User talk:86.75.160.141

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Binary numeral system[edit]

Positional notation #Infinite representations. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:39, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Quotes[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your contributions. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, please note that there is a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Deviating from this style makes articles harder to read. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.

In particular, Wikipedia uses straight quote marks; see MOS:QUOTEMARKS. Jc3s5h (talk) 00:56, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I had seen both quotes styles used. I was not aware the nice one were forbidden and only uggly allowed in Wikipedia.
Nonetheless, I note the argument in the MOS:QUOTEMARKS page are essentially meaningless:
  • Typographical, or curly, quotation marks and apostrophes might be read more efficiently; and many think they look more professional.
    Yes
  • But for practical reasons the straight versions are recommended, and double rather than single quotation marks as primary.
    Unclear.
  • Consistency keeps searches predictable
    Do we really need to search for quote?
    • Wikipedia searching:
      If yes, you can search for " Category:Children’s books " and find it
    • Google uses double quotation marks to keep a sequence of words intact
      This is google language and is not related to wikipedia style.
      To be exact the true argument would be we coul imagine that Google ould give different results for Category:Children’s books and for Category:Children's books.
      The fact is Google does not differentiate. The results are the exact same.
    • Browser searching:
      I agree this is probably the most tangible argument.
      Two wrongs do not make a right: if browsers do wrong and are not able to handle common web pages, a bug should probably be open in browser bug tickets
  • Straight quotation marks are easier to type in reliably, and to edit. They are available on every keyboard.
    That's right. However english wikipedia is not limited to using the set of characters available on each computer keyboard.

Your recent edits[edit]

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Your recent edits[edit]

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