All righty everyone, I know there have been many posts like this before but it’s obviosly not getting through to everyones thick skulls! ;D
If you want to write a good easy to read thread and you want people to answer a question you have then you must have at least okay grammer and okay spelling. I’m not asking you to look at a dictionary every time you have a question, but try to keep it legible. Text talk, we all use it sometimes, I do too, but not here. If you want your question answered or your thread looked at, then please dont use sentences like this:
My bering is ded, what is wring with It, HeLp PLZZZZZZZZZZ i dont no whats wrong wid it it do not work help plzzzz dont spin write.
Seriosly, jeez people. What the heck does Plzz even mean on a formal yoyo forum. Lets look at the problems with this post.
- Spelling errors
Next we look at punctuation.
How on earth do we know even remotely what you are trying to say? No pauses or anything.
Some of the other things consist of wrong words (no instead of know, write instead of right), bad capitalization (HeLp, PLZZZZZZZZ, i,). The mistakes are obvious.
If your like me with a slow-ish computer, I don’t like to click on the threads unless it looks interesting. If you place your mouse on the title of the threads, you can see the first few lines. If I see this big mess of terrible grammar and “text talk” then why should I take the time to click on the link, just to see a terribly written thread!?
I personally screw up sometimes and I forget a word or two when I write a thread, or I misspell something, but I use the cool modify button instead of making a post that tells that I screwed up. It is a handy button and you should use it too!
No, I am not a grammar wiz or a grammar Nazi, but I like when I can at least read the question. I also like it if I can learn something new when I look around the forums, as well as help someone out to the best of my ability. But if I can’t read it, why even bother trying to decipher it?
For all of you writing bad threads, go ahead, just keep on doing it. But know that I will not help you out and I know for a fact a lot of other people will ignore you period.
I know that yo-yoing is a huge thing all around the world and English is not the main language every where, but at least make a good effort to write your post as clearly as possible.
I hope that everyone will read this and hopefully take heed of it.
Thanks for the time
Cap’n McGiggles (raymondini)