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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    nut maybe im just oversensitive 2 this coz i dont have a smartphone amd i'm not use to texting style thats why
    More than 50% of my posts are done on an iPhone and I think I do all those things you demand (and rightly so). So it is no excuse. Also I always read my post after it has been posted, which often makes me have to click the "edit" button and correct my mistakes.

    Edit: I had to correct this post after it was posted due to writing "Sp" instead of "So".


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    Also I must admit that I tend to read sloppily written posts in a sloppy way, so if someone wants to be heard fully write your posts "fully".


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    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post
    More than 50% of my posts are done on an iPhone and I think I do all those things you demand (and rightly so). So it is no excuse. Also I always read my post after it has been posted, which often makes me have to click the "edit" button and correct my mistakes.

    Edit: I had to correct this post after it was posted due to writing "Sp" instead of "So".
    Agreed. The phone is not to blame, it's the mentality/attitude.

    If I continue to see posts that are bordering on grammatically unintelligible, I just might soft delete them and you'll have to write them again, this time with PROPER spelling, grammar, syntax, etc...

    Nobody is expecting anyone to write 'perfectly', but at least RESPECT YOURSELVES and type in a way that you and others can actually follow without trying to figure out what a misspelled word means or where phrases begin and end (for example).

    Also consider this well, please:

    Quote Originally Posted by dev View Post
    Also I must admit that I tend to read sloppily written posts in a sloppy way, so if someone wants to be heard fully write your posts "fully".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    If I continue to see posts that are bordering on grammatically unintelligible, I just might soft delete them and you'll have to write them again, this time with PROPER spelling, grammar, syntax, etc...
    Good idea. The final solution

    And if English is not a language you are skilled in you can still use capital letter at the start of a sentence and punctuation at the end, because those things are universal.

    Although current active users have not shown a lack in English skill, so no excuse there either. He he.


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    Note: An Amendment has been added to our Rules & Guidelines, regarding posting intelligibility.

    Please observe this 'amendment' if you enjoy interacting here and if you want others to enjoy your contributions as well.

    Thanks!

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    While I agree, that good writing makes for a better read, are we being a little judgmental here on some of the points used against our forum guests. For example, I was in gifted and talented education at school, while simultaneously being in remedial English for my poor spelling skills. Not everyone can master everything.

    However, being the mediators, as you are, I can imagine you guys being much more susceptible to the frustrations of poorly constructed posts, after all, you guys probably do read ALL of them...

    Please let me give you some examples of why it shouldn't be too frowned upon.

    1: my phone, and for the next month until I build my new computer, is actually even smaller and shutter than an iPhone, you'll notice that it just decided for no reason at all to changed the word 'shitter' to 'shutter'. The effort it takes for me to shrink the screen down, drag back up through the text box, zoom back in again, fumble around trying to get the text bar into the right position (grow another Grey hair in the process ) and then zoom out, re-scroll back down... you see where I'm going with this point.. alot of effort for little return.

    And then there also are the general life circumstances that lead to poor grammer. I want to get my post done quickly so I can attend to a nagging wife or crying baby.

    Sometimes I'm excited and on a rave, and lose all interest in grammer, for want of greater gifts like knowledge and self expression.

    I was just typing away to zoas 'help my friend's thread, which seemed quite urgent, and so through my hastiness, I made many errors.

    But if you just blur over these poorly constructed posts, or set high standards of linguistic acumen, then you might miss something important or useful just because you were focused on less important things like "this guy doesn't expect himself because he doesn't take the ridiculous amount of time required to create a near perfect post". Which IMO just doesn't make dance HOWEVER I do acknowledge that a large portion of the world's population do take spelling and hammer quite seriously, yet I would just like to remind that there is the other portion, for which this does not come so naturally.

    Just saying... perhaps against my best interests.
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    I see where you're coming from, elixirmixer, but the intention isn't just perfection and haughtiness (kidding ). While this is an English language forum some of our members are not native English speakers, and any grammatical or spelling errors, or jargoned syntax, are easily misinterpreted -- which in the past has lead to miscommunication and sometimes arguments.

    Given the fact that our area of study is already subject to numerous interpretations, it's nice to keep things as clear and concise as possible.

    Personally, I understand most typos rather well and am able to ignore them. Not so much for someone speaking English as a second or even third language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elixirmixer View Post
    #MESSINGWITHMODS
    Mods come and go. Don't 'mess' with anyone. It might be seen as trolling.

    Mods have better things to do with their lives than cleaning up posts every day and splitting threads gone off-topic. And it's all done on a voluntary basis.

    So please (everyone) stay on topic, think of other readers as well and compose your posts as clearly as you can and in the most grammatically intelligible and coherent manner you are truly capable of.

    Quote Originally Posted by elixirmixer View Post
    "this guy doesn't expect himself because he doesn't take the ridiculous amount of time required to create a near perfect post"
    Doesn't 'expect' himself? 'Ridiculous' amount of time?

    Anyway, to wrap things up: The request to post as intelligibly as possible (grammar, spelling, syntax, etc) is an administrative decision and is therefore not up for debate. (in this case further debate)

    See Rules & Guidelines and please consider we are all guests here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    ...is an administrative decision and is therefore not up for debate. (in this case further debate)
    Thank you. I'll make this a "sticky" thread.

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