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Avengah

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June 22, 2010
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Comma placement

Midna Laughing
The Midna – "Your next stop, the Twilight Zone" -Rod Serling, host of the Twilight Zone
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Please stop moving the commas after the quotation marks (i.e. "word",; it should be "word,"). Please keep it as it is unless it is for a song title (i.e. "Song of Storms",).

Well, I always thought that punctuation should not be inside the quotation unless it is part of the quotation. Punctuation that isn't part of the quotation should stay outside. That's how it is on wikipedia and other places, so I would have thought the same would apply here. I personally think that punctuation looks out of place and ugly if it's left inside the quotes when it should be outside. Avengah (talk) 14:48, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

Zant
Ccbermanzzpedia – You talking to me?--Taxi Driver
TALK – 15:10, June 23, 2010 (UTC) Timeline My edits ?x?
Actually, TM is right. In all the books/novels/novella/etc. that I've read, at the end of a sentance in quotation(like when someone is talking) and it is not the end of a sentance the quotation ends in a comma. e.g. "I have eaten lots of pie recently," Henry said to himself.

Oh yeah, I agree with that. If it's something like "Hi," he said then that's fine but I think just putting "words" in "quotes" like that is different, and punctuation should stay outside unless it's part of the quotation. This style is called "logical quotation" on wikipedia, and the style where people always leave commas etc. inside the quotes is called "typesetters' quotation". Wikipedia's policy is to always use logical quotation according to the manual of style, because it's more scientific in nature - I mean, if the punctuation is always inside the quotes, how do you know if it's part of the quotation or not? That's precisely why they say to only put the punctuation inside the quotes if it is part of the quote, and I think that makes perfect sense. Avengah (talk) 15:16, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

Zant
Ccbermanzzpedia – Frankly, my dear. I don't give a damn.--Gone With DA WIND baby!!
TALK – 15:22, June 23, 2010 (UTC) Timeline My edits ?x?
It does, but were arn't even part of Wikipedia. Were part of Wikia, and Wikia and Wikipedia are both under Media-Wiki. So basically there is no reason to change something if it isn't broken, seeing is all of our quotes are written like that.

Well, not all articles. Some are written using logical punctuation, some are written using typesetters' rules. Here's a link for you - I know this isn't Wikipedia but it explains their policy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Punctuation_inside_or_outside .

I can give you an example that's a bit closer to home. On The Midna's user page, it says something like If you're looking for "Midna," then go here. Do you see the ambiguity? The comma isn't part of the name! That's why I strongly believe in logical punctuation. It becomes even more important when e.g. told to type something. If told to type "something," like that, and the comma isn't part of what should be typed, it could cause an error message in programming etc. Avengah (talk) 23:40, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

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