February 10, 2013 4:42 am at 4:42 am #608136
when i log in now i still have to sign in as purplicious, not ThePurpleOne.. cuz it says that username donesnt exist..can u do ur magic and change this?? thanks!!
nope, that is impossible to changeFebruary 10, 2013 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #929042
You can set your browser to remember your username and password so you don’t have to type it every time. Also, set it to keep you logged in.February 10, 2013 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #929043
Dear wonderful and wise mods:
It would be very helpful if you would observe the following CR rule:
5 – Please try to post in a language somewhat resembling English. Visit spellcheck.net if you need help. Mozilla Firefox browser also offers a spellcheck option. If your comment is not written in normal English, it will not be approved.
1) This would make it easier for those of us who want to understand the posts.
2) It would force those who are not observing the rule to learn to communicate like menschen and have respect for those who want to read their posts.
I will only approve posts that I can understand, but I am not about to delete everything that isn’t 100% up to snuff. There is a bit of a loophole in “somewhat resembling,” you see… 🙂February 10, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #929044
Good bec txting language is easier am it shows ur personality lol
How do i change my usernamemods?
Submit your request and we will do it for you.February 10, 2013 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #929045
Do you mean leeway?
No, but that also works.
🙂February 10, 2013 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #929046
Mods but I don’t want everyone knowing it’s me…..
When you change your screen name, it changes by all your old posts too. And your old screen name will go to your profile, which will show your new screen name. So you won’t be able to help that.February 11, 2013 1:22 am at 1:22 am #929047
Haifa: I don’t want to be mean, but you really have to stop with the grammar. I know you don’t mean harm, but is it pretty obnoxious, and often quite mean. If this was survivor CR, I’d be voting you off the island.February 11, 2013 1:38 am at 1:38 am #929048TheGoqParticipant
Popa who would you be in alliance with?February 11, 2013 1:48 am at 1:48 am #929049
me and superme!!February 11, 2013 2:25 am at 2:25 am #929050February 11, 2013 4:00 am at 4:00 am #929051
superme, u wana be on me and popas team??
we stand up for uniqefied english!!February 11, 2013 4:23 am at 4:23 am #929052
Allow me to place myself unequivocably on Haifagirl’s team/island.February 11, 2013 4:48 am at 4:48 am #929053
Allow me to place myself unequivocably on Haifagirl’s team/island.
First of all, thank you.
Second, you’ve given me a great idea. Why don’t we take a vote? I think I’ll start a new thread for that purpose.February 11, 2013 4:50 am at 4:50 am #929054
Purpleone- IM ON!!!!!!! Thank u popaFebruary 11, 2013 5:19 am at 5:19 am #929055
Haifagirl: I don’t think it will succeed, only/mostly because of how much more work it will be for the mods. Of course, you could offer your services…
That is one reason why it wouldn’t work. More importantly, though, we are not trying to run a forum for English graduate students. We are open to everyone, whether they speak perfect English or not.
I can’t/shouldn’t speak for Haifagirl, but I don’t think anyone expects perfection. The ‘texting’ English bothers me the most. IMHO, if someone wants their posts to be read, they should make them readable.
The current standard is “readable to the mods.” Close enough? 🙂
I think that’s quite fair. I am curious to know if 007 concurs. 🙂February 11, 2013 5:22 am at 5:22 am #929056
haifa- you’re a fan of P-Language. But thats not the used language. The e-language is what is used by the general populace. Maybe i just lean towards sociolinguistics over the ideal pure language standards, or maybe as (at the risk of exposing myself…) a language major, i’ve just learned that the standard based on the politically and economically powerful and the stigmatization that comes with deviation is unfair and unbased. what is stigmatized today becomes tomorrow’s standard, for example the verbs text, blog, email.
also, there are varieties of language used in different circumstances. the way one speaks to his friends differs from how he speak to the president, how he writes an essay from a letter to a cousin (and both from speech), etc.
I dont think its fair to be setting a standard at the p-language level because it will be cutting off and blocking out some posters. that is a decision only the ywn editor could make, alone. to request no text talk is one thing, to pull up every typo another. and even within that, if the mods can understand a text-like post, it may be directed to a specific other poster who also understands it, and i dont see reason to interfere with that. it may not be understandable for all the posters, but neither do i understand all the halacha debates or discworld discussions. so i will skip the posts i can’t or dont want to read, and go on to the next. if you cannot understand a post, you can ask the poster to repost. but if despite the errors, it is understandable, why interfere, unless it is in jest and taken that way. (yes, anyone who would like to find my grammar and spelling errors in this post has my permission 🙂 )February 11, 2013 5:29 am at 5:29 am #929057
Superme, if you want to start over with a new name that nobody knows is you, just make a new account. (Making multiple accounts for the purpose of trolling is against the rules but we don’t mind if someone wants to just start over). But, considering the way you’ve been posting until now, I doubt it would take long before people figure out that it’s you 🙂February 11, 2013 5:30 am at 5:30 am #929058
i didn’t see any mistakesFebruary 11, 2013 6:11 am at 6:11 am #929059
There’s a difference between a few mistakes here and there, and something almost unreadable. Certainly we can all read those posts that are in text language, but that’s not the point.
If I wrote a post totally in pig latin, I’m sure everyone in the CR would be able to read it. However, it would take them a bit longer because it would be more difficult. I care enough about the people I write for that I don’t want them to have to struggle to read what I write. I would just appreciate the same consideration from others.
All the rest is commentary.
I definitely hear what you are saying, but the point is, who is to say that something is unreadable? How much of it has to be in txtspk? How many grammatical errors make it fail inspection? It would really be nonsensical to try and implement any such system.February 11, 2013 6:14 am at 6:14 am #929060
dy- phew! Thanks 😀February 11, 2013 6:33 am at 6:33 am #929061
what the mod on duty said 🙂
but Certainly we can all read those posts that are in text language, but that’s not the point.
why is that not the point? this is only a forum. if you wrote in pig latin because it was easiest for you, most wouldnt complain. and again, not all the posts are actually written for all. I can name a few posters who’d rather some readers skipped their posts than tried and commented only on the spelling :). just skip the posts that bother you. I skip most threads here because their content bothers me. i can’t say i understand all the text posts but i just skip that. yes, some basic legibility is necessary, but if it can be read in less than triple time, why not?February 11, 2013 6:38 am at 6:38 am #929062OneOfManyParticipant
SaysMe: + a lot!
As an English Literature major with a special interest in modern literature (which is comprises quite a few very articulate authors with perfect diction writing in what is apparently gibberish), I am very much opposed to enforcing the rules of a language at the expense of the authorial voice. I believe that everyone should try to at least master the necessary basics to use as a framework in which to express themselves, but never allow said rules to hamper their mode of expression. And believe me, it’s not the grammar that differentiates good writing from great writing – it’s the power of the voice.
so it’s okay to write like this, I say ^_^February 11, 2013 7:01 am at 7:01 am #929063
oom- i’ll back you up on it! It’s more than okay to write like that :). And thanksFebruary 11, 2013 7:24 am at 7:24 am #929065🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I personally prefer to use proper grammar but don’t mind the mistakes others make. I do find the text-speak difficult to read though, and I find myself skipping those posts and threads. It is my choice, of course, but why put yourself in a position where people may opt out of listening to what you have to say? Do I think it is appropriate for anything beyond simple texts? No. But I don’t find it offensive. And if I was a mod, I would even offer to ‘long-hand’ it whenever I had time, as a public service. Along with adding periods and correcting thread title errors which I find bother me much more than post-errors do.February 11, 2013 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #929066
You write that there’s a difference between a few mistakes and something unreadable. Yet, you’ve corrected very readable posts, based on minute grammatical errors such as who vs. whom.
If you really have a hard time reading a post, there’s nothing wrong with politely asking for a rewrite, but believe me, HKB’H cares more about insulting someone than about grammar and spelling.February 11, 2013 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #929067
I would just appreciate the same consideration from others.
When you say appreciate, you mean demand. You just started a petition that the mods should delete comments which don’t meet your standards.
Also, as DY said: Maybe you should weigh the harm of the bad grammar, against the way you have been insulting people here–often when they are most vulnerable. For blazes sake, you told someone looking for a job that perhaps they didn’t have a job because of their bad grammar.
I’m voting you off the island. How about that one? If we get enough votes, Haifa is off the island.February 11, 2013 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #929068
How is appreciating/even ‘demanding’ bad grammar worse than ‘voting someone off the island’?
And she has a point, seriously – an employer reviewing a resume/coverletter/speaking to someone with bad grammar is not likely to hire that person. Any career advisor would advise a person to work on that.
I’ve seen worse insults hurled around the CR without any proposed ‘voting off the island’…February 11, 2013 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #929069
How is appreciating/even ‘demanding’ bad grammar worse than ‘voting someone off the island’?
How is making fun of someone who is in a hard situation worse than trying to prevent that?
That’s what you’re asking me?
I’ve seen worse insults hurled around the CR without any proposed ‘voting off the island’…
I’m not sure I have. These are pretty bad.February 11, 2013 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #929070OneOfManyParticipant
popa: I don’t disagree with what you are saying, but I really don’t see how the comments about voting off islands and taking medication are helping you make your stand (even if you think they are deserved)…February 11, 2013 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #929071
Here’s the difference: When I make an error, I appreciate when it’s pointed out to me. I like to improve myself. Apparently I’m the only one.
Not having my mistakes pointed out to me is hurtful to me, and what’s hurtful to me . . .February 11, 2013 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #929072
haifa: I never thought you meant any of it in a mean spirited way. I think you are just misunderstanding the audience.February 11, 2013 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #929073
OOM: yes, the medication line was probably over the top.February 11, 2013 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #929074
Not having my mistakes pointed out to me is hurtful to me, and what’s hurtful to me . . .
You’re totally misapplying the concept. You can’t do something to someone else which is hurtful to her, just because it’s not hurtful to you.
Also, your mistake is being pointed out to you, yet you don’t seem to taking advantage of the opportunity to improve yourself.
Really, I don’t think you’re trying to be rude and hurtful, but can’t you accept it, when a number of posters have pointed it out to you?February 11, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #929075
Yw moderator- I know I haven’t been myself 🙁 that’s y I was thinking I WLD keep this name and make different oneif I wanted to ask a question and not wnt ppl to know it’s me bec then I’ll just get the sane answers……am I rly that bad?? ONLY FOR YW MODERATOR TO ANSWER NOONE ELSEFebruary 12, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am #929076
Superme, the CR is all about unsolicited responses, so let me just say: 1) if you create a new screen name, but keep spelling the way you do now, you’ll be outed in two posts, and 2) if you want some insane answers also, I’m sure we could oblige.February 12, 2013 12:23 am at 12:23 am #929077
Know I want real answers and not SAMEthat I get on every post to get advice…..ok and wandering chana now u comment boutgrammeroh Hashem…February 12, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am #929078
Mods how do I change my email that u hav from my name it’s my cuz now wnt to give u mineFebruary 12, 2013 1:56 am at 1:56 am #929079
superme- make a new username, with your new email and you can do both at onceFebruary 12, 2013 6:27 am at 6:27 am #929080
Tgere is an “edit” link in your profile page. Click your nameFebruary 12, 2013 6:46 am at 6:46 am #929081
42, are all profiles created equal? I don’t see an option for changing the name under the edit tab (although there’s another way to do it).February 12, 2013 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #929083
Yeh mean either want to change my username….
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