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Am I just a complete curmudgeon?

a.s.
Valinor


Nov 16 2008, 9:26pm


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Am I just a complete curmudgeon? Can't Post

Well, don't answer that.

Cool

I'm happy to see new posters to the boards, especially because their enthusiasm is contagious and makes me remember the wonder of Middle-earth.

However, many of these new posts are violating the norms of Torn: they ignore punctuation entirely, they are written in "text speak" ("what do u think"), and lack capitalizations.

Yet not being a mod, and not finding anything specific in Torn 201 or TOS (maybe it's there and I can't find it?), I'm not sure how to handle responses. It's not my place, I don't think, to plea for upholding our standards, and yet I hate to see the standards slide.

Is this a non-issue? If so, I will slink away quietly.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"If any one had begun to rehearse a History, say not I know it well; and if he relate it not right and fully, shake not thine head, twinkle not thine eyes, and snigger not thereat; much less maist thou say, 'It is not so; you deceive yourself.'"

From: Youth's Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men, composed in French by Grave Persons, for the use and benefit of their Youth. The tenth impression. London, 1672


Call Her Emily

Subject User Time
Am I just a complete curmudgeon? a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 16 2008, 9:26pm
    . NorskGudTor Send a private message to NorskGudTor Nov 16 2008, 9:32pm
        I think we all realize there are non-native English speakers here a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 16 2008, 9:51pm
            . NorskGudTor Send a private message to NorskGudTor Nov 16 2008, 9:56pm
                no, I'm sorry, but we don't agree a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 16 2008, 10:03pm
                    . NorskGudTor Send a private message to NorskGudTor Nov 16 2008, 10:06pm
                Give is also easy. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Nov 17 2008, 3:52am
    Not at all. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Nov 16 2008, 9:55pm
        thanks :-) a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Nov 17 2008, 12:40am
    If you're a curmudgeon... Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Nov 16 2008, 11:05pm
        me three Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 17 2008, 12:01am
            Me four. // Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Nov 17 2008, 3:44am
                Me five. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 17 2008, 9:31pm
                    Oh - so you've finally made it to Valinor sador Send a private message to sador Nov 17 2008, 9:48pm
                        Thanks! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 18 2008, 5:15pm
                            I should have added this link on my last post, so here it is sador Send a private message to sador Nov 18 2008, 6:03pm
                                Oh, my! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 18 2008, 8:09pm
                                    Wow, that's an interesting excercise! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 18 2008, 8:36pm
                    Six, here! Lossefalme Send a private message to Lossefalme Dec 13 2008, 12:26am
        kurmudginz of the wrld unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! // Starling Send a private message to Starling Nov 17 2008, 7:27am
            *mods up* // Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 17 2008, 9:26pm
    As a user, can I put in a plug for paragraph breaks? Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Nov 17 2008, 1:53am
        same here Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 17 2008, 2:58am
        Great advice. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 17 2008, 4:32am
        Agreed!!!/// Lossefalme Send a private message to Lossefalme Dec 13 2008, 12:20am
    No, you aren't! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Nov 17 2008, 7:03am
        Definitely not! A curmudgeon, by definition, is male. // Advising Elf Send a private message to Advising Elf Dec 10 2008, 5:03pm
            So is there a corresponding female word? Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Dec 10 2008, 5:21pm
                how about mossback? weaver Send a private message to weaver Dec 10 2008, 6:10pm
            hmm. My American Heritage Dictionary says: a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Dec 13 2008, 2:22am
                I based my reply on an old Isaac Asimov comment. Advising Elf Send a private message to Advising Elf Jan 7 2009, 7:05pm
    No, you're not a curmudgeon. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Nov 17 2008, 5:24pm
    Yes, but as you Draupne Send a private message to Draupne Nov 17 2008, 9:25pm
    Deja vu Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Nov 18 2008, 12:16am
        You're making me afraid! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Nov 18 2008, 5:57am
    I guess I am too then Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Nov 18 2008, 5:00pm
        Same here. Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Nov 18 2008, 6:47pm
    Speaking of which, where's SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 18 2008, 11:37pm

 
 
 

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