MVS posting standards:Sentences, Paragraphs, Punctuation, No text talk Please

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Post Reply
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 24093
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 457 times
Been thanked: 1362 times

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

Post by abscate »

You should find the XC90 forum here

viewforum.php?f=10


and post there!
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

mrjay62
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 7:45 am
Year and Model: V70XC 2002
Location: Plamyar Ny
Been thanked: 3 times

Post by mrjay62 »

HI Everyone.
Can I Blame my poor English on being Born in the Bronx... ?

We ain't bes shooled the Sames.

Great site so helpful Thank You All!



Jay Nap...

loveMy850
Posts: 287
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:55 pm
Year and Model: 1994 850 WAGON
Location: California
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Post by loveMy850 »

Ok Got it!

loveMy850
Posts: 287
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:55 pm
Year and Model: 1994 850 WAGON
Location: California
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Post by loveMy850 »

Thanks Matt. I really love the forum, There are times I'd had been lost without it. You guys are the best....👍

User avatar
matthew1
Site Admin
Posts: 10955
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 737 times
Been thanked: 317 times

Post by matthew1 »

Thanks for the kind words, LM850, and for being here since 2006.
Help keep MVS on the web -> click sponsors' links here on MVS when you buy from them.
Also -> Amazon link
. Click that when you go to buy something on Amazon and MVS gets a kickback.

1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

Image

Pentacyl
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:59 am
Year and Model: 1998 V70 R AWD
Location: Kent
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Post by Pentacyl »

Thank you, Matt, for an excellent forum. I'm using this as a reply to you PM, asking how I came to find the forum. When I tried to reply, the system pinged it back!

I found the forum when searching for info on Nivomats, their codes and springs. In desparation at the rubbish I was getting locally, I looked further afield and bingo. Long-story-short, I found it all via this forum, in reputedly the largest world Volvo market, the USA - probably due to all those 'Sveedish' viking descendants in Minnesota!

Two Nivos are winging their way across the pond as I write. Bought new from a main dealer at a half-price $217.00USD, each. Shipped, duty paid and delivered, they're still less than half £450.00GBP, each. I'm using matching Bilstein springs, which are quite competively priced here, £21.00GBP, each.

My first posting resulted in a prompt and satisfactory resolution to my rear fog light problem - there were none showing. Please see post for full info - no snaps yet.

So there you have it. Sorry it's a bit rambling, hope I haven't hijacked the thread but it incorporates a reply to your PM.

Hope also that my English passes muster, so to speak, written with a plummy accent, of course!

polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Post by polskamafia mjl »

Acronyms seriously suck. The following story comes from https://gist.github.com/klaaspieter/12c ... cdd4ea1764

From time to time, Musk will send out an e-mail to the entire company to enforce a new policy or let them know about something that's bothering him. One of the more famous e-mails arrived in May 2010 with the subject line: Acronyms Seriously Suck:

There is a creeping tendency to use made up acronyms at SpaceX. Excessive use of made up acronyms is a significant impediment to communication and keeping communication good as we grow is incredibly important. Individually, a few acronyms here and there may not seem so bad, but if a thousand people are making these up, over time the result will be a huge glossary that we have to issue to new employees. No one can actually remember all these acronyms and people don't want to seem dumb in a meeting, so they just sit there in ignorance. This is particularly tough on new employees.

That needs to stop immediately or I will take drastic action - I have given enough warning over the years. Unless an acronym is approved by me, it should not enter the SpaceX glossary. If there is an existing acronym that cannot reasonably be justified, it should be eliminated, as I have requested in the past.

For example, there should be not "HTS" [horizontal test stand] or "VTS" [vertical test stand] designations for test stands. Those are particularly dumb, as they contain unnecessary words. A "stand" at our test site is obviously a test stand. VTS-3 is four syllables compared with "Tripod", which is two, so the bloody acronym version actually takes longer to say than the name!

The key test for an acronym is to ask whether it helps or hurts communication. An acronym that most engineers outside of SpaceX already know, such as GUI, is fine to use. It is also ok to make up a few acronyms/contractions every now and again, assuming I have approved them, e.g. MVac and M9 instead of Merlin 1C-Vacuum or Merlin 1C-Sea Level, but those need to be kept to a minimum."



Can we please leave the made up acronyms at the door? They don't save you any time typing them and they impede communication - which is the whole point of an internet forum.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 24093
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 457 times
Been thanked: 1362 times

Post by abscate »

You can check your entries for bad boys and girls here...

http://www.sentencechecker.org/qualitat ... r-checker/
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

User avatar
93Regina
Posts: 2813
Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:11 pm
Year and Model: 93:240/940
Location: Sunflower State
Been thanked: 64 times

Post by 93Regina »

abscate wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:29 am You can check your entries for bad boys and girls here...
Capture.JPG
Capture.JPG (27 KiB) Viewed 30818 times

JordanH
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Year and Model: 1990 760 wagon
Location: Tacoma

Post by JordanH »

I have a 1990 760 turbo wagon. So if I turn the key to the ON position the heater will blow the air out. But once I start the car it stops blowing. Anyone have any experience in fixing this issue?

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post