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Steven
11-07-2005, 08:22 PM
NOTE: This is for all major spelling, grammar, and formatting issues. While we all have the occasional error or two in our posts (I myself am guilty), this is to report major errors (someone really not paying attention to spelling, grammar, or formatting).

Ideally, long posts should be in paragraphs and in a readable font (the whole post is not to be in size 4 font, bolded, all one huge, single paragraph instead of multiple smaller paragrahs, and in yellow, for example). There is to be no Internet shorthand or TXT (text) messaging shorthand that wireless providers like Verizon tout. Grammar is important because it does affect readability. The sad thing is I have seen 10 year olds masquerading as older members who can actually exceed the standards we have for post quality, compared to others. Likewise, claims of dyslexia do not fly on TN as we do have members and staff that have dyslexia, and they can post well within our standards with no problem whatsoever.

For those who are offenders: we do have instructions on how to add spell checking to popular Windows browsers....

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=36400

However, like dyslexia, that is also not an excuse to rest on... it's a tool to help make things just a little easier... not a tool to replace your spelling abilities (or lack thereof).

Lastly, sheer laziness or your wanting to post as much as you can do not fly. We emphasize quality over quantity. If you want your custom avatar, just post 3 times a day for 6 months... it's within reach, and that is actually my average. There is also the EDIT button, so if you need to fix any spelling/grammatical/formatting errors, learn to use it. It works.

VekomahangNbang
12-20-2005, 07:49 PM
Umm... this is just plain confusing...

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=629228&postcount=5

Montu Man
01-11-2006, 04:41 PM
Posts 19-22 could all use editing.Nothing major, but when there is that many bad posts in a row, that is annoying.
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=632938#post632938

Montu Man
01-12-2006, 10:15 PM
http://thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=633077&postcount=3

That could also be fixed.

Chip
01-13-2006, 12:21 AM
Montu Man, this thread is for major issues. Not putting an apostrophe in "aint" is not major. If the poster wrote, "dud3 i lik goliath u r kewl" maybe it'd warrant posting.

Johnny Upsidedown
03-13-2006, 05:46 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=642118&postcount=17
One very long sentence.

Cuddy
03-14-2006, 10:06 PM
Made a minor edit, thanks Johnny.

Wes
03-23-2006, 08:07 AM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=647945#post647945

#26 is full of grammar and spelling errors.

Cuddy
03-23-2006, 11:41 AM
Edited (and got the double post above it), thanks Wes.

Wes
04-18-2006, 12:38 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=38600

# 13

He doesn't know how to type "with" or "at" and is putting "@" and "w/". This is not AIM.

Katie
04-18-2006, 02:27 PM
Got it Wes, thanks.

Alan J
05-02-2006, 04:24 PM
This is useing "ur" and other AIM slang.

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=656681&postcount=27

Tanks4me05
05-02-2006, 04:32 PM
Would this type of post be considered "too much slang?"

Omg, why the heck would SFAW have to be closed down?!?!?!?!?! IMO it should have stayed open. Six Flags better not do this to any other parks. At least B:TE and BK are being relocated to SFDL.

coastrfreak2000
06-24-2006, 09:52 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=668262#post668262

Post #4. Too much AIM language among other reasons.

Steven
06-24-2006, 10:16 PM
Edited and warned.

Wes
08-03-2006, 07:43 AM
#20. The first half of the post is terrible.

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=39652&page=2

61-62
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=39519&page=5

People don't know how to spell I guess.

mmb088
08-12-2006, 07:04 PM
Can Mcreagle be banned for his repeated lack of care for the english language?

sfft_2108
08-12-2006, 07:08 PM
You just can't banned some one like that...

Maybe he should be told something.

Wes
08-13-2006, 12:10 AM
^^ mmb088 you don't help the situation by flaming him about it either.

If you have an issue with a member you need to take it up in this thread or PM a moderator, not flame him in other threads.

Hector
08-13-2006, 03:57 AM
Can Mcreagle be banned for his repeated lack of care for the english language?
No he cannot.



Thank you Wes.

Steven
08-13-2006, 02:52 PM
Actually, if he has been warned enough by moderators to abide by the etiquette and make a WILLFUL attempt to watch the quality of his posts (by using proper spelling/grammar), he can be banned (and we have banned others for not doing so). Though, I can't seem to find any evidence where he has not made such an attempt, so I wouldn't ban him.

If you have trouble understanding him, ask him POLITELY to fix or clarify what he is saying.

Ryan F
09-07-2006, 08:42 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/stories_view.php/1724/cedar_point_announces_maverick_17th_roller_coaster .html
KingOfNynex2003's comment uses the numbers 2 and 4 in the wrong way too many times.

Martin
09-20-2006, 08:11 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=680460&postcount=447
AIM-esque language is used without any use of capital letters and punctuation.

Steven
09-20-2006, 10:00 PM
He's been warned.

Martin
10-05-2006, 04:06 PM
ThrillRider247's posts have spelling and grammar issues:
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=682544&postcount=116
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=682544&postcount=111

Cuddy
10-05-2006, 04:16 PM
I'm taing care of it, and playing teacher at the same time. I think we moderators are underpaid ;)

sfgam2006
10-05-2006, 11:22 PM
Wait you guys get paid! lol I think you guys do a great job supervising the few weeks I have been here so keep up the good work. Remember, if you guys need help, I am here. Thanks!

Steven
10-05-2006, 11:27 PM
Yeah we get paid... here's our salary structure (per year)...

Alex: $0 (he's sunk the most money into the site)
Steven: $0 (I have sometimes sunk my own money into the site)
Graham: $0
Katie: $0
Moderators: $0
Editors: $0


So yeah... we get paid.


Anyway, let's keep it to the thread's topic.

Ryan F
10-06-2006, 12:55 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=682734&postcount=23
most of his posts have been pretty bad, but this one is just unreadable

Cuddy
10-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Another warning sent.

Wes
10-06-2006, 01:18 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=40254&page=4

42 & 56 are good examples.

I don't think he takes time to use proper punctuation or even proof-read what he types. As a result it makes it very difficult to read.

Oh and I'm taking my HUGE salary and going out to dinner tonight. My waitress will be thrilled with the tip. ;)

I find it funny that people still think we get paid.

Wes
10-16-2006, 08:19 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?p=683566#post683566

#28

This is only his 2nd post, the first was rediculous saying that Paramount Parks were going to be torn down for berry farms.

This thread looks like he copied it from is AIM chat.

Wes
10-18-2006, 08:52 AM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=40359

He doesn't seem to know the difference between there and their.

Erik Leppen
10-18-2006, 03:33 PM
^That doesn't look like a lack of attention paid to the post, I mean, I can see sentences start with capitals and end by periods, I see correct use of capitals and commas and other punctuation. Not knowing "their" from "there" looks more like some kind of dyslexia issue, but it doesn't make the post harder to read.

Johnny Upsidedown
03-22-2007, 09:49 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=706203&postcount=22

Cuddy
03-22-2007, 10:10 PM
I'll send him a warning, thanks Johnny.

Johnny Upsidedown
03-24-2007, 12:40 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=706447&postcount=843

Brian F
03-24-2007, 01:23 PM
Thanks again for the eyes, Johnny- It's been seen to.

Alan J
03-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Just to add to it. That guy has been posting like that for a very long time. When ever he is on he posts like that.

Cuddy
03-26-2007, 10:45 PM
^As Brian said, he's got it...

Now back to reporting those with major spelling/grammatical errors.

Wes
06-07-2007, 10:11 PM
Everyone of SFOGJT's posts are spelled horribly wrong.

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showthread.php?t=39840&page=2

Brian F
06-07-2007, 10:53 PM
He has just been warned.

epijlh
08-17-2007, 12:34 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=729142&postcount=3845

Katie
08-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks. I deleted it.

Emann
09-21-2007, 03:46 PM
Pedersonaa either hasn't taken a grammar class or doesn't know how to use the shift key. This is for almost all of his posts, BTW.

http://thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=734819&postcount=9

and

http://thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=735334&postcount=5

Steven
09-21-2007, 09:16 PM
I've deleted his posts for those issues.

Emann
09-24-2007, 04:15 PM
It's just really annoying.....

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/showpost.php?p=736080&postcount=13

Cuddy
09-24-2007, 04:49 PM
^Uh Yeah...I'll take care of it.

DisGardeVersal
08-05-2008, 11:01 PM
maybe someone should notify this person about spelling and grammar in the forums.

http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/search.php?searchid=252164

Steven
08-06-2008, 08:00 AM
Don't link to search results... please link to specific posts. I don't even know who to look for.

DisGardeVersal
08-06-2008, 05:40 PM
Oh yeah, sorry.
I believe this post (604) says it all.
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/park-ride-construction/47171-dollywood-2009-a-41.html#post763939
Also on page 43 they've started a bit of double posting.
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/park-ride-construction/47171-dollywood-2009-a-43.html
And it seems a lot of posts in the last couple pages don't have anything to do with Dollywood in 2009.
Seems like a case of someone cool enough to join TN but too cool to read the posting guidelines.

Steven
08-06-2008, 08:58 PM
I wrote a nice, long blanket warning to those where I saw the posting issues. Hopefully, it'll get resolved, but keep setting an example to them.

williard2194
09-02-2008, 07:23 PM
http://www.thrillnetwork.com/boards/park-ride-rumors/48555-dollywood-splash-country-2009-suggestion-box.html

Um......this isnt exactly good grammar is it? He has posted on many other threads about Dollywood.

Steven
09-02-2008, 08:05 PM
I warned him. Please continue to be an example, and ask him to use proper grammar. If it continues, let us know.