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Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:39 PM

Why does the review coding change my grammar?

In numerous reviews I use "-" to continue my sentences, or add an extra point during the sentence, and I've noticed that - IMDb accepts "-" in grammar, or it would say something when previewing the review, but when the reviews are posted, the "-" ends up as an unknown symbol box. Is this a problem with review coding, or is it because I'm copying my reviews from previous sites I've posted them (ie. reviews for Steam games, I already have posted to Steam and True Steam Achievements, and tend to copy them from TSA)? Would love to know the answer because I seem to be unable to change this, even when editing reviews.

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3 years ago

Why does the review coding change my grammar?
... the "-" ends up as an unknown symbol box
is it because I'm copying my reviews from previous sites I've posted them
(ie. reviews for Steam games, I already have posted to Steam and True Steam Achievements,
and tend to copy them from TSA)?
Would love to know the answer because I seem to be unable to change this, even when editing reviews.
by S. Kennex
Joined on September 12, 2017
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add a link to  the review here ?

Others here can help you with reviews

If you copy directly from another site
try to paste it in Notepad to make it text only
then paste that in the IMDb review
that may remove an unknown symbol box





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3 years ago

Hi S. Kennex -

In order for our staff to review, can you take a screen grab of the User Review form displaying the Warning/Error in relating to the grammar you referenced? 

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Hi! I've just noticed that the dashes are actually seen in the review on the page for the game or show, but they show up as an unknown symbol on my account page instead and I don't think there's actually a problem itself. My apologies, I should have checked before.

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Hi S. Kennex -

Thanks for confirming.  Just let us know if you encounter any further problems or have additional questions!