Any chance of getting rid of that stupid comma?

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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 05:32 AM
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G'day ATS, I know this is really trivial, but it bugs me!!!

Has anyone else noticed the comma after a thread title?



It just look silly when there's punctuation at the end of a title thread.

I may be in a minority of one, but I was wondering if we could trash it, pleeeeasee, I'll be able to sleep better!!

All the best, kiwi
edit on 17-12-2010 by kiwifoot because: title fix!




posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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Surely the comma is there deliberately, on the basis that the page number is part of the sentence?
Try reading it aloud. I think it makes good grammar.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 05:43 AM
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Bugs me too!



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by kiwifoot
 

Surely the comma is there deliberately, on the basis that the page number is part of the sentence?
Try reading it aloud. I think it makes good grammar.



The problem arises when the thread title has punctuation at the end, like look at this thread title,


Any chance of getting rid of that stupid comma?
followed by a ","

It's stupid!

I think the fact the page number is in bright green should deter people from thinking it's part of the title, surely!!

edit on 17-12-2010 by kiwifoot because: fix quote



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 05:55 AM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot
The problem arises when the thread title has punctuation at the end, like look at this thread title,

Perhaps the solution is to imagine the thread title in quotation marks, as a sentence within the main sentence.
As in;
"Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Act1. Or
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Act1.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 06:27 AM
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nammer grazis'



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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Never, really, noticed, it before.

Now, It will shine, like a blazing beacon, forever.

It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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and while we are at it, can we ban the letters "O", "C", and "D"?





posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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Ugh, the "," is supposed to go inside the parenthesiseses.

And why is that question mark wondering about?


edit on 17 Dec 2010 by schrodingers dog because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:00 AM
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Remembering the old saying was quotation marks act like a cradle with punctuation marks.

Sorry for the dangling participle.


( SD did you mean quotation marks or parenthesis? )
edit on 17-12-2010 by kinda kurious because: Failed HS English



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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But commas save lives!

"Let's eat, Grandpa!"
"Let's eat Grandpa!"

See?



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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Oh yes and:

“Woman, without her man, is nothing.”

“Woman, without her man is nothing.”

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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Yep.. It drives me crazy too. I always have to go back and take off the periods in my thread titles so I don't lose my mind.
.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.

Why does "Page 1" have to be part of the sentence again?

Also, why is there a coma after the title, but no period after the damn "page 1?" I think this is meant to be infuriating.
edit on 17-12-2010 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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and while we are at it, can we ban the letters "O", "C", and "D"?



...and the letters A N A L L Y R E T E N T I V E too.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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reply to post by Kandinsky
 


Easier to just go to Member List>Select All>Set to Ignore.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by kiwifoot
 



and while we are at it, can we ban the letters "O", "C", and "D"?



Haha love it!!!!!

One look at my desk will tell you I don't have OCD!!!!

It's just untidy, I mean, a question mark followed by a comma, my hands are sweaty, I'm tapping the floor with my foot, what was that, O, C.....?



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Kandinsky
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and while we are at it, can we ban the letters "O", "C", and "D"?



...and the letters A N A L L Y R E T E N T I V E too.



Right buddy!!! I'll show you anal......hm no, it doesn't work that way does it!!!




posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot

Originally posted by Kandinsky
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and while we are at it, can we ban the letters "O", "C", and "D"?



...and the letters A N A L L Y R E T E N T I V E too.



Right buddy!!! I'll show you anal......hm no, it doesn't work that way does it!!!



We're here all next week too...Bdum tch!



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
 


Ugh, the "," is supposed to go inside the parenthesiseses.

And why is that question mark wondering about?


edit on 17 Dec 2010 by schrodingers dog because: (no reason given)


I LOVE that dog picture in your avatar.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:56 AM
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Hilarious. Notice it for the first time tonight, then stumble into this thread. OCD perhaps. BUT IT BUGS ME!

I think it comes down to that it looks out of place, with the small text after it.





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