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
  • I understand, but why "Avoid the slash" ? I think a slash is something "very" english.
    – IAdapter
    Jan 17, 2011 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, 2011 at 7:18
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    @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. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:21
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    +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, 2011 at 7:28
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    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). Jan 17, 2011 at 8:20

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