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Old 07-24-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Please speak proper English.

If you ever see something posted that you don't feel is appropriate for the site, please "red flag" it. This will notify the moderators online about the post and the can check it out right away. --FIA


Hey everyone. I am just here to talk to you guys about an issue I have seen lately.

I have seen a few posts like this:

h3y wh@7$ up? 1 l0v3 7h3 n3w w3bk1nz 7h3y @r3 c0m1ng 0u7 w1th!!!!! i am soooo cool. r u?? why rnt u kewl like me?

I bet you couldn't understand that.

Translation: Hey, what's up? I love the new webkinz they are coming out with!!!!!! I am so cool. Are you? Why aren't you cool like me?

Why can't we make our posts as clear as that translation? I have a few reasons I am saying this:
  1. Some people on this forum may not have English as their first language! It would be very difficult to read that, if you think about it.
  2. Even if English is their first language, it would still be a pain to read! Like, English is my first and only official language, but I find it quite annoying to read posts like that.
Feel free to post your opinions.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Please speak proper English.

I know! I hate chat speak... It is so annoying! My friends do it in text and emails and I'm the only one who types things out. I can understand it, but can't stand it. People listen, please speak proper English! I'm with you there, thanks for posting this!!

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Please speak proper English.

I totally agree! It would really help everyone on WI if everyone's posts were in proper terms. I can't stand it either. Especially in text messages. I hope everyone understands that. Good thread!
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:29 AM   #4
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I agree,and you gave a perfect example.I think it's more of the newbies that are doing this.Sorry newbies! Please if you haven't seen the posting rules and guidelines please go see them now!
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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i could read that perfectly and i actually like talking like that personally
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:34 AM   #6
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I don't care when ppl do that........ it doesn't bother me. Besides, i read that REALLY easily
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:36 AM   #7
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Well I would rather have brb,ppl,ect than 7h3y,@r3,ect.
To me I can't understand any of that.Also I couldn't image someone who doesn't speak english as there first language trying to read that.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
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Chat speak is just plain annoying.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:39 AM   #9
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Default Re: Please speak proper English.

A lot of people only use it to save time.. personally I don't use it but could understand all of that. P.S Barely anyone talks with the #'s like you just did. They do with the plzs and r u's? I completely agree with you its annoying but we can't make people change the way they talk/type! (Well not annoying but well iunno a better word for it!) I guess it really depends who you are! A lot of people don't mind in but then again some do! I try not to use it so everyone can read it though!
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:53 AM   #10
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I think it's also annoying when people don't put in any puncuation. Its worse then chat speak.

For example:
hey wuts up i got a webkinz 2day do u want to guess wut kind plz ansr here if u do no negative posts plz thanks guyz have fun dont 4get 2 ansr
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