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Sometimes I like to post an image of myself in the Travel SE chatroom. Normally, I use ASCII art for this, which should look like the following:

  ROFL:ROFL:LOL:ROFL:ROFL
       ______|_____
 L    /           
LOL===            []
 L    ______________
         |     |
       -------------/

However, if I post this in the chatroom, it seems that all whitespaces are trimmed. Is there a way to avoid that?

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Nice picture. O.o – Robert Harvey Dec 6 '11 at 19:09
    
Oh, my imagination is failing me badly. I needed gnostradamus' answer to recognize a helicopter above! – Arjan Dec 6 '11 at 20:20
    
Do you want to say that I'm ugly? – RoflcoptrException Dec 6 '11 at 20:22
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No, @Roflcoptr, I wouldn't say that not looking like a helicopter qualifies as ugly! ;-) – Arjan Dec 6 '11 at 20:37
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Works for me:

phew phew!

Make sure to click on fixed font

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Thanks for the help here and directly in the chat. Now it works like a charm! – RoflcoptrException Dec 6 '11 at 19:14
    
@Roflcoptr no problemo ^_^ – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:15
    
I don't see any "fixed font" button. Do I need to enter more than a line of text in the text box? I tried entering a single line, but I didn't see any button being added, and I see just two buttons ("send" and "upload…"). – kiamlaluno Dec 6 '11 at 19:32
    
@kiamlaluno lol wow. 2 years on SO and never been on chat? :-P (you need multiple lines) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:33
    
If you mean Stack Overflow chat, then I have never been there. I have been in the chat room for Drupal Answers, EL&U, and Meta Stack Overflow. – kiamlaluno Dec 6 '11 at 19:35
    
@kiamlaluno all the same API :-P – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:37

You call that a ROFLCOPTER? For shame!

enter image description here

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yes, yes, very funny but does not answer the OP at all... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:09
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Sweet... So were you just waiting for the right moment to post this? – Robert Harvey Dec 6 '11 at 19:10
    
@AManAPlanACanalPanama: I know, but a comment just didn't seem to do it justice. – gnostradamus Dec 6 '11 at 19:11
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@AManAPlanACanalPanama Since when do answers have to actually answer the question on meta? – Lorem Ipsum Dec 6 '11 at 19:11
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@gnostradamus ahhh!! i think its giving me a seizure! (blinking out of control!!!) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:11
    
@yoda in my experience -- most of the time. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 19:12
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@RobertHarvey: Sadly, I can't take credit. It was a Google image search. Here's the site I got it from. – gnostradamus Dec 6 '11 at 19:22
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If you don't mind, I fixed the animation so it doesn't do that annoying flashing. – Jeff Mercado Dec 6 '11 at 20:00
    
@JeffMercado thank you! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 6 '11 at 20:02
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I like the Battlefield3 version better. – Jin Dec 6 '11 at 22:19

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