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Isildur
12-07-2008, 02:38 AM
Just for clarification: I assume the spelling rule applies only to regular non-ironic use that makes an entire post a royal pain to read, not to brief tongue-in-cheek use of poor spelling. amirite?

e.g. jokes like:

Original post: Yesterday I had to cut down a branch that had partially snapped under the weight of some snow and freezing rain and was leaning precariously over my driveway.
Someone else's reply: So... does that make you a s1337 h4x0r?

*mentally files that one away for possible future use*

Also, presumably, the kind of common internet abbreviations that have long (http://www.zophar.net/wwwthreads/dosearch.php?Cat=&Forum=All_Forums&Words=btw%20fwiw%20iirc%20otoh%20lol%20lmfao&Match=Or&Searchpage=0&Limit=250&Old=allposts) been used on ZMD are ok?

Reaper man
12-07-2008, 06:21 AM
yes, the ones that piss me off are the fucktarded users that think it's ok to bash on the keyboard like a 2 year old.

Tongue-in-cheek posts that mock said users are perfectly fine.

Cornellius
12-07-2008, 06:20 PM
yes, the ones that piss me off are the fucktarded users that think it's ok to bash on the keyboard like a 2 year old.

Tongue and cheek posts that mock said users are perfectly fine.

Posts like: I have a wii, what system do u have ? Some abbreviations aren't that bad.

However, if d whole post is written liek dis, u kno its painfull.

Lillymon
12-08-2008, 02:29 AM
Posts like: I have a wii, what system do u have ? Some abbreviations aren't that bad.

It's two fucking letters! No one's in that much of a hurry.

However, if d whole post is written liek dis, u kno its painfull.

ME AM BRAZIL, WHY GAMES NOT PLAY IN MY MAME?

Cornellius
12-08-2008, 02:48 AM
It's two fucking letters! No one's in that much of a hurry.

No, I do not understand why write ''u'' instead of ''you'' either, but if it's just that now and then, I can read and understand the post pretty well.



ME AM BRAZIL, WHY GAMES NOT PLAY IN MY MAME?

WHERE ARE ROMZ

The 9th Sage
12-08-2008, 03:53 AM
Chances are if all it is, is something like u in place of 'you' no one is going to notice anyway.

hcs
12-09-2008, 12:26 AM
Tongue and cheek posts that mock said users are perfectly fine.

What about cheek only posts, i.e. cheeky? Or maybe you were looking for "tongue-in-cheek"? (see also Muphry's law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law) which assuredly applies to this post as well)

Reaper man
12-09-2008, 06:16 AM
What about cheek only posts, i.e. cheeky? Or maybe you were looking for "tongue-in-cheek"? (see also Muphry's law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law) which assuredly applies to this post as well)

Oh god damnit... fixed.

Rattlehead
12-13-2008, 10:31 PM
For me, if it's something such as u instead of you, or skool instead of school, I'm fine with it. As long as it sounds like the correct word. Of course, I have a 12-year-old sister, so I kinda have to put up with misspellings all the time from her.

SpaceTiger
12-17-2008, 09:41 PM
I'm not a big fan of this rule. The community more or less polices itself on things like this. Adding a strict language rule and throwing out ban threats after a person's first post just makes us seem unwelcoming to new visitors. If a person intends to stay, a gentle nudge is usually all that's needed. If they don't, then banning them is pointless anyhow.

Cornellius
12-17-2008, 10:18 PM
I'm not a big fan of this rule. The community more or less polices itself on things like this. Adding a strict language rule and throwing out ban threats after a person's first post just makes us seem unwelcoming to new visitors. If a person intends to stay, a gentle nudge is usually all that's needed. If they don't, then banning them is pointless anyhow.

Agreed

(Just typing pointless words in order to get at least 10 characters)

The 9th Sage
12-18-2008, 04:02 AM
I could see it being useful in some cases, but it is definitely true that most people aren't probably doing it for the sake of being obnoxious.