The "paragraph" petition

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Setenza, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Setenza

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    We have some good contributor in this forum.

    I certainly don't advocate that we become the grammar police and criticise and ridicule posts that display quirks and anomalies.

    But can some people please take on board the fact, that a block of text with little punctuation or paragraphs, is difficult to read and quickly digest.

    Please!
     
  2. avinitski

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    signed.

    my grammar, spelling, punctuation etc is no where near perfect but i find big blocks of text difficult to read and generally find myself skimming or ignoring them.

    that La Grande person does it a lot. im sure hes a nice guy (debatable :D) but please press return once in a while.
     
  3. Munckles

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    You've got my vote! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Miyazaki

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    what about, the, people that, don't know, when to use, a comma, it makes, them, sound like, they are, desperate, for a, wee.
     
  5. RMCF

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    Agree 100%.

    Big blocks of text are hard to read, especially when they are badly punctuated.

    Spelling mistakes (your/you're, there/their etc) are only cosmetic really and still allow the point to be made.

    But 'text speak' is a big no-no for me.
     
  6. Chessie

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    I agree too. I don't post very often, but I do read this section a lot, and it would be great to be able to read a thread without having to decipher some posts. :thumbsup:
     
  7. JackM

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    I agree. :lesson:
     
  8. thefragile

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    concur, although sometimes im a bit lazy with caps etc.....

    and i do ........ a lot.
     
  9. Singh400

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    Sure why not, signed!
     
  10. Bat-man

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    I agree.

    If a post consists of a huge block of unpunctuated text I tend to ignore it and go to the next post.

    And, as for people using 'text-speak' here, I despair!
     
  11. johntheexpat

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    iabsolutelyagreewithyouthatlackofpunctuationandothergrammaticalerrorsmakepostsveryhardtoreadanddigestquicklysoconsiderthepetitionsigned.
     
  12. TheBigApple

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    I fink dats a gr8 idea.

    Ma b we cud then sort out txt spk 2
     
  13. partyweb

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    Signed. :smashin:

    I totally agree.

    Paragraphing your text makes it far easier to read a large block of text.

    It's much more easier on the eyes.

    I too find that I skip replies that have a single large block of text.

    As it looks like too much effort to read.

    If a post is broken down into a few paragraphs it convinces the reader that it will be quicker to read.

    They are more likely then to read the whole post.

    As they will read a bit.

    And then.

    A bit more.

    And maybe read the whole post.
     
  14. loz

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    It's a sign you're getting old...

    You probably find yourself wishing people spoke a little more clearly too.

    :devil:
     
  15. Bat-man

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    Good grammar - Mmmmm?
    For some people it's an embarassment to be seen to be trying to improve one's self.

    (Blimey - Hope I've got my apostrophes in the right place! :eek:)
     
  16. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Count me in. Name added to the petition! :)


    Pooch
     
  17. daveaka

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    This is like being back at school. I refuse to sign.

    Grammar nazi's ! ;)
     
  18. Bat-man

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    Not sure if that should be an upper case N ;)
     
  19. loz

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    Isn't that "contributors"? :devil:

    Did you mean "a good contributor". Or "some good contributors"?
    Or perhaps "some good contributions"?
     
  20. loz

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    And the plural is Nazis... :hiya:
     
  21. daveaka

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    vERRY fUNnY :D

    Grammar Nazis !
     
  22. loz

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    Shouldn't that be very... :lesson:
    :)
     
  23. Nimby

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    One does so hate to see the possessive apostrophe used to indicate the plural where a simple "s" would suffice. :)
    (Please use a clearly annunciated Derek Nimmo accent to read the above) ;)
     
  24. Mr Incredible

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    In the context of the sentence, I think enunciated, rather than annunciated, is probably the best option! ;)
     
  25. JackM

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    If this appeal gets recognized then there will be camps for the likes of you.

    Special, re-adjustment camps. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree and wholeheartedly sign the petition.

    If I see one massive block of text, with no punctuation whatsoever, then I will ignore it completely.
     
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    but....they will have wasted their time :)
     
  29. Woodywizz

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    :D
     
  30. Mr Incredible

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    Not wasted because some people will read it.
     

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