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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 03:01:53 PM »
OY!!!!!!!!!! im hoping that i wont have to ending up on the thread like this one that is going to be so embarrassing i wont be able to showing my face in publik any more!!!!!!!!!!  :-[
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 03:04:07 PM »
OY!!!!!!!!!! im hoping that i wont have to ending up on the thread like this one that is going to be so embarrassing i wont be able to showing my face in publik any more!!!!!!!!!!  :-[


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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 03:04:34 PM »
Grammar doesn't bother me as long as I can understand it.

What bothers me is really long paragraphs. like
it is a bank of america bankamericard cash rewards card. What happened was that first I called to have him added as an authorized user. When I requested the card, I was prepared to give the SS#. The csr said that they don't need the ss# and the only way it will go on his credit report is if he applies as a co-applicant once we receive the card. So we did that this past Sunday.  My husband did the speaking since he was the primary card holder.  I did not realize that co-applicant was in effect applying for the card which would include a credit pull, until I heard the info my son was giving the csr. I then called back and met up with csr#2. I decided to call again today since I thought more informed people would be working on a weekday.  BTW I also asked for an authorized user card for my daughter at the same time.  Both cards have arrived and they both say cardholder since '01, so I suspect that it does show as an old user. I am still not sure how this card will affect my kids' credit rating. Any help out there???
I want to help this user but I get nauseated looking at such a long winded story with no breaks...

Side question is over using ... a problem? I like them because than I don't have to finish my thought.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2013, 03:04:56 PM »
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.

1) If it helps curb even some of the repeat offenders, I'll consider it a raging success.
2) I'm not as worried about a poster who posts one a month, or even once a week. This isn't truly designed for them; it's designed for those who seek to become/are a part of the DDF community. I think this approach will indeed work for those people.
3) As far as members who continue to ask the same questions, see #2. Also, asking the same questions, annoying as it may be, would be slightly less annoying if they did so with proper grammar and punctuation  :)
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2013, 03:06:20 PM »
Side question is over using ... a problem? I like them because than I don't have to finish my thought.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2013, 03:06:45 PM »


Side question is over using ... a problem? I like them because than I don't have to finish my thought.
I think, like many other features of the English language (the exclamation mark (!) comes to mind). It's good as long as it isn't over used.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 03:08:39 PM »
What bothers me is really long paragraphs. like  I want to help this user but I get nauseated looking at such a long winded story with no breaks...

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.

TLDR encompasses even those with sparing use of punctuation :)
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2013, 03:24:32 PM »
1) That's not a grammar/punctuation issue.
2) I'm not a pattern abuser.
3) I've fixed it :)
I know, I was just kidding around.
I just find it funny how posts like this almost always seem to have some kind of typo or grammatical error.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2013, 03:27:08 PM »
I know, I was just kidding around.
I just find it funny how posts like this almost always seem to have some kind of typo or grammatical error.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2013, 03:56:18 PM »
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.
Good idea, and I'll tell you why, it'll serve as an easy tool for me to learn to use proper language/grammar/spelling.

But if I may just ask you and all the posters here a minor favor: please highlight the specific words or sentences which were wrong so I can learn from other's mistakes.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2013, 03:58:27 PM »
But if I may just ask you and all the posters here a minor favor: please highlight the specific words or sentences which were wrong so I can learn from other's mistakes.

Thanks
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2013, 04:05:43 PM »
So here we go:
1)moish
2)rots5

Please use caps for the first letter of a post.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2013, 04:10:29 PM »
Good idea, and I'll tell you why, it'll serve as an easy tool for me to learn to use proper language/grammar/spelling.

But if I may just ask you and all the posters here a minor favor: please highlight the specific words or sentences which were wrong so I can learn from other's mistakes.

Thanks
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2013, 04:12:35 PM »
Smart people learn from their mistakes. Smarter people learn from other people's mistakes. :)
Exactly.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2013, 04:14:21 PM »
Maybe we should just confess our own sins and ask for forgiveness?

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