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Old 10-13-2002, 08:02 AM   #1
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autoreplacing abrvs?

Sadly, i'm seriously suggesting the auto replacement of "words" like plz and thnx with please and thanks. Anyone else want to admit to being as petty as me by saying they find it really annoying too?

Old 10-13-2002, 08:16 AM   #2
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hmmmm i chat alot to my friends and i get use to talking like that..but while on forums i try to stop my self..but sumtimez i may hav the certain slip up it would be a good idea....nice suggestion...

Old 10-13-2002, 11:01 AM   #3
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It doesn't really bother me until I see it in the thread title but wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm all for it.
Old 10-13-2002, 03:01 PM   #4
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I don't like the idea...

I don't think it compares to things like h4x0r and other completely unreadable words. It's not over used, and it even adds a bit of character to the thread. If everything was written the same, then there wouldn't be any feeling in the thread, and it would read as if a computer generated the text rather than a person with a situation.

Plz and thx are pretty obvious as to what they mean, and wouldn't detract from the overall question posed. And even if they are posted as Please and Thanks, it wouldn't make the person's question more vaild. Off the top of my head I can't think of any others right now.

But I do think it's the same as IMO, TIA, BTW, and other acronyms that are commonly used here, and I don't think that those should be altered either.

So I don't think it should be changed, IMO .

Old 10-14-2002, 12:10 AM   #5
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I think we were through this some time earlier with this member with l33t pattern in his user name. Obviously I wasn't alone having hard times to understand what the guy was talking about, so plz and thx don't look that horrible comparing to talks originating from *l33t* person
Old 10-14-2002, 07:12 AM   #6
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FWIW it annoys me somewhat more if ppl write as if slurring words together in some obscure dialect. But if ppl persist in crypting their questions and replies, well then I just won't bother trying to uncrypt em and grab the next readable question. It's *their* problem , not mine if they don't sense these fora ain't about stance but about information. Either way it's not enforcable me thinks.

If you use a proxy like Privoxy simple regexes can expand text untill it becomes readable/more fscked.
s|(<td.*>)microsoft<.*/td>|$1fsckin bast's outta Redmond bearing gifts that poison your precious lil box$3|sigU
s|(<td.*>)root<.*/td>|$1a person bereft of knowledge or information on the topic at hand succumbing to doing things the wrong way$3|sigU
Watch out it won't expand replies as well tho :-]
Old 10-14-2002, 09:21 AM   #7
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While I like the idea, after the earlier problems we encountered with autoreplace I think it is better left unimplemented.



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