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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:This is just a friendly note to help out our new (within the past six months) hoppers.



When replying to, or begining a topic, please take note that this is an international website with people from all parts of the globe. We are mainly an English speaking Community, however, English may not be somebodies first language. Please take the time to read over your own posts before posting and please refrain from using what is commonly refered to as "MSN Speak" or even "Quick SMS".



What I mean by this is quick references such as 'ur' for you are or you're, skool for school, and etc.



If we can all just take a little time, it will make it easier for all in the long run.



Thanks. hug


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:d'u ave MSN? ... com holla @ me sumtime. ur missus did t'other neet.

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:come here pk... .:*chases pk out of this thread in that real troublesome way that only I could do by useing words and never in real life...*:. spank

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:I really do agree with Arsn. Its so annoying to read ur, l8ter, wot, u, r.
did you post this because I was bitching about it recently?


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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arsn
arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 1903
Posted:No, I posted because I felt a rant of my own was starting... hug

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:arsn for Moderator! wink

Thanks arsn.. smile


HoP Posting Guidelines
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:i hate reading posts in short, i find it irritating and in bad taste of the board. You would think board users of an international board like hop would be conciderate of other language speakers.
like i would ever post on G dot org in english when its an italian forum. lol

i second the notion for arsn for mod! hehe


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:You know what's even worse? I do some writing, articles and the like. And I see people in articles, NEWS ARTICLES, write things like the following :

"Some 1 else made it work..."

"I want U 2 try this."

ARGH! I hate the new thinking that you can cut corners!!! ARGH! ARGH!! ARGH!!! mad2 spank censored

-Socks the "too many words to say I agree" furball


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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Fuero
Fuero

addict
Location: Netherlands
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 465
Posted:Maybe it's sensible to also note here that you don't need to start any threads about Vegetarians, what kind of spin music and coloured flames.
And maybe insist on the search option here. angel2


Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:or love, get it down to one thread a month or something

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:arsn for mod!!!



tis makin sense dat peeps don talk like dis.



bloody pain to read, innit.



we is not all from da hood (dat means you nyc, we know yuse a gangsta)



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translation



I agree wth arsn and the other people in this forum that the level of acceptable english being used in the threads is in a rate of slow decline and thus making it more difficult for the international community as a whole to assimilate as a coherent source of information about spinning but also up to and including all the nonsense we post in social.



and nyc is a gangsta.

EDITED_BY: ado-p (1102944876)


Love is the law.

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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:& u need more full stops there.

*wanders off to dug up the pedantic thread.*


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I find it ironic that no one used correct grammar in this thread.



wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:Or the correct use of tenses for that matter biggrin

Love is the law.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I think we need another "pedantic thread."

But arsn, ur rite, do0d. We totally need 2 B considerate of other ppl.

*ducks and runs*


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fuero
Fuero

addict
Location: Netherlands
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 465
Posted:What does pedantic mean?



And about bad English: I'm Dutch!



Me fail English?

That's unpossible.

EDITED_BY: Fuero (1102952601)


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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:I posted the answer in the other thread that you asked the same question in.

A perfect example would be me complaining about you double posting wink

but i dont complain. I am a mere part time pedant and only do so for fun.


Love is the law.

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Fuero
Fuero

addict
Location: Netherlands
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 465
Posted:Yes, sorry redface
i know double posting equals sinning.
I will just now retreat and chastise myself for a couple of hours.


Hmm, there's gotta be something round and shiny, I can play with

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I agree, I consider it incredably lazy when you have a keyboard with a plethora of keys in front of you but still can't be bothered to type out words like 'you' in full.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Flame Boy
Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:Nothing wrong with being a pedant! I do it around the clock and am damn good at it, i consider it a bit of a skill ubbloco ubbloco

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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dj_retro
dj_retro

member
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: 7th Jun 2002
Total posts: 87
Posted:oi oi oi

wh4t 4b0u7 1337 sp43k?

haha sorry, no one had said anything about it and i felt that it needed to be brought to the attention of everyone that 1337(leet) is also not cool!


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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:whats the point in 1337 ????????? it hurts my eyes! and its a pain in the arse to type..... if people are going to go to all that effort to type a load of numbers in to a word, why cant they just write in english!, isnt that why we went to school?

We aknowledge the dyslexics amongst us... but there is just more [censored] in posts these days.

can we save the chit chat for PM's too!... i like to read threads not conversations.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Silly old man.



That IS the point of 1337! It's fun seeing how cryptic you can be while still being decypherable.



That's like saying "Why do they leave crossword puzzles blank?" ... so you can figure them out silly!



I agree with the chit chat... but we're in a minority on that one. Some people like to type much randomness more than they like to read quality.


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Yes, let's go.
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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:what; like me?

i cant do cross words... i'm too dumb for those!


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:No.. no! I realized that after I typed it... Not you! My bad!

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I in no way think that the number 7 resembles in any way, shape or form, the letter t.

You would think hackers (where I believe the original term was coined) would at least know how to read and not confuse numbers and letters.

smile


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dj_retro
dj_retro

member
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: 7th Jun 2002
Total posts: 87
Posted:-sigh-

Leet, short for delete, was yes, originaly created by hackers. (m4d 1337 h4x0rz)

But you also have to take into consideration that this was back in the early 90's im guessing when you either had to have a lot of money or know what the hell you were doing to be online. Leet was created to keep those that had no clue what they where doing online from knowing what the hackers where talking about. but sadly it cought on as a common usage of spelling...

and note only 1337 ninj4's are cool


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MiG
MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:i always thought leet/1337 was short for elite, in that only the elite, upper edge hackers knew what they were on about. i call it geekspeek.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:Elite indeed, not delete.



And it's purely the invention and tool of those under the age of sixteen. Bless their little cotton socks.



i reserve the wright to rite how i damn well please. You think you can shackle me with your dictionary chains? i'm not a BBC presenter, i am a free munky! "Correct" use of language is to achieve the aim that the language was meant to fulfill, not to support convention. To assume that convention is automatically superior, then to complain when new conventions occur, is silly.

Use of creativity in prose stylization is where its at, i reckun.

and txtspk is ace. Why do we need vowels anyway? shrug


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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simian
simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:continuing my rant...

soapbox

Why the hell not use "u" to mean "you" or "ur" to mean "your" or "you're"?



It's not as if the meaning is unclear of confusing when it's used. Even my dad understands txtspeak, and he's easily baffled by the new and strange.



It seems an obvious contraction of language that will naturally occur. Standardised spelling is such a recent invention anyway, there are so many ineffeciencies that will be cast aside by the people that matter, the speakers of the language.

"You" will end up contracted just like "Cannot", or the various american contractions based on phonetics (armor, color, labor).


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:i think you'll like this book:
"the mother tongue" by Bill Bryson


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