Poor spelling and lack of grammar?

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  1. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Is anyone else bothered by the general lack of writing ability by so many posters? I like this site as it's active and covers quite a bit of ground but so many "txtese" posts is a huge turn-off.


    geez dudez i wanna now about ezgaurds. are they lose or cuz id hate to loose one fo that wuld be ftl, imo


    TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :eek:
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Yea...annoys me to. But its the internet, its where that stuff was invented :p
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    How ironic. :)
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Obsession about something so trivial is likely a sign of approaching mental instability.

    At least the drugs for your approaching mental breakdown will be top notch.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't mind unless the post is entirely unintelligible because of it.
     
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it bothers me, but no more than on any other site I frequent.
     
  7. donga macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i agree it's annoying, but tolerable unless it's completely egregious (and even worse, when the poster doesn't know what's wrong). you could be the spelling/grammar police if you wanted to, otherwise just deal?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's the internet, everyone didn't/won't get an A+ in English (including me!).

    Occasionally a post will be so so bad that it is barely fathomable, but most of the time so long as the post makes sense who cares?
     
  9. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't bother me too much, but it can get a little annoying if I am unable to understand what a member is saying.
    I myself could never type like that. ;)
     
  10. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yes...I don't buy "it's the internet" as an excuse; if you're going to communicate something, you should make some attempt to do it properly, not that I would expect 100% correctness at all times. Otherwise I just skip over the posts that are excessively bad--not bothering to make a small effort at writing means I don't bother to make the effort to understand you.

    --Eric
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    While true, no one needs to be formal here. I'm more worried about them getting the point across, rather than whether their grammar is correct.

    Personally, I mostly follow AP Style. (Which means I would probably flunk most English courses.)
     
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  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have anything to add, really, but this thread requires this image.

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  14. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic. :)
     
  15. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    How are you doing with that?
     
  16. Randman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. Typos are one thing, or even casual writing. But when posters have no regard for being readable, it really is irksome. And for people to defend it is beyond comprehension.
     
  17. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Any thread complaining about spelling and grammar is predestined to have ironic posts. :p

     
  18. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry OP, I am somewhat ill educated, but I think the title of this thread should read "bad grammar" rather than "lack of grammar".

    I must admit that some of the more educated posters on other sites have been very generous with tips to help my spelling, grammar and punctuation.

    The spell check in 10.5 is a big help for me too.
     
  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Once in a while. People who don't use capitals to start sentences get my goat. The misuse of apostrophes is another annoyance. Otherwise I just ignore the unintelligible and worry about more life-threatening stuff (such as death). :cool:
     
  20. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    when can i come and pick him/her up?
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    When I've milked it for all it's worth.
     
  22. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't bother me too much, but sometimes it makes me wonder if some people actually utilize their browser's spell checker ;) .
     
  23. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Perhaps these people are used to dealing in volume, as per text messagers. ;)
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Watch out. Goats really will eat your homework.
     

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