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Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 02 Feb 2004 13:01 #7333

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Greetings posters

I'll say this in general: policies being a good topic this day like to illustrate a personal loose policy here at BSB. Grammar-spelling-and punctuation. Perhaps it's my years of writing for a newspaper showing but I believe that posts should be written with a certain amount of care. Capitals-commas-spelling, etc. should be used. Paragraphs are a good thing too.

Why?

Because most of us are professionals and we make our living doing this. Part of doing business is good communication. You can't run a theatre without good comm skills. Bad grammar, bad spelling, improper English in business and life relegates you to a lower status. Sorry but it is true. When I receive an e mail or letter and someone can't or won't take the time to spell, it signals to me (and all) that they are not serious. And not being serious means that people don't take you seriously. So: when I read a post that has all of the above it makes me less likely to respond. Dot those t's and cross those I's! And I don't mean it's gotta be perfecto! I drop a letter or goose a punct as much as anyone: just make an effort.


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Re: Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 02 Feb 2004 16:22 #7334

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What annoys me Mike is the people who use "u" for you or "2" for to or too, etc. I'm not sure if they think they are being hip by using what they perceive as some sort of computer language or what but, for me, it makes their posts a lot harder to read.

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Re: Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 02 Feb 2004 16:26 #7335

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If you're going to tell people to use proper grammar at least do it in a way that makes sense!

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What on earth is that sentence supposed to say?
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Re: Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 02 Feb 2004 16:52 #7336

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I knew I'd be held to my own rules.

I'm not saying be perfect / I am saying to try.

It was a lousy sentence.

I am not worthy! I am not worthy!

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Re: Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 03 Feb 2004 00:14 #7337

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Oh, Worthy One, we forgive your occasional flubs!... Please forgive ours!... But, sometimes it's a mystery as to where some folks were during English composition... I suspect it's a matter of this (online) being considered a "disposable" medium, as opposed to the printed word... Or, maybe it's just the good 'ol time "I don't have time to look it up" excuse... Regardless, it would be a little better world IF people would use the following CORRECTLY... Your, you're... There, their, they're... To, too, two... Do, due, dew... Whose, who's... Unfortunately, FAT CHANCE!...
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Re: Mister Punctutation Policy speaks!! 03 Feb 2004 11:18 #7338

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Your so right. Im their with you on that. Its sometime's to problamatic for whose writing in hear. (;

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