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 Cinder_ella
Joined: 6/19/2007
Msg: 76
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 ebgdae
Joined: 12/27/2006
Msg: 77
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/17/2007 9:28:09 PM
spelling,,, schmelling,,,, who cares?
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 78
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/18/2007 2:47:17 PM
Original


Threads on this forum can go on for over a hundred pages.


Corrected


Threads on this forum can go on for over twenty-seven pages


OT

When you enter into a public domain, you should expect to meet all different kinds of people. They will have varying levels of education, both curricular and life. To expect that every single person will have perfect spelling and grammar is unrealistic. For me, it's more about what the person has to say, rather than if they have semi-colons in the correct position or how they spell it.

 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 79
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/18/2007 7:35:20 PM
Rated10, this is the Australian forums and the longest thread on here is 27 pages. We debate here and everyon's opinion is valid and relevant. That's the point of forums. We all try to value others' opinions here and I personally don't care whether they spell it right or not.

I do understand that it can annoy some people and that's the topic of the forum. I just find it unrealistic that you would expect on a medium such as this that we would all be English majors?

Some people may not be able to spell well, but their points are often valid and sometimes show great insight into the topic being discussed. I don't see this as making them sound like an idiot just because it's not spelt perfectly.
 atalia
Joined: 3/28/2007
Msg: 80
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 2:25:07 AM
so is 'spelled' correct or 'spelt' correct?
no googling now!!!!
 ebgdae
Joined: 12/27/2006
Msg: 81
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 2:32:52 AM
^^^trick question!

wrong on both counts

It's 'spelded'!
 atalia
Joined: 3/28/2007
Msg: 82
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 2:34:17 AM
geez and all this time I was spellink it spell'd
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 83
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 3:12:18 AM
Oy! its gotta be spalt? or spald?>>>>>>&^%$$#@!!

Your profile was an extremly interesting read Rated10....couple o real interestin reads in your forum posts there you landlubber.....arrrrrr
 ebgdae
Joined: 12/27/2006
Msg: 84
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 3:24:01 AM
aaaarrrrrrrrgh,,,

if'n we catch any good spellas in da pirate thread we brand deir tungs and break deir typen fingas,

aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh
 atalia
Joined: 3/28/2007
Msg: 85
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 3:25:39 AM
Arrrr hard to rite and spel proper wid a hook fer a hand....... dang croc!
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 86
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 3:26:18 AM
Arrr yea periwinkle!!!!

Put him in the brig til he's sober......

I love bein a pirate!!!!!!
 Cinder_ella
Joined: 6/19/2007
Msg: 87
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 4:02:14 AM
Yeah well, if you guys can't can't get your spellification right, what hope is there?
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 88
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 4:04:23 AM
Ahh Cinders...we be forever doomed to the backwards Aussie Forums....in the grand scheme of POF.....
 obhwhitedragon
Joined: 1/29/2007
Msg: 89
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 4:04:58 AM
''''''''''what hope is there''''''''''''''

all hope is gone, just take me as i am............
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 90
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 5:25:24 AM
^^^lol dragon...we b k Tobias the Bald.......

We love u just the ay u are......
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 91
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 6:11:14 AM

naver hurt women love sex she naver fill pain in side no difrent virgin or not vagina like pipe hole and penis is look like runing water in side pipe thay fill nathing if any women said she hurt thats all rubish



Translation - I would never hurt a woman that loved sex, She would never feel pain because a penis and vagina fit together....and something about water pipes in there but I reckon I got it....

And this person probably typed this from their heart which can't be bad....
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 92
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 6:19:24 AM
Don't panic bout the water pipes stormy...pmsl.....
 Faux Pa
Joined: 8/25/2006
Msg: 93
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 7:11:43 AM
Occasionally on these forums I leap onto a band wagon . . just for the ride, you understand.
Sometimes from way up on the high ones, you can see some funny stuff.

On a site where typed messages are the primary form of communication it’s a ridiculous assumption to presume that anything other than a person’s best effort is acceptable.

I prefer decent spelling and grammar but I'd stop short of placing some kind of expectation on it.


Thank you. I copied it from a VCR manual a few months ago at about three in the morning whilst listening to a lot of weird music....

But here's the rub . . for me anyway.
If we agree that 'typed messages are the primary form of communication', then how could we excuse the fact that a profile has no bleeding content! I expect it's all spelled (spelt?) correctly though, so that's OK.
 Faux Pa
Joined: 8/25/2006
Msg: 94
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 10:18:29 AM

Why not?

Quite simply . . tolerance.

Some other forums do. Unlike POF they understand that on a forum where the sole content is English prose that it's in its member’s best interests to make posts as legible as possible in order to avoid confusion and discussions convoluted by unreadable content.

Understood, but I think we must make allowances for those with lesser English skills than may be perceived as mandatory.
Indeed, we have some posters that appear to have, dare I say, challenged English skills, but for all I know, they may paint like Pablo Picasso.
I couldn't paint a picture to save myself, so I find it appropriate to practice a little tolerance. In fact, while I have a preference for decent English, I feel the tolerance is mandatory.

You appear to have my intentions confused: My profile wasn't created as a means of communication; this is why I am not communicating anything with it.

Nah, I don't think I have your intentions confused. I'm sure it's apparent I was deliberately juxtaposing those two statements in order to highlight the inconstancies. That is . . what's the point of perfect English, if there is no actual information being exchanged. But anyway . .

And either ‘spelt’ or ‘spelled’ is fine. They’re both past-tense verbs that hold the same meaning.

Yes, I did read that in a previous post. It was a little attempted humour on my part.
 SergeantOz
Joined: 4/11/2007
Msg: 95
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/19/2007 3:40:57 PM
"Youse don giv us bad spellas a go `ay. Them guv`ment trainin` wuns are how youse dunno what I am sayin` to youse. Me kids go to tha guv`ment skools so youse wil fink weese not sum dumb blokes ay".
 Lacrymosa
Joined: 6/23/2007
Msg: 96
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 9/20/2007 7:24:13 AM

Now, my dispute with these practices isn’t that the written English isn’t perfect but that through a blatant disregard for common errors they assist in slowing down the pace of the forums by placing responsibility on other users to make sense of broken English instead of being able to read a post straight off the page as each person should be able too.


I woulda put commas before and after "but" and "errors". Then a full stop after forums then a capital "This places...."



For example, when two sentences run together because a user hasn’t bothered to include a period or capital letters in their post it takes the person reading at least twice the time it should take for them to understand what is being said as they are being dealt the responsibility of correcting the post themselves upon finding the inconsistency in the person’s text.


Man....,,,,,that sentence is WAAAAYYYY tooo long.....and I am not gonna say anything....I could correct it all but I really am over it......
 obhwhitedragon
Joined: 1/29/2007
Msg: 97
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 11/22/2007 2:12:02 AM
we ahve a post ear for every moment..


women
 serenex
Joined: 11/3/2006
Msg: 98
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 11/22/2007 2:14:43 AM
You know drags one of the rocky twins wont be far away....Spelling nazis
 obhwhitedragon
Joined: 1/29/2007
Msg: 99
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 11/22/2007 2:15:51 AM
O yer......

they would give me heaps over this..............

but what the hell.......
 Fairybread
Joined: 4/24/2007
Msg: 100
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 11/22/2007 5:39:59 AM

How about people who SpElL lIkE tHiS iN tHeRe PrOfIlEs ? Does that annoy you too ?


Hell yeah! Especially when they don't know the difference between there and their.

I will tell you Sergeant. There as how you wrote it is a position, like over there.

When one is talking about a profile, such as their own it is spelled this way. THEIR!

Get it right please. Because it is becomming a turn off!
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