[Vrstream] new stream, various symbols

Roger Loran Bailey rogerbailey81 at aol.com
Fri Jul 25 20:33:26 EDT 2014


I've noticed that a lot of people use a semicolon instead of a comma. It 
is not due to the lack of a comma either because the comma appears in 
other parts of what they are writing.
On 7/25/2014 3:48 PM, Jim Barbour wrote:
> Hmmm, I wonder about this.  I think most laptop keyboards have a key
> for the apostrophe, it's right next to the colon and semi-colon,
> sharing a key with the quotation marks.
>
> Using punctuation is a very good idea in passwords.  The greater the number of characters you use in your passowrd, the harder it is to break.  Also, the further your password strays from known words, and known word substitutions like replacing the letter o with a 0 the harder it will be to break.
>
> I wonder Who uses a semi-colon instead of an apostrophe.  They don't
> look the same and have very different punctuational uses.
>
> Jim
>
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 03:21:55PM -0400, limestone lady wrote:
>> Yes. On a forum, I brought up the fact that it seemed to me that so many
>> people appeared to use semicolon, instead of an apostraphee, and wondered if
>> it was due to dumbing down of grammar lessons, in particular, how to use
>> punctuation properly, only to be told that in fact many laptops, and other
>> devices don't have an apostraphee key.
>> However, I thought you weren't suposed to use punctuation marks in passwords.
>> Linda.
>>
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