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\\, //, \ or / ?

Earl
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Oct 9 2008, 3:41pm


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I've lately noticed that a lot of us use slight variations on the slash to denote a "subject-only" reply with no text in the message body.

It's not really a big deal to me because they all get the message across. But is there any one symbol(s) we should be using or does it not matter? I myself used to use // but then I saw people using \\ so I switched. And now I have no idea if what I'm doing is right or matters not. Well, it just got me thinking so I thought I'd ask.

And just to make this interesting, you might answer the question... which symbol do you use and why? Tongue

My answer: I use \\ because as I said above, I tried to go with the flow Smile

Crows and Gibbets! What is The House Of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek, and their brats roll around on the floor with their dogs! You are but a lesser son of greater Sires.

Subject User Time
\\, //, \ or / ? Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 9 2008, 3:41pm
    it's // Annael Send a private message to Annael Oct 9 2008, 3:43pm
        ARE YOU SAYING BALROGS HAVE WINGS??? Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 9 2008, 3:47pm
            It's the Balrog itself that is metaphorical!!! Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 9 2008, 3:55pm
                John Cussack in "Identity" // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 9 2008, 4:40pm
                LOL... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:41am
        See, now, when I read your subject line, Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 10 2008, 12:09am
            Heh heh... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 9:00am
    Oopsie... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 9 2008, 3:46pm
        Hey thanks for this SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 9 2008, 4:47pm
            Sure... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:47am
    I use // ... Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Oct 9 2008, 3:49pm
    Well Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 9 2008, 3:52pm
    If someone wrote a book about this thread... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 9 2008, 3:55pm
        *ba-dum-bum* *ching!* / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 9 2008, 6:52pm
        Groan! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Oct 9 2008, 7:39pm
    I did not know what it meant orcbane Oct 9 2008, 4:33pm
        Reminds me Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 10 2008, 12:12am
    Wow, it's in TORn 201? AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2008, 4:45pm
        English really should have kept the thorn acheron Send a private message to acheron Oct 9 2008, 6:07pm
            Not really. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2008, 6:19pm
            I agree. Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Oct 10 2008, 12:17am
            I love discovering such stuff Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:50am
            Irrelevant digressions! My favorite subject! // Advising Elf Send a private message to Advising Elf Oct 10 2008, 12:45pm
        I want one of those! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Oct 9 2008, 8:28pm
        I like that symbol... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:45am
    I use // so that it's clearly intentional and not a typo for ? or . // ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Oct 9 2008, 6:40pm
        I admit I'm guilty of the / typo... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:55am
    We are talking 'track terminus' here, silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Oct 9 2008, 8:10pm
        *gapes at screen* Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:57am
    It was originally / but / was replaced by // as / just wasn't working in the role. // Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 9 2008, 8:46pm
        Yes, /ownsend was replaced by //ortensen. // Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 9 2008, 8:50pm
            And apparently... Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 8:58am
    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Soothfast Send a private message to Soothfast Oct 9 2008, 11:08pm
        To me, that looks like huorns marching. // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 10 2008, 12:14am
            The Ents go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah! Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Oct 10 2008, 2:55am
                Oh when the Ents *pop pop pop pop pop* Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2008, 9:04am
                Altaira wrote a song like that once Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Oct 10 2008, 12:11pm
            It's an Uruk-hai underbite. // Soothfast Send a private message to Soothfast Oct 10 2008, 3:38am
    I use // ... Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Oct 10 2008, 5:18pm

 
 
 

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