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Old 03-04-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
cwwilson721
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Thumbs down Readability of posts


I cannot speak for everybody, but when I see a post that is filled with runon sentences, no punctuation, or filled with "u need 2 go 2 hdd blah n grub the part 1 w/gyuit" , I ignore it.

Take 3 more seconds per post, and check that it is readable.

Use the spellcheck button at the bottom of the post window.

Use your '.' ',' and Capitalize when needed.

I know that not all posters use English as their first language, but for those that do-- Pretend you are writing a real letter. This is not Yahoo messenger to a friend. Lots of people read these forums, and if they are not in a readable format, they get ignored. Or worse, they think you are a total dweeb.

Come on people. Use your language skills. My eight year old can type and post better than most of the threads I've been reading.

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Old 03-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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What do you think about it?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=421580

Is it readable? I've asked you cos you have English as your native language and my post/thread seems to be ignored
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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I don't use slapt-get.

I have an aversion to ANYTHING auto-updating stuff on my system. I do it manually, and read everything first.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:39 PM   #4
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I meant what do you think about whether or not it readable???



P.S. I actually don't ask you to answer but thanks for read it.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
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It's fine. It tells what you are trying to do and asks for help in an understandable way.

My beef is with those who should know better and just mangle the language because they have no pride or compassion for the others who are trying to read it.

For those who's first language is not English, I say "Wow. Good job. One of the hardest languages to learn, and you are trying to get technical support in it. Kudos, dude (or dudette)!"
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:48 PM   #6
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in an understandable way.

English!
 
Old 03-04-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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English!
I wish it was that easy. English SUCKS! So many languages have contributed to it, and then you get into the regional differences.....

Example: If you say in the UK "Take this pen and put it in the boot", the result would be different in the US. UK:They would put it in the car. In the US, it would go into footwear.

Another example: "Come over here and fast!"

Does it mean "Come over here and quickly" or "Come over here and stop eating"?

Not to even get into spelling "To", "Too", and "Two"

I'm just miffed at the 'lazy' way that alot of posts are written. I can, and do, understand non-native language writers having a hard time. And I can deal with that.

But when a native writer posts something that a fifth grade teacher would throw back in your face, THAT is what is wrong
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:02 PM   #8
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oups...Originally i guessed 'understandable' is something you don't understand...Thanks for explaining
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:03 PM   #9
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Wut makes u so special? y r u complaining? I can b 1337 by posting like n idiot 2 show I'm rebellious n crap!

For what it's worth I agree 210% with your sentiment.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:07 PM   #10
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oups...Originally i guessed 'understandable' is something you don't understand...Thanks for explaining
lol....

I imagine if I tried to say even 'Hi' in Russian, you would need a litre of Vodka to stop laughing about it.....
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:14 PM   #11
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lol....

I imagine if I tried to say even 'Hi' in Russian, you would need a litre of Vodka to stop laughing about it.....
It's not as difficult as you imagine. Just try to say 'privet' using common and ordinary rules of pronunciation in English. Say it? Congratulate yourself --- you've now sad 'Hi' in Russian.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:14 PM   #12
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Example of what NOT to do: (Just to give a good example, Kim. Not to point you out,ok?)
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Wut makes u so special? y r u complaining? I can b 1337 by posting like n idiot 2 show I'm rebellious n crap!
In the above example, you maybe tryin to show you are rebellious, etc, but mostly it shows that you don't care, and don't even try to show any respect for others who would be glad to help.

Personally,if I need an "IM to English" tranlater widget, I just skip the post... (And I know you are doing that to prove a point, Kim...lol)
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For what it's worth I agree 210% with your sentiment
Yep
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:17 PM   #13
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It's not as difficult as you imagine. Just try to say 'privet' using common and ordinary rules of pronunciation in English. Say it? Congratulate yourself --- you've now sad 'Hi' in Russian.
Ah....But saying it in the form of the original French pronuciation, or the "Queens English", or the "Drawl of the Deep South"? (Hint: Deep South it's pronouced "Tree")

I'm still laughing too hard to type.....

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Old 03-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #14
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Ah....But saying it in the form of the original French pronuciation, or the "Queens English", or the "Drawl of the Deep South"? (Hint: Deep South it's pronouced "Tree")

I'm still laughing too hard to type.....

The worth thing which could occured when talking to English man is using slang words like "Queens English", Drawl of the Deep South"?, cause even Lingvo dictionary doesn't know what is it....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. How could a man from non-English speaking country know about it...
 
Old 03-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #15
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You have hit the proverbial nail on the head. (Another problem, there.)

That is a major problem with english. So many dialects. Would a Russian speaker from St. Peterburg perfectly understand a speaker from Siberia? I would assume not, due to differences in local sayings, and slight changes in pronuciation over the centuries.

But that is not what this thread is about. I wanted to point out that using terms like what KimVette did is HIGHLY irritating. If I can't understand easily what is trying to be presented to me, I will just skip the post.
As I said, I do make large allowances for non-native speakers. But for those who know better.....
 
  


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