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Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« on: October 25, 2005, 03:21:27 AM »
This is the place where I ask Usage questions and post problems I have, to keep them off of individual threads.


So, for starters:
The Blurb for DS2 has a typo - "sequel's"
"Never argue with a fool; they'll bring you down to their level, and then beat you with experience."

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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 09:11:33 AM »
that would be me making an error. I do that. YOu may have noticed that I used an apostrophe in the possessive usage of "its" as well. Both apostrophes have been removed, decontaminated, and burned for good measure.

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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 06:57:17 PM »
I've been changing everyone's en dashes into em dashes according to standard American usage.

If en dashes (I'd give examples, but the forum doesn't have full ANSI support) are okay to separate ideas, tell me, and I'll leave them be or modify single hyphens into en dashes.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 07:19:09 PM »
en dashes are not acceptable, please change them.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2005, 02:59:24 PM »
The new Page 33 has half a zillion (hyphen-)dashes in various incarnations.  Should I go through and convert them ALL to em dashes, or should any of them take other formats, or should they be left, as most of them come from the "press release" (and are, as such, quoted)?
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2005, 04:04:58 PM »
If we want to be pretty about it, it'd probably be best ot make the list items in a set of <ul> tags. But since I wasn't up to that level of formatting I just copied the text exactly as I got it and added some paragraph and line breaks. I think we can safely leave it as is.

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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005, 04:34:36 PM »
Very well, I wont touch it.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005, 05:23:20 PM »
So that text was exactly how you got it? That's awful.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2005, 10:35:58 AM »
yeah, well, Marvel's publicity agency has always been a bit distant.

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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2005, 08:46:23 PM »
::nudge::

I think you meant Entomology.  Unless you meant Etymology.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2005, 08:26:07 PM »
Entropology?
If you're ever in an argument and Entropy winds up looking staid and temperate in comparison, it might be time to cut your losses and start a new thread about something else :)

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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2005, 06:54:04 PM »
Do D&D races or subraces get capitalization?
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2005, 07:10:44 PM »
I would say no. I never captialize human, so I wouldn't capitalize elf.
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2005, 09:33:13 PM »
But we do capitalize Caucasian.  Consider that a sort of subrace . . .
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Re: Jade Knight's thread of Proofreadingishnesses
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2005, 09:46:53 PM »
So we can capitalize Drow. But I'm with Fell.