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Why don't we change every ellipsis on this wiki into having four dots? It's the Star Wars way, afterall.... .... 05:57, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

  • lol.... --Eyrezer 06:22, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Well, I'm of the belief that it's a huge LucasFilm in-joke. There is only one time that we see a three dot ellipsis, if I recall correctly, and that's for ROTJ's opening crawl. All of the prequels have had it, as do the videogames. It's too much of a noticeable punctuation mistake to be....a mistake, so I think that in the true Star Wars spirit, we should adopt the in-joke. .... 09:28, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

One of the few things I've retained from high school English class: if an ellipsis is used mid-sentence, there are three dots. If it ends a sentence, there are four. Think of it as being an ellipsis followed by a period. -- SM-716 talk? 18:39, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Anyways it's to much to change. I don't think none of us will have the strength to "correct" nor change ... dots into .... ^^Lorth NeedaStriptease 19:14, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Oh, I'll do it. I've sure as hell got nothing better to do. And SM-716, an ellipsis should always have three "dots". Unless you're useing a exclamation mark at the end of one or something like that. .... 23:00, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I explained that wrong. From the Wikipedia article: "Therefore, there is no such thing as a "four-dot ellipsis." A period followed by an ellipsis may look like four dots, but they are two separate entities." So the opening crawls are grammatically correct, since it's the end of a sentence. They're a period (one dot) AND an ellipsis (three dots), for a total of four dots. -- SM-716 talk? 05:42, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
        • So... you're saying that the originator of this post doesn't exist? Like, zoinks! :P Adamwankenobi 05:58, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
          • Well, I've never seen a four dot ellipsis outside of Star Wars. .... 06:00, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
            • Is it always in the "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." part? To be honest, I'd never noticed it before. Learn something new.... -BaronGrackle 23:17, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
              • Yup, it's always in that part, and it's always in the opening crawls....except for ROTJ. It's probably the reason that I like ROTJ the least of the OT....amongst other things........ 23:19, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
                • Both versions, both the period followed by the ellipsis and the plain ellipsis, are used in the various novels. Changing all of them would not be a good idea, let alone a grammatically incorrect idea in many cases. Btw, I like your sig, Thefourdotelipsis. --Xwing328(Talk) 01:04, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Yeah, this would be grammatically incorrect. And thus unencyclopedic, don't you think, four-dot? Cutch 02:10, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
    • It was in fact a joke, in case you hadn't picked up on it. That's the problem with being sarcastic in text - you can't hear the inflection .... 02:13, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Ah, I see. Somebody should invent a way to express emotions via text.... --Xwing328(Talk) 17:06, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

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