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Old 05-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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I've now noticed about five threads in which apostrophes have been removed from quotes from articles. I'm on my iPod now, or I'd give links and do some experimenting. Is this a known problem?
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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I think I've found them......on a variety of threads, on this and other sites, they seem to unnecessarily appear whenever the poster inserts a word that end in an 's'.
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I've now noticed about five threads in which apostrophes have been removed from quotes from articles. I'm on my iPod now, or I'd give links and do some experimenting. Is this a known problem?
Can you point out some specific examples?
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Can you point out some specific examples?
I can't find any now, but I'll keep my eyes open.
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I'm surprised that Al didn't already say this, so I'll say it for him:

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Can you point out some specific examples?
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I can't find any now, but I'll keep my eyes open.
One example looks like this:
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I cant find any now, but Ill keep my eyes open.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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I think what Al is saying is that when someone copies an article or something from another source there is some funky gibberish instead of an apostrophe.

But then again I could be wrong...
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OK, found one in the thread "How did this guy get invited?"
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #8
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Ah, it's a problem with the iPhone app, because here on my laptop, everything is OK:

How did this guy get invited
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
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An experiment:

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Let’s have one good meal here. Let’s make it a feast. Then I ask you, I plead with you, I beg you all, walk out of here with me, never to come back. It’s the moral and ethical thing to do. Nothing good goes on in this place. Let’s lock the doors and leave the building to the spiders, moths and four-legged rats.
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