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#teenadvice

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:59 am

To make things clear, I'm Alcohol in the following conversation.



[17:41:39] <Alcohol It looks illiterate, it tends to bring confusion, and honestly, plain English is just so much better.

[17:41:44] <suze its alot quicker

[17:41:54] <@Die51 Alcohol, Must you be a asshole to everyone? ;)

[17:42:04] <Alcohol Yea

[17:42:11] <Alcohol It's fun.

[17:42:44] <Alcohol suze: Quicker. So you're implying you're lazy?

[17:42:49] <@Die51 Well you get lots of people complaining about you, lol..

[17:42:59] <Alcohol I bet I can type proper English faster then you can type your internet slang.

[17:43:08] <suze im not so sutre

[17:43:21] <Alcohol And I will look less retarded in the end.

[17:43:32] <suze he called me a restard btw

[17:43:35] <@Die51 I think we get more complaints about you than anybody else, and we're pretty much told to kick you without warning :P

[17:43:36] <suze by the way

[17:43:49] <Alcohol restard?

[17:43:55] <Alcohol More internet slang?

[17:44:08] <suze i measn restard

[17:44:09] <suze mean

[17:44:18] <Alcohol Personally, I think force of habit kicks in when you start using internet slang.

[17:44:23] <suze sorry icant get cevery word right but im not perfect

[17:44:32] <Alcohol It's all too easily to start doing the same thing in letters, essays, etc.

[17:44:48] <Alcohol suze: You rarely get a whole sentence right, so I forgive you.

[17:44:57] <@Die51 Alcohol, Lay off please.

[17:45:14] <suze c what i mean he was old bout this yesterday from sc

[17:45:36] <Alcohol I was done earlier, she asked me just a bit ago though why, what, and since when we've been arguing.

[17:45:47] <Alcohol In other words, she brought it all up. Don't look at me.

[17:45:50] <suze told i mean told

[17:46:11] <suze u shud bann him hes always horrible

[17:46:13] <@Die51 Just lay off, ok? Let the topic die :/

[17:46:18] <Alcohol Will do :)

[17:46:35] <@Die51 Suze - I'm a newer mentor and really dont like to kick people anyways

[17:47:21] <suze but hes been nasty to me

[17:47:24] <suze since i first met him

[17:47:30] <@Die51 I broke the internet slang habit when I found I wanted to write it on actual school papers... -laughs-

[17:47:42] <Alcohol Die51: My point exactly :P

[17:47:45] <@Die51 He's equaly nasty to everyone. :/





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- used. All users using any other languages, other than English,

- will be warned and then banned.



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No offense meant, but 'internet slang' does not constitute as English to me. I know I'm weird, but hey, I get annoyed when people type like an illiterate 6 year old.



Oh and for the record, please don't bring up any "English isn't my primary language" excuses, cause it isn't mine either.



And yes, I may be a jerk generally, but at least I'm honest, and straight forward. And I do care about others.. just not those who annoy me. -_-

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Re: #teenadvice

Post by Teardrop » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:04 pm

Who took the fucking jam out of your doughnut?



These people are illiterate, hence their piss-poor grasp of the English language. You could waste your time trying to get teach these mongoloids, or you could ignore it entirely. The end result is going to be the same.
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by unoshawty » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:07 pm

Originally posted by Teardrop@Aug 22 2003, 10:04 AM

Who took the fucking jam out of your doughnut?



These people are illiterate, hence their piss-poor grasp of the English language. You could waste your time trying to get teach these mongoloids, or you could ignore it entirely. The end result is going to be the same.


I agree wholeheartedly uh huh uh huh
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:08 pm

I must say, you took the words out of my mouth. But then again, I was trying to refrain from being too rude. Thanks though ;)

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Re: #teenadvice

Post by fightforjay99 » Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:17 pm

those people need to go back to school and only be taught english courses. i hate it when people talk like that
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by archers_angel » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:07 pm

Yes yes, I'm sure we are all fully aware of how incorrect use of the English Language irritates alot of people. HOWEVER, when people come into the chat for help, thats what they want. HELP. not criticism.



If someone has a problem, they might be nervous (and therefore not typing as correctly as they should be) or just fidgety and irrational. You aren't there to be an English teacher, thats not your job. Let people type how they want. Its readable, IF you take that extra bit of time, effort and care to decipher it. Its not that hard really.



If they're not in school, why should they talk/ type like it?

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Post by junglemonkey » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:22 pm

As I've said before, when words become longer ... like turning sexy to sexay, or it takes you significantly longer to decipher what the person is saying, it's become ridiculous.



I don't mind things like 'btw' or 'lol' but sometimes it just defeats the purpose of abbreviating.
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by She » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:55 pm

Yes, these people are illiterate. It's rather annoying to hold conversations with them. But hey, you can't take away somebody's priviledges for it. I mean, if you don't like it, don't talk to them. Plenty of people aren't bothered by it.
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by Ashley » Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:14 pm

big deal....why do you let petty things like that get to you? it doesn't really matter.
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by Breathe_In_For_Luck7 » Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:19 pm

Haha! Rob you rock. I agree with you.

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Post by iAmAStreaker » Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:23 pm

Originally posted by AlternativeFairy@Aug 22 2003, 12:19 PM

Haha! Rob you rock. I agree with you.


Ditto. :lol:
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by four » Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:35 pm

We will never make slang against the rules. It is just absurd. You can decipher what the people are saying, and if they feel more comfortable typing like that, then you should just suck it up like the rest of us.
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Re: #teenadvice

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Re: #teenadvice

Post by Ashley » Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:43 pm

gah!



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Re: #teenadvice

Post by SirPostAlot » Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:45 pm

i use the "slang" or short words like bout, lol, btw, fyi, omg, wtf, etc...i mean it makes it alot quicker to type...i try not to use it here on TH (see theres a shortetend slang) but when i am in the chats or on ICQ i use it all the time...



and personally, i think it is completly and utterly sad that you would even think about banning someone for using "slang"...

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Re: #teenadvice

Post by iAmAStreaker » Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:07 pm

But it's highly annoying. Jeez. It's not that hard to type out the words. It's NOT. There is no reason that you must abbreviate easy and simple words in the English language. The only word that I think can be an exception is lol. It's just weird to say 'laugh out loud'. Heh.
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by SirPostAlot » Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:12 pm

sorry, this post has been bugging me...so i thought i would leave a little more feedback





these "retardes" whom you all are claming illeritate use these shorted words to make it quicker and it works...i mean if you want to spend 1 hour per post by capitalizing each word that needs capitalizing and making sure that each word is spelled right by sending it through the grammer / spelling error, then go ahead, but don't be making fun of the people who don't do that...i use those abbreviations all of the time...i mean w/o them the internet wouldn't be the internet...i use them and did go through english class, i do get A's, and i can read a thick book w/o pics...alright...i am literate and i use abreviations!



i know that i was prob. exagerating when i said 1 hour, and i apolige to those who i offended, but i still find it appoling that you would evan think tat!



ahh, this is just bugging me soo much!! i mean whould you go to a post to ban everyone who didnt do something eles that bugs you? would you go to any random post and ban people because there name starts w/ a "S", becuz thats pretty much wat you are doing...you are just picking one random thing that bugs you and are trying to change everyone by saying that they should be banned becuase they do soemthing that you don't agree w/...they use shortcuts...they use slang...they use abbreviations!!!!!!!!



well i am sorry rob and all of the others who agree w/ him...life is not 100% perfect...there are going to be some little things that stick out everywhere that will get on your nerver...it will be there...if you don't like it, well i don't know wat to say...



i will prob. get banned or warned for 1. using abeveations or 2. offending someone...well i am sorry i did both alright...

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Re: #teenadvice

Post by liquidlime » Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:25 am

Originally posted by Teardrop@Aug 22 2003, 09:04 AM

Who took the fucking jam out of your doughnut?



These people are illiterate, hence their piss-poor grasp of the English language. You could waste your time trying to get teach these mongoloids, or you could ignore it entirely. The end result is going to be the same.


what's wrong with mongoloids? <_<



i try to just ignore it
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by unoshawty » Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:50 am

Originally posted by Annoyance@Aug 22 2003, 07:12 PM

sorry, this post has been bugging me...so i thought i would leave a little more feedback





these "retardes" whom you all are claming illeritate use these shorted words to make it quicker and it works...i mean if you want to spend 1 hour per post by capitalizing each word that needs capitalizing and making sure that each word is spelled right by sending it through the grammer / spelling error, then go ahead, but don't be making fun of the people who don't do that...i use those abbreviations all of the time...i mean w/o them the internet wouldn't be the internet...i use them and did go through english class, i do get A's, and i can read a thick book w/o pics...alright...i am literate and i use abreviations!



i know that i was prob. exagerating when i said 1 hour, and i apolige to those who i offended, but i still find it appoling that you would evan think tat!



ahh, this is just bugging me soo much!! i mean whould you go to a post to ban everyone who didnt do something eles that bugs you? would you go to any random post and ban people because there name starts w/ a "S", becuz thats pretty much wat you are doing...you are just picking one random thing that bugs you and are trying to change everyone by saying that they should be banned becuase they do soemthing that you don't agree w/...they use shortcuts...they use slang...they use abbreviations!!!!!!!!



well i am sorry rob and all of the others who agree w/ him...life is not 100% perfect...there are going to be some little things that stick out everywhere that will get on your nerver...it will be there...if you don't like it, well i don't know wat to say...



i will prob. get banned or warned for 1. using abeveations or 2. offending someone...well i am sorry i did both alright...


Thats what we're talking about. You spelled a whole bunch wrong in that post. Can you just go back and re-read what you post?! Makes a lot of jobs easier. You wouldn't spell like that on a job application, would you?!



And as for "people come here ...." comment,

how are we supposed to help them when we dont know what the hell they're saying?!
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Re: #teenadvice

Post by OverDrive » Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:00 am

slang is fine



Why would 12 to 20 year olds all type in perfect proper english? Some even have english as a second language.



LAY OFF



I type in slang all the time, but on a nice formal report i can easily type proper english. I can type either way fast, but using short forms like ppl is easier and faster, and when it doesnt count on a report or what not, why not use it?



Second, for the posts and msgs you cannot read or understand, where the user takes time to alternate caps and small case, then just forget about it.



Yes a lot of slang is annoying, like emily's fo sho or whatever the fuck it is - that is in my opinion, dumb, there is no way i could tell that is a word or what not and i had to ask emily about that. but ppl, lol, wtf, and the other "standard" ones are fine.



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