Punctuation error in the Wattys bio

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#1

Just so you know :slight_smile: Hyphens are only used in three ways: to connect words (metal-clad warrior), to cut dialogue short (this is dialogue her-), and to cut a sentence into two(first part of sentence - second part). Each hyphen has a different position, as shown above.

I doubt it’s meant to be journey-ten, or Wattpad-written. :stuck_out_tongue: Though I guess Wattpad-written can be a thing, when talking about things written by or on Wattpad… Hm.

For the official rules I just googled

And yep. I am fully aware this is over the top when it comes to picking apart grammar, but… This is the bio of the biggest writing awards on the site.

ECPU III
#2

Let it sit in rebellion

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#3

I just… Can’t. My inner editor just goes NOPE!

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#4

Close your eyes and close the site. Then let it sit in rebellion.

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#5

It must be fixed

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#6

It can be valid just as it is Sitting there perfectly

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#7

It is invalid and I will never be able to accept it

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#8

Is this grave enough that Nick can be tagged…? He is the content manager, after all… Hm.

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#9

No. You need to be nice and let it breathe :slight_smile:

okay, I’m leaving now. This was nice. I’m don’t have any “good one” anymore. I feel like I may be spaming… rules…

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#10

I think it’s supposed to be an em dash, but em dashes show up as hyphens in the bio–it has happened to me, from the phrasing it makes the most sense.

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#11

Yeah, I’ve had problems with dashes on here too.

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#12

HQ should know this, though, shouldn’t they?

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#13

I would say they’re got bigger issues to worry about other than a baby typo that’s a result of their own bio formatting.

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#14


Like rankings that have been broken since May 2018

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#15

Oh snap! :joy:

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#16

Lol. Maybe this will score you extra bonus points! Good luck!

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#17

Plus one more way: en dashes (the middle-length ones between hyphens and em dashes) are used when showing ranges, like 10 – 20 people, or Monday – Thursday.

Dang — somebody beat me to it.

It’s such a small issue, but as somebody who uses a ton of em dashes, it legit hurts not being able to use them in story bios.

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#18

…just maybe

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#19

probably the fastest way to not win a watty

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#20

Good catch! It should be an em dash, but it must have reformatted. :upside_down_face:

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