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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Serpent » Tue May 02, 2017 5:22 pm

There's a difference between not knowing the difference and not caring :D I don't think any of our posts has proper dashes, unless someone happened to send their contribution in MS Word and it didn't become a mess. If anyone wants to use proper dashes, I don't object. I just care much more about consistency, to the point that I'd rather use " ' - everywhere than have a different formatting style in each post.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby emk » Tue May 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Serpent wrote:I just care much more about consistency, to the point that I'd rather use " ' - everywhere than have a different formatting style in each post.

Please do not use "-" or " - " to represent an em dash. This makes it almost impossible for me to fix things using search and replace. If you use "--" or " -- ", it's trivially easy for me to convert.

The posts were almost unreadable, thanks to badly broken indentation and other layout problems. (These problems existed in the original HTML, and WordPress made it really hard to clean things up.) I've already spent spent like 3 hours of my life cleaning up the indentation and formatting, and there's still 5 or so more posts to do. The language profiles are amazingly good, and they deserve to be readable.

I'm also working on a language profile for Middle Egyptian, which is going to use correct typography and punctuation. I'm not going to go through and convert my work to use "--" everywhere. I'm happy to accept that some other posts might be inconsistent (though I'm happy to fix what I can when I have time).
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby Serpent » Tue May 02, 2017 6:32 pm

I'm certainly not going to start edit wars, that's why I brought this up here ;) I don't think any post actually uses -- right now.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby LinguaPony » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:12 am

Okay, so what's the next step after "Create pull request"?
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby emk » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:38 am

LinguaPony wrote:Okay, so what's the next step after "Create pull request"?

Post here on the forum so people can proofread it, so you did exactly the right thing. :-)

I submitted some feedback over on GitHub, including a small typo I found. I enjoyed the essay. And in the future, I would love to see more people propose their highly upvoted posts for the blog!
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby LinguaPony » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57 am

Thank you. I have addressed your requests.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby emk » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:52 pm

LinguaPony wrote:Thank you. I have addressed your requests.

OK, I've gone ahead and posted it on the blog!

If anybody else finds any typos or other proofreading issues, we can fix it easily.
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Postby LinguaPony » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:04 pm

Thank you!
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby LinguaPony » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:25 pm

I found a little typo and fixed it. Please merge.
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Re: The blog is back, too (but it needs love!)

Postby emk » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:40 pm

LinguaPony wrote:I found a little typo and fixed it. Please merge.

Merged! It should show up in a few minutes.
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