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Old 12-14-2005, 10:46 AM
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"No Cap Locks. Please do not post messages with the subject or post all in capital letters, or your message will be deleted.
No Elite or Chat Speak. We don't want to see a sentance composed soley of chat abbreviations, like rofl 0mfg lyk tht shyt was tyte. It's okay to write a sentance and end it with lol, but excessive use will be edited and removed."

These guidelines seem strange, almost anal to me. I can understand the extreme "Chat Speak" thing, but--oh, sentence, not "sentance" LOL. These seem out of line with the tone of the rest of the rules/guidelines, as if they are one individual's pet peeves.
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Well it's not a "rule" but more of a guideline with the board. It's not looked highly upon to use all caps in a message. It gives that user bad reputation. Just helping them out that's all
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Updated: Added "What to ask yourself before you hit the post button"
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Originally Posted by Arachn1d
Well it's not a "rule" but more of a guideline with the board. It's not looked highly upon to use all caps in a message. It gives that user bad reputation. Just helping them out that's all
I like the all caps ban. For one thing it violates the rules of professional writing and we should try to make posts as professional as possible. I think it's all right to use caps to emphasize one word or phrase, but this can also be done with bold or italics.

In the general rules of "netiquette" all caps is considered yelling, which is rude as well as irritating.
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I like the guideline regarding "l33t" speech and IRC abbreviations; both are driving me nuts on IRC.

In defense of IRC I'd like to add, though, that that kind of communication is rather a lately developed affliction: when I first went there maybe a decade or so ago, people very actually using standard English language to communicate.
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Haha, very true.

You know, it is quite interesting how "l33t" speech has developed. I can safely say I was one of the first to use it in a proper manner. Back before it was even used in gaming. That was the real push of it.

The original history of it actually revolves around hackers using speech that a common person wouldn't understand. It also mainly consisted of numbers.

41 404 20 70U 20?

(Hi how do you do?)

Oh well. I hate this "l337 speak" outburst. Everyone seems to be doing it now.
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"Rules are meant to be interpreted in a liberal manner." -- Paul Newman in the film Hud

"Rules are for people who can't handle chaos." Waikiki Willie, the South Seas philosopher.
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I agree with both Paul Newman and Waikiki Willie, but I do believe in rules as a fall back postion. Mostly because the few people who truly can handle anarchy - in the literal, not comic strip sense - and chaos are far outnumbered by those who will use the lack of offically stated rules as an excuse to turn into complete, intolerable asses.

And I for one am not a lifestock warden.
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I like your rules, Daniel. Thanks for posting them.

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Originally Posted by Panthere Noir
I agree with both Paul Newman and Waikiki Willie, but I do believe in rules as a fall back postion. Mostly because the few people who truly can handle anarchy - in the literal, not comic strip sense - and chaos are far outnumbered by those who will use the lack of offically stated rules as an excuse to turn into complete, intolerable asses. And I for one am not a lifestock warden.
You meant livestock warden, but it's still very funny. I agree that most people belong to the herd and/or act like lemmings. My complaint is I don't like being lumped together with them by external restraints. I have my own well-developed conscience and I don't need anyone else telling me what is right and wrong. I don't follow leaders and I watch the parking meters (as Bob Dylan sang so eloquently.)
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I'd still like to see the rules made into a more aesthetically pleasing lump of text.
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I'd still like to see the rules made into a more aesthetically pleasing lump of text.
Do you want to format it?
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Do you want to format it?
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Then by all means, go ahead =)
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I agree with the rules. A site must have boundaries just like our kids.
Unfortunately, many millennial live by their phone for communication, rather than one on one speaking, where you can hear an inflection in the other persons voice.

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