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I'm tempted to name this thread after our most serious offender.
Repent, or else...

Judah Kanowitz might not be the only one with a dedicated thread.
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Author Topic: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread  (Read 62255 times)

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“A man's grammar, like Caesar's wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.”
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Ladies and Gentleman,

This thread is, unfortunately, long overdue.

As such:

Fail to use appropriate capitals? You'll earn a place on this list.

Fall asleep on your keyboard so your posting style LOOKS LIKE THIS THE ENTIRE TIME? You'll earn a place on this list.

Fail to use proper commas? You'll earn a place on this list.

Fail to use punctuation? Yup, you'll get a spot here.

Use more "!!" than are completely necessary? Absolutely on this list.

Use run-on sentences such that it makes "TLDR" seem wholly and utterly inadequate in the message it's intended to convey? Come here to find yourself in infamy.



Keep in mind, the above list is descriptive, not exhaustive. I will let the DDF community judge the fates of you, the individuals who have no regard for the English language, your fellow deal-seekers, and indeed life itself.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 02:23:59 PM »
authorized user will be affected by someone debt only if its on that card I was effected by unpaid/charged off account
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 02:24:11 PM »
ok so your thinking bout which cards you gotta spend on and how much...its not so much more complex to think about two data that your bill is due
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 02:33:10 PM »
I was wondering when this thread would be created. I will probably have some of my posts put here. :-[

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 02:36:07 PM »
I was wondering when this thread would be created. I will probably have some of my posts put here. :-[

This thread is not meant to "out" those that have one or two bad posts.*

This thread is only meant to encourage proper punctuation and grammar for those who consistently and clearly seem to lack it.

Assume three or more posts establishes a pattern of bad behavior.

*Unless the post itself is so egregious that it deserves a post here, despite there not being a "pattern" of abuse.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 02:39:20 PM »
This whole forum is one big grammatical disaster. Half the time, I can’t understanding what a poster is trying to say, so I just give up and stop reading.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 02:40:43 PM »
I think we have another Mod in the house.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 02:42:28 PM »
Fall asleep on your keyboard so your posting style LOOKS LIKE THIS ALL THE ENTIRE TIME? You'll earn a place on this list.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 02:42:57 PM »
I think we have another Mod in the house.
I ain't no moderator...

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 02:44:09 PM »
Happy to see this thread started. I myself don't always use perfect punctuation and grammar but I try. Anything that encourages others to do is the same is welcomed.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 02:45:55 PM »
I think we have another Mod in the house.

No, this is called "crowd-sourcing grammar control" through intimidation, expression, and numbers.



1) That's not a grammar/punctuation issue.
2) I'm not a pattern abuser.
3) I've fixed it :)

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
Happy to see this thread started. I myself don't always use perfect punctuation and grammar but I try. Anything that encourages others to do is the same is welcomed.

...which is all anyone can ask.

And, to all you pattern abusers, the DDF community can tell if you're trying or not, so don't even try it.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 02:50:43 PM »
No, this is called "crowd-sourcing grammar control" through intimidation, expression, and numbers.
I agree with you 100%, but there are those that just don't care and still won't care, even after this thread.

It's like the people that keep asking the same questions over and over and over and over (I'll stop here).

They just don't get it.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 02:55:05 PM »
What boggles my mind about the spelling is that most people are posting from a computer or mobile that has spell check.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 02:56:19 PM »
What boggles my mind about the spelling is that most people are posting from a computer or mobile that has spell check.
Spelling was never an issue of mine, grammar and punctuation is.