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A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
I found that by using UTF-8 character encodes, I could get a rudimentary punctuation going in the submission portion of the board. You can't modify the story after it's been submitted using the editor, you have to use an external editor and rewrite the whole thing. I've used the following codes in my story "Jimmies Mom":

‘ (left-hand single quote)
’ (right-hand single quote)
“ (left opening parenthesis)
” (right closing parenthesis)
… (ellipsis)

Yeah, it even buggers the ellipsis. The result isn't very pretty (“grow up” becomes "grow up"). But it works.
 
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Re:A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 1 Year, 5 Months ago Karma: 7  
Thanks for the tip.

By the way, any progression on fixing the bug, Heidegger?
 
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Re:A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 1  
There's a easy way to preemptively stop the problem, though

Using Open Office (I doubt Word would lack such a feature, but you will have to find it yourself as I'm not familiar with it) there's an optioncalled "search and replace" which can be found in the "edition" or simply with CTRL+H. It allow you to type in a letter, a whole word, or a symbol, and it will select every instance of it in your open document with "select all".

Then, below, you can't type in anything you want, and by using the "replace all", it will do exactly that.

So, simply open your doc in open office, use the CTRL+H, then type in normal " and ' instead of the symbol ones, et voilĂ  !
 
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Re:A solution (of sorts) to the punctuation problem 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: -12  
Forther to OldStories' post, you can do the same with plain ol' Notepad.

I just copy the text of the story, paste to Notepad (.txt), copy the gobbledegook and do find/replace.

Readable file in seconds.
 
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Re:A solution to the funktuation problem 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 611  
Just tried a straight upload and it came out fine (relatively speaking). Hey did the hackers fix it
 
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Re:A solution to the funktuation problem 1 Year, 4 Months ago Karma: 7  
Maybe you were using the accepted punctuation from the start this time?

Or it really is fixed, which would be great news! I will try it later on.

Big (if) true!
 
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