I do accept. I am a newbie here. I didn`t read the rules properly (my mistake).
I used text speak in my introductory post and in a few other posts where I posted.
I got a welcome aboard from the Administrator but when my first post was in text speak, I think I could have been warned right at the Doorstep
After about 10 posts in different forums (all in text speak) I got warnings. Frankly, that was when I realized I am in a hell a lot of mess.
- thanks for noting our Rule 17, and many thanks for helping (now) to keep the standard of posts high, that we pride ourselves on.
Your member profile says your occupation is a Doctor
, and I am sure when you read the Lancet or NEJM there is nothing whatever
in text-speak?! "The Rules"
all new members are sent a link to, and they are URGED to read through before
making post #1. http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2556
Yes they are very long
- blame me for that by all means.
But they DO give you a clear idea what we do here
. I frankly have near zero interest in what OTHER stamp boards do, as they founder and disappear, or end up moribund and lifeless and meaningless.
"The Rules" are why this board is orderly, easy to navigate, and well presented.
Read and adhere to them and like mozzerb
, you'll still be active here 4+ years on as he is. Invent your own set of Rules, and you will soon not be here - it is as simple as that!
95% of chat boards I visit, often by accident when googling something, are filled with gibberish and lazy text-speak and most will NOT be there in 5 years time.
We will be, and what is posted will be in proper English and make sense. No profanities, and no text-speak.
Rule #17 below covers it, and thankfully most members do assist us in that one!
Most regular members feel part of a COMMUNITY
here, and take trouble to adhere to the high standard of presentation that the last 2 million posts used.
That is a primary reason we are Number One, and many thanks to all those who assist.
The 20 Moderators on 5 Continents spend countless unseen hours a day
behind the scenes, keeping the board looking professional and neat, editing clumsy thread headings, adding paragraphs where needed etc, and all members need to thank them for the un-paid work they do.
17. Please Present Your Posts Thoughtfully and NEATLY"You are what you post".
You can come across to others here as either slap-dash and sloppy and near illiterate - or neat and tidy and professional
- the choice is always yours.
Some wise members even take a little time to use the "PREVIEW" button
to look over their posts, to see if the image has loaded correctly, to see their HEADING makes sense and uses normal punctuation, to see whether the "Quote" feature worked, and to check the colour and bold and highlights are coded correctly etc.
Best of all they download the superb and free http://www.iespell.com
tab that lets you quickly spell check every word in the post box BEFORE hitting "SUBMIT".
And they use PARAGRAPHS every couple of sentences. Vast globs of type with no paragraphs and no capital letters, and no spell check might be just fine for quick text messages from 12 year olds, but we hopefully will not see much, or ANY of it on stampboards.com. "You are what you post".
Remember that. And others judge you on that. Please help us keep this board looking neat and professional. We all can do our bit.