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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 06 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by turnturtle

Originally posted by Matt Jackson

Anyone else bored with people criticising others grammar, punctuation and forum usage? It's been said before and I doubt will change much in the future.



Absolutely- I've spent most of the morning drowning my disbelief in people's inability to formulate a sentence.  Bad spelling, punctuation, convoluted structure, incorrectly applied management bullsh*t - difference is I was reviewing CVs, not the forum.


Did you read my post?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 06 at 6:35pm
Originally posted by Stefan Lloyd

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Originally posted by GK.LaserII

 Please make an effort to understand what I'm saying. 
Wrong way around, I'm afraid. If you want to be understood, you need to make the effort to be clear. That's the reality, like it or not. 

Some confusion between reality and personal opinion I think.

Not at all. This is the sound-bite society. You only get one chance to get your message across. Ever gone through a pile of 100 CVs to choose 10 to interview?Do you think they all get read equally carefully, including the barely comprehensible ones?

I disagree (really? theres a surprise!). A CV is written for the purpose of the writer (or subject) to gain something from it - a job. But, when you add something to a forum (unless it's a question) what you write is for others benefit so it's those who don't try to understand (or deliberately misunderstand) who lose out... maybe.

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when you add something to a forum (unless it's a question) what you write is for others benefit

What an altruist I must be then, nearly 1000 posts for the benefit of others. If I reach 10,000, do I get a sainthood?

It's not actually true though, is it? We generally post on boards because we like the discussion. In order to conduct an effective discussion, we need to be able to express ourselves clearly and succinctly. Communication in writing comes more easily to some than others, but failing to even make the effort to be as clear as possible is self-indulgent and selfish.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 06 at 7:56am
Originally posted by Stefan Lloyd

Originally posted by Matt Jackson

when you add something to a forum (unless it's a question) what you write is for others benefit

What an altruist I must be then, nearly 1000 posts for the benefit of others. If I reach 10,000, do I get a sainthood?

It's not actually true though, is it? We generally post on boards because we like the discussion. In order to conduct an effective discussion, we need to be able to express ourselves clearly and succinctly. Communication in writing comes more easily to some than others, but failing to even make the effort to be as clear as possible is self-indulgent and selfish.

 

Trouble is by the time we get there there'll be to many saints already

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if you have something to say - then say it in a manner that can be understood by all,otherwise what is the point?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 06 at 7:22pm

Originally posted by bert

if you have something to say - then say it in a manner that can be understood by all,otherwise what is the point?

Yes, but the odd spelling mistak or wierd pice of grammer doen't stop understanding, so we don't need perfection. However, if translation is needed, then the point is lost.

Personally, I like the forum to be wide ranging in its discussion, as it gives me a chance to see other points of view, and, just every now and again, change my mind.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender 541 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 06 at 9:36pm

There are different techniques to writing a CV than to riting on a forum - init!!

Any CV is a reflection of the person (not just who you want to portray), whilst a forum posting while ideally being concise and to the point and adding to the thread could be excused for the odd spilling mistake or error grammatical in

There is no excuse 4 txt spk tho, or for continuous errors (grammatical or spelling) as this just show the poster to be an ignoramus of the highest order in my book.  It takes very little effort to ensure the post is correct.

 

Time for BNS et al to search for apostrophes in the wrong place and non deliberate spelling mistakes

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 06 at 12:01am

Originally posted by Contender 541

 a forum posting could be excused for the odd spilling mistake

Must have been a late night at the pub... Don't worry, it's happened to all of us; ask Dennis!

(you asked for it, and probably planted it there on purpose, to keep me happy. Thank you  xx)

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Originally posted by Contender 541

 a forum posting could be excused for the odd spilling mistake

probably planted it there on purpose, to keep me happy. Thank you  xx)

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