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This is a dupe many times over. – GEOCHET Aug 24 '09 at 22:45
They know,… – Brandon Aug 24 '09 at 22:45
Yes, please leave this feature as is. – EBGreen Aug 24 '09 at 23:02
up vote 15 down vote accepted

This is technically a bug, but we like the bug and we believe that it should exist for those smart enough to figure it out.

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It requires no intelligence to figure out. Don't give people big heads. – GEOCHET Aug 24 '09 at 22:47
... I figured it out, after all! :-P – fbrereto Aug 24 '09 at 22:49
Just get rid of the minimum so that everyone can do it. UIs shouldn't have secret features based on insider knowledge. – tvanfosson Sep 1 '09 at 15:43
Intelligence might not be the right word but intent is, and just forcing users to add paddng characters is pointless. Due consideration should be the only barrier of entry, as it were. – bananakata Oct 25 '09 at 21:37

Been doing this for months. I don't think its a bug, I think it's a 'feature'. I like it.

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I got sick of the umpteen bajillion "bugs" opened on this, so we "fixed the bug".


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Bob Slydell: Well, just a second there, professor. We, uh, we fixed the glitch. So he won't be receiving a paycheck anymore, so it'll just work itself out naturally. Bob Porter: We always like to avoid confrontation, whenever possible. Problem is solved from your end. – Igal Tabachnik Sep 28 '09 at 8:50
Darn. (Padding.) – beska Sep 28 '09 at 13:05
Boo!56789012345 – beggs Sep 28 '09 at 15:26
This was for the best. – Troggy Sep 28 '09 at 18:02
:-( :-( :-( :-( (I would have entered one smily face but it was too short a comment) – Jason S Oct 12 '09 at 18:57
I think this is misguided - I for one very nearly opened up a feature-request to get this backpaddingcharactersarepointlessandirritating – bananakata Oct 25 '09 at 21:35

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