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    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy214 View Post
    Comp is up!!!



    I'm still waiting on one of the judge's scores for November, but once I have them I will post the winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy214 View Post
    Comp is up!!!



    I'm still waiting on one of the judge's scores for November, but once I have them I will post the winner.
    Are those mine? They were late but I think I sent them a couple of days ago...




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    I've got all the scores in. I'll try getting them posted tomorrow, though it might be later in the evening.

    And yesnn December judges are needed. I can judge this month, so I'll need 3 volunteers.
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    Scores are up!

    Two more judges? Anyone...
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    Posting Format Issues

    Post editors for online sites seem for me to be invariably idiosyncratic, clunky and frustrating. Ours included. I always expect any pasted text here to be somehow corrupted and am rarely in this disappointed. The answer to this is found by using the advanced post editor and liberally employing the preview function to find and correct problems.

    An especially exasperating problem is the introduction of skipped spaces between words, presumably from soft returns for a previous page width. This can generally be eliminated by using the 'Paste from Word' function, which I go to no matter what program I'm copying from. However, unless I'm using a (truly old-fashioned) indent-and-no-line-skip format, this doubles the number of blank lines in between paragraphs. Which I find an easier problem to excise.

    I don't know really, how widespread my experience is, but I do usually encounter at least one entry in every challenge with posting induced format SPaG.

    The only real way that I know to fix this problem with assurance is to USE THE PREVIEW. As a judge, I take off two SPaG points for neglecting to fix these issues before posting.

    I have mentioned the advanced editor many times in my judging posts, but, since the problem still shows up, I hope this more general post may be of some use.

    For the purposes of the ten-minute editing rule, it should be noted that the preview function can be used PRIOR to posting, and as much time can be taken there as is needed, excepting only it must be posted before the final deadline. If the editing process must be interrupted, the attempt can be abandoned without penalty. I believe there is also a save-draft function, though I've only ever initiated it accidentally. Probably there are somewhere still threads detailing much of this further, and perhaps someone will post links.

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    I'm happy to judge again for December, if there's no objection. pp
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppsage View Post
    Post editors for online sites seem for me to be invariably idiosyncratic, clunky and frustrating. Ours included. I always expect any pasted text here to be somehow corrupted and am rarely in this disappointed. The answer to this is found by using the advanced post editor and liberally employing the preview function to find and correct problems.

    An especially exasperating problem is the introduction of skipped spaces between words, presumably from soft returns for a previous page width. This can generally be eliminated by using the 'Paste from Word' function, which I go to no matter what program I'm copying from. However, unless I'm using a (truly old-fashioned) indent-and-no-line-skip format, this doubles the number of blank lines in between paragraphs. Which I find an easier problem to excise.

    I don't know really, how widespread my experience is, but I do usually encounter at least one entry in every challenge with posting induced format SPaG.

    The only real way that I know to fix this problem with assurance is to USE THE PREVIEW. As a judge, I take off two SPaG points for neglecting to fix these issues before posting.

    I have mentioned the advanced editor many times in my judging posts, but, since the problem still shows up, I hope this more general post may be of some use.

    For the purposes of the ten-minute editing rule, it should be noted that the preview function can be used PRIOR to posting, and as much time can be taken there as is needed, excepting only it must be posted before the final deadline. If the editing process must be interrupted, the attempt can be abandoned without penalty. I believe there is also a save-draft function, though I've only ever initiated it accidentally. Probably there are somewhere still threads detailing much of this further, and perhaps someone will post links.

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    I'm happy to judge again for December, if there's no objection. pp
    Yes, this has also been my experience. Whenever I post for a comp, I always use the advanced editor and typically I have to correct some odd spacing issues after using the 'Paste from Word' function. It's worth noting that I use the LibreOffice Writer software as it is free and as close as you'll get to Word from what I've tried, so the copy doesn't have to actually be from Word, just a program that utilizes similar file types. The advanced function is also handy if you want to set a particular font face or sizing, and for ensuring any italics or what have you copied over as intended. These things don't make a huge difference in most cases, but the options exist nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppsage View Post
    Post editors for online sites seem for me to be invariably idiosyncratic, clunky and frustrating. Ours included. I always expect any pasted text here to be somehow corrupted and am rarely in this disappointed. The answer to this is found by using the advanced post editor and liberally employing the preview function to find and correct problems.

    An especially exasperating problem is the introduction of skipped spaces between words, presumably from soft returns for a previous page width. This can generally be eliminated by using the 'Paste from Word' function, which I go to no matter what program I'm copying from. However, unless I'm using a (truly old-fashioned) indent-and-no-line-skip format, this doubles the number of blank lines in between paragraphs. Which I find an easier problem to excise.

    I don't know really, how widespread my experience is, but I do usually encounter at least one entry in every challenge with posting induced format SPaG.

    The only real way that I know to fix this problem with assurance is to USE THE PREVIEW. As a judge, I take off two SPaG points for neglecting to fix these issues before posting.

    I have mentioned the advanced editor many times in my judging posts, but, since the problem still shows up, I hope this more general post may be of some use.

    For the purposes of the ten-minute editing rule, it should be noted that the preview function can be used PRIOR to posting, and as much time can be taken there as is needed, excepting only it must be posted before the final deadline. If the editing process must be interrupted, the attempt can be abandoned without penalty. I believe there is also a save-draft function, though I've only ever initiated it accidentally. Probably there are somewhere still threads detailing much of this further, and perhaps someone will post links.

    ***************

    I'm happy to judge again for December, if there's no objection. pp
    I have been there, done that, and still make the mistake. I agree if there is not a thread then someone needs or should make one and lock it so it is always up in the how to area.
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    Thanks, guys. I'll admit I'm not tech savvy on the internet, plus sometimes I put my typing fingers in motion before putting my brain in gear.
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    First time trying to take part in a challenge, I am having such a hard time to get what I'm thinking down on paper. Any suggestions for someone new to this - also apologies if this is not the correct place to post.

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