Talk:608: Form

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This space intentionally left without relevant content. Cflare (talk) 21:20, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 09:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

The quote in the title refers to the phrase 'This page intentionally left blank' used in old IBM manuals. Large systems came with a manual rack nearly 2 meters long. The manuals had to be updated now and then when IBM sent 'change pages' to replace pages describing things that had been updated. Sometimes the change pages had less text than the pages they were replacing, so the page number sequence would appear to have a page missing. To avoid confusion, a blank page containing the above rubric would be provided. 20:44, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

“This page intentionally left blank is not unique to IBM manuals. I have encountered it several times in standardized tests in schools. However your comment was helpful in clarifying the purpose, I hadn’t thought about the fact that the tests would often have the teacher say “turn to page 37” and similar, and would need to accommodate the fact that there were multiple different versions of the test with varying content, hence potentially varying length too. Thus the included “blank pages” to result in consistent numbers. PotatoGod (talk) 02:52, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

In some cases (like scantron forms), a space is left blank because a light will be shined through the paper to read the responses (typically filled-in circles) on the other side, so any writing on the visible side might be erroneously read as a response on the other side. 13:35, 13 June 2023 (UTC)