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I do know I can just click on that person's profile once every week/day, but I think automated "inbox" like feature would be better

I'm talking about Inbox feature provided by the stackexchange sites, is that correct? I felt that I should add quotes, because I'm not referring to inbox, but something that is named inbox.

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I think I would use:

I do know I can just click on that person's profile once every week or day, but I think an automated inbox-like feature would be better.


  • Avoid the slash
  • Use the indefinite article 'an'
  • Use the hyphen instead of quotes
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I understand, but why "Avoid the slash" ? I think a slash is something "very" english. – IAdapter Jan 17 '11 at 7:17
Wouldn't it be better to fix the first two mistakes by editing his answer and only mention the one as an answer, because that's really what his question is? – Borror0 Jan 17 '11 at 7:18
@Borror0: if I had edit privileges, perhaps. I don't have them (yet). I suspect that the OP is speaking English as a second language; I hope that my explanations will help him or her improve their 'Use of English' - as well as provide an answer to the direct or main question. – Jonathan Leffler Jan 17 '11 at 7:21
+1 for those edit privileges and for being an "old fuddy-duddy" (wait... that didn't come out right when I write it) ;) – VonC Jan 17 '11 at 7:28
It should be noted that the hyphen doesn't replace the quotes, it's needed with the quotes too. At least in the style guide in my brain (never read one, yet). – Jürgen A. Erhard Jan 17 '11 at 8:20

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