View Full Version : Major spelling/grammar/formatting issues
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....
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.
12-20-2005, 07:49 PM
Umm... this is just plain confusing...
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.
01-12-2006, 10:15 PM
That could also be fixed.
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.
03-13-2006, 05:46 PM
One very long sentence.
03-14-2006, 10:06 PM
Made a minor edit, thanks Johnny.
#26 is full of grammar and spelling errors.
03-23-2006, 11:41 AM
Edited (and got the double post above it), thanks Wes.
He doesn't know how to type "with" or "at" and is putting "@" and "w/". This is not AIM.
04-18-2006, 02:27 PM
Got it Wes, thanks.
05-02-2006, 04:24 PM
This is useing "ur" and other AIM slang.
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.
06-24-2006, 09:52 PM
Post #4. Too much AIM language among other reasons.
06-24-2006, 10:16 PM
Edited and warned.
#20. The first half of the post is terrible.
People don't know how to spell I guess.
08-12-2006, 07:04 PM
Can Mcreagle be banned for his repeated lack of care for the english language?
08-12-2006, 07:08 PM
You just can't banned some one like that...
Maybe he should be told something.
^^ 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.
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.
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.
09-07-2006, 08:42 PM
KingOfNynex2003's comment uses the numbers 2 and 4 in the wrong way too many times.
09-20-2006, 08:11 PM
AIM-esque language is used without any use of capital letters and punctuation.
09-20-2006, 10:00 PM
He's been warned.
10-05-2006, 04:06 PM
ThrillRider247's posts have spelling and grammar issues:
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 ;)
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!
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)
So yeah... we get paid.
Anyway, let's keep it to the thread's topic.
10-06-2006, 12:55 PM
most of his posts have been pretty bad, but this one is just unreadable
10-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Another warning sent.
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.
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.
He doesn't seem to know the difference between there and their.
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.
03-22-2007, 09:49 PM
03-22-2007, 10:10 PM
I'll send him a warning, thanks Johnny.
03-24-2007, 12:40 PM
03-24-2007, 01:23 PM
Thanks again for the eyes, Johnny- It's been seen to.
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.
03-26-2007, 10:45 PM
^As Brian said, he's got it...
Now back to reporting those with major spelling/grammatical errors.
Everyone of SFOGJT's posts are spelled horribly wrong.
06-07-2007, 10:53 PM
He has just been warned.
08-17-2007, 12:34 PM
08-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks. I deleted it.
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.
09-21-2007, 09:16 PM
I've deleted his posts for those issues.
09-24-2007, 04:15 PM
It's just really annoying.....
09-24-2007, 04:49 PM
^Uh Yeah...I'll take care of it.
08-05-2008, 11:01 PM
maybe someone should notify this person about spelling and grammar in the forums.
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.
08-06-2008, 05:40 PM
Oh yeah, sorry.
I believe this post (604) says it all.
Also on page 43 they've started a bit of double posting.
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.
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.
09-02-2008, 07:23 PM
Um......this isnt exactly good grammar is it? He has posted on many other threads about Dollywood.
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.
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