Avoid " ' " character in titles - RS does not accept the " ' " character in its webpage searches

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Avoid " ' " character in titles - RS does not accept the " ' " character in its webpage searches

Post by eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B » 20 Jan 2021, 17:13

Please avoid using the " ' " character in titles. Searching for it on the RS stations page will return no results.

Recently I standardized the years to remove that character. For example, I changed "80's" to "80s", "70's" to "70s", etc.
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Avoice= read "avoids" , do not use ,...

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Re: Avoid " ' " character in titles - RS does not accept the " ' " character in its webpage searches

Post by eMzw7gJ2NjEdmoNkiR9B » 21 Jan 2021, 16:15

The apostrophe in the plurals in the example above was an easy solution. English does not use the apostrophe in plurals.

What about other uses of the apostrophe? How do we replace them in the RS title? I don't know the rules for other languages and what would be an appropriate substitute.

English does use the apostrophe for possessives such as "Joe's radio station" and for some location names such as "St. John's, NL" What standardization should we use in RS? Over the years, I have seen a blank space instead of the apostrophe and in other cases have seen the apostrophe deleted and the preceding noun turned into a plural. Any suggestions?

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Re: Avoid " ' " character in titles - RS does not accept the " ' " character in its webpage searches

Post by Jazzfan » 11 Feb 2021, 19:43

Webpage searches? Not sure what you refer to. I have been out of touch with RS for quite awhile.
But I do understand what you mean with punctuation conflicts. I would suggest you not create plural forms of words in any language when there is a ['s] conflict unless you are certain it is plural.

In the unofficial language of the internet that uses 26 or so letters, dropping the apostrophe['] is acceptable because the meaning is generally understood. In todays age we all know what something means if it says "Joes Babys Musics Station.

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