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Khel
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Post by Khel »

Alright, just checked the Executioner group and I see that you are not one of them. I've always thought you were a moderator from the aura of authority which seems to emanate from you. (I'm now just resulting to flattery so I can get myself out of this somehow)
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Equipment: Executioners Axe (Rune of Beastslaying - Heroic Killing Blow), 2 Scimitars (Rune of Speed - Always Strike First), Dagger, Rune Branded Leather Armour, Executioner Helm, Fine Set of Throwing Knives (x4)
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Post by Lord_jimmy_ »

I could not agree more with Tarbo's words. As a society we seem to be dumbing everything down, it is not just grammar and spelling. Our thoughts on such things are dumbed down. Its not just that we can't spell correctly, it's that we don't want to, or don't care. This is the worst thing.

However it is also, quite clearly, a transitional period for the English language that we find ourselves in. I think you will all notice a difference in spelling and speech between Shakespeare's time and ours. It is the natural course of things that over time changes occur. Evolution, not just of the body, but of the mind. Everything around us then evolves.

The tendency in this evolution of the English language is to simply discard what is not necessary. The suffix "e" was dropped on many words from Shakespeare's day because they were not needed. Many times they were only added for aesthetic purposes when hand writing and printing text.

It seems now that, following the trend, we are about to discard again; our language evolving once more. Technology: as that has evolved begins to inadvertantly shape our language. "Txt Speak" is used by the vast majority of people on their mobile phones and on social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace. Msn is also a major culprit. It is unfortunate to note that as technology evolves like this, we will keep using this "Txt Speak" and eventually we will write like this, as it becomes the norm. Ergo, just as Shakespeare lost his "e", we will lose our language.

I'm not saying I agree with it, I'm not saying it is correct, it just seems inevitable. Punish those that create an unintelligable post, but keep an open mind about this change, otherwise some people may become very bitter and make this place an inhospitable-to-the-newcomer, unused relic for older members...

Gr8 2 tlk 2 u, hope this change doesn't happen too quickly.
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Khel wrote:They would alert Belial or Lyhne to it's presence and the hunters would clean it up as soon as possible.


Or I'd do it myself if it were that bad...
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Rork wrote:Or I'd do it myself if it were that bad...

Or, I could do it, because we have the same powers apparently. ;)
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Post by Crazyhorse »

Well I know I am guilty of text speak at times, however I try not to use it as it does not look good and it makes it very hard for people to understand you if they are new to english. I think I may have the solution, big drum roll please, http://www.spellcheck.net/ I use it so I will put it in my sig and I encourage everyone to use it on words they are unsure of. Add it to your sig if you like, make life easier for those who want to use it.

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Khel
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Post by Khel »

Oh come on. Don't hold it to me, you are completely ignoring the good things I said about you. ;)
Saldrimek Xenan - WS6 / S4 / T3 / D5 / I3

Equipment: Executioners Axe (Rune of Beastslaying - Heroic Killing Blow), 2 Scimitars (Rune of Speed - Always Strike First), Dagger, Rune Branded Leather Armour, Executioner Helm, Fine Set of Throwing Knives (x4)
Inventory: Amulet of Darkness, Poison Vials x7, Deadly Poison Vials x8
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Gold: 163
Skills: Ambidexterity, Frenzy, Two Weapon Fighting, Ride
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Post by Loki »

If you use Firefox, they have a handy spell checker. Just right click the text box and select "Spell Check this Field", while it does nothing for grammar or punctuation, it does put a little red line under the misspelled words and offers up correct spellings when you right click on it (much like Microsoft Word, for those of you who use that).
And Khel, its ok, I understand. You're an RPG person, you're allowed to say crazy things every now and then.
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Post by Nagathi »

Instead of havning people pointing out errors in public, a solution is to do what we do on Asrai.org. The mods there have the power to edit other users' posts. And once they see posts with netspeak/1337-speak/similar they go in an edit it. More people will be able to read and reply, and the quality of the discussions are upheld.

If the same user keeps on writing "bad", a nice PM from a moderator saying that if he improves his typing/spelling he will get better replies of higher quality usually does the trick.

I am against pointing out other people's spelling/typing in public on a grand scale (the random jovial poke at someone you know is fine though).

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Post by Lord temnir »

You are right to say that spelling is important but some people just don't even try to write well.

I can't say that I write without misstakes but at least I try.

Picturethread: We had something simmilar on our local GW-stores forum and it got locked as well after several complaints. And IMHO it's the fate of every such off-topic thread because some people just don't get the difference between funny and racist, etc.
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