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Old 30-06-2012, 06:24   #31
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... I just think it's funny when people point out spelling or grammatical errors on a forum. Who cares. As long as the message is clear, no worries.
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Simple and precise =.... Works in a post as well. You are correct in saying "as long as the message is clear" but the message is always clearer to the sender than it is to the reader, so best to make it as clear as possible by using proper spelling and grammar. Just sayin' ...
Conventional spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, and grammar all help in presenting information in a clear and understandable manner; whereas “unconventional” forms tend to obscure the author’s intended meaning.

Given the amount of reading I do, I’m not very tempted to spend much time translating “gibberish” into readily comprehensible English. If an author doesn’t care enough to present his/her information “correctly”, why should I care enough to read his/her offering?
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I post on six sailing forums, always have. They all offer something unique.
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Bear in mind that there is a much more heavy-handed moderation policy on this forum as opposed to others, even SailNet. For instance- I was recently reprimanded here because I failed to capitalize the first letter of each word of a thread title, if you can believe that.

On the plus side, this forum is extremely active.
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Re: Moving over from Sailnet

Perhaps the high amount of activity at least partially relates to how the forum is managed?

The highest number of users ever online now stands at 1923.

We encourage members to write in a way that makes it easy for others to read their posts. But we do not discipline anyone for not doing so. Not having perfect grammar or English skills is perfectly fine. Just try your best.

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The language of this forum is English. If you are not a native English speaker, do your best. We are glad to have you as a member and will be supportive and polite.


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Re: Moving over from Sailnet

i used to be chastised for bad speeling but is my hands not my brane that seem to be failing miserably......
welcome. i am also with sn--so ye have read some of my typo-ing....lol
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I think it's a great policy. I wish all fora did the same. Personally, when I see one of those enormous blocks of text with no punctuation I just move on. If you want me to read it, write it properly.
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It's called non-capital punishment.

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Conventional spelling, punctuation, capitalisation (?) and grammar all help in presenting information in a clear and understandable manner; whereas “unconventional” forms tend to obscure the author’s intended meaning.

Given the amount of reading I do, I’m not very tempted to spend much time translating “gibberish” into readily comprehensible English. If an author doesn’t care enough to present his/her information “correctly”, why should I care enough to read his/her offering?
Hummm... Gordo, you ment, of course, Capitalization or is the above an alternate (European?) English spelling.

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hylyte--either way is proper, same with kerb/curb; glamour/glamor..and many others.... usa speaketh not the queen's own language.
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hylyte--either way is proper, same with kerb/curb; glamour/glamor..and many others.... usa speaketh not the queen's own language.
Ah... So I should not have coloured Godo's non-error. As I said, to Air...
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yeah--gordo is usually pretty near perfect when he posts---
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I've recently been on SN but always find myself coming back to CF.
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Hummm... Gordo, you ment, of course, Capitalization or is the above an alternate (European?) English spelling.
I think Gord meant the correct way.

and even if he accidently included a colonial style Z.......it would of course be called a Zed
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I think we all congratulate the Moderators for a fine job! Wonderful job Guys and Gals!
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