Proper english in forums

By straightp ·
Why do people not proof-read their questions before posting? I browse through and try to help but some posts are very hard to decipher.
If you people want help try to be very descriptive of your problem and try to spell correctly. gah

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Pass along some examples...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to Proper english in forums

We always enjoy a good laugh.

Perhaps this would be served better as a Discussion. You'd probably get a buncha responses in that forum on this topic.

The poorest questions I have seen are predominantly from first-time posters out of the Middle East. I typically choose to ignore those. But I admit there are other poorly constructed questions from members stateside and elsewhere. Too bad there's not a built-in spell-checker, eh?

Along that line, for those that need one, here's a good free spell-checker that works in Internet Explorer:

Firefox, I believe, has a built-in one.
But neither will help with grammar.

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I have been using Chrome

by ComputerCookie In reply to Proper english in forums

it has a built in spell checker.

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I just use

by Jacky Howe In reply to Proper english in forums
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TR is a World Wide group

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Proper english in forums

And not everyone in the world speaks English let alone has English as a First Language.

So with people who do not have English as a first language you can not expect perfect English questions from them. Also as many people do not know what to ask they ask the wrong question and you have to try to decipher what they want to know from what they ask.

So a few Spooling and Crammer Mistakes are not big deal.


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Not only that....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to TR is a World Wide group

... have you seen how the online translators mutilate a sentence? So, take someone who doesn't hardly speak any English at all who runs their question through a translator and posts the result on the forum. They don't even have a clue that what is being shown to us doesn't make sense, let alone the fact that it's not grammatically correct.

I just try to look through that kind of post and figure out what they're saying.

My gripe is with the 'text talk' slang/abbreviations. It's those that I try to completely ignore, no matter how desperate they seem to be. As far as I'm concerned, if they can't 'talk' right, they don't deserve an answer. ]:)


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Here Here

by ComputerCookie In reply to Not only that....
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Yep I have to agree here

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Not only that....

Those you use Abbreviations of the current popular slang except for WTF I ignore completely mainly because I don't understand what they are getting at. :^0

OH and here is an example of On Line Translators.

Sort of says it all I think. :^0

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LOL!!! Exactly!

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Yep I have to agree here

Online translators can't read the inflection of the voice which, in some languages determines the meaning of a word! ]:)

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Speaking Leet

by Tig2 In reply to Not only that....

To me means that you must already possess "mad skilz" and
therefore do not really need my help. I can be that way.

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