Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by geezer316, Jul 5, 2003.

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  1. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    I have seen many nasty comments here and been on the ****ty end as well,its time to knock-it off !:mad: I hear the same excuse all the time for it"we cant take people seriously if they spell wrong,or are'nt perfect punctuators"these are a few of the "EXCUSES" i hear when confronted with the comments.I did'nt realize there are so many scholors here on T.B. It must be tuff being so smart all the time ;) .If spelling and perfect sentences along with perfect punctuation is what you need,then this is'nt the site for you,there's nothing in the rules stating perfect grammer is a requierment for membership.If its so important to you and the rest of the Enstiens that others follow perfect grammer then e-mail them and tell them what they are doing wrong,bashing them in the open forum is only making you feel superior,not solving the problem.Myself i dont have much time on the computer avalible to me,i use my roomates and there are 4 of us,and everone wants to be on at once,leaving us to co-operate and be quick about it,so i end up making a mistake or two,and then get attacked for improper spelling.If i had the time to proof-read i would, but some of us work many hours and dont spend all day "surfing the net".TREAT OTHER MEMBERS AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED :D
  2. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Well said Geezer, well said.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I don't understand how people that haven't taken the time to express themselves properly with understandable spelling and punctuation would be insulted when others point out that they haven't taken the time to express themselves properly with understandable spelling and punctuation.
  4. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    There are a great number of scholars on TB, from AP high school students, Ivy Leaguers, as well as doctors and lawyers. There's also many who don't hold specialized degress who are still smart as all get out. For centuries, we've found that proper grammar and spelling is the constant to be used in order to exchange ideas in the most clear and concise way.

    When in Rome, as they say;)

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dont forget Preist and Religous;)
  6. I noticed that those run-on sentences were quite difficult to read, but I see your point.
  7. I think your complete lack of paragraphing has shown the opposite of what you intended.

    Blocks of text are so hard to read on screen.
  8. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    While I can speak very, very eloquently, (I would say my vocab's much larger than the average person) I really don't bother to at TB. I'm a perfectionist and I don't feel like spending an hour perfecting a post I made about GHS strings vs. Dean Markley's.

    On the other hand, I can understand where some people are coming from. It is very difficult to read wen ppl tri 2 tiep liek dis. It does make things easier when people at least put their thoughts into something cohearant.

    Also, I'm a trained typist (as probaly a lot of people here, are) so I do take it for granted that what takes me 2 minutes to type might take other people 12 minutes. If you don't know how to properly type, hitting the shift, or return buttons can be even more time consuming.

    Just some thoughts very everyone.
  9. Wrong Robot

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    Apr 8, 2002


  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    Does this even make sense?

    If you were a perfectionist, then you WOULD want to spend an hour.

    or are you trying to say, that for the most part, you are a a ferpectionist but on the internet you are much more slack about things?

    Also, aren't trained typists trained to never make a mistake?
  11. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
  12. If good spelling and punctuation were really important, and as he is a perfectionist, he would spend an hour perfecting his posts. Geddit?
  13. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Wow, didn't know my post would create a philosophical discussion. :D

    What I mean, is when I do some kind of formal presentation, be it playing music, writing a report, giving a speech, ect. I go over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything's grammtically correct, not cliche, expressed eloquently, ect. But here at TB, if I'm just talking about something simple, I really don't feel like being a perfectionist about things just to express mudane stuff, like strings. I really don't think anyone pays that close of attention to my posts that it would really matter if I said "Sable" instead of "Black".
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    Mudane? Mudvayne? Munday? Monday? Mudpack?

  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    Funny, I think you just hit on the reason people are sticklers for proper spelling, punctuation, and coherency.
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    That's a good post.
  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    i agree.

    so how about you stop going into threads where you completely dislike the topic material being discussed, like extended range instruments or dream theater, and start bashing everybody who does, acting like you know better than they do.

  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It used to bother me when people mistyped or had bad puncuation, etc. but latley I just don't read those posts.

    For instance, Geezer, I didn't read your whole post because it seems like one long run on sentance. All of your replys/posts are like that & honestly, it strains my eyes & gives me a headache, so I usually don't bother. :)
  19. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I think that green is my new favorite color.
  20. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    I dropped out of school in 7th grade and if my sentences run together, well then, I'msorry. It's not to be a pain, or get anyone mad, it's because I don't know how to properly write a sentence. Is that good enough for all ofyou IVY LEAGURES?

    I managed to get by on the strength of my back, not my brain. I think that you should feel fortunate that you don't have to swing a sledgehammer 10 hours a day to get by. If my sentences run together, then *******! I think that you shoulddeal with it. Who gave you the right to criticise someone, (Edited for violation of forum rules). If you were any good, then you wouldn't be here pissing and moaning about this and that. (Entire section edited as I honestly couldn't figure out what you were saying).

    Not for nothing, but any bass player that I have come across that is actually doing something with his talent, never even heard of this or any other "bass forum." Do you want to know why? Because they don't waste time on the computer talking about basses, they are out playing them, making money. (Another entire block edited for forum rules violations).

    If you knew so much about music you would be playing it, not talking about it. (Block edited for even more forum rules violations)

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