If you build long walls in 8' sections as I did, the sections must be joined somehow. Rather than using double top and bottom plates as the point of attachment, I chose to nail the end studs of each respective wall section to one another (effectively joining the two wall sections.)
The studs are on 16" centers with the sole exception of the last stud (which needs to be there as a point of attachment for the beginning of the next 8' wall section. 16 centers are preserved for the entire length of the wall, but every 8' of straight wall requires one additional stud as point of attachment only and not for drywall.
If I had bought pressure treated lumber as long as I wanted the wall to be (instead of only 8' long), I could have used 1 less stud par 8 lineal ft of wall.
I hope I explained myself clearly, it's one of those ideas that is simple to convey in person or with a picture, yet oddly complicated to describe with words.
EDIT: I reread your post. Rather than pulling 16 and backing off 3/4 (like an actual carpenter would) I pulled 16s from the end and ran with it. I didn't realize the error until I was finished. It certainly didn't cause any problems, but I would have backed of that 3/4 had I thought of it.
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