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comment Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
It's kind of sad that we're settling for "intelligible," especially when one of the goals of Stack Overflow was to make programmers better writers/communicators. But that's getting a bit off-topic for this site.
Jul
30
comment Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
Bleh. "It's on the Internet" is no excuse for lowered standards.
Jul
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accepted Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
Jul
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Fortunately for you (unless you wanted it to be hidden, I guess), your nomination from the last election is still available here.
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awarded  Nice Question
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Jul
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comment Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
I just received a privilege notification and copied it directly into the question. The dash that is in the question body now should be accurate.
Jul
25
revised Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
copied an actual new priv message in to ensure that the dash is authentic
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asked Is the SE “new privilege” notification message a sentence?
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awarded  Great Question
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comment When a dagger is used to indicate a note, must it come after an asterisk?
@Kris, although I had heard of the Chicago guide before, I didn't know that it was considered authoritative (and I certainly didn't have a subscription to it). The resources I did check didn't address this issue at all, although I could have looked harder.
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awarded  Nice Question
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accepted When a dagger is used to indicate a note, must it come after an asterisk?