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Old 09-19-2003, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default People who cannot type

You know, I've been posting here for a while, and lurking for even longer, and I can recall on several occassions people who rip others for not having superb or near-perfect typing skills.

Why do you people do this? Is it that big of a deal that everyone has to know how to spell every single word in the english language to be able to post and not get reamed for it? I mean, come on. So what if a person doesn't have perfect typing skills, who cares? So what if they happen to skip over the spell check button, big deal. If you do not like the way somebody types, then do not read their posts. It is as simple as that. I know this is the Rants & Flames board, but there is a difference between flaming someone for their opinions, and being a downright prick because they dont type well.

The leader of the guild to which I am a member has "less than perfect" typing skills. We can still get the basic gist of what he is trying to say. Heck, after being around him long enough, you don't even have to think twice about what he is saying, you just know. Does this mean he is a bad person? No. Does this mean people in the guild should be angry with him for not being a good typer? Not at all. We even heckle him from time to time, jokingly of course, about it with things like sending him to typing school and such.

I guess the point I'm trying to make is this: I don't care how much you flame somebody for their opinions, but the moment you make fun of someone for their inability to type, you lose any respect I, and many others I know, have for you.

P.S. To those who say "You don't respect me, big f**king deal.", the way I was raised, respect was a big part of growing up, both giving and getting. So while it may not mean much to you, know that it is a major part of my life, and I'm sure that there are many others out there with this same opinion.
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:40 PM   #2
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I show courtesy to others for typing normal, intelligent sentances. If they can't do the same for me, that's their problem. IG, it's different because of a myriad of reasons (high intensity situations, etc). Here, however, where you have plenty of time, it's your responsibility to be intelligent or be considered otherwise.
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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As long as I get my point across I could care less if I leave a letter off here or there.. I think as you get older your brain thinks ahead of your hands.. and I hate proofreading hehe. Now doing an assignment for an instructor.. that is a different story 8)
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:54 PM   #4
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Oh and yes, I definately agree that many people (not just EQ players) have no tolerance or understanding of anyone but those like them. Just because someone uses ebonics or is just learning English doesn't mean they are idiots. Try to speak with them in their tongue for a while and see who is the real idiot 8). Presentation is very important to convey an idea.. having the substance in that presentation is what matters most though.

Usually those that need to point out spelling, grammatic errors, or just attack someone on non substantials issues (race, origin, sexuality) are only doing so because they are ignorant, lack intellegence or just plainly don't care about others. That is ones right to feel that way but many of us can really tell who the more intellegent person is by how they react to a situation. But then again how can someone understand others when they are struggling to understand themselves.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:01 PM   #5
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:14 PM   #6
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Jesus, again with the 'yu r all splleing natzies. This isn't about someone mispelling Mississipi. This about someone trying to convey an idea or a thought, and when you do that, you want to do it in a clear and understandable manner.

About the scout thing thins may have gotten confused about whos it was we thought it was ours you thought it was yours..at any rate its in the past..no soulwolff did not lost his item and he still has it and to who ever other grp was that we "trianed" we thought you were ks'ing our mob so we acted , obivouly there should have been a better why and looking back on it now i apologize in any way .
This is not acceptable. This is garbage. I am forced to sort through all this shit and try and decipher what it means.

This isn't because the author made a few typos here and there. This is about the author being too fucking lazy to make a half-ass decent post, and even worse expects me to read it and do his work for him by trying to form complete thoughts out of it. It makes no sense, and deserves none of my attention. I am glad people get called out on sloppy writing, because they deserve it by insulting everyone here by smearing shit in a forum and calling it a post.

There is no excuse for quoted paragraph. It is a celebration of laziness and stupidity. God knows R&F has enough of that already.
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:39 PM   #7
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This isn't about someone mispelling Mississipi.
if u cant spell that word then u are sto0pid yo havent u herd about teh song m aye croked letter croked letter aye croked letter croked letter aye hump bak hump bak aye? even my lil sis no's that one kkthxbyby
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:33 PM   #8
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:34 PM   #9
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Posted by Thugok: I don't care how much you flame somebody for their opinions, but the moment you make fun of someone for their inability to type, you lose any respect I, and many others I know, have for you.
You obviously have a higher tolerance level about the lack of basic English, syntax and grammar skills some people on this board have represented. Personally, I typically skip over 50-line-block posts. Heavens! These posts seriously get on my nerves. Did your mother buy you a broken Macintosh that doesn't have a return key???

Past that, I can read most anything - however I usually don't. Yes, if someone is taking up 100 or so lines with babble, no capitalization, terrible punctuation, horrid spelling and I know English is not their 2nd language - You can bet I'll usually say something. Why is that? Because this is a message board. The ONLY method of communication is through typing. If you can not type you message across in a decent manner, then perhaps you shouldn't posting.

For instance, Japanese students are -very- fluent in English. From what I understand, it is mandatory to take English through every year of school. So what does it say about the American school system with a bi-lingual Japanese student has a better grasp of spelling, syntax and grammar than a mono-lingual American student?

So, in retrospect, perhaps I'm more irritated that they didn't pay attention in school or the teachers didn't give them the extra attention needed to give these American students the skills they need to survive in our budding business-rich world around us. That's right folks, most people won't stay living with their Mom and Dad in the basement until their parents pass away so they can inherit the house and the "family riches". You'll be expected to have a better than basic grasp of the English language to survive in most well-paying jobs.

Stop making a fool of yourself and get a freaking tutor.
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:34 PM   #10
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:02 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Siilverain

If you can not type you message across in a decent manner, then perhaps you shouldn't posting.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:24 PM   #12
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This is not acceptable. This is garbage. I am forced to sort through all this shit and try and decipher what it means.


This is funny. You are sitting here wasting your time reading this because you have nothing better to do. People, don't come here and act like your time is so valuable, and your standards are so high, when you are here because either you have NOTHING better to waste time on, or you have priority problems.

Secondly, People post to get an idea across, if you get the idea, they did fine. If you want to sit and stare at something useless, just to find something to critique, join porn site or playboy. I am sure there are articles for you to wave your limp wiener at. I mean really, the sad attempts to validate yourself through bashing others in a relatively consequence-free environment is pretty lame.

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Old 09-19-2003, 10:40 PM   #13
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I agree with Thugok, leave the rants and flames to the content not the grammar and/or spelling. That being said, this is for the spelling Nazis.

Posted by Parum - 09-19-2003 at 06:40 PM
I show courtesy to others for typing normal, intelligent sentances. If they can't do the same for me, that's their problem.

Do you mean sentences? I suppose your courtesy does not extend to spelling.

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Old 09-19-2003, 10:55 PM   #14
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If you can not type you message across in a decent manner, then perhaps you shouldn't posting.
See Siilverain? It's fraught with danger being a grammar nazi. One slip up and you're 10x the fuckwit than the person you're trying to be high and mighty over. It makes people look for your typos far more keenly than they normally would.

So don't do it.
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Old 09-19-2003, 11:09 PM   #15
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That was so long ago that I don't think I spelled his name or his typo correctly, but it was a good flashback, nonetheless.
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Old 09-19-2003, 11:22 PM   #16
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Posted by Ulujain: One slip up and you're 10x the fuckwit than the person you're trying to be high and mighty over. It makes people look for your typos far more keenly than they normally would.
Definately a double-edged sword. Do not judge, lest ye be judged.

For this reason, I will not typically make public comments regarding someone's post. If I do not feel like bringing out my secret decoder ring, then I'll skip the post. Perfect example would be the post in General, "Had to let my emotions out" or something similar. The poster forgot where the enter key was apparently, but I did not mention it. I did, however, scroll through the post and was happy to find someone had deciphered the post for the rest of us.

However, the originator of this thread decided to dress down grammar/spelling nazis. Since he (she?) brought it up, I decided to post my honest feelings on the matter. Regardless if I actually hit "Post" to tell someone I really think they should retake English 101...I do actually shake my head, roll my eyes and sigh at some of the things people put in their posts.

As a side note, I don't think I made this clear in my earlier post:
Typos happen, I know this. If I see "teh", which is the most common typo I come across, I pass it on by. It's a good thing Microsoft word has the auto-change feature for commonly misspelled words. I have caught MSWord correcting my typos as I am buzzing along. My spelling is not perfect, my typing is not perfect. However, I take the time to review what I've written because it's a matter of pride for me. My spelling nazism comes out when I see "cereal killer" and the person was obviously not referring to the character from, "Hackers".
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Old 09-19-2003, 11:30 PM   #17
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Fragment: Because this is a message board.
Correction: This is a message board.

Punctuation: That's right folks, most people won't stay living with their Mom and Dad in the basement until their parents pass away so they can inherit the house and the "family riches".
Correction: That's right folks; most people won't stay living with their Mom and Dad in the basement until their parents pass away so they can inherit the house and the "family riches".

Grammar/Spelling: If you can not type you message across in a decent manner, then perhaps you shouldn't posting.
Correction: If you cannot type your message across in a decent manner, then perhaps you shouldn't be posting.

Better?
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Old 09-19-2003, 11:31 PM   #18
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geee siilv,most people by now have probably read it. so "that person" to whom you are speaking, isn't so anonymous. =p

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Old 09-19-2003, 11:44 PM   #20
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don't make me get count chocula on yer arse....

or that damn rabbit....yeah you know the one....that's just for kids..

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Old 09-20-2003, 12:51 AM   #21
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This from the person who used to write 50,000 word essay posts in flaming fag pink? hahaha.

Seriously, i dont mind if somebody misspells words as i am so terrible with typing i actually cringe when i read some of my own posts. I think what people are saying are the posts which are so garbled the sense of the post is indecipherable or so badly hacked up it becomes torture to the reader and can actual have a negative effect to whatever they were trying to say.

Rael, i remember that raid (i think), was it Burblekutt telling us charge into certain death in the Hole?
I think i even have a screenie of that somewhere.
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Old 09-20-2003, 02:06 AM   #22
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Posted by Chukzombi: This from the person who used to write 50,000 word essay posts in flaming fag pink? hahaha.
Assuming you're referring to my posts that used to be in this color...Bugger off! I like purple! Besides, I'm a female - I'm allowed to indulge in girly-type colors.

Indecipherable, good word. I agree with you.
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Old 09-20-2003, 02:22 AM   #23
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Sorry, this was on the "Funny" forum and I found it odly appropriate. =P

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the
frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and
you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos
not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Fcuknig amzanig
huh?

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Old 09-20-2003, 02:24 AM   #24
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While amusing...

http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/cambridge.asp
Claim: University researchers demonstrate the order of letters within words is unimportant to reading comprehension.
Status: Undetermined.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
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Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a tatol mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro.
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Origins: This little bit of intriguing linguistic trivia stormed through inboxes in September 2003. That the order of letters within words is relatively unimportant to reading comprehension as long as the first and last letters are in their proper places seems to be self-evident, as demonstrated by the ability of nearly everyone who came across this item to understand what it said (although this is a very general application — results may vary when different types of words and contexts are used), but was there really a university study to this effect?

This item isn't known to have been prompted by a recent study at Cambridge University (or anywhere else). Its originator is still anonymous, but the Languagehat web site appears to have been the one that popularized it, and Uncle Jazzbeau's Gallimaufrey has some insight into the background of the concept. An ongoing discussion of this subject can be found on Slashdot.

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