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Old 20-07-2011, 17:29   #31
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I had a professor who once commented, never submit anything, excepting a postcard, without doing a rough draft first.
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The point of the forum is for people to communicate with each other. To that end punctuation, paragraphs and capitalization are desirable. There is a change coming to the rules to help us maintain the readability of the forum. Why not practise now?
What changes ?

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wow, im sorry that i offended so many people. or is that I'm or I am ? its a post on a forum, not a college application.
I have the same problem, for what it's worth. I'm a college professor and I write a great deal for publication. (10 articles/chapters/forewards/reviews published in 2010.) When I write for work, as I've been doing all day, I rarely ever hit the shift key because the word processor capitalizes the first words of sentences, et cetera, for me. It's just wasted energy.

Then, when I shift over here, it suddenly becomes a bit awkward to have to use the frigging shift key. I often don't bother because I'm trying to sneak in a quick reply before returning to "work."

I hope the mods are gentle with us!
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Old 20-07-2011, 18:04   #35
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The point of the forum is for people to communicate with each other. To that end punctuation, paragraphs and capitalization are desirable. There is a change coming to the rules to help us maintain the readability of the forum. Why not practise now?

O no. The grammar police.
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We love you all.. bad spelling, punctuation and lack of writing standards and all...

It's not about aesthetics... It's more a courtesy and efficiency issue.

I am NOT the greatest speller or typist around, I use the spell check, try to remember to reread before hitting the post/submit button... so that what I am saying is communicated as clearly as possible to the audience! (assuming anyone WANTS ta hear from me... again...)

I wouldn't speak up in a group to ask a question and phrase it badly and mumble if I expected /wanted a response... Why would you do the equivalent here?

Don't aim for perfect, but adequate is worth bothering with in my book...
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Why not practise now?
Would it be better to practice than to practise?

(sorry, couldn't resist.)
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Would it be better to practice than to practise?

(sorry, couldn't resist.)
oh you are JUST such a card!
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Would it be better to practice than to practise?

(sorry, couldn't resist.)
Ah, you see in Canada we practise to get the practice correct.
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fwiw--i have been published--
poetry
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon g ago.

my grammar is perfect and i take offense at anyone thinking my spelling is wrong. i am perfect speller. online i cannot typo. at all. takes me over an hour to correct a post.
when i have spent 1 hour online typoing , i have pain all night to my elbows from my thumbs. yes i check my stuff.
am selling off my capital letters , as i wont be needing them anymore.
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We know some have trouble expressing themselves in print. However there are ways that they can improve their posts.


1) If you are making more than a minimal response write in a new title.

2) After typing read at what has been written.

3) Only a small amount of the discussion in this Forum is in long paragraphs, so if there is a single long paragraph then go back and break it up into smaller ones, or even individual sentences. If you don't know how to do this then we are happy to assist.

4) Leave at least one blank line between paragraphs.

5) Check that there are no groups of punctuation marks. Yes, its nice to give emphasis to what you have written but multiple punctuation marks will make your post less readable.

6) Check that every sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a single punctuation mark.

7) Look for the red spell checks. Where you see them look at the suggestions and assess if they better say what you want. If you don't know how to do this then we are happy to assist.

8) Use the preview button to read your post as it will appear to others. If it looks wrong then repeat #3 to #8 until it looks right.
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Here is one photo, I will post the others as soon as I can edit out the name of the company on the side of the barge.

It was difficult to get a better image as they were all telling me very colorfully to get lost.

When i asked about the huge chunk of piling floating in the lagoon they said "So what"? How do you want us to get it out? This is not my boat, just a friends and is the one who they said needs to move.

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End sentences with only one punctuation mark?!

Bash, thinking is not a waste of energy. Showing courteousness to others by conforming to the conventions of usage is not wasted, either, IMHO.
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Was this real? Someone asks a real question about a real problem and gets beat to hell for punctuation?
People that have ripped the o p have recently answered questions from people asking where does the poop go when I live in a river. Bashed the Bums because Pat says bathroom instead of head. Reasoned with Scoobert.
Jumped in on every thread where someone asks if they can buy a boat for 10 grand and sail around the world for 2 dollars a week.
Gave polite advice to the I can't swim, have never been on a boat and want to cross oceans what boat should I buy crowd.

Ya'all need to go back and read what you said here. Rabid dogs the lot of you.
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The moderators have hijacked this thread and taken it off topic.Greg
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