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Standard User lelboy
(member) Thu 12-Jul-12 13:47:36
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Manners etc


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Hello, I know some might think of me as Victor Meldrew incarnate, but some posts on here really grate. Why the the confrontational "So OK" at the start of a post, or the complete lack of please and thank you in the content?
That, coupled with no full stops, no commas and bizarre text talk make some posts pretty difficult.
No one necessarily expects grammatical perfection but, people on here try to help others - so why should some behave like text-mad 12 year olds, with no manners to boot?
Oh well, that's my moan for the day!
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Jul-12 13:54:14
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I think the answer is two-fold. Firstly, people aren't necessarily as articulate at writing as speaking - and even if they are they don't necessarily spend the same time on a forum post as they would crafting a letter.

The 2nd is that a number of people are going to be doing quick posts and don't necessarily consider how a post may come across to others.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Jul-12 14:40:06
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don't necessarily consider how a post may come across to others.
Well, they should if they are expecting help from their audience.

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Standard User garddelan
(newbie) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:00:29
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In reply to a post by ian72:
don't necessarily consider how a post may come across to others.
Well, they should if they are expecting help from their audience.


Hear hear
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 15:20:52
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Well, I understand your reply - but If their need is great, then a little effort and courtesy "should" reasonably be expected. I look at the regular posters on here and very rarely see offhand, cak posts ( OK some, but often tongue in cheek)
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 12-Jul-12 15:23:39
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Thank you! I know I sound a miserable git - but I'm not.
Standard User lelboy
(member) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:25:19
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Not anonymous - just forgot to log in!
Standard User lelboy
(member) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:26:29
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Thank you! I know I sound a miserable git - but I'm not.
Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:43:48
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In reply to a post by lelboy:
Hello, I know some might think of me as Victor Meldrew incarnate, but some posts on here really grate. Why the the confrontational "So OK" at the start of a post, or the complete lack of please and thank you in the content?
I can't say I've noticed any particularly bad posts on here. I've generally found the TBB forums to be polite and friendly with only a few exceptions.

If you want to see rude you should try the DigitalSpy General Discussion forum. That's somewhere that faint hearts should avoid laugh

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Edited by Andrue (Thu 12-Jul-12 15:45:03)

Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Jul-12 15:46:38
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Thank you! I know I sound a miserable git - but I'm not.
I probably do sometimes but I'm proud of it. Mr. Meldrew is a hero of mine. I still have my hair and I'm not as unlucky but his general opinion that the world is ruined by inconsiderate fools seems about spot on to me smile

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