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by Nis's avatar: 'sharp interlocking red fibers net'Nis published on 2021-08-26

I use "" to mean either exact quotation or scare quotes vs I use '' to refer to a term without the implication of scare quotes. Sometimes I mess this up and use "" when I mean ''.

I use <> to group a phrase together to make parsing easier and avoid grammatical ambiguities, like () are used in programming. Equivalent to the convention of putting-dashes-between-each-word. I use () to mean aside/optional. I've decided not to use {} for grouping, despite an existing convention, because <> feels more intuitive, and {} intuitively denote a set rather than a single item.

I don't give "infohazard" warnings, despite how badass they sound.