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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by jblackburn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:31 am

Excellent suggestion on the Oatmeal comic. I love that site :mrgreen:
'98 S70 T5
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by 850TurboTurtle » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:40 pm

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. English is a great language - artistic and articulate. We better everyone when we use it well.

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by elchopperfreak » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:23 pm

bronxnativ wrote:If Spanish is your first language, and find yourself having difficulty writing your thoughts (here on the forum) in English, I will be happy to serve as a translator and post your inquiry in English (UNLESS Matt objects). You can PM me with your inquiry and I will translate it in English as a post on our forum (Again, unless Matt objects to this!).
Same here..

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by matthew1 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:08 pm

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. English is a great language - artistic and articulate. We better everyone when we use it well.

Doesn't sound as good as French or Spanish to my ear, but better than Flemish! And it is the worlds standardized aircraft/ground control communication language. Not that that alone truly means much to some automobile Internet forum like us, but it means we likely do enjoy at least a sufficient number of technical words and phrases*.

Chopperfreak or Al, can you write to this topic the following, in Spanish:

"If you're not good with English, please Private Message me what you want to ask and I'll translate."

I'll add that translation here and there at MVS so that it can be seen by Spanish speakers.

*I'm not a linguist, but I'd guess we have more words to express ourselves in English than in French, if I had to. I know I'm going to get myself in trouble with that, but there it is.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by bronxnativ » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:22 pm

Si tienen dificultad escribiendo o expresandose en ingles, favor de enviarme un mensaje privado (PM) y digame que necesitan comunicar. Yo en torno se lo traducire en ingles aqui en nuestro foro.

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by elchopperfreak » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:58 pm

bronxnativ wrote:Si tienen dificultad escribiendo o expresandose en ingles, favor de enviarme un mensaje privado (PM) y digame que necesitan comunicar. Yo en torno se lo traducire en ingles aqui en nuestro foro.

iGracias!

Igual aca, cualquier cosa nos pueden dejar saber para traducir, recuerden que hay algunos terminos especificos que no tienen traduccion al español

( same here , if anything let us know and we will help translate, remember that there are some terms ( names) that do not have a proper spanish translation)

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by matthew1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:24 pm

Thanks very much, you guys.

If you log out and go to the forum index page http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/ you'll see ¿Hablas español? link.

That takes you to http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/spanis ... tion-Volvo which is also listed in the site's pages -- see the footer of every non-forum page.

The only catch is the Spanish speaking user needs to register to be able to PM you guys. I don't think that's a big hurdle.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by LamboSE5 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:17 pm

I've been away from the site for months now. That is to say, I've been too busy with 'life' happening (the bad life), even though I've needed the use of this site, and the help from all the awesome members here. But this is the first thread I came across when I logged in just now.

I have to say I agree, and I hope I'm not guilty of any of this. Actually, I think sometimes in previous posts I've felt as though I put too much information (or at least words).

But I try and find information on my own before I ask for help from MVS, at very least so that I know WHAT I'm asking about.

In regards to searching on MVS, one thing I find hard sometimes is searching the forums. I don't know what phrase keywords to enter into the search field. Sometimes I either get no results, or way too many. Now, getting way too many isn't bad. You just have to spend a little extra time sifting through the results, thats all. For example; now I'm looking for relevant threads/posts on this problem: "My V70 ran low on oil, while driving" and it's in rough shape. How would I search that properly? If I search "Ran on no oil", "Low on oil", or something similar, I get no hits. If I search something generic to do with "oil problem", I get a tonne of hits that aren't what I'm looking for (at least, not yet ;) )

Anyways, that's maybe a little off the subject. I think everybody should make a little more of an effort to keep this site as good as it is, as Matt and the mods request...or suggest. :)

Thanks!

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by fazool » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:44 am

Adherance to this request, appears low :(

When posting it's often quicker and more convenient to use acronyms, abbreviations, etcetera. Typographical errors and occasional spelling errors are usually not objectionable, but can cause confusion when intermingled with abbreviations.

What's more bothersome is lazy writing. If someone is going to post a question and ask for help or advice, I don't expect to have to scrutinize their sloppy paragraph jumble to figure out what they are asking. A complete lack of details and information is another problem.

I'm very interested sharing helpful Q&A about our Volvo's but I ignore posts where the author was too lazy to clearly describe or articulate their question.

Q:
" heyyyydduzduze lOL wassup Volvo-homeys :) so'z I was replacin my hed gascet an I drop bolt down exhaust and when I run I replaced it from a hardsware stores one that looks same size but now long and how should I torque and runs great !aweseom! n the radio changed channels while shifting now waddya all thinK i should do?"


A:
"Well, first we need you to describe you make, model, trim level, mileage and the exact procedure you were following. Next, get a lobomoty."

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2001 S60 2.4T (Daughter's Car)
2003 S80 2.9 (Son's Car)
1995 850 2.4 (Daughter's Car - sold off)
2005 S40 2.4i (Bought new - since sold)
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by jblackburn » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:52 am

I'm very interested sharing helpful Q&A about our Volvo's but I ignore posts where the author was too lazy to clearly describe or articulate their question.
I feel exactly the same way sometimes. I know as a moderator, I should at least try to answer anything I know an answer to...but when it just takes too much concentration to even understand the post...I just don't care anymore.
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A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

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