Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 153 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

In some cases, paragraphs after a code block are given an extra space character at the start.

You can see this in the image below--the paragraph beginning with "You" is fine, but the one beginning with "Here" is indented (instead of being next to the drawn-in red line):

Improper indent example

This extra space character is not, at least to the eye, in the original markup.

You may see the original answer if you like.

share|improve this question
Please do not add a new question to an already existing question... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 20:51
You can insert such characters by copy and paste or by holding the ALT key pressed then pressing the ASCII code in the numbers to the right of the keyboard. e.g. ALT+255 is such a space. ALT+1 is ☺ etc. – Shadow Wizard Dec 10 '12 at 20:53
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Do you mean that you would prefer I open an entirely new MSO question to ask where such a character might have come from? – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:05
@ErikE yes..... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 21:06
@ShaWizDowArd I've been doing Alt + Numpad numbers> for at least 25 years, and am very sure I didn't accidentally type anything like that in this case. – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:07
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA That seems a total waste... when it is a logical extension of the same question. In fact, such a question, divorced from the context, seems like it would be closed as "too localized". But it is a reasonable question. – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:09
Time for "status-unreproducible" tag... – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:10
@ErikE I appreciate that you did not choose my answer due to the fact that I rolled back your question. But extending a question with a new question (even if it is an extension of the original question) is not appreciated on the Stack Exchange. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 21:10
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA It's not the rollback... I really struggled with which answer to pick (and in fact tried to pick yours before the 10-minute limit, and did upvote your answer). Ultimately, I chose the more complete answer which included not only telling me what was going on, but why. If I'm not allowed to alter my question to add "why" in addition to the "what" (when I didn't know I needed to ask why earlier) then I think that's silly. I didn't totally change the question, I didn't ask a new, completely add-on or unrelated question. I do see your point and need to think about it. – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:12
@ErikE Considering your follow-up question was directly related, there was really no harm in adding it, don't worry. – Tim Stone Dec 10 '12 at 21:17
@TimStone yes, but that can change the meaning of answers. For example mine. and cause people to give me a downvote because I did not answer the question "fully". – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 21:18
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Doesn't look like you have a down vote at the moment... – Tim Stone Dec 10 '12 at 21:20
@amanaP Let's ask Tim. If he says he wouldn't have answered why without my add-on question, I will give you the accepted answer. – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:20
lol no I do not. because the question was not changed ^_^ @TimStone . – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 21:20
@TimStone What do you say to my last comment please? – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 21:21
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You had a zero-width space in your post, which I removed:

zero-width space in editor

Presumably you copy and pasted the code directly from your jsFiddle, since I'm able to reproduce the trailing zero-width space when doing so. This traces back to a bug in CodeMirror, as detailed in this report against jsFiddle.

Fun fact: This same issue apparently bit me some time ago when doing Data Explorer work. Good to know it was a problem with CodeMirror.

share|improve this answer
FREEHAND CIRCLES! – Madara Uchiha Dec 10 '12 at 22:51

You have an extra character in there:


share|improve this answer
6666. Nice quads – Sam I am Dec 10 '12 at 20:44
Aha! I could not see this space character. After your explanation I was able to find it by cursoring through on the line above "Here". I pressed right-arrow but the insertion point didn't appear to move, proving some zero-width was in fact there. Somehow I got a strange character in there, and because it was on the line above "Here" I didn't find it. – ErikE Dec 10 '12 at 20:44
@SamIam haha thanks ^_^ – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 20:45
Sorry but I just ruined your 6666! – Shadow Wizard Dec 10 '12 at 20:51
@ShaWizDowArd arrrg and i did not screenshot it :-P – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 20:52
I can undo my vote then! ;-) – Shadow Wizard Dec 10 '12 at 20:54
Naaahh it is ok ;-) @ShaWizDowArd – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 10 '12 at 20:55
I'm just gonna screw with the 6676 – jcolebrand Dec 10 '12 at 21:16

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .