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intelligabilty

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by ecc83, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. ecc83

    ecc83 Member

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    I know I am an old F and this is my second only post but can I share an observation.
    A great number of postees use cryptic "cntrtns lk u i ". We are dealing with TECHNICAL matters, mostly, therefore such words as dvi will crop up, u is part of dbu and so on. I know in personal emails we often do not capitalise "I" but in a technical forum it does separate the person from the "thing".
    No, I am not part of the texting culture but I have 50yrs of engineering jargon that I could use to show off and obfurscate.
    I cannot touch type and the odd typo will creep in, but can we keep things as clear and error free as possible?
     
  2. Indochine

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    Unfortunately the text-message generation is taking over the world.

    You make some good points. The force of your message is a little diluted, however, by your not spelling "intelligibility" and "obfuscate" correctly, and using "postee" when I think you meant "poster". Furthermore, the question "can I share an observation" should have one of these "?" at the end of it, not a period. Also it is customary to separate paragraphs with a blank line. Still, I expect you'll blame them on "typos", eh?







     

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