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        12-08-2009, 10:34 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank goodness! I am such a grammar and punctuation Nazi (though I do screw up sometimes, I will admit hehe). I practically twitch every time a younger member uses text speak or does not punctuate an entire paragraph, it is so difficult to read when that happens. Not only that, but I personally find it difficult to take anyone who communicates like that seriously,12 or 35, it does not matter...
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        12-09-2009, 12:47 AM
    Thank-you so much!! I can't stand "net speak" in posts. It can be so hard to read!!
        12-09-2009, 01:04 AM
    Super Moderator
    You mean people will have to learn proper grammar, punctuation, spelling to participate on the forum? We'd better tell the public schools to ramp up their teaching methods!!
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        12-09-2009, 01:06 AM
    You guys are awesome. Not only does it help us understand the posts better, maybe it will help to educate some of the younger posters on how to effectively utilize proper grammar and punctuation while writing to get their feelings across more clearly.

    I love this forum!!!
        12-09-2009, 02:44 AM
    Thanks so much! I HATE chat speak! It hurts my eyes and I think it paint a "possible" wrong picture of a person's intelligence who uses it.
        12-09-2009, 03:45 AM
    I wish there was a limit on '!' and '?' too..
    I hate those
    'Wait what????????????' and 'OMG look!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
        12-09-2009, 07:27 AM
    To the previous poster, fortunatle there are rules about that!

    Furthermore, do not type in all caps, or in alternating caps, or use excessive exclamation points or question marks. (Example. Don't TYPE LIKE THIS oR LiKe ThIs!!!!!111!!!!!????///)
        12-09-2009, 07:48 AM
    I've always thought it was just common sense and 'net etiquette' to type in full?

    Also could someone inform me as to how to obtain one of those etiquette pledger badges? Or are they earnt?
        12-09-2009, 10:33 AM
    This rule makes me happy Text can be quite challenging to understand (and many abbrevations too, though, I remember not knowing what IMO meant for such a long time)

    Little off topic here, I was browsing through my English text book yesterday and found a small chapter on text speak And there they said that lol = lots of love..
        12-09-2009, 11:02 AM
    Thank you!

    Sissimut-icehestar, I think most standard online abbreviations have more than one meaning depending on where they are used.

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