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Offline Oniya

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2009, 07:28:59 PM »
I knew 'effing', but I always spelled it 'f-ing' (which is where I'm sure it came from).  But - 'effing and blinding'?

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2009, 07:45:26 PM »
This seems to have been a hot topic and the blog entry has spiralled. Perhaps the Admins should look again at leetspeak and see if there is a strong desire among members to officially ban it in the OOC forums. I suspect a huge majority would support the move.

Haibane needs a rules refresher, it seems, or simply to reread the first post. :)

Rule number nine: This is an English forum, and a literary one. Use full words when typing, do not type in "Internet Shorthand" - spell out 'you', 'are', 'too', 'be'. 'for', and so on. If you post something in a foreign language and someone asks you to translate, please do so.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2009, 01:20:25 PM »

Offline Paradox

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2009, 01:24:40 PM »
Seriously though, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of this. I suppose it's a bit biased, but I tend to ignore people who habitually use "lol" or similar devices. It just disappoints me that such language is used on a forum full of writers, regardless of their background or skill with English.

Offline Gunslinger

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2009, 03:11:10 PM »
"Dammit" the gunslinger said and began walking towards the corner.

Offline Haibane

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2009, 05:35:53 PM »
Haibane needs a rules refresher, it seems, or simply to reread the first post. :)
Except Rule #9 isn't enforced. *big cheesy grin*

Hence this thread.

Offline Haibane

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2009, 05:37:47 PM »
EDIT: Or should I say, I don't see evidence of Rule #9 being enforced. It may well be behind the scenes but the use of 'internet shorthand' continues unabated.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2009, 06:13:42 PM »
Well, sure, I mean. We could be iron-fisted about 'lol' all the time, but that would be kinda like trying to micromanage the internet.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2009, 06:20:10 PM »
Wow. Just.... wow.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2009, 06:21:44 PM »
I know, I wouldn't want to micromanage the internet, either.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2009, 06:27:36 PM »
Me either. I mean geeze, I don't even have a cybersweeper anymore. It broke trying to keep the corners clean.

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2009, 06:53:46 PM »
What did I tell you about poking your head into dirty corners of the internet?

No wonder you have so many weird fetishes.

Offline Desan

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2009, 11:40:11 AM »
Look who's talking.

/hijack

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Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2009, 09:42:50 PM »
Seriously though, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of this. I suppose it's a bit biased, but I tend to ignore people who habitually use "lol" or similar devices. It just disappoints me that such language is used on a forum full of writers, regardless of their background or skill with English.

Thank you Para, maybe it is because I enjoy writing so much I hate to see it turn into LOL and JK.

Offline Majere Dreavan

Re: Put Shorthand & Chat Speak In The Corner!
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2009, 10:17:11 PM »
Back when I worked as online tech support, we were not allowed to use abbreviations or shorthand.  As a result, I got quite proficient in using substitutions for all the various emoticons and 'chat talk'.  (By the way, Trieste, the bit with the numbers and making letters with typographic symbols is more commonly called 'leet', or '1337', and started out being used by hackers before being adopted by script-kiddies who want to look like they're bad-ass.)  Yes, I recognize and translate seamlessly, but I'm far more likely to use *laughs*, *smiles*, *snickers*, *frowns* etc. for expressing an emotion.  Just me.

And really, is it that much harder to type 'Wow' than 'OMG'?

Hello, I only read these posts because of my own love of all languages. Leet was at one point coders language- Used by hackers and freedom developers abroad. Though now, just as you said oniya, It has been stolen from us them by simple script kids or just chat yackers that want cool points. Now we speak in .nfo to keep things secret. Which I have yet to learn. Such a shame English, I'm going to miss you in 10 years, Maybe less.

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