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MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk please

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lolafiona73
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk ple

Post by lolafiona73 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:13 am

I apologize for my lack of capitals in a prior post. :oops: I have had to use a cell until recently. I not only have "fat finger syndrome" but also RA.
Now that I have my laptop up and running again, I hope I can remember to use "Correct English" proper grammar, and remember my OCD about misspelled words (mine)

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

Post by xc90-2 5L 5cy t » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:01 am

Will do, sir. I find this forum very helpful. I only wish I were better at computer usage as I am failing in locating the method to submit questions.

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

Post by VVfsfs » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:11 am

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way
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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk ple

Post by VegasWrench » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:54 pm

Hello everyone, first post by a new member and I just wanted to chime in with my appreciation of how easy it is to understand what is being said on here and I believe the main reason is the attitude expressed in this thread.
On that note I will retire for the night and compose the thread i need to start about my friends S70. :wink:

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

Post by JudgeRat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:23 am

Although very new to the forum, I can say that I have been very impressed with the kindness and professional manner in which I have been welcomed and how my posts have been treated. As a Languages major in a previous life, I can definitely appreciate the desire to have these dialogs adhere to at least a minimal standard of correct spelling and grammar for clarity's sake. I can also understand and applaud the efforts to keep the discourse decorous in order to facilitate a congenial exchange of useful information. Most importantly, however, I believe it behooves us all to remember that this is a technical forum that exists for the primary function of allowing persons, of all backgrounds and levels of mechanical abilities, to come ask for assistance in resolving an issue which they are experiencing with their vehicle that may be their primary life-line to being able to keep their families well cared for and fed. The major thing that we all have in common here is that we happen to, love it or hate it (for many it is probably both), own a Volvo. By design, Volvos are complex and distinctive mechanical assemblages that are not easily understood in their entirety by any one individual and, therefore, require a community to bring to bear the vast body of knowledge necessary to solve each other's dilemmas. And there, then, is the crux of the matter: this is a community and, as such, there are individuals with varied levels of expertise, different approaches to problem solving, and divergent social graces and communication styles in the mix of the multitudes.

Let me put it a little more succinctly, shall I?

Be brief, be clear, be precise, be helpful, and be nice. :wink:

Seriously, is that too much to ask? I think that is all Matt is really asking of us.

*English is my second language by the way--my first is Gymru(=Welsh)
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by JudgeRat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:25 am

kranz wrote:Those who find value in being able to communicate precisely and accurately in our digital age may find this amusing:

Taco Bell's Canon
I laughed so hard when I read this that I had so many tears in my eyes that I could barely finish it! :lol:
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Old-school race guy: "Brakes 1st, then steering, tires, wheels, & suspension, only then engine and drive-train. No sense making it go if you can't stop & steer properly...Safety first people!"

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

Post by goldmandan » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:00 pm

The older unit has the good software but the unit is defective we need to upload the new software to the new xemodex unit

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

Post by lifeofgold » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:42 pm

We (hopefully) can tell the difference between an English learner with rudimentary English language skills, and a person who chooses to be lazy. If said person employs the proper effort in explaining their problem then we will employ the proper effort in providing assistance. The idiom "You reap what you sow" comes to mind.

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

Post by abscate » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:31 am

It really isn't difficult to tell these two apart. Lack of punctuation, text talk (and "sorry, Im on a cell phone" is not a valid excuse), and teen talk just doesn't belong here. It is one of the reasons MVS is such a different car forum - it's for grownups.

I try to use good acronym behavior such as 'define at first use' is something isn't used or for someone new.

exemplia Gratia

"Your Electronic Climate Control (ECC) unit ist kaput"
"Its not your ECU, ECM, nor your computer"

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

Post by jvl » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:26 am

Good point you've raised here Matthew. Doesn't seem right for Volvo-fans to start offending one another or using terrible spelling. Will keep this in mind for future posts. Do you suggest to also make others aware (in a polite manner) or would you prefer to mod your self?

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