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#21 Mike Sixel

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

I'm over 50, and love the one space change! Now we have to get rid of the delta between good and well (hahahaha, never), and other silly AmericanEnglish rules! There are so many silly rules, when you think about it.....which as someone that is trying to become an author, really starts to hit you in editing.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

 

I'm over 50, and love the one space change! Now we have to get rid of the delta between good and well (hahahaha, never), and other silly AmericanEnglish rules! There are so many silly rules, when you think about it.....which as someone that is trying to become an author, really starts to hit you in editing.

Well that's good.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:35 PM

All's well that ends good, I suppose.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:50 PM

Well and good and your, you're drive me batty! But, when you think about it, there is no good reason for well and good to be different words....

 

also "of" instead of "have"...that one might bother me the most right now. Seriously, I think some people thiink of is correct....

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Well and good and your, you're drive me batty! But, when you think about it, there is no good reason for well and good to be different words....

also "of" instead of "have"...that one might bother me the most right now. Seriously, I think some people thiink of is correct....

Then, than

The one that stymies me the most is further, farther.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

 

I'm over 50, and love the one space change! Now we have to get rid of the delta between good and well (hahahaha, never), and other silly AmericanEnglish rules! There are so many silly rules, when you think about it.....which as someone that is trying to become an author, really starts to hit you in editing.

 

Chrome and TD forced me to change and I thought it would be difficult for me. It really wasn't, I'm capable of evolution!

 

 


#27 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

Okay, first, this is a bug I have never been able to fix. The RTE on this site is buggy as **** and it's so embedded into everything that I have no hope of removing it and replacing it with something more adjustable.

 

Second, ONE SPACE IS CORRECT. This is not up for dispute. Just because your stupid government job, academia job, or law degree told you two spaces is correct (which is actually correct in the legal profession, as they use monospace fonts), doesn't make it so. Find me one ****ing respectable digital publication that uses two spaces and I'll eat my hat.

 

The typewriter age is dead, folks. I managed to learn how to type with a single space after a period once proportional fonts were introduced, so can you.

 

But I guess the desktop publishing and computing age is only 25 years old. I totally get why you haven't had time to adjust.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:41 AM

 

Second, ONE SPACE IS CORRECT. This is not up for dispute. Just because your stupid government job, academia job, or law degree told you two spaces is correct (which is actually correct in the legal profession, as they use monospace fonts), doesn't make it so. Find me one ****ing respectable digital publication that uses two spaces and I'll eat my hat.

Do these same respectable outfits sanction the use of all caps for emphasis? ;)

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:27 AM

Do these same respectable outfits sanction the use of all caps for emphasis? ;)

DAMN IT YES IF YOU DON’T STOP THIS NOW I’M TAKING MY BALL AND GOING HOME
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

Grammar Girl agrees with Brock:

 

https://www.quickand...-after-a-period

 

As do the Chicago, AP, and US Government Printing Office style manuals.

 

A Law Professor freaks out about it.

 

https://abovethelaw....after-a-period/

 

 

And I just want my Oxford comma. And maybe a hula hoop.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

Grammar Girl agrees with Brock:

https://www.quickand...-after-a-period

As do the Chicago, AP, and US Government Printing Office style manuals.

A Law Professor freaks out about it.

https://abovethelaw....after-a-period/


And I just want my Oxford comma. And maybe a hula hoop.


Lol. Now I have the Chipmunks singing in my head!
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:51 PM

 

Well and good and your, you're drive me batty! But, when you think about it, there is no good reason for well and good to be different words....

 

also "of" instead of "have"...that one might bother me the most right now. Seriously, I think some people thiink of is correct....

Oh, and here's another one ...

 

resign, re-sign

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:58 PM

Oh, and here's another one ...

 

resign, re-sign

I am sure that I speak for everyone, those who support our FO and those who are adamantly opposed, that when Derek Falvey's current contract expires I hope he resigns.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:52 AM

Remember, commas save lives.

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#35 Doomtints

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:06 PM

Since the advent of Twitter we have found many people arguing strongly that two spaces is incorrect. Note that these people are not just arguing strongly, but are arguing wrongly. These rules never had anything to do with "typewriters."

 

Back to the topic at hand, TwinsDaily did not always have this spacing issue. I'm betting someone tried to add a filter to filter out multiple spaces, as someone at some point did something "abusive" and filled up a message with a lot of spaces.

 

Adding a filter is fine, but instead of replacing multiple spaces with no spaces, simply replace multiple spaces with one space. Problem solved.

(And even better, only replace 3+ spaces with one space, so those of us who prefer to use proper grammar can do so.)


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:45 PM

And always indent your Python code within a block exactly four spaces, or be prepared to suffer.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:15 AM

Yes, I am resurrecting this tired old thread again. :)

 

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

 

Yes, I am resurrecting this tired old thread again. :)

 

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

I saw that article a while ago, but opted not to resurrect this tired discussion. ;)

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:38 PM

I saw that article a while ago, but opted not to resurrect this tired discussion. ;)

The site is no doubt better for your forbearance. :)

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#40 Craig Arko

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:07 PM

If you type two spaces it's 'yanny' but if you only type one space it's 'laurel.'

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