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Someone, PLEASE change the name of this forum!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by michaeltk, Dec 16, 2004.

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  1. michaeltk

    michaeltk Guest

    English patrol here. Someone please tell me who put the apostrophe in "Recording, Home Project Studio's." What's the function of that apostrophe? Could it mean that the Home Project Studio is possessing something? I don't think so. Could be the abbreviated from of "Home Project Studio Is"? Let's hope not.

    Let's remember that one should never, under any circumstances, use an apostrophe to signify a plural noun. The 's' by itself works just fine:

    Recording, Home Project Studios
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    He's got a point.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    But knows nothing about the internet and how certain search engines work.

    One of the most common mistakes made when designing a web site is sticking to English rules. If you do, you will be left in quagmire. :wink:

  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    By the way, that's he has got a point, not the 'got a point' that belongs to 'he'. :?

  5. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Chris, just saw your post. Could you teach us about the search engine trick's you're using? I also know nothing :)

    Michael, that 'trick's' was for you! ;)
  6. michaeltk

    michaeltk Guest

    I doubt it. How strange it would be for search engines to punish web designers for using correct punctuation.

    If you were in change of IT for the New York Times, would you advocate changing the titlebar to "New York Time's"?

    Why doesn't Manley Labs include "Manley Lab's" on its homepage?

    Also, I reject the idea that whoever named these forums purposefully added the apostrophe for the purposes of search engine optimization. The other plural forum names don't include misplaced apostrophes: Pro Audio Reviews, Audio Projects, Auralex Acoustics, Manley Labs, and Job Postings.

    Go to Google and type in "apples." You will find that the search retrieves pages about apples, plural (i.e., more than one apple). Now type "apple's." You'll find that the search now retrieves, for the most part, pages referring to the possessive "apple's." Of course, there is an exception for Apple computer, which comes up on the first page even if you type "apple's", but that is to be expected.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it looks like search engines know what they're doing. If I am missing something, I hope you'll explain.
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    "I doubt it"

    No disrespect... but I already regret saying what I did.

    Hi, this topic is one of no sense. I may be the only person in the world that does certain web things certain ways. Either way or what is "proper", it is the way it is for now and I personally have a very specific reason for what I do. I will also change things without notice. :wink: Continuing this topic leaves holes for religion and political type topics that IMHO eventually end up with flames.
    This is also "non audio related" . We are not an English school here, in this forum we do not judge others for how grammatically correct they are and we do not criticize members for punctuation and spelling as well. A lot of us here are auditorial learners so it really doesn't matter in the big picture. If you are bothered by " I am certain we will never see eye to eye.
    Best way to learn more on this topic is to hang out with other designers.

    best regards,
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