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PostSubject: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:09 pm

Hello airsofters! Thanks to several different factors, including all of your contributions to this forum, Airsoft Forum 2.0 has, and will continue to, grown in member size. This makes for some exciting times ahead for us all. However, to aid in the expansion of this site, we will be enforcing our new punctuation, grammar, and spelling policy. This means before hitting that "Submit" button you'll need to go through your post and make sure you've caught all your incorrect English. We realize that everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but we're really talking about the people who continuously misspell words, use incorrect grammar, and fail to use proper punctuation.

Iíve looked at several other online forums to see their policies on enforcing posting etiquette and grammar, and have found many that are surprisingly harsh on their members. I donít want to be overly harsh, nor do I want this to be an English lesson. This is an airsoft forum, not an English class. However, I do want this to remain a somewhat professional, inviting environment for all members Ė veterans and newbies alike. To do this I want to highly encourage every one of you to check over your posts before actually sending them. Look for misspellings, incorrect word usages, lack of punctuation, etc. Using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer can greatly help with this! Although it wonít catch your grammar, it will automatically underline misspellings.

Here are some helpful hints as stated by Decoy of Airsoft Ohio:

1) Be humble - Don't assume you know anything, or have to be the righteous hand of the mods until you are WELL vested into the community. For the knowing part, that means LISTENING and LEARNING from the environment long before you try to act better than those who make the environment. For the righteous part, being a VETERAN who has done something for the community and apart of the said community for some time (i.e. more than 1-2 years)

2) Spelling/punctuation - A lot is said about a person by their writing. If you're 14 and you swear you're mature enough to attend an 18+ event...saying "but im mature ask ne1 they tell u" doesn't help your argument.

3) Think before posting - Think about what you're trying to say before you hit "submit reply". How does my response make me look? Remember, every action you take has an effect. If you come on an airsoft forum acting like an A-hole, you'll be treated like an A-hole. If you act like you're better than everyone else, then you might get treated like a second class citizen.

4) Content Value - Ask yourself, does my post add to the value of the discussion? If the answer is 'no', then guess what? You've probably irritated someone and wasted a bunch of people's time.

5) Content Length - Unless answering a direct question, your responses or contributions should be more than cheering or brain farts (i.e. completely useless material) and should be longer than two sentences.

6) Utilize YOUR knowledge - If something doesn't pertain to you, or you have little to no first hand knowledge then don't post. Talking about how to upgrade a gun based off of a 'friend of a friend's' situation doesn't make what you're saying right, although in some cases it might. Don't deal with absolutes unless it is proven as an absolute. Just because something doesn't work for you (like a retailer for instance) doesn't mean it won't work in someone else's case.


All posts violating these conditions are subject to editing and/or deletion without warning. Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:08 pm

Great post Admin. We want to look as professional as possible (an exception may lie in the lounge threads). Utilizing the above suggestions will go a long way to keeping our site looking very intelligent and organized. Below is another important point I would like to add that is mostly a professional courtesy.
Giving credit where credit is due is also another good point. If your response to a thread comes directly from your own knowledge base then there is no need for this point. The problem is when you research something and come up with a logical response to a thread based off of others knowledge. If any part of your post comes from reviewing someone else's knowledge, then give that person credit by referencing them in your post. To do other wise is to steal from that person and is very unprofessional.
ALL OF THESE MISTAKES CAN BE AVOIDED THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME SIMPLY BY REREADING YOUR POST.
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:12 pm

thats a very good point. if you read what you write then you won't make as many mistakes.
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:10 pm

No_Show, I thought it was a great letter and am glad that you sent it. Professionalism all the way.
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:50 pm

Well, and I thought this would never happen. Some of you can speach "text" language.(As in cell phone texting).But I can't. I personally thank you Admin for the change. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:08 am

so u am r syin dat i cnt tlk liek dis allz de timez...... WAT! otrgius i needz to be takin all da tim jst cuzz i dnt hve tim to spek prop eng. dnt meen dat me sould get da ban hmmr

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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:25 am

All right sticks,you caught me. I can read "text" lang, BUT I HATE TO!!!
and u wod to if i spek liek thz allz the timz...oh yeah,and.....SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!! >(
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:35 pm

I liked the rules and , sticks .13 sniperl96 , you two both need a grammer lesson .

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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:34 pm

Alabama_Sniper wrote:
I liked the rules and , sticks .13 sniperl96 , you two both need a grammer lesson .

You obviously didn't catch the sarcasm.
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PostSubject: Re: New Punctuation/Grammar/Spelling Policy!   Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:24 pm

Well people have had their time to comment on these changes so this thread will now be locked.
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