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Thread: OT - screen reformatting?

  1. #1
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default OT - screen reformatting?

    For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.

    Anybody else having this?

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  2. #2
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    Dan wrote:

    > For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    > headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    > does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    > this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    > that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    > does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >
    > Anybody else having this?


    I saw a weird anomaly of that nature, but only for one post of Sheldon's.
    I'd guess that it's Horry who's causing the issue.

    Bob




  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    > headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    > does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    > this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    > that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    > does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >
    > Anybody else having this?


    No thanks.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Dan wrote:
    >
    > > For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    > > headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group


    > > Anybody else having this?

    >
    > I saw a weird anomaly of that nature, but only for one post of Sheldon's.
    > I'd guess that it's Horry who's causing the issue.


    That was my first suspicion, so I ruled it out right away.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    > headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    > does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    > this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    > that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    > does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >
    > Anybody else having this?


    Yes.

    It happens to me here and is caused by specific posters. Not sure why,
    it's just weird. It's happened to me on other groups from the past.

    Right now it's being caused by a poster named "Horry" who'm I've
    killfiled, but it also happens when somebody quotes him.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  6. #6
    PeterLucas Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-
    [email protected]:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list

    of
    >> headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other

    group
    >> does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    >> this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live

    with
    >> that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name

    that
    >> does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >>
    >> Anybody else having this?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    > It happens to me here and is caused by specific posters. Not sure why,
    > it's just weird. It's happened to me on other groups from the past.
    >
    > Right now it's being caused by a poster named "Horry" who'm I've
    > killfiled, but it also happens when somebody quotes him.




    'Horry' (aka Horace Wahchope) is a well known troll in Australian
    newsgroups.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    "And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with
    troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the
    clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before
    a force could be brought together to repel them?"

    Benjamin Franklin 1748

  7. #7
    peninsula Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?


    "PeterLucas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Xns9B9[email protected] 25...
    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> In article
    >> <[email protected]>,
    >> Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list

    > of
    >>> headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other

    > group
    >>> does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    >>> this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live

    > with
    >>> that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name

    > that
    >>> does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >>>
    >>> Anybody else having this?

    >>
    >> Yes.
    >>
    >> It happens to me here and is caused by specific posters. Not sure why,
    >> it's just weird. It's happened to me on other groups from the past.
    >>
    >> Right now it's being caused by a poster named "Horry" who'm I've
    >> killfiled, but it also happens when somebody quotes him.

    >
    >
    >
    > 'Horry' (aka Horace Wahchope) is a well known troll in Australian
    > newsgroups.
    >
    >


    Give it a miss coward Lucas, Trolls are dumb & ugly but Horry would have to
    be the smartest & most hansom man in all Australia.



  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    In article <[email protected] >,
    PeterLucas <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]>,
    > > Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list

    > of
    > >> headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other

    > group
    > >> does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    > >> this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live

    > with
    > >> that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name

    > that
    > >> does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    > >>
    > >> Anybody else having this?

    > >
    > > Yes.
    > >
    > > It happens to me here and is caused by specific posters. Not sure why,
    > > it's just weird. It's happened to me on other groups from the past.
    > >
    > > Right now it's being caused by a poster named "Horry" who'm I've
    > > killfiled, but it also happens when somebody quotes him.

    >
    >
    >
    > 'Horry' (aka Horace Wahchope) is a well known troll in Australian
    > newsgroups.


    Which is only one of many reasons it met my killfiles. ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  9. #9
    Horry Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:15:29 -0800, Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Dan wrote:
    >
    >> For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    >> headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    >> does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    >> this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    >> that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    >> does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    >>
    >> Anybody else having this?

    >
    > I saw a weird anomaly of that nature, but only for one post of
    > Sheldon's. I'd guess that it's Horry who's causing the issue.


    It may be because I was using UTF8 characters.

    I've removed them. If I was the cause of the problem, that should fix it.

  10. #10
    Horry Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 04:02:56 +0000, PeterLucas wrote:

    > 'Horry' (aka Horace Wahchope) is a well known troll in Australian
    > newsgroups.


    I'm a troll for using UTF8 character encoding, which the Internet
    Engineering Task Force (IETF) requires all Internet protocols to
    support? And which "is backwards compatible with ASCII" and "steadily
    becoming the preferred encoding for e-mail, web pages, and other places
    where characters are stored or streamed"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8

    If UTF8 is indeed the cause of Dan's issue, the fault lies with Apple and/
    or Microsoft.

    Anyhow, I've now removed the UTF8-dependent characters. I hope that
    fixes the problem.

  11. #11
    Horry Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:25:57 -0800, Dan Abel wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:
    >
    >> Dan wrote:
    >>
    >> > For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list
    >> > of headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other
    >> > group

    >
    >> > Anybody else having this?

    >>
    >> I saw a weird anomaly of that nature, but only for one post of
    >> Sheldon's. I'd guess that it's Horry who's causing the issue.

    >
    > That was my first suspicion, so I ruled it out right away.


    Let me know if my changes have fixed it for you.

  12. #12
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT - screen reformatting?

    In article <gl030b$kc1$[email protected]>,
    Horry <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:15:29 -0800, Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    > > Dan wrote:
    > >
    > >> For the last few weeks, most of the time I open this group, the list of
    > >> headers appears in a different font and double-spaced. No other group
    > >> does this, and it doesn't always happen in this group. Occasionally
    > >> this kind of weirdness appears in individual posts, and I can live with
    > >> that. I assume that somebody has a weird character in their name that
    > >> does this. I am running Newswatcher on a Mac.
    > >>
    > >> Anybody else having this?

    > >
    > > I saw a weird anomaly of that nature, but only for one post of
    > > Sheldon's. I'd guess that it's Horry who's causing the issue.

    >
    > It may be because I was using UTF8 characters.
    >
    > I've removed them. If I was the cause of the problem, that should fix it.


    Well, I'm not having any problems now, so we'll see. My newsreader
    (which is not an Apple product) is still decoding your posts as Unicode
    UTF-8, which is not my default. However, I have set my client to use
    whatever you specify, and your header specifies UTF-8. You should see
    this reply back as UTF-8, since I checked the box to respond with
    whatever was used in what I am responding to.

    I suspect that it's something else, but thanks for changing that.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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