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Apostrophe vs. Single Quotation Mark
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorprimetime21
Registered: October 4, 2008
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I see some people making changes in overview from an apostrophe to a single quotation mark in overviews, in most cases when it's being used as a possessive.

I had a few questions with this.  Is this an Invelos rule?  Because grammatically it's not correct to change it to a single quote, which is only supposed to be used inside of a double quote.  Also, frequently the actual overview uses an apostrophe, so we're changing it away from what the actual case shows.

Finally, the rules say to"Make sure your contributions add significant value to the database"--is such a contribution when it is the only thing in a contribution something that is adding significant value?
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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I do not contribute a lot, but I do pay attention to both grammar and common sense. On both counts, I agree with the points you are making.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantzappman
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I agree with you.

My very detailed comments on this topic are contained in 5 posts, in the forum thread shown below.
http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=1013225
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Just for the record, the Swedish keyboard layout does not contain apostrophe, only accent and single quotation mark. I'm sure that many other keyboard layouts also lack apostrophe.

I bet that many people don't know the difference, and even if they do, not many are likely to go fiddling with Alt-nnnn (whatever) instead of using the single quote, if they don't have an apostrophe on their keyboard. And I personally will not correct such entries.

That said, I'm not going to vote No when someone changes single quotes to apostrophes (where applicable). But I will vote no when someone changes it the wrong way.

In my mind, though, this whole thing falls under the "significant value" question.
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