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Old 04-03-2009, 11:18 AM   #11
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I do like it when people talk in complete sentences. However, if I'm causually talking with a friend, I might go, "hey, whats up? hope you have fun! later." Also, I use Chatspeak (LOL, BTW,ect.) all the time. Since most people know what it means, I think it's fine to use.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #12
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While this is true of most members, everyone should make sure you always practice a fair amount of tolerance because you just never know who is at the keyboard.

My daughter for instance is a very smart girl. Her class is busy working on their writing skills. If I catch her posting something that is grammatically incorrect, I will take the opportunity to correct her. There might be children of that same age on here that don't have a parent looking right over their shoulder.

There might also be adults with literacy challenges that are still in the learning process.

Someone may post on here a certain way today and then be a very different person 6 months from now as far as their literacy skills go.

If you have the skills, by all means, please practice them. If you don't and are in the learning process, its ok. Lets not make them feel awkward by saying it bothers us or that we hate it. We have to be careful and not make assumptions about who is at the keyboard.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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View Post Originally Posted by fairlyoddmom
While this is true of most members, everyone should make sure you always practice a fair amount of tolerance because you just never know who is at the keyboard.

My daughter for instance is a very smart girl. Her class is busy working on their writing skills. If I catch her posting something that is grammatically incorrect, I will take the opportunity to correct her. There might be children of that same age on here that don't have a parent looking right over their shoulder.

There might also be adults with literacy challenges that are still in the learning process.

Someone may post on here a certain way today and then be a very different person 6 months from now as far as their literacy skills go.

If you have the skills, by all means, please practice them. If you don't and are in the learning process, its ok. Lets not make them feel awkward by saying it bothers us or that we hate it. We have to be careful and not make assumptions about who is at the keyboard.
Sorry, I actually had terrible grammar and talked in text speak before But, I learned after the time it took me, I kept practicing here on WI, and now I'm way better at it!
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:41 PM   #14
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Haha, me too! After I won a spelling contest in school once, my classmates started calling me the human dictionary.

But grammar and spelling is getting really bad, and I blame the interwebs! I was in a first year university class, and after our first paper was graded, the prof had to give a lecture on why you can't use 'cuz and btw in formal papers. I couldn't believe it!
That gave me a good laugh with college students using btw in formal writing xD
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #15
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I think your theory is wonderful if it can be practiced.
All of us need to remember the children, teens that may (slip) and text by mistake,
adults that are learning English and grammar.
We all slip at times or are in a hurry.
I gave you rep. ---- good thread. We all should practice at least.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:13 PM   #16
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View Post Originally Posted by MsHoliday
I think your theory is wonderful if it can be practiced.
All of us need to remember the children, teens that may (slip) and text by mistake,
adults that are learning English and grammar.
We all slip at times or are in a hurry.
I gave you rep. ---- good thread. We all should practice at least.
Yep I'm a teen and this has definitely worked for me
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #17
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I agree. However, sometimes i don't capitalize. it can be eazier.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #18
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I DISagree 100%. I for one, get straight A's in grammar but choose not 2 use it on the internet. Now, i agree tht SOMETIMES it gets extreme with the cyber chat. Such as the following:

yo guyz. wu? wnna cht? (Yo guys. What up? Wanna chat?) So, yeahh. Who says we ALL have to use grammar ALL the time? I think its perfectly ok. Now, if u were to, PM a mod about something serious or something major like tht, grammar would help. But the forums, i think its OUR choice. Whenever i do a school report or do SOMETHING at school (when im not on WI in computer lab. xD) i use good grammar and capitalazation. All im trying to say is:

As long as u can read it, its ok. But what i think is stupid is people judge other people on how they type. im a straight A student!!! i always use cyber speak on the internet.

Please do not hate on my opinion. : )

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Old 04-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #19
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I guess I agree with you.
I try to use good grammar, but sometimes I'll just forget a capital or period or two. We can't really change how people type; they might feel more comfortable typing that way or something. It is readable, so at least we can read it.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #20
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i completly agree with you, good grammer is a neccessity. when i visit a thread, i read the starting post, then scroll through several other post on the thread before i post, so i know where the discussion is headed and i can answer any questions. if i have to stop to decipher "yo wazzup wanna cht" "no cn't now try 2 tlk l8ter", then, frankly, i get annoyed. i really think taht if you can, you should use proper english for the sake of the people reading, keep the text talk to the cell phones and IMs
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