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Old 09-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #16
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it is ugly and completely and totally superfluous in every scenario.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #17
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Man I didn't even notice that. That's been the format since DI1 and it has been copied and pasted time and time again.

I will tell you that I try not to use the Oxford comma either. I think it's ugly. However, what's worst of all to me is flipping back and forth. Then it actually gets confusing.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:07 PM   #18
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:09 PM   #19
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My playlist is going to be all songs with oxford commas in the title.
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If you punctuate properly, you use an Oxford comma to separate multiple items: A, B, and C.

If you are a philistine who doesn't care if your language is potentially ambiguous, you write multiple items as: A, B and C.

Friggin'.


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Oxford commas 4-LYFE.
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If you punctuate properly, you use an Oxford comma to separate multiple items: A, B, and C.

If you are a philistine who doesn't care if your language is potentially ambiguous, you write multiple items as: A, B and C.

Friggin'.
I worked as an editor for several years and official AP style does not recognize the Oxford comma, so I learned and taught to write without them.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #22
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I hate to bring up a band I find hideously overrated, but who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?

'And', 'or'... pretty obvious signifiers.
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i worked as an editor for several years and official ap style does not recognize the oxford comma, so i learned and taught to write without them.
usa, usa, usa
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Fixed?
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Fucking unpatriotic autocorrect.
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So I had a half-cooked playlist for DIIX, and my plan was just to finish that. But now there are quite a number of tracks on that playlist that I don't really have a great attachment to in the here and now. There are some really good songs, some great transitions, but I'm just not "feeling it".

a) has this ever happened to anyone? and b) advice?

I'm thinking delete the playlist and just start over again how I normally do these things, go manually through my library, drag songs I'm "feeling" into a shortlist, then go from there and let it sort of come organically, but I'm torn, cos a lot of these songs/transitions/flow are really great, I think.
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Don't get attached to full playlists. You'll wind up losing a lot of excitement for the competition if you're not really into your list. If there are a handful of transitions you absolutely can't lose, keep those and see if you can repurpose them. If not, move on. I had lists ready for DI10, DI11 and DI12 that I lost and ended up just using what I liked out of them.
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yay im in!! ty LemonMelon.

i think ya'll will like my playlist, it's got a lot of chill electronica and post-rocks
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As does mine, sadly more than a little electronica doesn't seem to go over much better than metal, but we'll see how we go.
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yay im in!! ty LemonMelon.

i think ya'll will like my playlist, it's got a lot of chill electronica and post-rocks
No problem, really glad that we've got a new face to go along with the regulars.

Honestly, I'm pumped that we've even got this much initial interest. For DI9 I set the bar lower, at 15 participants. But we wound up with more than that in the end.
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