Proper Forum Usage: All please read before you post ever again! (updated)

blackhawksniper

EGO Is My Life!
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****IMPORTANT EDIT*****
My bad.
I forgot to mention that if English is NOT your primary language, you are exempt. I know how hard it is to write and speak another language, we understand and appluad the effort you put forth :)

I should mention that this is directed to most of the "leet speaking" young crowd on here



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First off, just let me say that I am not directing this on anyone and what not, but I am merely making a public service announcement :)

I have been missing a few of my friends in posts on the forums as of late. These friends include and are not limited to:
The Shift Key for the start of a sentence and capatilization.
The . , ? ! and ' keys are also your friends. They are useful for breaking up phrases and making sentences. Here is an example of why grammar is important.

Describing how a Panda Bear that eats Bamboo
Panda Bear: A bear that eats shoots and leaves ( confusing phrase)
Panda Bear: A bear that eats, shoots, and leaves. ( improper use of grammar, confuses the reader)

Panda Bear: A bear that eats shoots and leaves. ( correct, puncuation used where needed and capitalized first word in sentence)

It is also important to use "real" words when typing. Here is an example:
ZOMGZ! i r teh l337 u n00bs!!111

Translated: Oh my God, I am the elite you newbs!

Also, "pwned" is not a word. Its orgin is of "owned" but misspelled by someone who can't type and it has been in use ever since.

So to review. The Shift , . ? ' " and ! keys are our friends. Caps lock is a key that deserves to die. Tab is an odd duck for a key. It is rarely used unless you are typing a paragraph and used to indent the first line but that doesn't always work on forums. Also, numbers are not letters and should only be used to denote amounts of something, i.e. I got 107 kills and 34 deaths. Also, using single letters such as u for you, y for why, and r for are do not count as words. They are single letters and shouldn't be used.

Sparing use of emoticons ( smileys) and acroynoms such as "lol" and "rofl" are alright if used very little.
The worst is when people misuse their and there and they're
------------------------ Corp Punishment
Their is belonging, "it is their mg42"

There is location, "it's over there"

They're is a conjunction of they and are, "they're going to the big gun"

Or my personal pet peeve, the misuse of to and too.


"I am way too hot"

"I would like to go to the shops"

------------------------------------------------ Spetznaz
Sheesh people, this applies to everyone: stop posting when there is nothing of substance or relevance to post.

You DO NOT need to reply no every thread just for the sake of replying.

You DO NOT need to start a new thread to share some tidbit about your life that precious few of us care to know about.



I hope you enjoyed your proper forum usage lesson primarily by Blackhawsniper with some quotes from Corp Punishment and Spetnzaz


p.s. Sorry for the necromancy on this subject but its important! We are a mature DoDs clan, spell like it! :p
 
z0mg thnx 4 t3h gr4mm4r l3sson, i w1ll take it 2 <3 lolzomgroflcoptor

And on that note, we need to settle this whole your/you're thing too. One is possessive one is contraction meaning you are. GET IT RIGHT!
"Kamphy, you're a hacker."
"Kamphy, turn off your hacks."
See?
 
Yes you have
this is somewhere in the forums , and it gets me kinda upset since i cant type that well
so that means i should just stop posting on the forums??
and all the other people that cant spell or type right???
 
No, it means put thought into your posts! Think of them as your childern and care for them! Remeber to feed them!


Im just saying this again because I don't like having to decipher what people say on the forums!
 
i dun lyk speeck inglizh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111oneoneone!!eleven!!!1111two?

No I'm kidding, but as I've said in the other thread I support literacy!
 
I agree with you.

I just started this clan and i feel that if you are going to talk to me, do it the way you were tought in school.

Thank you.....
=(e)={METAL}Pope
 
[quote1188941151=Baron Rojo]
Yes you have
this is somewhere in the forums , and it gets me kinda upset since i cant type that well
so that means i should just stop posting on the forums??
and all the other people that cant spell or type right???
[/quote1188941151]

that's just like me. i always seem to mess up somewhere in my post. like leave out a letter or tra(n)spose a letter, which i just did and corrected just now, but i will never cap my letters(,) because it o so hurts my pinky to hold down shift.

edit:)) lets see what i did (wrong)(,) anything in a ( ) is a correction.
 
[quote1188942195=Blazing Heat]
You made typos...I saw it, don't lie!
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Show me then :p I want to correct my mistakes.
 
Yeah, I got into the habit of trying to type well a while ago...My abbreviations got really bad so that I started to write abbreviations in my school essays ;)
 
[quote1188950125=Dr. Knocker's]
Yeah, I got into the habit of trying to type well a while ago...My abbreviations got really bad so that I started to write abbreviations in my school essays ;)
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NOW that's a good reason why! LOL
 
[quote1188951218=blackhawksniper]
No, it means put thought into your posts! Think of them as your childern and care for them! Remeber to feed them!


Im just saying this again because I don't like having to decipher what people say on the forums!
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Lol its kinda funny how you misspelled children and remember.


Anyways download Firefox, it has a spell check built into it. That has helped me a lot.
 
Okay this isn't school this is a community of friends playing a game they love. If a person wants to type weird then so be it. It will just make others judge them differently. I would like to see people type correctly but they don't have to.
 
If you would take the time to properly formulate all of your posts into a legible form, you would cut down on the number of spam posts. But, how can you expect someone to type grammatically correct if they don't talk that way. You will talk like you type. So next time you see a post from me that isn't grammatically correct, you can assume that I was feeling too lazy to type it right. Just my $.02!
 

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