Why does the forum ignore spaces

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  1. digitalwanderer

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    Dude, it's to save room and data space! Think of how much wasted memory all those extra blank spaces take up!!! :O

    It's also why Rys saves all the forum data with a font size of 1, saves sooo much space!
     
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    Test:

    Sr71a pilot:blahblahblahblabhblah"air traffic control requests clearance to 80,000 feet"


    Edit: yup, typing in white text instead of spaces is the dirtiest hack ever, but it works if you read the forums with something that renders the background in just plain white.
     
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    Yeah, but on a very light grey background it's just discernible enough to give me a headache. LOL
     
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    At least use something less discernable like underscores.
     
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    Don't forget Beyond3D Dark ;)
     
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    Another important point missed about the 'code' tag is that it uses Courier, fixed width font. Without that you'd still have formatting issues where narrow and wide letters mess up your column alignments. Aligned indentation is a significant part of code readability, and not really important elsewhere except tables, so the 'code' name makes sense as that's why it's used most. It could be called something like 'fixed' or 'raw text' I guess.
     
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