User talk:CP Bliss

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Typesetters' quotation vs. logical quotation[edit]

Hi, CP Bliss, this is Jim856796, and in this site, there are several users, like myself, who sorta do not prefer the convention (which is called "typesetters' quotation) where punctuation has to be before the last quotation mark in a quoted statement no matter what (and IMHO, it's really not good), and prefer something called "logical quotation", which means that, in quotations that are not a full sentence, periods, commas, and other punctuation go after the last quotation mark rather than before it. If I were you, I wouldn't go around reverting non-full-sentence quotations to the punctuation-inside-quotes-no-matter-what style after said punctuation has already been placed outside the quoted material, because of the potential for an edit war, and that wouldn't be necessary. Jim856796 (talk) 08:15, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Jim! You got me. I'm a former newspaper editor, so the logical quotations look wrong to me, but I understand what you are saying. I'm still figuring out how all of this works, so thank you for the guidance! CP Bliss 9:36, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes you can't trust the style guides used by American and Canadian newspapers because of a few wrong-looking conventions, such as the aforementioned "Typesetters' quotation.". Jim856796 (talk) 21:58, 18 May 2014 (UTC)