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Offline Humf

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Text speak etc etc
« on: September 12, 2010, 01:37:30 am »
Hello all,

Having read a few recent threads recently and struggled to understand more than a few posts, could we all - as much as humanly possible - refrain from text speak/shorthand. Some of us just don't get it  *dontknow*

Also, remember that the preview button is also there to help - that reply you've just spent 10 minutes on and makes perfect sense to you, may not be exactly that clear when you read it back to yourself...

We all make spelling errors so don't get too hung up them - we'll just come along with our red pens  *grin*

Punctuation and paragraphs next week class....  ;)

Thanks.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 01:52:21 am by Humf »
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 01:46:45 am »
    ... we'll just come along with are red pens  *grin*

    [Starting IronyFinder v1.5.0

    Initialising...

    Scanning for Irony ...

    Scan complete.

    Irony detected : line 8

    Closing. ]

    Phew! For a second there ...   ;)

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 06:46:36 am »
    I struggle on RTOC (renault forums) with txt speak etc..
     +1

    On the other hand genuinly poor spelling, not such an issue.. mines poor so apoligies for future posts  :(
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 09:31:45 am »
    Nice.  *applause*

    This should be sticked in the Newbie section for all the incoming members to read and learn!

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 09:37:56 am »
    So long one is understood - its not really all that much of an issue if you make a spooling mistook sometimes.  Trouble is you have to look at with whom you are trying to communicate.

    One (German) forum I am on goes so far that your post is mod'd if you forget to say "Hello  <insert first name here>" at the top and "Greetings <insert own first name here>" at the end.
    Can get very annoying.

    What I like about this forum is the tolerance and the "lets just help each other" <insert hippy rainbow smiley here> vibe!

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 10:30:34 am »
    << willing interpreter ...reasonable rates (I could make a few bob here) lol
    It's an obsession!   *fish2*

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 10:49:04 am »
    It really gets on my nerves,the way people type in text,when its as quick to type the whole word on a computer.
    On a text message its different,it takes longer,but a keyboard is loads faster.
    Pet hates (sorry if this offends)
    wot-what
    y-why
    u-you
    r-are
    I could go on...

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 10:58:18 am »
    Dear Tony,

    I like the German forum idea, uber polite !

    Kind regards

    Humf  ;) :)
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 11:04:41 am »
    Dear Tony,

    I like the German forum idea, uber polite !

    Kind regards

    Al  ;) :)

    That's the annoying part Humf - you would now get mod'd because you wrote "Humf" and not your real first name!  *fool* *d'oh* *curse*
    « Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 11:33:58 am by Humf »
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 11:34:55 am »
    I just modded myself just for you Tony  roflmao
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 11:52:38 am »
    I'm sure there's many a time where I've either given incorrect info, or completely not bothered as I haven't understood the post.......

    I HAVE gott de rite ideer abowt thiss anser aint eye?

    Cheers

    Plank (real name!)

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    Al, d'ya wanna put a sticky in the newbies? ;)
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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 01:43:20 pm »
    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 02:39:09 pm »
    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    Old, but very cool ;)
    Joe *crazy*

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 02:41:13 pm »
    Yep but I can still read that better than txt spk

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    Re: Text speak etc etc
    « Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 03:23:02 pm »
    Yep but I can still read that better than txt spk

    Agree, text typing is a pain to read and should be banned on forums IMO as trying to understand it can be like  *headbanger*