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Since when is an apostrophe a special character?


Blog Posted:10/7/2018 10:14:00 AM

I don't know if this is a common frustration but I get annoyed when the Soup won't accept an apostrophe in the Title of a submission.

The get around is easy - submit without apostrophe, then edit the submission to inset them but it is frustrating.

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Date: 10/22/2018 10:28:00 AM
Haha I found this funny my name has this very character
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Date: 10/8/2018 12:06:00 AM
I had no idea you could edit them in . I thought i had tried that before and it did not work. Also I don't like the fact that I cannot use a question mark in a title.
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Date: 10/7/2018 10:27:00 PM
I completely understand the frustration. Thank you for sharing the easy fix, however- the first time should be the only time to place apostrophe's and such. :) Oh well. I am still smiling. ~ Brandy
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Date: 10/7/2018 2:46:00 PM
Hi, I normally paste from my iPad, and iPad apostrophes aren't accepted, but laptop apostrophes are! If I'm posting from an iPad, I have to pinch an apostrophe from the title field of another one of my poems and paste it in. Annoying! I'd also love exclamation marks to be allowed - they're hardly exotic! Still, at least since my iPad updated to IOS12, it seems to eliminated the problem that typing in the title field is painfully SLOOW, and that any pressing of "delete" when typing the title makes the whole title disappear very VERY slowly - aaaagh! Still can't reply to more than two comments without re-loading the page though - on any device! Ah, the lovable low tech joys of PS!
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Date: 10/7/2018 12:16:00 PM
It is frustrating and I wish they would allow exclamation marks too DW! :-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/7/2018 11:01:00 AM
I haven't had any problems with "apostrophes" in the title box, D. W., but my beef with this situation is "question marks" and "elipsis". Thanks for addressing this issue. I don't understand why all punctuation is not accepted.
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