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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by matthew1 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:33 am

Joost, thanks for asking this question.

You're welcome to let me or any of my moderators know about "bad attitudes" in email, PM or by report post. We'll handle it from there.

Thankfully, 99.99% of all posts are OK. I'd say it's a rare day when the mods or I have to take action about language or attitude.

I have a feeling that .01% of problem users has a strong correlation to age (young).
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by abscate » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:38 am

Joost...use the report function on these.

When users correct grammar, it invariably causes a fight. Fights between text talkers and moderators end very quickly.

Non-native English speakers get leeway on trying to communicate in our bastard language...except the Dutch, because you all speak 8 languages by age 3
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by regent » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:43 am

abscate wrote:... you all speak 8 languages by age 3

Hmmm...

I would think of one exception: the usage of French is highly discouraged :D
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by abscate » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:13 pm

regent wrote:
abscate wrote:... you all speak 8 languages by age 3

Hmmm...

I would think of one exception: the usage of French is highly discouraged :D
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by jvl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:42 am

Hahaha, Abscate, I only just now discovered your reply, hahaha. Hmmm I will have to keep practicing then.
Should I have any doubts about English grammar (seriously: differences between British and American spelling are hard to keep track of) I could still always try and explain to you in Dutch :D

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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by abscate » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:49 pm

You may have to explain several times since I suffer from meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornissen....which has nothing to do with a radiator brand
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:29 pm

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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by eyewillruleu2 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:52 am

Guilty, should have proof read my post before posting it as I was using talk to text not manually typing it. I do agree, that proper grammar is very important.

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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

Post by loveMy850 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:34 pm

Ok I'm not sure what I did or said wrong perhaps help but I will do my best to follow the guidelines, Thanks:

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