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    For some unknown reason when pasting a multi paragraph copy into my forum it loses formatting and the paragraphs are gone. Everything is run on. I lose the line feeds.

    Any idea how I can change it so that line feeds and paragraphs are recognized? I am using the WYSIWYG enhanced editor by default as is the member who complained about this issue and I've tried the other editor options with no difference.

    I have just realized it does not do the same with all data. I cut and pasted my two paragraphs above into the editor and they were recognized just fine. However data from Huffington post or some of the other news sources does not fair so well. It appears run on.

  • #2
    Just tried this text which is part of the issue. It does the same thing here as on my site. Notice the missing line feeds between paragraphs. I have to agree with the person on my site who complained .. it does make the stuff harder to read.

    According to the report released Thursday by U.S. Budget Watch, a project of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich would do the most damage to the nation’s finances, offering tax and spending policies likely to require trillions of dollars in fresh borrowing.

    Both men have proposed to sharply cut taxes but have not identified spending cuts sufficient to make up for the lost cash, the report said. By 2021, the debt would rise by about $4.5 trillion under Santorum’s policies and by about $7 trillion under Gingrich’s plan, pushing the portion of the debt held by outside investors to well over 100 percent of the overall economy, the study said.
    The red ink would gush a little more slowly under former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the report said. Until this week, Romney had paired $1.35 trillion in tax cuts with $1.2 trillion in spending reductions, leaving the debt rising on a trajectory that closely tracks current policies.
    But that changed Wednesday, when Romney proposed to cut federal income tax rates by 20 percent more for all earners, which would slash U.S. revenue by more than $2 trillion over 10 years.
    Romney economic adviser Glenn Hubbard said the lost cash would be recovered by closing tax loopholes and boosting economic activity. But until the campaign offers a more specific plan, Budget Watch analysts said Romney’s entire framework would add about $2.6 trillion to the debt by 2021.
    Only Paul emerged as a fiscal conservative in the report. His policies would cut tax revenue by more than $5 trillion over the next decade, the report said, but the loss would be offset by more than $7 trillion in spending cuts, including deep reductions in defense and federal health programs.
    The report marks the first independent attempt to gauge the overall impact of policies proposed by the GOP candidates on the nation’s $15.4 trillion debt.
    “As we enter the thick of the campaign season, no one can ignore the debt issue,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which supports debt-reduction efforts in Washington. “This report is designed to inform the public on the fiscal policies put forward by each of the Republican candidates and stimulate debate on this crucial topic.”
    Paul campaign spokesman Gary Howard

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    • #3
      Maybe it's the difference in doctypes or encoding between your website and others. Have you tried pasting into a real text editor, save as plain text and then copy & paste into your forum's editor?

      I post news releases all the time and it's hit or miss with some of them. Some even feel like way more work than they are worth.

      By the way, that is a lot more "excerpt" than what might be considered fair use. I realize this is a hugely debated issue. It just seems a bit much and I wonder what would be acceptable to the copyright holder.

      If my post was helpful to you, please take the time to register at my forum and ask a question you've always wanted to know about floors.


      • #5
        I was at 3.8.4 until last night. I thought an upgrade might change things so I upgraded to 3.8.7 sp2 and tested. No difference. Since it showed the same symptom here on this site running 4.x I no longer think this is a VB issue.


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