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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: DO NOT USE TEXT SPEAK IN THE BLUE ROOM
    Posted: 02 Feb 2007 at 11:16
Because those posts will be deleted as soon as we see them, likewise any nonsense in the threads.

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  Quote cath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 00:19
scuse my ignorance Alex what is text speak please. thanks
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  Quote Malinda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 07:07
Thank goodness for that now perhaps we can have our sensible comments and views back. Thanks Jon & Alex
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 08:21
Originally posted by cath

<FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#ff0000 size=2>scuse my ignorance Alex what is text speak please. thanks


It's what people (kids mostly) use on mobiles Cath and it's fine on them but not on here. U for you, 2 for to, 4 for for etc.


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  Quote Pamela Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 09:53
Thank Alex, I don't always read the posts that are in text, I can't be bothered, I can understand using it on a mobile phone, but it doesn't take too long to type in full.
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  Quote anna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 10:05
Thanks Alex, It is more difficult if English is not your first language. I did just like Pamela and ignored those messages.

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 10:22
It'll actually help the kids in the long run even though they won't believe it at the moment and it looks like we're being gits for the sake of it.
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  Quote anna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 11:34
You`re right on that.
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  Quote cath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2007 at 15:59
Thanks Alex for clarifying this matter. Im in the older age group :o( so not up on these thingees.
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  Quote Hevcat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2007 at 20:14
Well I'm in the younger age group, and I still can't understand it half the time.
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  Quote Thess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2007 at 16:39
Excellent. A bold move but one which is much appreciated. Thanks Alex & Jon.
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  Quote lena4stefan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 21:09
sorry- does lol and imo count as text speak? They're really the only things I use without thinking but I will try not to xxx

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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2007 at 08:49
No Lena, that's internet language, we use it on here (though technically, guess it's text speak )
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  Quote cadenza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2008 at 21:03
Why can't we use text speak in the Blue Room?
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2008 at 21:13
Originally posted by cadenza

Why can't we use text speak in the Blue Room?


For all the reasons stated above. Not all of our members are native English speakers and it makes it easier for them to read peoples' posts, and it shouldn't be too difficult to respect the forum rules unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from using proper English.
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  Quote climbinchick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2008 at 18:31
Originally posted by cath

Thanks Alex for clarifying this matter. Im in the older age group :o( so not up on these thingees.
 
I'm 14 and everytime I text my Mum she can never understand what I mean. She can hardly use her mobile though, so no surprises really... Just wondering, why do some older people have more trouble using technology/understanding text speak? it actually annoys me a bit, and when you're on the computer it's not actually that auicker, but on a phone it's quicker and as the maximum length for a text is usually only 180 characters it's kind of neccesary...
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