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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2011, 03:23:28 pm »
Lol....it doesn't matter.....he just means ppl like to make up new *abs*...so it gets kinda hard to understand ;)

then the plea should be like !! plz dont make up ur own language !! :P

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2011, 03:33:30 pm »
then the plea should be like !! plz dont make up ur own language !! :P

Lol....tell him that ;)
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« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2011, 03:40:39 pm »
nah !!   cuz all he means is dont use any kind of texting language 1!

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2011, 04:19:07 pm »
Ooooh I'm being translated ;D so public consensus is that I should talk more often like this?!?! :D Though really it's not that hard to type English like you know it. In fact, like seen here it's probably in your English exam's interest to use non-chatspeak ;)

>>>> I think Ari censored the chatspeak xD so yeah.
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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2011, 03:48:55 am »
then the plea should be like !! plz dont make up ur own language !! :P

Text language and your own language, both do matter. And they matter a lot.

I'm not trying to be overbearing... but we are working hard to try to get a good impression from outsiders who do regularly view our forums.
There are way more guests than members who read whatever we post here, and having reached no.1 in google means that we are the most popular (=most viewed) educational forum around. We want to be much more than that, we are working to reach no.1 in all spheres.

Mark my words, ***exam***. When you will be older, you will yourself find how irksome it is to read the contracted form of English. More than that, it's a total disrespect to the English language that generations before us have been using. Yes, there has been modifications, additions, etc. But before any change is made to the bank of words of the language, it takes months and years of review and assessing, and the public opinion on this contracted form is surely going to inhibit its implementation (if ever anyone hopes of it).


"Despite the fact that I happen to be perfectly capable of reading any incoherent drivel you may send to my (e-mail) inbox directly from your phone keypad, 'wut up ya I cnt make it 2 clss lol' is insanely unprofessional," reads the syllabus of Alejo Enriquez, a Cal State East Bay instructor."

"It has a real effect on the tone of professionalism," said Murphy, who also has seen younger instructors use the shorthand. "We tell them very specifically how this is going to affect them in life. It's kind of like wearing their jeans below their butt. They're going to lose all credibility."


Text messaging, e-mail and computer spell-checks have long been blamed for declining standards of spelling and grammar. A publisher of a new dictionary warned last Friday of a "degree of crisis" in university students' written English.

Think about the other people who will be reading on our forums. They are going to judge us, not only on what we write, but also on how we write it.
An illegible handwriting repels, does it not? Likewise for a typing style.

Many people come here to study English, especially those who are not lucky enough to afford to have a teacher, or those who do not have a good teacher and are home-studying.
Poor creatures cannot even make use of a dictionary if we ourselves don't type in the words correctly. People come here because they have faith in us. 'Tis' is what we are going to teach them?

Maybe you'll think we're taking too much trouble harping on this while other forums do not consider such things. But this is for your own good. And as moderators, it is our job to think of the betterment of the forum-- of the members. No matter how intelligent you are, habit always takes over. You might be using 'zis typ of wrtng' in examinations conditions and you wouldn't even know about it. Unless, of course, it is too late.

We could very well have thought about enforcing this as a rule, but we chose to be diplomatic because knowing how cooperative members here have been, we expected a positive response this time too.

This does not apply to ***exam*** only, but to everyone else who has a doubt about our "plea". No offence meant.

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« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 12:46:14 pm by ~Alpha »

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2011, 05:27:58 am »
Understood and Obeyed.....good links though and interesting info about SF :)
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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2011, 05:30:04 am »
Now, that is good feedback. Thanks. :)

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 05:59:29 am »
No problem; you Mods need positive comments to help you make SF even better! ;)
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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 08:15:59 am »
okay understood and obeyed....
but can u give examples of the things allowed ??

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2011, 08:23:55 am »
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Many people come here to study English, especially those who are not lucky enough to afford to have a teacher, or those who do not have a good teacher and are home-studying.
Poor creatures cannot even make use of a dictionary if we ourselves don't type in the words correctly. People come here because they have faith in us. 'Tis' is what we are going to teach them?

well i never thought about  it this ways !! and this one is actually worth thinking !!
i would try avoiding "diz" way of writing as much as possible !!!

ps: this surely means i am going to take a very long time to post !!  :P :P  but never mind ! :D
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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2011, 08:56:41 am »
did the same in my ig !!


as far as the ppl who dnt know abbz can google it !! knowing minimum of them wouldnt harm !!

WE know many.
But sometimes it just doesn't hit in the brain.



lol 1 it does no harm its just that when u r typing a lot u sometimes just use texting lang !!  
i somehow find it boring to write down an entire post n then go again n edit it to make sure there isnt any abbz used !

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did the same in my ig !!


as far as the ppl who dnt know abbz can google it !! knowing minimum of them wouldnt harm !!

Two Lines are too much for you? ::)

In life we don't always get what we want. Do we? ;)

okay is" q " allowed to be used insead of question ??

We'd appreciate if you don't use it.
But, it's all up to you. :)

well i never thought about  it this ways !! and this one is actually worth thinking !!
i would try avoiding "diz" way of writing as much as possible !!!

ps: this surely means i am going to take a very long time to post !!  :P :P  but never mind ! :D

Thank you, & +rep. :)

 
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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2011, 08:58:38 am »



nobo this takes only two minutes to type

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2011, 09:01:26 am »
For me, 10 minutes to type like that. And eternity to figure out what is written. ;)
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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2011, 09:03:18 am »
For me, 10 minutes to type like that. And eternity to figure out what is written. ;)
no i read it easily too

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Re: A Plea to all SF Members !!
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2011, 09:30:40 am »
okay understood and obeyed....
but can u give examples of the things allowed ??

Every code and abbreviation that you can look up in the dictionary.

well i never thought about  it this ways !! and this one is actually worth thinking !!
i would try avoiding "diz" way of writing as much as possible !!!

ps: this surely means i am going to take a very long time to post !!  :P :P  but never mind ! :D

+rep from me too.

Thank you. :)