That's the precise message we hope NO ONE gets. This isn't about picking on people for their weaknesses--it's about promoting civil behavior and expressing one's self in such a manner that others can understand what message is intended to be conveyed. Naturally, it's going to hit some folks as a personal affront, but I fully expect that isn't the case.Dave_C wrote:Ok,
So what do you do with those of us who have illnesses that cause us to make typos, forget words, type the wrong tense of a word and so on.
I guess it is time to stop posting on this forum as it looks like it is no longer a "home" machinist forum.
Some folks are naturals at expressing themselves, while others find it a daunting task. The bar has been lowered, including the use of u to express the word you, along with several other "cute" things lazy people have developed, all of which I find very offensive. While I can't speak for others, I spend a considerable amount of my time on this board, daily, every day, all year long. I'm quite offended when some folks can't spend the extra second to spell things properly (when they know better). Fortunately, I do not set policy on this board, for, if I did, using "text lingo" would be grounds for banishment. It was on the gold forum, where dispensing information that was ambiguous could lead to harm to others. We demanded that things were spelled out correctly, with no text lingo permitted.
Please don't take the comments personally. They affect me just as much as they do anyone else, but I choose to make lemonade instead of becoming offended. I have been rewarded with an improvement in my writing ability, although I understand I still have a long way to go.I really don't feel welcome or comfortable here anymore....we can't even edit our post after 30 minutes when we do find an error later.
In regards to the inability to edit posts---that was a decision made by the board administrator when a reader had a nasty habit of posting, then deleting posts after the fact. Some posts would remain for days before being deleted, which can often destroy a thread. Asking for cooperation in not deleting had no affect, so the decision was made.
Bear in mind, I am always happy to accommodate anyone who would like a post edited. So long as the contents are not changed in a significant way, all one need do is send me the exact words as it should appear, so I can cut and paste. That's all very much a part of the duties I shouldered when I accepted the responsibility to moderate.