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Old 07-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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i have a hard time reading when people type like this i mean seriously, it drives me nuts.

Could Jamul please try to do something about this? At least add "good grammar is appreciated" on the forum rules? It makes posts easier to read when they're typed using proper capitialization, proper punctuation, and lack of text message speak (such as "plz" instead of "please", "u" instead of "you", etc.) I've completely skipped over entire posts due to lack of proper grammar.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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I believe you've forgotten that this community isn't, and will probably never be filled with people who can spell properly. If you really think somebody has bad grammar, just send them a link to a spell check or something of the sort.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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LOL whut r u talkin abut

Seriously, yes. Good grammar is a very nice thing to have, and a rule encouraging it would be very nice.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
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I know, that has plagued alot a forums and shunned me away alot of times.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:36 PM   #5
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I know, that has plagued a lot of forums and shunned me away a lot of times.
There it is again! (no offense)
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #6
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An occasional "lol" "alot", or accidental spelling error is fine with me, it's repeatedly not using conventions because of laziness that annoys me.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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For whatever my opinion is worth, I agree that good grammar and good spelling etc. are good ideas. It is always better to be clear and considerate to your readers. We can focus on the quality of the content if we aren't forced to concentrate on decyphering (oh oh, spelling?) the style.

The odd error or typo is no big deal. But in many cases trying to take shortcuts in spelling etc. backfires; it puts many detours into the reading process instead.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:29 PM   #8
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i alwas try 2 us propr splling an gramer. :P

Although it's true. I do.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:37 PM   #9
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For me, it's punctuation. I know I've seen at least a few sentences that have approximately zero periods between them, and (especially coupled with bad spelling) they are a pill to try to figure out.

Bad spelling by itself is can be excusable (IMO ) if one considers the nationality and age of the person writing it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:13 PM   #10
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cud jamul plox try 2 do sumthin about this??!? at least add "gud grammar is appreciated" on teh forum roolz? it makes posts eesier 2 read when theyr typd using prppr capitialization prppr punctuation and lack of txt mssg speak (such as "please" instead of "plz", "you" instead of "u") iv completely skipped over entire posts due 2 lack of prppr grammar.
Fixed.

Oh, let the texties do as they like. If you must skip over there posts, so be it. There are rules here at Hamumu limiting what you post, but it shouldn't limit the method in which you post, unless you're just trying to be obnoxious. ie: 71k3 7h15.

That's my 2 cents.

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Old 07-09-2008, 03:01 AM   #11
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There it is again! (no offense)
Last time I checked, "a lot" was two valid words.

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decyphering (oh oh, spelling?) the style.
Deciphering.

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Fixed.
Oh, let the texties do as they like. If you must skip over there posts, so be it. There are rules here at Hamumu limiting what you post, but it shouldn't limit the method in which you post, unless you're just trying to be obnoxious. ie: 71k3 7h15.
So I can post a message contained within a 100mb image file?
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:09 AM   #12
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Last time I checked, "a lot" was two valid words.
But "alot" is not a word, and that was the mistake SpaceManiac corrected in the quote :P
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So I can post a message contained within a 100mb image file?
I would classify that as "obnoxious" -o_-o

More on-topic, Hamumu won't be "bad grammar free" as long as it's family friendly and there's no "minimum age" you need to be to join. But yeah, "chatspeak" like "plz" and "u" can be incredibly annoying, especially since there's no reason to be using those on a forum, and I wouldn't even call those "bad grammar", just perhaps an annoying hobb- I mean habit which people need to lose.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:32 AM   #13
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OK, a clarification;

I don't want this place to turn into Heroscapers in the respect that they ridicule people who type without conventions. That is not what I want to turn Hamumu into. I just want something so people quit speaking in textspeak and\or sentences that lack capitalization or punctuation (mainly periods and quotes).
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:13 AM   #14
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Meh. As long as it's possible to understand what something means, I don't really mind whether proper spelling and grammar is used.

Oh, and you spelt 'capitalisation' wrong in your first post. *Ducks*
(Point being, Americans spell a large number of words wrong anyway. I keep finding-out that I'm using Americanisms. )
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:35 AM   #15
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We should put guns to everyones heads and force them to switch to Firefox. Its automatic spell check is quite nice.

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Point being, Americans spell a large number of words wrong anyway. I keep finding-out that I'm using Americanisms.
Because we spend too much time text-ing one another and it becomes a way of life to shorten words as much as possible! (Except for me; I don't have a cell phone.) And what is your beef with America, anyway?
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Je ne fais jamais *errors* en francais!
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I usualy only use correct grammer on this forum.
Because it is the only forum I go to.
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I usualy only use correct grammer on this forum.
Because it is the only forum I go to.
Same here.
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Meh. As long as it's possible to understand what something means, I don't really mind whether proper spelling and grammar is used.
That's true, but if you have to stop, think, and re-read the post, It isn't that great. It gives other people more trouble then your saving yourself. Something like noone is an example, because It makes you stop and make sure your glasses aren't smeared (If you have glasses). It also makes me think you misspelled "noon". Things like alot aren't so bad because you know it means "a lot".

P.S. Isn't it ironic that the title of this thread isn't capitalized?
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:51 AM   #20
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P.S. Isn't it ironic that the title of this thread isn't capitalized?
I did that on purpose. . Seems Jamul fixed it, though.
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