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A bit of French Culture   The U.K and Europe

Started 6/20/19 by Di (amina046); 11445 views.
RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-18

A Good example of an OT post on here part, having nothing to say about the message, her ego requires a sarky comment about an obvious mistype just to keep the troll going.

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Feb-18

Petulant Douche said...

A Good example of an OT post on here part

A good example of pedantic arrogance on hise part!

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Feb-18

It’s SNARKY btw, I am not trolling you, I read your posts and some are quite informative, however they are usually too longwinded and take the subject matter on sort of “sideways” and then filling it with unimportant details that add nothing of interest. Furthermore, the misspelling and interjections of your beloved catalán turn an interesting post into an eyesore.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Feb-19

RGoss99 said:

A Good example of an OT post on here part, having nothing to say about the message, her ego requires a sarky comment about an obvious mistype just to keep the troll going.

Yes, it was a mistype.  Another one. 

I can't recall a post where you didn't constantly stumble over the English language. 

Acceptable, if English is not your mother tongue.

Unacceptable in the days of instant spell check.

Goss, you're a teacher.

Your standards should be better than this.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-19

The spelling/gramatical or simply mistype are because I do not bother to edit as I consider net posting as a conversation, not a form of publishing, so consider the message more important then the academic rules, and rechecking to me is a waste of time.

When I criticize others for such, I always do so after recognizing the message to which I am referring. My objections to most crits come when the responder ignores the message.

As for length the solution on your part is simple, either don´t read or skip the parts you find not relevant, some people find them interesting, and posts are not necessarily just for the Reading of one specific person. There are three reasons for the length I can think of:

1. added stuff anticipating a further response or question, especially when my subject is controversal.

2. an incentive to go deeper and expand on the initial subject.

3. in many cases stream of conscious, because I save my posts, to add to my research, because ideas come to me that I had not thought of before.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-19

Yes, I am a teacher and as such would have a responsibility to set an example when teaching, but as this is an informal discussion, I have no need to adhere to your standards that would be appropriate to the classroom or formal papers. 

Spell check is useful in a different context, but in this context it is a waste of time because it gets in they way of stream of conscious as in a conversation. Yours would be a valid crit if the supposed errors, change the meaning of my message. For example though I am not responsable for the inserted "a" in problema it has no effect on the message.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Feb-20

I noticed you have been paying more attention to your spelling.

It shows.

The problem with a post littered with spelling errors is that it is too distracting.

Some people find it difficult to skip over a typo.  I am one of those.

There is also the fact that poor spelling and grammar online is an inherent sign of danger.

If you receive an email telling you your banking details are compromised and the grammar is appalling, it means it is a scam.  People react very differently these days to mistakes, because the internet is a pretty dodgy place and that is always something to watch out for.

It's nobody's fault.  But you have just proven that you can type correctly when you care.

Keep it up!

A for effort!

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

Feb-20

Another short attention span problem just because you have noticed less spelling errors is not evidence that I have been paying more or less attention to this issue. Your imaginary some people who have trouble skipping over spelling and grammer errors, are usually some combinaion of anal retentatives, trolls looking for errors, and have no interest in the topic at hand, in this case "French culture" ?¿?¿?¿?¿.

As another example of anal retentativeness as shown up in your binary thinking pattern, is this ...

"... If you receive an email telling you your banking details are compromised and the gramar is appalling …"

does not mean it <<IS>>is a scam, but only in indication that it "COULD BE"

Yes, people do "react very differently these days to mistakes" to what others call mistakes, and the internet could have some effect, but your reaction goes back to when you were in primary school where you were probably taught by absolutist binary thinking teachers who felt that English lessons were all about gramar and spelling and essay were graded less on what they said but more on evidence that you had actually read the assignment or not. As a a teacher I can rememer many arguements with parents who thought their kid should get a better grade because of the time he had spent, and could remember somethings from the story (illustrated in Lucy´s song about Robin Hood in the Musical Charley Brown.) There is a short story called "The Most Dangerous Game" which only has two characters. A mother came to me with a copy of her son´s essay which had gotten a "D" grade, and that of his friend who had gotten a "B" which she felt was unfair because although the other kid had written a brilliant and original answer to the essay question, had mixed up the names of the two characters (the mixup was the reaon for the B instead of an A), while her son´s essay while not not mixing up the characters, merely retold the story without answering the essay quesion. One of the most difficult time I had when teaching high school students and even some inuniversity is their grades had basicly been earned by proving to the teacher that they had done the required Reading, as opposed to understaning what they had read. To me, your general coents would put you in this category.

It's nobody's fault.  But you have just proven that you can type correctly when you care.

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MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Feb-20

"Your imaginary some people who have trouble...are usually some combination of anal retentives, trolls..."

Then they aren't 'imaginary', right?confused

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Feb-20

I hardly ever go back to a restaurant which misspells their menu. You cant write, you cant cook it.

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