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A former Yahoo Sports contributor, Mark is senior editor at CelticsLife.com, one of the largest independent NBA sites on the web. He's been a Boston Celtics season ticket holder since 2007, and has worked as both a Red Sox and Celtics beat reporter for CLNS Radio. Mark writes about the NBA for HoopsHabit.com on Sports Illustrated's FanSided Network. He is also the editor in chief of LucidSportsFan.com, for which he's posted new features everyday since it's inception in March of 2011; and has been sited by the Wall Street Journal. Mark can be found on twitter @LucidSportsFan.
Sure thing, Mark! The whole .com thing can be tricky, so no worries. I usually check to see if ".com" is part of the official name (ex: Baseball-Reference.com, WhoScored.com) or if it would add clarity (ex: an ESPN.com writer vs. an ESPN television analyst). It's also preferred to go with the most familiar form in everyday language. With the ESPN Boston example, it's also a style thing, since it looks a lot more clean to say "ESPN Boston" than "ESPNBoston.com" (ESPN New York, CSN Philly, ESPN Chicago, etc.). Hope that helps. If you have any more questions feel free to let me know.
No problem, Mark. That's a good question. According to the B/R style guide, if the excerpt used in a block quote contains both written text and a quotation from the excerpted source, the excerpt should appear exactly as it does in the original material because the quotation in that case is an element of the larger article being quoted. Since the original material uses double quotation marks, I changed it so that it was exactly how it originally appeared in the original source. In a regular quote, however, you would be correct. Single quotes inside the double quotes. I hope this clears it up a little more. Thanks!
You're welcome, Mark!
Not a problem, Mark. I do remember chatting with you on Twitter back when I was running my Celtics blog. Good to see I made some kind of memorable impression. Nice job on the Sox slideshow, by the way.
Hi, Mark. You're welcome! Regarding your spacing question, using the double space could possibly be a concern as it relates to the sentences not properly lining up. Going forward, if you notice any concerns, try removing a space and see if that works. If you have any questions, let me know.
No problem, Mark. My bad on the prospect watch; the link I checked was from January, which could have possibly presented outdated prospect rankings. Thanks for letting me know!
Hi, Mark! You're welcome. I want to apologize that I had not seen your post until today. Regarding the block quote, the rule is a "full" three lines. You are correct. I apologize for any confusion you may have experienced.
Hi, Mark. For numbers over 10 (and including 10), B/R prefers digits. So it is 14th, 25th, 14, 40. Numbers under 10 are spelled (four players, third place). However, even numbers over 10 are spelled out if they're at the beginning of sentences (Twelve players signed the petition). Still, this is not applicable for headlines, where all numbers are in digit form. There is an entry about this in the Styleguide.
Hey Mark, just saw your post. If you go to the style guide, hit Cntrl+F and type "Red Sox," it will take you to the possessive team names entry. Hope that helps.