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    12-11-2009, 10:48 PM
Mmmk. I do believe I am starting to veer away from my original decision about net speak. For one thing, I like how this is called "cracking down on grammar," yet some of our own moderators don't even use correct punctuation and capitalization. I have just a hard of a time trying to decipher posts made by those who fail to type grammatically correct than those who use common shortcuts to shorten a lengthy post.

I agree with what some of the others have said on here, if you don't understand it, don't read it. There are plenty of people on this forum who can understand it, and in today's modern world, "net" speak is a very useful thing to know. I will say, it does seem a little odd that one of the words on the list is "lol" when I know many people who don't understand it, although shortcuts like "u" and "r" are a bit obvious, yes?

And again, this seems to have turned into a grammar thread, when net speak has absolutely nothing to do with capitalizing and using correct sentence structure. You can still capitalize the first letter of every sentence using net speak, and can also have correct sentence structure(minus the fact that you are using quick shortcuts).
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    12-12-2009, 12:21 AM
Yes but when people say "wil you please hlp me out" Its annoying and unnecessary
    12-12-2009, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tennessee    
For one thing, I like how this is called "cracking down on grammar," yet some of our own moderators don't even use correct punctuation and capitalization.
The announcement never mentioned "cracking down on grammar." In fact, it said explicitly

Originally Posted by Administrator
To be sure, moderators will not be policing posts for any and all spelling and grammar mistakes. We simply require that posts are indicative of an effort to write properly and avoid the use of net speak. Additionally, commonly used acronyms such as omg, lol, etc. continue to be fine.
The purpose of this rule is to make posts more readable and less offensive to intelligent, mature people to ensure that we have an intelligent, mature community. The great majority of members who have responded in this thread, in The Saloon, and in the Teen Talk forum have indicated that this is what they want. Members interested in a place where anything goes have plenty of other horse forums to choose from.

I am closing this thread because its purpose was to announce the rule and it does not appear anything constructive will come of further discussion.

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