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Not a Bug superfluous punctuation is added to alert

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Alfa1, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    This bug is about as trivial as a bug report can get, but anyway...

    If a thread title end with a question mark, superfluous punctuation is added to the alert.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The color is used in lieu of quotation marks or other mark up and as such, the punctuation is not superfluous (though the preference does vary between British and American English).
    Slavik likes this.
  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Is it correct English to have a dot after a question mark?.
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, but this probably isn't a bug worthy of the extra code to correct. An add-on could be made to either:
    • Strip ending punctuation from the thread title
    • Strip ending period from alert if punctuation exists
  5. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Easiest fix would be to wrap the thread title in quotation marks. Saying that though, it's not really an issue.
  6. DroidOne

    DroidOne Well-Known Member

    I'm bringing this back to life as we've received a few complaints about it. Would very much prefer to remove the punctuation if ? or !.

    Is this something that could be fixed? It's not correct in our language.

    I'll try and ask in the add-on section otherwise.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Edit the relevant phrase/template.
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not considered a bug therefore it would not be fixed.
    Amaury likes this.

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