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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

I have problems.
My understanding too was that the new system doesn't indicate when a mod has edited, but I could be wrong. Imo, it's a good idea to have a line saying "post deleted by mod" too.
Earlier someone wrote that he thought mods report all action here. I certainly don't do that. I only respond to questions here. But like mordecai, if I edit or delete posts by someone else, I pm the person (except spammers or double-posts, of course). That happens maybe once every other week. Usually I don't edit rude posts myself but just pm the person and ask that him/her to edit the post. That happens very rarely, like once a month and usually it's been reported by several other members. I think that's all standard policy.
Not that I can recall. Although, I do sometimes change "alot" to "a lot." There's no such word as "alot," people!
While I'm ranting, American English usually puts the comma and period within the quotation marks, as above.
Of course, I'm sure I make mistakes at times, and I would love to be corrected. I don't want to be a bad example to the chidrenz.

Would you check that, please? I thought that punctuation goes inside the quotation mark when you are quoting dialogue but outside the marks when you are using the quotations to identify a word rather than use it for its meaning, e.g. "I am referring to the word 'word'." I don't recall a specific source and I may be wrong, but that is what I do.
post #9137 of 14775
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Not that I can recall. Although, once or twice, I've changed "alot" to "a lot." There's no such word as "alot," people!
While I'm ranting, American English usually puts the comma and period within the quotation marks, as above.
Of course, I'm sure I make mistakes at times, and I would love to be corrected. I don't want to be a bad example to the chidrenz.

i c what u did there smile.gif
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Can I have my post deleted from WAYWRN so I don't have to see it in my Threads You've Posted In... thing?

Thanks.
post #9139 of 14775
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Can I have my post deleted from WAYWRN so I don't have to see it in my Threads You've Posted In... thing?
Thanks.

better yet, why not have 'My Posts' be a direct link to 'All Posts' on your profile...? I hate seeing MC WAYWT pop up, despite me not posting frequently (or other threads I just posted in once a long time ago). I mean, there already is a 'I've posted' option in the 'Forums' dropdown menu so the 'My Posts' is obviated anyway. Why must we go through so many hoops to have a chronological order of our posts?
post #9140 of 14775
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Can I have my post deleted from WAYWRN so I don't have to see it in my Threads You've Posted In... thing?
Thanks.

Can we just have all of Ed's posts deleted already?
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Let's just delete Ed altogether.
post #9142 of 14775
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Let's just delete Ed altogether.

Nah. We need to keep someone around to let Matt feel intellectually superior.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Would you check that, please? I thought that punctuation goes inside the quotation mark when you are quoting dialogue but outside the marks when you are using the quotations to identify a word rather than use it for its meaning, e.g. "I am referring to the word 'word'." I don't recall a specific source and I may be wrong, but that is what I do.
Sure.

Fwiw, from the 1973 edition of Turabian, 3:107:
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In American usage, with quotation marks, a final comma or period always goes inside (i.e., before the closing quotation mark), whether it is part of the quoted matter or not. Question marks and exclamation points go inside if they are part of the quoted matter, outside if they pertain to the entire sentence of which the quotation is a part. Semicolons and colons go outside the quotation marks, as part of the sentence containing the quotation. (If the quoted passage ends with a semicolon or a colon in the original, the mark would normally be changed to a period or a comma to accord with the structure of the main sentence.)

The "always," above, is italicized in Turabian. Emphasis was not added. However, 3:108 adds the exception you mentioned:
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In fields where it is the practice to use single quotation marks to set off special terms, a period or comma follows the closing quotation mark:

Some contemporary theologians were proclaiming the 'death of God'.

But in the following title of an article which includes the title of another article, the period is correctly placed within the title of another article, the period is correctly placed within the closing quotation marks, both single and double:

The article to which he refered is in the Journal of Political Economy: "Comment on 'How to make a Burden of the Pubic Debt.'"
5:10 makes the same point:
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In some fields -- linguistics, theology -- it is accepted practice to use single quotation marks to set off words and concepts being discussed:

kami 'hair, beard'
The variables of quantification, 'something', 'nothing', . . .
So it looks like periods and commas can go outside of quotation marks in some fields when mentioning technical terms. I couldn't find any other exceptions in Turabian. But iirc, there are others, and that's why I wrote that the commas and periods "usually" go inside quotation marks.
Would love to hear from anyone more knowledgeable too. A month ago, I turned in the final draft of a 300 page manuscript, in which I always placed the periods and commas w/in the quotation marks. The press follows Chicago style, so they may send it back with some of those marks reversed.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i c what u did there smile.gif
Then you see more than what I see.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Can I have my post deleted from WAYWRN so I don't have to see it in my Threads You've Posted In... thing?
Thanks.
You've only posted once in WAYWRN? If so, I'll delete it; if not, I won't.
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Thanks, emptym. So - what is the manuscript?
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What if you end a question with a quote? I hesitate to put the question mark inside the quotes because I don't want it to seem as if the quote had a question mark but it looks strange seeing punctuation outside the quotes to me.
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you put the question mark outside the quotation marks, unless the quote itself had the question mark (to the best of my knowledge)
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Then you see more than what I see.

smile.gif i see all.
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Edit: No need for help.

 

/ C


Edited by cliche - 3/28/12 at 7:37am
post #9149 of 14775
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

You've only posted once in WAYWRN? If so, I'll delete it; if not, I won't.

Yes, and thanks.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Let's just delete Ed altogether.

Takes one to know one.

BTW, I wish I could "plus one" all of epmtym's comments in the plus one section. Or whatever that thing is called.
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post

Who is a moderator I can contact here with a fast answer?

Thanks

/ C

PM any of them. fok, J or emptym. they all have quick response times ime.
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