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Capitalization and punctuation

I just want to take a Saturday morning minute to thank everyone who goes to the trouble of using capitalization and punctuation correctly to make their writing pleasant to read. That's all. Thanks!
posted by found missing on Mar 23, 2013 - 167 comments

Now if we can just rid the world of the grocer's apostrophe

I scanned four random posts in Metafilter.com (about Sony Playstation's hacking problems, the death of Phoebe Snow, the French police, and cool dads) and counted nine comments with periods and commas outside, seven inside.
posted by true on May 12, 2011 - 112 comments

Hyperlink style/punctuation question.

What is the correct style/convention for hyperlinks and punctuation? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Mar 10, 2011 - 63 comments

Sarcasm: we haz it (but sometimez we don't "haz" it)

Perhaps a MeFite-created sarcasm punctuation mark just for MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Oct 17, 2009 - 205 comments

Talk about your missing periods!

I'm sorry, I can't let this post pass without comment [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 9, 2007 - 96 comments

And all 3 of these people mention the same online eyeglass shop in their posts...

How common is the practice of putting a space before a period/question mark ? Because the person who posted this question did it, as did two people in this thread.

And all 3 of these people mention the same online eyeglass shop in their posts...
posted by toddshot on Feb 21, 2006 - 26 comments

Thank you for the post double-question-mark.

Thank you for the post double-question-mark.

peacay is referring to '김치' but only sees '??'. There are a lot of people not getting the proper encoding, what's the best way to update, through the browser?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 17, 2005 - 33 comments

unescaped quotation marks in title

Ran into the unescaped quotation marks in title problem when posting to the blue just now. My entire title was a quotation, so my post now has no title. A warning of some sort on the post entry page would be great until this (admittedly minor) bug can be fixed.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Jun 4, 2004 - 6 comments

Question Marks in Titles

Quotation marks automatically terminate post titles.
posted by Johnny Assay on Apr 6, 2003 - 4 comments

Can anyone explain why metafilter won't display correct apostrophes and open/close quotes?

Can anyone explain why metafilter won't display correct apostrophes and open/close quotes? I'm compulsive about them (I'm a graphic designer), they preview correctly, they work in normal html, but come up as question marks when posted.

some examples:

apostrophe: ’
open quote: “
close quote: ”

A suscpicion: maybe it's the spell check...

Thanks.

posted by jpburns on Aug 22, 2002 - 28 comments

Searching with Quotation Marks

Words or phrases enclosed in quotation marks (e.g. "too much") are ignored by the search app, while the the same words work fine when used without the quotes. What gives?
posted by me3dia on Jul 17, 2002 - 10 comments

How to quote text

I suppose this is just a personal preference thing, but using italics to quote linked material in front page posts makes them hard to read (not to mention looong bold and linked text, too). I just want to encourage the use of quotation marks instead. They are faster to type and easier on my eyes.
posted by daveadams on Apr 5, 2002 - 40 comments

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