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*IMPORTANT* A decline in forum conduct that needs addressing!

Discussion in 'Comments, Suggestions and Announcements' started by ZBOYD, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. acidstrato

    acidstrato My Fast says shut up!

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    could you really be arsed to edit every post with poor speeling in?:whistle:

    thank fcuk for firefox spell checker
     
  2. Wilko

    Wilko Badge snob

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    I'm going to sound like Sherrin here, but the MKIV's community is suffering from the same thing. The age of ownership is coming down, and now where the forums used to be populated by car loving, generally intelligent (earlier Internet users etc) they are now used by any numptie with a car and a computer.
    Some of the younger owners don't seem to have a grasp of either the English language, or sarcasm, and take any wind up or sarcastic comment as a personal attack on their manhood.
    It's a real shame, but hard to change.
     
  3. TonyK

    TonyK Vodka?

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    Mork, can't you get an add-in for the forum that automatically corrects the text speak e.g. if you type cud, when it posts it appears as could? Just stick the most popular text speak words in there and add to it when you need to (you being all the admins)
     
  4. si-mate

    si-mate Jai Ho or Jay Ho?

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    It does seem to be getting worse. It's not text speak but one thing that really winds me up is seeing BRAKES spelt 'breaks'.
     
  5. truCido

    truCido Race Lupo in progress...

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    yeah you can do that
     
  6. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I'll have a quick look at things... if only this was implementable!

    eg: cud :D
     
  7. Wilko

    Wilko Badge snob

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    Mork
    Why not just translate all popular text speak into the phrase
    I am a 12 year ols twit, with an a in the twit.
     
  8. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

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    I think you should decide what is a minimum acceptable standard of post. Put up some examples in the rules. Refer transgressors to them. Then we can all have some fun taking the piss out of repeat offenders. :D
     
  9. Brummy

    Brummy Nazi Moderator-Bot

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    just finished work for the w/end (off to Pod tomorrow :)) and whilst eating my sandwich and drinking my coffee, decided to peruse this particular thread...
    a few points come to mind..
    Why SHOULD m0rk et al HAVE to edit peoples posts when they are too BLOODY LAZY to use the Queens English/ the chosen tongue of this country?

    Self Moderation is something that should be done By EVERYONE (yes, I love to banter as much as if not more than most and can be deemed as 'nasty' occasionally but you ought to see what I type sometimes and then DONT send..) but also in the same breath, a lot of what is 'said' in here should be taken with a huge pinch of salt. :)

    Mark Sheerins point IS valid.
    I roam across many sites (some in different guises) and the standard on the whole has slipped in the last year or so.. possibly exascerbated by the 'availability ' of 2nd hand /cheaper cars to 'younger drivers' ..

    And as for this site and its 'ethos'...
    It really IS a shame that the 'greater public' hasn't a clue what goes into moderating or admin of a site.. or the knowledge that those few people that are 'mods/admin' do so FREELY not as a job or because they are a prisoner in their bedsit and its the only way to keep warm apart from wearing an anorak its because they , like the REST OF US , like to use the site as a place for info, fun etc,and dont want to see it going down the pan!


    Coffee and sandwich finished!
    :)
     
  10. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    i fink this fred is wel borin, ppl wont b changin the way thay spel cus thay dnt no ne betr

    It's a sign of the times I think, you either implement draconian measures which they'll probably ignore/wont be bothered about or carry on as you are.

    Plus theres a fine line between people who have genuine dificulties and those who are plain lazy.
     
  11. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    I'm going to put you over my knee for that outburst:)
     
  12. Brummy

    Brummy Nazi Moderator-Bot

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  13. ArosaRacer

    ArosaRacer Kamakazie Wee man

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    I fink u should take da piss innit!:ban:
     
  14. IainW

    IainW Senior Member

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    Put all the txt spk in the swear filter, making them look foolish. On the forum I moderate on, I suggested we put a few really irritating wrong spellings (suprise, sponser) into the swear filter, as they were coming up all the time. We found it funny anyway, some of the younger users didn't. They thought it was discrimination. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Cruising with the 6 Pot..

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    surprised they could spell it or know what it means :p
     
  16. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    :D I think that'd work.....
     
  17. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    by jove, thats a good idea
     
  18. IainW

    IainW Senior Member

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    The good thing about here, is that the editing time on posts seems to be unlimited, so someone could use txt spk, see it all bleeped out, think "that makes me look a right idiot" and then go back to edit it and make it into proper English.
     
  19. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    Win win situation, we get somthing legible to read or we know when someones being a numptie
     
  20. PhilW

    PhilW Senior Member

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    My pet hate is people who post about things in txt spk about something they could have found out about in seconds if they used the search feature.

    I'm going to start reporting more posts instead of taking the piss and being really blunt with new members or people who do the above.
     

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