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From hereFORE!!!! wrote:ur a very stubbon man, so if people cant spell correctly u come in their thread and flame them???
*One mystical linguistic correction later*
This not a case of "can't spell correctly". It's a case of "won't write correctly."FORE!!!! wrote:You're a very stubborn man, so if people can't spell correctly you come in their thread and flame them???
Even the most incapable speller can capitalise sentence starts and proper nouns, add fullstops, not use text abbreviations and run a spell check.
I know many people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and all sorts of related issues - not one of them is incapable of any of what I listed above. They might not always get the right word from those the spell-checker offers, but they CAN try.
In my time, I've long since learnt to tell the difference between someone who finds spelling hard but has actually put in effort and someone who's just being lazy (regardless of their actual skill level).
What I see here is laziness, pure discourteousness to fellow forum members. If you're not going to spend at least the effort it takes to make a post vaguely respectable, why should anyone spend the greater effort to answer your questions?
The thing you are completely failing to remember is that for a fair proportion of our members, English is not their first language. Also, as you suggested, some of our members do have genuine problems reading.
So, what's going to be easier to read for these people?
a) A post rather like mine, with good grammar and correct spelling*?
*Thus making it possible to use a dictionary to look-up/translate, if needs be.
b) A post that looks like a rejected ream from the infinite monkey room?
I don't pretend that I'm not stubborn about spelling, but as a trait that's not automatically bad. If the British weren't bloody stubborn wankers, then there's these big wars that would have gone very differently.
Anyway, what's worse? Asking someone to actually put in the small amount of effort needed to make what they're writing readable, or the refusing to put in that effort, thus making posts more work for everyone to read, and perhaps even nigh impossible for those who are foreign and/or happen to have reading difficulties?
But if I've got to be a jerk to try and get some common courtesy into other people's skulls, then so be it.
This just became the "Grammar Help Thread" it is to be used for help with translations and how to "word" a post if you're not sure of how to do it. It is not to be used to complain about members posts! Any complaints will be deleted without notice.
There are already a few posts here at the time of this edit, if they are about you PM me and I will work with you to solve the issue.
Please feel free to help anyone who asks for it, and to ask for help if you need it.
Thank you for your help and cooperation, jrrdw.
(Now with sneaky corrections by Ragnarok)