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post #51 of 63 Old 12-11-2009, 09:41 AM
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okay people im not trying to start a fight here !

All im saying is be careful to make regulations fair & clear

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post #52 of 63 Old 12-11-2009, 10:09 AM
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I think the Admins original post is pretty fair and pretty clear.


And I know for a fact there have been many - a - thread that has had posts in it about lack of caps and punctuation making posts very difficult to read.

No one is asking you to capitalize EVERYTHING. I believe the general rule is the first letter of a new sentence. Being as bad as I am at grammar even I find that to be one of the simpler rules so I remember it well.
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Gypsy, and others, this thread has gone on much longer then really necessary. To make things clearer, if it is unacceptable to turn in a paper at school using shortcuts then it is unacceptable here - period.

The moderators will be the ultimate judge. There is really no need to continue asking "what if" or "but I..." or any other argument. That is the way the rule will be enforced. Will one moderator be OK with something and another one not? Of course but when in doubt or it's on the bubble, we discuss it and make a joint decision.

Our purpose is to make the forum a place that exchanges knowledge concerning horses in a mature way. Doing it in an immature way turns off the more knowledgable members - those that can enhance the value of our forum and everyone's experience here.

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how about we try this on for size, instead of fighting & bickering over what is allowed & what is not, we can just agree that if you have trouble reading/understanding someones post you can say to them; please could you use more correct punctuation in your post ? You don't have to say; I can never read when these stupid little girls type like that, you can't be on here if you type that way !

Hows that ? Only rule there is be polite & mature

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Hows that ? Only rule there is be polite & mature
Have you read your posts in this thread? The Admin has been VERY polite and mature to you...it has not gone the other way though.

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how about we try this on for size, instead of fighting & bickering over what is allowed & what is not, we can just agree that if you have trouble reading/understanding someones post you can say to them; please could you use more correct punctuation in your post ? You don't have to say; I can never read when these stupid little girls type like that, you can't be on here if you type that way !
I think the bottom line is what iride and Admin. Said. It is a rule. Like it or not, it is a rule. They want a certain atmosphere here. An atmosphere that is welcoming to an adult mature conversation about horses.

If you can not hand it in for a paper at school then do not use it here.

And we have mentioned that no capitalization and lack of punctuation makes a thread really hard to read many times. Has it changed anything? So will your idea work?

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I guess we'll see.

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but isnt it a rule about chat speak specifically ? Not other grammatical things people have problems with ? That's the problem I have, the lines must be clear.

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Have you read your posts in this thread? The Admin has been VERY polite and mature to you...it has not gone the other way though.

I don't think that ADMIN has been impolite, but other members have been. Please show me where I have been impolite or used chat speak when I have been told not to.
I am breaking no rule as I am not using chat speak.
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post #59 of 63 Old 12-11-2009, 07:55 PM
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I hate to get into the mess of things again but I find the way people use the word "Nazi" to describe grammar tendencies quite disturbing. Certainly most people can agree that to use such a word in a casual way is offensive and historically incorrect to say the least. I happen to know people who lost relatives in the Holocaust and I do not believe it is a term that should be taken lightly, seeing people getting fired up about another person's grammar and not mind the incorrect use of the word Nazi is surprising. Being stingy about grammar is nowhere near comparable to what someone who identifies as a Nazi believes in or does, needless to mention the actions of the Nazi Party in the past.

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post #60 of 63 Old 12-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Personally I hate it and find it unnecessary.

somewhere behind the rider you've become the hours of practice you've put in & the coaches that have pushed you is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back. ride for her.
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