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10-06-2003, 01:35 AM
Vlad The Impaler
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Originally Posted by golfmade
Also English isn't the first language for everyone that posts here, I'm not sure if it's the case for lace but still.
That is true. But you can distinguish those who make an effort from those who don't by a total lack of capitalization, funky punctuation, etc.

Bouwmeester's name was atrociously butchered too. I don't care if the person comes from Mexico. It's not "bowmeistergr" or any such crap in any country I know of :p

All in all, Kritty's choice of words (the comment on credibility) was misguided but I felt he didn't go overboard by asking for a better effort. It's not something that is REQUIRED but it is important that people know that if they don't make an effort, their posts may be ignored by some of us until the writing gets at a decent level.

I usually mention it to a poster only once, though. If the writing continues to be crappy afterwards I let the person be. It is his/her prerogative to stay here and post. I just mostly ignore them from then on.

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