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A couple of people have mentioned this, so I thought I'd gather more opinion before making a firm decision.

By default, the return (enter) key gives a new paragraph space like it does in an application like Word. On the old forum editor, return simply gave a new line (no space) like in Notepad. This is an option on the new software - we can choose; keep it like it is (and use Shift+Return for new line) or go back to how it was (Return X2 for a paragraph space). Let me know your thoughts.

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I'm used to the Shift+Return, from working in Word, and when I'm typing I typically don't hit return unless I'm going to start a new paragraph, so I would be inclined to keep it the way it is currently, but majority rules. 😉

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David, I just accidentally misspelled Shift. I forgot the "F" so I'm sure you can figure out what that spelled. I guess there's no swear filter on the forum anymore?

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3 hours ago, Cad64 said:

 I guess there's no swear filter on the forum anymore?

Actually, there is. "It's on my to-do list". 😉

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steven-g

I am used to enter=newline, double enter for a new paragraph, and looking at the amount of extra spacing in posts I would think a lot of people use double enter also.

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I'll agree with David Bethel. The old way is what most fora seem to use. Though I'm not on many fora these days and seldom use Word anymore. I will adapt either way.

 

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My vote is for new line not new paragraph.

It's simple enough to hit the enter key twice if you want a paragraph spacing, and more intuitive that having to use shift+enter to do a single line.

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So it looks like most would prefer it to go back to how it was on the old platform. Personally, I don't mind either way, I work with Word just as much as I do with Sublime Text (my prefered code editor) and I don't have a problem switching between contexts.

I'll leave it a while longer in case there are any counter arguments but if there aren't, I'll switch it to new line mode.

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Ha! So it looks like the change converts posts retrospectively. On the up-side, it means we lose the double-spacing from older posts. On the down-side all recent posts will lose their paragraph spacing. On balance, I think that's probably OK.

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