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Please avoid SMS format!!

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    Default Please avoid SMS format!!

    One of the oddities i noticed in this forum is that some of the members have resorted to posting in SMS lingos. Some of the posts are bare illegible and we are left at the mercy of certain wild conclusions as to what the original poster had tried to convey. Now i am not pointing my finger at anyone, but i would suggest admin/mods to please take care of it.

    Many visit this portal as a direct result of google search queries. But seeing the solutions to various problems posted in SMS format is a sure turnoff for the majority of the users. Now we dont want users turning away from the portal seeing that, do we?

    I hope this criticism of me is not met with strict opposition, because what i stated was mere posting etiquette.

    Some samples collected from various threads


    i guess u wont found ne one here or ne where on this planet who is using BitTorrent when clients like azueres,utorrent,bitlord are there in the market......

    i dont know bout the conexon yaar i just googled it nd found that info over net...
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    yes. english please.
    One basic point of communication is that it should be understood by the addressed persons. Unless it is understood, it remains only noise.
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    Ah! Mr. Cool_techie!! You are my Krishna Bhagwan. I have been saying this for ages. Lekin ees budhe ki suntaa kaun hai?

    People think that its cool to write in SMS lingo: the - da, anyone - ne1, ever - eva, never - neva, great - gr8, and the list goes on.

    People are deliberately spoiling their language not realising at all that - like it or not - English is the ruling diety of languages. One will never succeed in the corporate world with poor English.

    People often give me examples like Japanese, German, French, even Chinese. I beg to differ. To succeed in the world - and again like it or not - you have to succeed in America. You can have brilliant products but unless you can explain these products in plain English you cannot succeed. You can have brilliant ideas, but to succeed, these must be put forth in a language that everyone can fathom.
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    everyone should be notified of this, and yes it does ruin the forum especially for new members who come searching through search engines!

    Some people don't understand sms language and then its difficult for them to understand what has been written. Its not that hard to write an extra few letters to make the word proper English and understandable for everyone!

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    I would request Admin to make this point as a part of the Forum Rules

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    Well, we can't have these as hard Forum rules. Forum etiquettes maybe.

    This kind of things do not happen on non-Indian forums - I have been a member of a few and rarely saw such language out there.
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    hello friends,

    both of the examples above mentioned are mine......sorry for all this......but it was now my habit to type any > ne,.......plz leave me for this only i'll manage with the other words.....


    • I want to meet such guy who wont understand the Ist message........no really i really want to meet that kind of a guy who wont understand that message.....


    • now lets come to IInd message friends just plz check this topic, the XIIth post is mine which contains that IInd ex. message, now what i want to say is why he posted the both examples only from my posts wont he saw the XIth post which was more complicated to understand and it can be a very good example to show here......


    • Why only i'm the BAKARA......???


    please give me a good explanation and wont say that you haven't seen this.....everyone can understand that after reading that XIIth post that member who was reading that post can't be sit relax because of curiosity to know whats going on here........

    please explain.........

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    I have been opposing the abbreviated English from the day
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    I also sometimes feel bad when I'm reading those kind of posts. Sometimes, it gets into my nerves.

    The rule that everyone should post in proper English must be applied atleast in our important sections (Technical discussions and all). That may reduce the thing to some good extent.

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    Very good suggestion suggestion, Repo for you...
    Till this rule gets hard coded in to the rules (FAQs), we all can make a conscious effort not to use SMS lingos.
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    ~Rep+~ ..... Pls exclude this one

    by the way Great post .....

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    Do we have Aaka to read this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manish View Post
    Do we have Aaka to read this?
    I know she will say...

    Whateva...
    exactly

    my personal opinion is that such langauge is fine in personal coversations (ie only in non-technical disussions)... so then it shouldn't affect anybody.

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    Dont count wat u lost, cherish wat u ve & plan wat to gain...coz past neva returns but future may return the lost! Think-Decide-Act!!!!
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    From now on, if I see SMS or such irritating language on any thread except fun threads (such as those in the offtopic section), I will simply delete those posts. Without exception!
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    aw thats so harsh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Ah! Mr. Cool_techie!! You are my Krishna Bhagwan. I have been saying this for ages. Lekin ees budhe ki suntaa kaun hai?

    People think that its cool to write in SMS lingo: the - da, anyone - ne1, ever - eva, never - neva, great - gr8, and the list goes on.

    People are deliberately spoiling their language not realising at all that - like it or not - English is the ruling diety of languages. One will never succeed in the corporate world with poor English.

    People often give me examples like Japanese, German, French, even Chinese. I beg to differ. To succeed in the world - and again like it or not - you have to succeed in America. You can have brilliant products but unless you can explain these products in plain English you cannot succeed. You can have brilliant ideas, but to succeed, these must be put forth in a language that everyone can fathom.

    Wonderful!!! I am with you!!!Regards...Rama

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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post
    aw thats so harsh....
    Its not harsh, if something is explained to someone, why cant it be done! And its not something difficult to follow either!

    We cant make the forum look like a slang language place, for some people its difficult to understand some words or sms language used!

    Im sure you dont use that kind of language when working!

    @ J4K - good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Its not harsh, if something is explained to someone, why cant it be done! And its not something difficult to follow either!

    We cant make the forum look like a slang language place, for some people its difficult to understand some words or sms language used!

    Im sure you dont use that kind of language when working!

    @ J4K - good one!
    I agree with you Preeti.
    But, it actually won't matter much if it is used in Fun threads like 'Ban The Person Above You', 'Three Word Story', etc...
    Ofcourse people won't get any information from that kind of threads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Its not harsh, if something is explained to someone, why cant it be done! And its not something difficult to follow either!

    We cant make the forum look like a slang language place, for some people its difficult to understand some words or sms language used!

    Im sure you dont use that kind of language when working!
    Quote Originally Posted by dhaneshv View Post
    I agree with you Preeti.
    But, it actually won't matter much if it is used in Fun threads like 'Ban The Person Above You', 'Three Word Story', etc...
    Ofcourse people won't get any information from that kind of threads...


    While we are at this, let us broaden on what people may not understnad depending upon their knowledge...

    -> Technical terms
    -> New english words ( I've been guilty of refering dictionary for many words from J4K's posts, not that its not good)
    -> Plenty of Idioms,phrases etc
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    not to mention posting in hindi and other indian languages (for those who claim that our site is visited by international community etc)

    Do you people propose that all these be removed as well....

    My understanding is that if people don't know something, they learn it in course of time, and if not they will ask for clarification...

    Just for clarification , not everyone posts in sms format because we think its cool or whatever ... its simply to reduce our effort/time (esp lazy guyz like me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by newprouser View Post

    Do you people propose that all these be removed as well....

    My understanding is that if people don't know something, they learn it in course of time, and if not they will ask for clarification...

    Just for clarification , not everyone posts in sms format because we think its cool or whatever ... its simply to reduce our effort/time (esp lazy guyz like me).
    Nice point. But, I think she might have been mentioning the things so short that its too difficult to understand. I have really wondered sometimes what some were referring to, or saying, because of too much short forms, and some use more number of letters in a word than there should have been, and that too letters which shouldn't have been there...:lol:

    And finally, I'm not against it as I have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Ah! Mr. Cool_techie!! You are my Krishna Bhagwan. I have been saying this for ages. Lekin ees budhe ki suntaa kaun hai?
    well i remember my first post here.....j4x u told me same thing at that time

    check the first comment on page : http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...html#post12959

    after that i never used that kind of language.....hey maine ees buddhe ki sun li

    this is really good idea.....as coz of this i started writing in plane english....b4 this used i to kill the words in my own way....thanks j4x
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