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Old 03-24-2008, 10:56 PM
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Horrible grammer on the forum lately...

I know its like the pot calling the kettle black. But I am talking about messages I can barely read. They look like a text message.

I can understand if English isn't your first language, but thats not that case with everyone. I see some posts on the diesel forum that have zero punctuation and no capital letters. Punctuation is nice...

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:58 PM
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I know its like the pot calling the kettle black.
That'd be "grammar," right? Just givin' you a hard time!
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I've noticed the same thing. Poor grammar, lack of capitalization and punctuation, poor spelling, incorrect terminology, and lack of structure make posts very difficult to read. When this is pointed out to some posters, they tend to get defensive about it.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:59 PM
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I was trying to make a point...
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:05 PM
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I was trying to make a point...
In all seriousness, you're right. Take a look at the recent comments in DaveStLouis' "rude young people..." thread. It is pretty distracting when the grammar or typos are too common... not that I haven't submitted my fair share of butterfingered replies.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:18 PM
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!my brain no work too well, so cause badd grammmer and punktuation for i<
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:23 PM
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At Least Nobody Shouts Around Here!!!!!!!! <<--- Edit: That's because the forum software cleverly limits all caps to only the first letter of each word.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:24 PM
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Looking at it from another POV : What moderators talk about.

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I've noticed the same thing. Poor grammar, lack of capitalization and punctuation, poor spelling, incorrect terminology, and lack of structure make posts very difficult to read. When this is pointed out to some posters, they tend to get defensive about it.[/B]
This very thing is discussed on a Moderator's forum that I belong to.

Long time Moderators are very aware of it, they know having it pointed out IN A THREAD is like getting your fingers rapped by the teacher in class, and people don't like it to happen to them.

(Not to mention, it throws the threads off topic when done publicly)

Some of the Mods like to PM the offenders, to get them to fix it.

In Moderator - land, it is acceptable also for the moderators to edit the posts WITHOUT NOTICE to the posters, to make it more readable.

That can happen ESPECIALLY if the poster is told once or twice, and ignores the Moderator's suggestion to fix it, or becomes defensive, hostile or abusive.

It needs to be remembered, in the end, the Moderator has the POWER, and at times, while it might be personally distasteful to him, he can and will use it, sometimes, to get things in line and conform to the TOU.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:27 PM
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Common courtesy requires posters to take a few extra sentences to make their posts understandable. IMHO.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:42 PM
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I know its like the pot calling the kettle black. But I am talking about messages I can barely read. They look like a text message.

I can understand if English isn't your first language, but thats not that case with everyone. I see some posts on the diesel forum that have zero punctuation and no capital letters. Punctuation is nice...
Actually, the theory goes, folks who learn English as a second language tend to be more meticulous about their use of language, including proper grammar and accurate syntax.

Otherwise yo no se wah joo talking 'bout.
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I know its like the pot calling the kettle black.
...........the kettle is pitch black..........you really can't post a thread like this.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:45 PM
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It needs to be remembered, in the end, the Moderator has the POWER, and at times, while it might be personally distasteful to him, he can and will use it, sometimes, to get things in line and conform to the TOU.
..........that only works if the Moderator can write better than the natives.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:15 AM
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Actually, the theory goes, folks who learn English as a second language tend to be more meticulous about their use of language, including proper grammar and accurate syntax.

Otherwise yo no se wah joo talking 'bout.
Well I know their are people who don't live in this country that post on here and to them English really is a second langauge. But they do pretty good.
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...........the kettle is pitch black..........you really can't post a thread like this.
Especialy aftah u be out drinkin'.
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Especialy aftah u be out drinkin'.
........Ohh........he's totally useless after that........

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