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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatman_do View Post
    Do I need new credentials for this wiki vs the GB-PVR one? It seems so.
    Yes new author accounts do need to be created for the new wiki. I have sent you a PM.

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    Please add me to the documentation crew - at least, I should be able to rid the front page of the wiki of the greengrocer's apostrophes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hooded Thing View Post
    Please add me to the documentation crew - at least, I should be able to rid the front page of the wiki of the greengrocer's apostrophes.
    With a quick glance I did note one greengrocer's slip. There will be more no doubt

    Account names for new wiki does not like spaces in the name

    'The Hooded Thing' is not liked

    The_Hooded_Thing etc would work......

    What would you like?

    Cheers

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    Please forgive me for perhaps an indelicate question, but who is The Hooded Thing? Does someone know what's under the hood, as it were, outside of the forum? He joined the forum today, and his one post is, well, rather a bit brash if technically correct. When I saw the post earlier I was about ready to perma-ban for impertinence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonx42 View Post
    Please forgive me for perhaps an indelicate question, but who is The Hooded Thing? Does someone know what's under the hood, as it were, outside of the forum? He joined the forum today, and his one post is, well, rather a bit brash if technically correct. When I saw the post earlier I was about ready to perma-ban for impertinence.
    Definitely brash for a 1st poster In fact more than brash! The brashiest! I did wonder all of these things myself. However in the community spirit I didn't really know what to do

    Steeb

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    Well I learned a new term

    And I thought all the time, my insistance on having the apostrophes in the right place, was pedantic... Now is there a term for excessive use of, comma's, or elipseses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zehd View Post
    Well I learned a new term

    And I thought all the time, my insistance on having the apostrophes in the right place, was pedantic... Now is there a term for excessive use of, comma's, or elipseses...
    Zehd I like your clever use in the example too.

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    I have a fairly simple view of the apostrophe based on first principals which works for me.

    They represent one or more letters which are omitted in written language in order to reflect the flow and rythm of spoken english. One major area of use does concern plurality/possesion.

    It's orange - It is orange (in colour) -or- Its orange - the orange belonging to It (whatever It is)
    Kings College - the College named after [The|Mr] King -or- Kings' College - Kingses College (the College named after [more than one|a family named] King or Mr Kings)

    Whenever the letter "s" appears at the end of a word (with or without an apostrophe), the context of the sentence will tell if an apostrophe is needed or not...

    Pedantry doesn't need to be difficult...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeb View Post

    The_Hooded_Thing etc would work......

    Steeb
    Indeed it would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACTCMS View Post
    I have a fairly simple view of the apostrophe based on first principals which works for me.
    That would be "first principles." Any documentation crew needs a grammar Nazi, and, upon thoughtful self-contemplation, I think I'm one.
    Last edited by The Hooded Thing; 2010-10-27 at 07:55 AM. Reason: too many smileys in original version

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