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Old 12-07-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question Language rule

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 been used on ZMD are ok?
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:29 AM   #4
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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.

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However, if d whole post is written liek dis, u kno its painfull.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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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.


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Old 12-08-2008, 03:53 AM   #6
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Chances are if all it is, is something like u in place of 'you' no one is going to notice anyway.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:26 AM   #7
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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 which assuredly applies to this post as well)
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:16 AM   #8
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What about cheek only posts, i.e. cheeky? Or maybe you were looking for "tongue-in-cheek"? (see also Muphry's law which assuredly applies to this post as well)
Oh god damnit... fixed.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:31 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:41 PM   #10
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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.
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