Vertical Spacing of Signature RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • When I compose a post I always try to remember to put a newline at the end, in order that the signature is not scrunched up on the message content. However this is easy to forget, and it is not always easy to check whether you have done it already, because the composition window often seems reluctant to show where the end of the content is.

    So sometimes I end up with no spacing, and sometimes too much.

    Would it be possible for the software to look for the last non-whitespace character, and insert a single newline before the signature (discarding any newlines the author might have inserted)?

    A picky little thing, I know...

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:10 PM

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  • I wholeheartedly agree since although a little thing....it bothers me as well. Adding a line break within the signature does not help either which would have been an easy and quick workaround.
    Ciao, Andreas
    • Edited by Andreas Masur Saturday, July 19, 2008 6:11 PM More text...
    Saturday, July 19, 2008 6:09 PM
  • I'm curious if it would be better to do something similar to Outlook, where the signature is just injected into the body of the editor whenever you start a new thread or reply and the cursor is placed on the line above it.

    That way you'd always see how it looks and can change/remove if you wanted before submitting the thread.

    Sam Jarawan Social Platform Forums - Senior Development Lead
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 5:16 PM
  • Sam:

    That would be fine also. Better even, because right now when you post (or reply) the signature is not visible, but when you edit it is visible. Inconsistent behavior. In NNTP, the signature is part of the post, and that works fine.

    NoBugz had a post a while back about whether the signature was part of the post or not.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:34 PM