for someone more needy.
#5 Posted by StarvingGamer (8555 posts) -

Interesting.  I don't know if I can untrain myself at this point though.  See, I'm doing it RIGHT NOW!

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Kjellm87 said:
"  What kinda people do that?  I don't know what to say to this nonsense "
lmao
#7 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

I was totally going to give you a snarky response, but I realized you're right.  It drives me nuts when people do that.  
 
Also, it takes time for me to think up snarky responses.

#8 Posted by csl316 (9437 posts) -

I do.  If this is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

#9 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5818 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I don't know . but I know that some people put a space between the end of each sentence and the period . I know that Turbomonkey kid does it . It drives me crazy . I don't know why people do it . "
I  l i k e  t o  p u t  a  s p a c e  a f t e r  e v e r y  l e t t e r  w h e n  I  t y p e
#10 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

Well they taught that shit at school when I learned to use a word processor and I am too old to unlearn it now.  Live with it.

#11 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Assholes. That's who.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

I do.  Suck it.
 
People take Slate seriously?

#13 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

I used to before my supervisor for a school project told me using 2 spaces at the end of a sentence is an outdated process and 1 space would do just fine. I don't know which I should use now. I think I prefer 2 spaces because it makes things clearer/cleaner.

#14 Posted by CoinMatze (475 posts) -

Why would anyone do that? That's stupid. Like inverting your controls.

#15 Posted by audiosnag (1582 posts) -
@alternate said:
" Well they taught that shit at school when I learned to use a word processor and I am too old to unlearn it now.  Live with it. "
This.  Can't stop.  Won't stop.
#16 Posted by Brendan (8136 posts) -

I do it without thinking.  I don't think I've ever been a snarky asshole about it though, which is exactly what that article is doing.  

#18 Posted by animathias (1194 posts) -

I was actually taught to use two spaces after each period, but I tossed that habit out years ago. It's good to know I was right to do so.

All that said, it is quite amusing to see people get so exasperated over some double spaces, but I suppose typography is a pretty important study. It's good to know there are people making decisions on a standardization of our typing skills.

#19 Posted by Khann (2913 posts) -

Wow, can't say I was ever taught to use two spaces. Infact, I didn't even know that "rule" existed.

#20 Posted by Milkman (17316 posts) -

What kind of freak does that? 

#21 Posted by animathias (1194 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" I don't know . but I know that some people put a space between the end of each sentence and the period . I know that Turbomonkey kid does it . It drives me crazy . I don't know why people do it . "
I  l i k e  t o  p u t  a  s p a c e  a f t e r  e v e r y  l e t t e r  w h e n  I  t y p e "
Woah. lol. I think that's the first time I've ever seen something typed like that (I know, odd.) It actually looks cool (and some 19th century literature professor just rolled in his grave.)
#22 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -

You know what's worse than seeing people type with two spaces between sentences? One that increases the space by one every time.  I mean really why do they do that?   It is only irritating those that are offended by people who care not for typography rules.    I mean really, can't people learn from their mistakes?     Do they even care that they are doing it wrong?      Most will likely not care.       Oh well, at least I thank you for informing me of this very important issue.        What would happen with my life if I didn't know of this?         I feel so much better knowing this so thanks a lot.          I will make sure to take note of it in the future.           I will feel like a better person if I make sure to type with only a single space.            Seriously, I will.

#23 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4610 posts) -

When was that ever a thing? I'd never even heard of that until everyone started bitching about it like a week ago. 

#24 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@CoinMatze said:
" Why would anyone do that? That's stupid. Like inverting your controls. "
*Huddles in the corner*
#25 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -
@Brendan: I think the article is just trying to be a snarky asshole to people who are snarky assholes about it.
 
Seriously though, I don't care how you type but don't be an elitist about something if you're doing it wrong.
#26 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@Brendan said:
" I do it without thinking.  I don't think I've ever been a snarky asshole about it though, which is exactly what that article is doing.   "
I can't remember the last time I read a Slate article that wasn't inherently snarky.  For a while, it seemed like every article they published was essentially the editor pointing out a perceived flaw in society or pop culture and then proving their superiority by pointing out how unnecessary/stupid it is, no matter how innocuous the topic.  It got so ridiculous that I haven't ready anything they've published regularly in about five years.
#27 Posted by Spoonman671 (4769 posts) -

I really don't care what a bunch of fools belonging to some made up profession say about it.  A civilized human being should use two spaces between sentences.

#28 Posted by B0nd07 (1701 posts) -
@csl316 said:

"I do.  If this is wrong, I don't wanna be right. "

@alternate said:

" Well they taught that shit at school when I learned to use a word processor and I am too old to unlearn it now.  Live with it. "

@Hailinel said:

" I do.  Suck it.  People take Slate seriously? "

@audiosnag said:

" @alternate said:

" Well they taught that shit at school when I learned to use a word processor and I am too old to unlearn it now.  Live with it. "
This.  Can't stop.  Won't stop. "
Yup.  What these guys said.
 
It's how I was taught.  I'm not about to stop now because some guy I've never heard of on a site I've maybe heard of once or twice said so.
#29 Posted by SMTDante89 (2582 posts) -

If I'm not losing points on papers for using two spaces, then I'm not changing.  Period.

#30 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Two spaces sounds pretty incorrect to me. I do know that some people do like writing with two spaces, as their teachers taught them to or that it was some sort of expectation to do so. =/

#31 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6310 posts) -

The very idea nauseates me.

#32 Posted by MEATBALL (3475 posts) -

I had no idea this was even a thing.

#33 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -
@Underachiever007 said:
" @CoinMatze said:
" Why would anyone do that? That's stupid. Like inverting your controls. "
*Huddles in the corner* "
It's okay man, I'll bring out my inverted aiming shield and protect you. 
#34 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

Pitman's typing course I did had it, it was a typing standard.

#35 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

Always been a single space for me :/

#36 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

People do that? What the hell?!

#37 Posted by Sargus (732 posts) -

As an editor, I hate people who put two spaces after periods with a burning passion. In the world of published writing, it is always, always wrong.

#38 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11393 posts) -

What?Two spaces between sentences?         That's crazy!              Who on earth would do that? Two spaces is crazy.   I mean, you'd have to be deranged to put two spaces in between sentences.                         Either that or some sort of space fool. 

#39 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

People do that....? Now I'm going to be counting spaces for the rest of my goddamn life.

#40 Posted by thevector (66 posts) -

The newest edition of the APA style guide requires two spaces between sentences.  There isn't  a  right or wrong, only preferences.  Whoever wrote that article can go to hell.

#41 Posted by thebatmobile (983 posts) -

I was not even aware that this was a thing and my entire education is based upon languages. It's incomprehensible. Who would do that?

#42 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

I'm a one space guy. I don't mind a two spacer though, it's the handful of people that deliberately don't space at all after a sentence that I correct. 

#43 Posted by Agent47 (1892 posts) -
@CoinMatze: Aw  m an yo u just dis s ed V  inny ri g ht the re.                    Chill out brah
#44 Posted by The_Patriarch (282 posts) -
@MEATBALL said:
" I had no idea this was even a thing. "
 This.
 
Is this an American thing? 'Cause Ive never heard about it before.
#45 Posted by Skytylz (4039 posts) -

I think it's easier to read when their are two spaces between sentences.  It looks nice too, the constant single space between characters needs breaking up.  I want to know where the single space idea came from?  I thought it was decided there should be two when people were still using typewriters.

#46 Edited by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

Why would you put two spaces between sentences? That is stupid. You don't even need any spaces except as a courtesy for the reader. If I Write a sentence like this.And then a sentence like this.But keep on writing with no spaces.Do you see the point?The punctuation ends the sentence, while the capitalization starts the next. 
All a single space does is make it easier to read, so why the double space? It's common in essays and such (being a history major, I know about double spacing), but I never really understood that either. A five page paper could easily be 2 and a half without stupid spacing, and the same idea is conveyed. I guess it is easier to read and gives mental queues to the statements.
#47 Posted by Bobdaman18 (700 posts) -

I actually just got into a fight about this while working on a project with a few classmates. It blew my mind at the time when i realized everything other people were writing only had one space after periods. I was taught to double space after a period the same way i was taught to indent for a new paragraph. I didn't care if it made sense, i did it because they told me to and now it takes so much concentration to not do it.
#48 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

I was taught to use two spaces in school, but I stopped doing that shit YEARS ago.

#49 Posted by Six (613 posts) -

I learned to type with 2 spaces. . . But, I also took a class in high school, where we used typewriters that required you to insert a sheet of paper and printed one letter at a time.

#50 Posted by Chaser324 (6744 posts) -
@Vito_Raliffe said:
" I was taught to use two spaces in school, but I stopped doing that shit YEARS ago. "
Same here. I don't know what made me change my ways, but there's no going back now.
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