Punctuation Poll

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How critical do you think punctuation is on these forums?

Very Critical
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67%
Doesn't matter
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Punctuation Poll

Post by shinobid » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:12 pm

I get frustrated with no punctuation in posts, makes it hard to follow sometimes. Am I alone here?
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Post by shinobid » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:14 am

martijn25...This wasn't my intention when I started this poll/thread. I hadn't taken into account the fact that people from other countries are on here as well. My apologies, I didn't mean to offend anyone.
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Post by Squid » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:47 am

OK, this is headding in the wrong direction. I have had a few requests to lock this, but I am going to leave it open for the moment.

This is not, in my opinion, directed towards those that speak english as a second language, it is directed to those that are just too lazy to use a bit of punctuation to help keep the posts understandable. Most members that know english as a second language try harder to make thier posts clear, use puncuation, and some even apologise for possibly not doing so.
That being said I am cleaning this out, and we'll start over.

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Post by shinobid » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:58 pm

Thanks squid..I seriously didn't mean any offense to anyone. Anyone who has been overly offended, I truly am sorry.
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Post by Natedog » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:46 am

shinobid wrote:I get frustrated with no punctuation in posts, makes it hard to follow sometimes. Am I alone here?


I agree! I give consideratioin to those who are not from English speaking countries and usually can understand them better than those who just don't try. A little effort goes a long way. :)
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Post by sicj » Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:28 pm

Punctuation and capitalization go a long way. They can determine the difference between: helping your uncle jack off a horse, and helping your Uncle Jack, off a horse.

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Post by SavageGoZoom » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:51 pm

sicj wrote:Punctuation and capitalization go a long way. They can determine the difference between: helping your uncle jack off a horse, and helping your Uncle Jack, off a horse.

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Post by fom » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:53 pm

sicj wrote:Punctuation and capitalization go a long way. They can determine the difference between: helping your uncle jack off a horse, and helping your Uncle Jack, off a horse.

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Haha im still laughing, you said that VERY well.

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Post by j-rome » Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:17 pm

dident this thred used to be longer?

but ya its fine with me If someone does or does not use punctuation. If they go a whole paragraph with none then it gets hard but in a normal sentence if they use none its fine with ME. I just use periods mostly as to ME commas make no difference when I read.

This is just me though. but I guess I could try and use other things now that I read others dont like reading like I do.
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Post by shinobid » Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:33 pm

j-rome wrote:dident this thred used to be longer?


It did, but some people were taking offense and getting a little out of hand so Squid cleaned it up. Seems to be going well now.
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Post by kawasakirider » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:40 am

Sorry to revive an old thread but I have just found it. There are 2 main examples of stupidity or just people being plane lazy. One of them is "tomArrow" where did the "A" get in tomorrow and where did the "O" go? The second one is thow, it is THOUGH NOT THOW. I don't know why but it does irritate me a bit.
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Post by bcane98 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:30 am

kawasakirider wrote:Sorry to revive an old thread but I have just found it. There are 2 main examples of stupidity or just people being plane lazy. One of them is "tomArrow" where did the "A" get in tomorrow and where did the "O" go? The second one is thow, it is THOUGH NOT THOW. I don't know why but it does irritate me a bit.


If you read the subject you have seen it stated PUNCTUATION not SPELLING... Use caution when calling people lazy or stupid...
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Post by kawasakirider » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:34 am

I know it is about punctuation, but I can read a post without punctuation a heck of allot easier than I can with mispelled or made up words. I wasn't directing my lazy or stupid remark at anyone so I don't see it to be a problem. Sorry if I have offended anyone.
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Post by bendover » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:11 pm

It's important to me, I almost feel like editing everyone's posts, good thing I didn't make Moderator. I find the lack of proper punctuation very disturbing if the user is above the age of 16 as this will reflect their grammar skills later in life and reflect poorly on the "more educated" crowd. Under 16, I can let it slide.

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Post by shinobid » Thu May 08, 2008 11:37 pm

I'm reviving this thread cause there's alot of new people here now. Just curious again...
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Post by c2s » Fri May 09, 2008 9:13 am

Spelling is WAY more important the punctuation. With poor punctuation you can still read it. With every word being cut to three letters and using *censored* every other "word" can be trying. I'm not saying normal bad spelling it's the on purpose.

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Post by buschman » Fri May 09, 2008 10:31 am

I tend to ignore posts where punctuation, spelling, and over all comprehension are really bad.  If I feel it's someone who is speaking English as a second language I'll tend to try my best to understand.  Usually you can tell someone who English is not their native language by words being in the wrong order and improper word selection for what they are trying to say.  I can understand that.  But when someone who speaks English natively and is being lazy, I have little to no patience for that.  

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Post by ihateXTM » Fri May 09, 2008 11:57 am

I am guilty of this, I get so into typing, I just go on&on, with no stopping or starting point. I have learned my lesson. Maybe thats way some of my post's go unanswer'd? I will stop being lazy,(not stupid) & use more legible grammer.
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Post by buschman » Fri May 09, 2008 12:08 pm

Personally, I think text messaging has done a huge disservice to the English language.   :P

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Post by cmt56ss » Fri May 09, 2008 9:12 pm

I'm not trying to offend anyone who does not speak English as a primary language, and are not used to typing it, BUT.....

I can't stand people who never use any type of punctuation, or don't spell words properly.  I know with text messaging, it can be tedious to type out full words, but if you have a keyboard in front of you, how hard is it to type an entire word?  If you're not sure of spelling, put (sp) after it.  

When you post and are trying to ask a question, I don't waste time reading if it is a run-on and I can't follow it!!!

And I have to agree with Bushman, texting has just ruined the language.  I noticed that college kids younger than me (I graduated high school in '01 and college in '06) just can't write an entire paragraph for a report with proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.  I on the other hand, can't send a text message with all those abbreviations, it's just against my nature!!!!
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