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Posted 4/5/08 , edited 4/5/08

edsamac wrote:

It doesn't mean that they aren't fluent. They just want attention.

That said, I don't think you have much right to start a topic like this, given that you, yourself, committed a grammatical error in your own topic title. Despite that, I don't see any reason why you'd particularly care about one's writing style. Either they're out to annoy, or they just don't know any better.


Make your pick.

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flu·ent Audio Help /ˈfluənt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[floo-uhnt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. spoken or written with ease: fluent French.
2. able to speak or write smoothly, easily, or readily: a fluent speaker; fluent in six languages.
3. easy; graceful: fluent motion; fluent curves.
4. flowing, as a stream.
5. capable of flowing; fluid, as liquids or gases.
6. easily changed or adapted; pliant.

Excuse me, I do not need someone who does not even know the full meaning of a word used in a sentence of their own to lecture me about grammar.
If you consider a paragraph filled with multiple periods or exclamation marks in a row to be smooth I suggest you look up the meaning of that word too.
Now onto the topic at hand:
The fact of the matter here is, there is a very big difference between grammatical errors, and outright idiocy. Saying I have no right to criticize commonly felt annoyance at a certain style *scoff* of internet writing because I make grammatical mistakes of my own is a silly argument.
It's not one's writing style I care about. If they had something you could give the name 'style' to, I would not have complained in the first place. Just as it would be silly to say "my poop smells stylish", would it be silly to use that word here.
Onto my next point. If these people in question do not know better, wouldn't it be our responsibility to educate them? Well, I suppose that's the question Plato posed for us thousands of years ago. Do we have a responsibility to educate the ignorant? I think on this website, especially on these forums that we do. It would be quite annoying indeed if everyone on the forums were ignorant of the rules in place.

PS: I remember running into you months before, and I gave you some advice on closing topics. I will say them again.
When you close a topic, nail it for exactly why it is against the rules. Don't make up some half ass excuse because that will annoy people, especially the topic starter.
If you had closed the topic because it was getting off-topic, I would not have made any kind of complaint and just laughed it off.
Insulting or questioning another person when you close their topic is also highly unnecessary.

PSS: close, delete, ban. w/e I don't care.

It fortifies my soul to know, that though I perish, truth is so.


TL;DR - mods(mod), think before you act.


Response to Edsamac: Semantics are important for avoiding the fallacy of equivocation. It saddens me to realize you embrace logical fallacies.
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*sigh*

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Your avatar gave you the power to make that post.
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THIS POST IS IN BEFORE THE LOCK THAT CAME!
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Keldarin wrote:

THIS POST IS IN BEFORE THE LOCK THAT CAME!


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Reason your way out in a thread, why don't you.

I hate people who try to argue on semantics. Get over it, will you. You're totally missing the point.




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