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Heroes Community > Turban Tribunal > Thread: Mod Squad Restructuring
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Stevie
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posted August 03, 2017 11:47 PM

You are entirely correct, Corribus. It was the point I was trying to send across with that kindergarten-level, borderline tautological explanation above that even amused AlHazin, it's an academy for summoners that summon creatures. However, is this really the thread to nit-pick or go full grammar nazi and have an unnecessarily prolonged discussion? As a person directly concerned, the subject is interesting to me, but I definitely believe that it would be wise to not venture into further off-topic and move to another thread instead.
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verriker
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posted August 03, 2017 11:57 PM

for sure there are many examples of real world places which throw away their apostrophe but I would not say it is actually correct so much as a big meme of being incorrect, that is why I will lean on Oxford and Chicago Manual of Style to determine best practice because it has been rather muddied with badder grammer lol

basically the practice of dropping apostrophes started proliferating as a blanket policy in the US over a hundred years ago because the US Board on Geographic Names decided that they did not want to imply that any individuals owned the land, so Bill's Peak would be Bills Peak for instance so that Bill could not stake his claim, but a lot of modern-day academic theory paints this as a bit of a farce in terms of use of language and my two very authoritative citations among others do advise against it (there are other reasons for that practice to be dubious from other regional histories but I would go on all night) lol

(you will believe it or not based on my HC syntax but I moonlight as a technical writer at my job and had to research such pointless crap before lol)
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Valeriy
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posted August 04, 2017 12:30 AM
Edited by Valeriy at 00:32, 04 Aug 2017.

Thanks for the forum naming input. At the moment I'm leaning towards the opinion expressed by Corribus (Summoners Academy as shorthand for Academy of/for Summoners). But let's indeed not discuss it here, this thread is about moderators. I'm happy to leave the name as it is, as well as the older forum names with similar grammar. If anyone wants to discuss it further then please start a separate thread.
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posted August 04, 2017 12:39 AM

totally no worries mate that's fine, cheers for consideration and a quality discussion with you and Corribus lol
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