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  Quote jamesfly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: DO NOT USE TEXT SPEAK IN THE BLUE ROOM
    Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 10:30
I don't always study the content that are in written text, I can't be worried, I can comprehend using it on a cell cellphone, but it doesn't take a lengthy time to kind in complete. 
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  Quote DizzyPinkDuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 2011 at 17:28
Originally posted by Alex

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.


 
Yeah Hiya, Ecuse me?  I say tbh  because i cant spell onst (the 3rd word in tbh)  Im sorry I try to type as english as i can but I cant spell verry well so I use abevations so I dont have to feel bad about it, Im sorry x


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  Quote johnbrown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 2010 at 11:27
wow! thats great.
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  Quote Hyperupdate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2010 at 15:40
I'm pleased about that rule. Keyboards are there for a reason kidsClap
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  Quote pinklady46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 19:14
Im not tech minded and it takes me ages to send a text on my phone so i got a new phone with a key board so much better
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  Quote Jonnyboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2009 at 09:08
as with most things it is down to being familiar with it and comfortable with it. The younger generation have always had these devises around, but dont forget that it's only in the last 15 years that technology has really boomed, mobile phones are still a young technology to people over a certain age (I remember black and white telly! Ehh Gad!)

Yes txt speak was useful when text messages were limited to a certain number of characters but that is no longer the case as long as you dont mind spending 10p more.
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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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  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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