As part of an ongoing "treasure hunt" in an online game that I take part in, there have been several forum posts made in an attempt to hint the participants to finding certain locations. However, these clues are hidden within regular forum posts; they have contained anything from a small font white text line of hexcode to convert, to "first letter of each sentence" deals. The latest ones, though, has been a succession of posts that I have not been able to wrap my head around.
The biggest clue appears to be in the punctuation of these posts as there are numerous extra spaces between sentences (and the amount varies) as well as extra periods - sometimes one period closes a sentence, sometimes there will be 5.
I've been trying to look around on google for ways to crack this and get a location clue, but so far, I've not had any luck. I can not start to decypher these clues if I don't even know what kind of clues they are!
What sort of steganography or cryptography methods could be utilizing extra spaces and periods, but only at the end of sentences? I've tried SNOW, I've attempted to look for zero-width-characters, I've tried to figure out if it was morse code, or even binary, but so far to no avail.