[Bug] Post Formatting on Android and SwiftKey

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Joom, Nov 4, 2016.

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Does this happen to you as well?

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  1. Joom
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    This bug has been affecting me for a few months now, but now it's causing SwiftKey to go haywire and beginning to annoy the piss out of me (provided these two issues are the same bug). Also, I apologize if this isn't the proper place to report site bugs. Anyway, I have no idea if this affects other browsers or just Chrome, but when posts begin with two letter words the space between the first and second word will be stripped for whatever reason. At first, I thought these posts just had a grammatical error, but then I noticed that it was all posts that followed the pattern I mentioned. Not really a big deal since posts are still eligible.
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    Fast forward to last week and now SwiftKey's predictive typing starts spitting out gibberish and not handling punctuation properly (it typically automatically adds a mark after a predicted word then spaces, but now it spaces, adds the mark, then spaces again).

    Now, I believe that the first bug is most likely something going on with XenForo (or a modification done to the post formatting template). As for the second one though, I really don't know of its something up with the site or SwiftKey itself. All I know is that this is the only site that it happens on. Since this is such a niche bug I don't particularly expect a fix (typing will just be more tedious, but I can adapt). But it'd be nice if I could get confirmation from other members as well that may be facing the same thing.
     
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    I've never experienced this problem. I mostly use tapatalk here but sometimes I use chrome or firefox. Have you had that same problem with other keyboards? Maybe your Swiftkey app is just bugged?
     
  3. Joom
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    No, I haven't tried a different keyboard. I didn't really see the need to since the problem is so isolated. Like I said, this only happens on this site. It also doesn't happen in other apps.
     
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    I'd recommend looking at all options to find your solution. Try a different browser, keyboard or maybe try Tapatalk. Try wiping your browser cache and swiftkey cache. Since it's so isolated it's probably not GBAtemp and it's probably just a bug on your smartphone.
     
  5. Joom
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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well. Also, wiping browser cache does nothing. I don't think it's something up with Chrome. I'll probably just start using Tapatalk though.
     
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    Tapatalk is alright but no polls :glare:
     
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    I've been experiencing the exact same bug, but I assume this is Chrome, not GBAtemp.
     
  8. Joom
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    Well, like I said above, it's probably something going on with XenForo specifically, which implies that the site itself isn't at fault. I need a good recommendation for an alternative keyboard as well to test this. I won't count Google's or AOSP's keyboards as they are quite vanilla in the prediction department.
     
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