Periods at the end of skill/item descriptions?

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  1. RockEsper

    RockEsper Villager Member

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    When I write a skill description, I usually don't end it with a period. But I can't tell, is that improper or weird? What do you guys usually do?
     
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    Um.. AHHH!!
    I just checked mine out of catriosity..
    and I have some of both..... AHHH!!
     
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    All my descriptions end with periods, because it bugs me when I don't put one.

    That being said, the presence of a period in and of itself isn't all that major. I think what really matters here is consistency; if you don't use periods, make sure all descriptions don't have periods, and vice versa. Having some that do and some that don't might look a little odd; in my case, I tend to think the ones without periods were typoes.
     
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    Haha yeah I was doing the same. Gotta stick to one.
    I agree. I think I'm gonna do no periods just because periods make it feel more like you're being told something from a voice. Skill descriptions to me are more like simple instructions you'd see on like, a safety poster or something.
     
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    I usually prefer to use periods, since in the event that I have a description which is easier to understand when broken into two short sentences, omitting the period from the second sentence would look strange. It's just easier to take the split second to add periods to each description as I'm writing them than to waste time editing my descriptions later on.
     
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    A lack of periods make me angry. :kaomad3: Must put period at end of skill and item descriptions. :kaolivid: The most painful thing is when your descriptions reach max. character limit, and you must choose between leaving out the period or spending another hour of thinking how to rewrite the same text but shorter... :kaomad2:
     
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    if you have one sentence, it probably doesn't need a period.
    if you have multiple sentence, you forcibly need periods to separate them.
    from there,.... might as well punctuate everything while you're at it.

    been there,.... done that....
    grew tired, and rewrote the code for the description window.
     
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    Ya know, I never thought about this. So whether I put period on my skill / item description, I don't know lol. Might need to check it out.
     
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    Wavelength Pre-Merge Boot Moderator

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    Consistency is the most important thing, but I will also agree with @gstv87 that it can look slightly weird (not terrible, but a little strange) if you have multiple sentences in some descriptions and the first one(s) will end in a period but the last one won't. You can get around this sometimes by using semicolons instead of periods to end a complete clause.
     
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    Ehhh... that's true, some of my descriptions have multiple sentences so at least one period is needed. So, guess I'm switching to periods! I'm just glad to have a concrete method for a concrete reason.
     
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