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    Why we appreciate grammar here at Mac Forums!
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    Why we appreciate grammar here at Mac Forums!
    Hi, I thought I'd let everyone know why using proper grammar in your posts here at MF is crucial.


    First, we can understand what your question really means, and therefore we can answer it easier.

    Second, it makes it easier for us to read, so we don't have to be the Grammar check for you.

    And third, it allows you to be better received as an overall member.

    Could you imagine a forum in which we all typed "hi howre u doin"? No!


    I know that there are many members here who go out of their way to ensure that they type correctly, so please do so!


    So try to make sure your words are all spelled correctly, you put your commas, parentheses, question marks etc.


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    I go out of my way to type correctly 99% of the time! I hate text language. I don't even text myself!
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    I totally agree, I have seen some funny emails coming from some senior positions. I think the english language has taken a nose dive.

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    Some folks would benefit from using spell check also.

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    If you is gonna cook gramma, add a pinch of mixed spice and a hand full of sultanas................ooops wrong gramma drat!

    And the correct spelling is grammer!!

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    100% agree with BlueMac. Especially in crowded forums like this one it's essential!!

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    Great post BlueMac!

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    It really doesn't even need to be grammatically correct, i'd just settle for coherent! L33t speak and texting lingo are sure to make me not want to reply to a question.

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    I made a big rant about this on another forum a while ago.
    Not only does it make it hard to read, but it also confuses members who's first language is not English. How are they supposed to learn anything from text speak, it's so obscure. Almost as bad as slang.
    Like others, if I see text speak I won't reply.
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    And use periods and paragraphs.

    I mean those 10-20 line single paragraphs with a half dozen run-on sentences. I hate them.

    Someone that can't invest a few minutes into a coherent question doesn't inspire me to give up my free time. Most folks that hang on forums like this enjoy helping out where they can. We're not here to invest our time wading through random thoughts or the need to figure out what you're saying to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
    I go out of my way to type correctly 99% of the time! I hate text language. I don't even text myself!
    I am 100% the same as you. I cant stand text language.

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    Same here, I don't like text language, have only sent 1 text in my entire life.

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    a wall of text is something that is frowned upon in most, actually virtually all internet societies, including forums, chat boards, and uncyclopedia. you should not make walls of text because it can get you banned anywhere unless it is a place that encourages walls of text. i highly doubt any place does support something so irritating and annoying, but anything can exist, but not really because unless you are in heaven then that can happen. but no one actually knows that was just a hypothesis, a lame one that is. actually not really lame. you can create a wall of text supporting site, but you would be hated if you do that, so do not. but you can if you like, but i discourage that. now on to the actual information of walls of texts. the wall of text was invented when the internet was invented, but actually it was slow at that time. so whenever it became fast. but there would need to be some free or not free community for people, and that community would be able to have walls of text. but that community probably wouldn't have actually invented the wall of text. so basically, no one except god knows when or where or how the wall of text existed/was invented. noobs probably invented, but probably not. who knows. walls of texts are usually filled with a lot of useless information and junk. information and junk can be the same, but only if the information is junk or the junk is information. but who cares. the information/junk inside a wall of text are usually related to whatever the wall of text is located, but the best walls of text, which are actually the most irritating, most eye-bleeding ones, are completely random. walls of text usually make the reader asplode or have their eyes bleed and fall out of their sockets. a number of people can stand it, but not read them. actually some people can stand and read them. those people do not have short attention spans. these are boring and patient people who have no life or have all the time in their hands, which are the same, but not really. the punishment of what making walls of text varies of the strictness of the community. but it doesn't really matter. nobody cares. walls of texts should be free of links, different font colors, strange characters, which are those other symbols used in society, and capital letters because it ruins the whole purpose of the infamy of walls of texts. it makes them look hecking dumb and weird and dumb. walls of texts are obviously free of huge spaces and outstanding things like capital letters. of course, paragraphs should never be in a wall of text. walls of text are known to create nausea, confusion, head explosion, and others. the others being something i can not think of either because i am lazy or if i do not feel like it or i can not actually think of anything. like what the heck? that was a rhetorical question right there. what the heck? you are actually not requesting a satisfactory answer, you just say that because you try to be funny or you feel like it or if you are mad. you must get a proper noob-slapping to stop making walls of text, but if you are weird then that doesn't apply to you. walls of text are defeated by deleting them or splitting them into paragraphs. or some other things that would work but will take hours to think of. people are considered a nuisance if they create walls of text. this might be the end. if you hope this is the end, i am not sure. but if i was not sure then i wouldn't be talking. i should know. or should i? the best way to make a better and good wall of text is to copy and paste what you previously typed or write. hey, that reminds me. walls of text aren't always on the internet! they could be anywhere that is able to produce symbols. d'oh. a wall of text is something that is frowned upon in most, actually virtually all internet societies, including forums, chat boards, and uncyclopedia. you should not make walls of text because it can get you banned anywhere unless it is a place that encourages walls of text. i highly doubt any place does support something so irritating and annoying, but anything can exist, but not really because unless you are in heaven then that can happen. but no one actually knows that was just a hypothesis, a lame one that is. actually not really lame. you can created a wall of text supporting site, but you would be hated if you do that, so do not. but you can if you like, but i discourage that. now on to the actual information of walls of texts. the wall of text was invented when the internet was invented, but actually it was slow at that time. so whenever it became fast. but there would need to be some free or not free community for people, and that community would be able to have walls of text. but that community probably wouldn't have actually invented the wall of text. so basically, no one except god knows when or where or how the wall of text existed/was invented. noobs probably invented, but probably not. who knows. walls of texts are usually filled with a lot of useless information and junk. information and junk can be the same, but only if the information is junk or the junk is information. but who cares. the information/junk inside a wall of text are usually related to whatever the wall of text is located, but the best walls of text, which are actually the most irritating, most eye-bleeding ones, are completely random. walls of text usually make the reader asplode or have their eyes bleed and fall out of their sockets. a number of people can stand it, but not read them. actually some people can stand and read them. those people do not have short attention spans. these are boring and patient people who have no life or have all the time in their hands, which are the same, but not really. the punishment of what making walls of text varies of the strictness of the community. but it doesn't really matter. nobody cares. walls of texts should be free of links, different font colors, strange characters, which are those other symbols used in society, and capital letters because it ruins the whole purpose of the infamy of walls of texts. it makes them look hecking dumb and weird and dumb. walls of texts are obviously free of huge spaces and outstanding things like capital letters. of course, paragraphs should never be in a wall of text. walls of text are known to create nausea, confusion, head explosion, and others. the others being something i can not think of either because i am lazy or if i do not feel like it or i can not actually think of anything. like what the heck? that was a rhetorical question right there. what the heck? you are actually not requesting a satisfactory answer, you just say that because you try to be funny or you feel like it or if you are mad. now i just copied and pasted part of this huge wall of text, which is actually not. wait what? nice right? ba boom a rhetorical question right there. is this the end for the sanity of your eyes? what the heck did you actually read up to here? or did you skip to near the end and read this? either way, you fail in life. just kidding. or was i? oh well. congratualtions, or not, actually not. get a life right now. i found a cheap life on ebay, but cheap lives are rare. well, good luck in finding one. not! okay go kill yourself, but i wasn't meaning that. so go sit in the corner in your house. i do not care which, just stay there and rot. if you are not in a place with a corner, then lucky you. find one if you can. there is no other option because i said so. now if you pity yourself for reading this like most do, then do something productive and useful to the environment. my goodness.so sad so sadddddddddddddddddddddddd!

    i just killed the wall of text by making a second paragraph * heck

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    or how about people who don't know what a period is they simply just keep on talking and talking and eventually you noticed that you have been reading on and on for a long time with no period then you go back and look for a period but you dont see any so you call that person out on their grammar hopefully they notice and go back to school but who knows huh hahahaha.
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