Fractions in Descriptive Reviews?

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Fractions in Descriptive Reviews?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Is there a reason that fractions are changed from ¼, ½ or ¾ to 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4? To me, it's clearer when a review says:

this is 7½" long

v.

this is 7 1/2" long

but I noticed the fractions were changed to the latter style in my review for the White Nights vibe.
08/18/2012
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Not sure if it helps but if I use Open Office to write my review if gives the larger fraction, but if I use Microsoft office Word it changes it to the smaller.

I am fine either way but the smaller looks better to me.
08/18/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
It depends on the software you are using. I don't think there is a change. Some of my reviews have it the first way. I also have it the second way you mention. I don't think it really matters since it still means the same thing.
08/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I think what she's saying is that she used the small version and it was edited to the large version in her DR. Am I right?

I like the small version, but Pages doesn't convert for me when I type there. I'm not sure why it would be edited to the larger version. I think the smaller looks better.
08/18/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I think what she's saying is that she used the small version and it was edited to the large version in her DR. Am I right?

I like the small version, but Pages doesn't convert for me when I type there. I'm not sure why it would be ...
Correct. I put them in directly using alt-codes, and the three in my post above are part of the standard / default display group.

If they're not allowed in DRs, I wish someone would tell me as I would much rather replace "7½" with "7.5" — that looks better than "7 1/2" in my opinion.
08/18/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I always use .5's because often the other ones don't turn up on certain browsers and such. It's safer in my opinion, but I'm interested in seeing the answer.
08/18/2012
Kindred Kindred
I believe Sammi edits the DRs so you may want to contact her directly.
08/18/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Correct. I put them in directly using alt-codes, and the three in my post above are part of the standard / default display group.

If they're not allowed in DRs, I wish someone would tell me as I would much rather replace ...
I think it looks better like that too. I think the fractions look sloppy. I always use 0.5.
08/18/2012
Sammi Sammi
Sometimes when they post if you're using the small fraction, they end up posting as a black diamond with a question mark inside, which is why they're changed. It also makes it more consistent with other fractions that may be used (like 1/8 or 7/8). If you think it looks better, making them the decimal format is fine
08/19/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I always use .5's because often the other ones don't turn up on certain browsers and such. It's safer in my opinion, but I'm interested in seeing the answer.
Me too.
To me, .5 is more foolproof.
08/19/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I always use decimals. I think they look better and are easier to figure out.
08/19/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I never noticed that myself.
08/19/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I never really noticed that before.
08/19/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
Sometimes when they post if you're using the small fraction, they end up posting as a black diamond with a question mark inside, which is why they're changed. It also makes it more consistent with other fractions that may be used (like 1/8 or ...
They've displayed correctly in my regular reviews, but I can understand why you want reviewers to avoid them in DRs. I'll use decimals going forward, but I can't edit the ones I've submitted. One is still unpublished, would it be ok to PM you about it?
08/19/2012
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
They've displayed correctly in my regular reviews, but I can understand why you want reviewers to avoid them in DRs. I'll use decimals going forward, but I can't edit the ones I've submitted. One is still unpublished, would it be ok ...
Yes, please
08/19/2012
Kissy Kissy
Interesting topic. I have wondered this too. It makes sense now for the DR reviews, but I did prior to this topic prefer the smaller one, I always got them straight from MS Word and now I know that decimal is best
08/20/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Interesting
08/20/2012
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