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IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #134448] Thu, 25 August 2005 00:31 Go to next message
Maaher
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I've noticed that people tend to use IM speak ( txt.tlk ) more and more.

I for one think it's horrible, hard to read, unprofessional. Shouldn't we make a sticky concerning this subject? I have directed several newbies to the sticky in the newbie forum but somehow the message doesn't come through...

I'd like to have other people's opinion on this.
- Does IM speak irritate you?
- Would a separate sticky help?

Frank, maybe it's possible to create a "fair warning" à la asktom when a new topic/reply is created?

Perhaps im exaggerating, but I really hate this kind of writing.

MHE
Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #134484 is a reply to message #134448] Thu, 25 August 2005 03:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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Hi,

I completely agree - it drives me crazy too. You guys are more than welcome to post such a sticky.

Quote:

maybe it's possible to create a "fair warning" à la asktom when a new topic/reply is created?


We are busy with a much needed site redesign (this site is after all already 10 years old), I will see if we can introduce something like this in future.

Best regards.

Frank
Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #134518 is a reply to message #134484] Thu, 25 August 2005 06:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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>>Perhaps im exaggerating

Not at all Maaher!.
We all stand with you.
IM style writing is irritating,misleading & annoying

[Updated on: Thu, 25 August 2005 06:51]

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Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #134796 is a reply to message #134518] Sat, 27 August 2005 03:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Maaher
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It's getting worse: IM speakers are getting aggressive.


MHE
Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #134806 is a reply to message #134796] Sat, 27 August 2005 04:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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Please give the guy a friendly final warning. If he doesn't comply, delete his posts and let me know so we can ban him from the forum.

Best regards.

Frank
Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #203096 is a reply to message #134806] Mon, 13 November 2006 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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Maarten - check this out http://www.userfriendly.org/cartoons/archives/

Oops!! I meant http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20061112&mode=classic

David

[Updated on: Mon, 13 November 2006 21:41]

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Re: IM speak & .txt.tlk [message #203145 is a reply to message #203096] Tue, 14 November 2006 01:32 Go to previous message
Maaher
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OMG! nw dats jst scary. imagiN real studnts wd actuly wrt lk dat.

MHE
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