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Is it just me????

 
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:18 PM
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Is it just me????

...or does anyone else out there think that the average Joe on this forum has lost a few IQ points? I am by no means saying that I am a freaking brainiac, but come on people USE YOUR SPELL CHECK!!!!!! I am not even going to count your opinion on matters of importance, such as guns/ shooting/ hunting/ bullets/loading data, etc, etc, if you cant even spell and use proper grammar. My attraction to this site from the beginning was the wealth of information I could obtain from such a knowledgeable , articulate, bunch of guys. I now go through here and absolutely cringe at the butchery of the English language, and the improper use of it. I think henceforth I will appoint myself the spell Marshall and enforce the rules of proper English with a sharp tongue. I will forgive the occasional fumble finger miss-typed word, and those of you that are not from a part of the world where English is the national language, but to the rest of you out there, living in America, I say LEARN TO SPELL DAMMIT!!!!!

Len, I know numbers mean a lot to you, but by god this issue has importance to our heritage. We don't want to come off to other people reading this site as a bunch of red-neck idiots who shouldn't be allowed to own a potato-gun, much less a precision instrument that could kill from a mile away. We owe it to ourselves and the hunting/ shooting/ fraternity to police our own ranks.

Flame me if you wish, but at least use proper spelling and grammer when you do. AJ
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:20 PM
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Re: Is it just me????

No flames from me but I will say that I know a LOT of people that have trouble spelling, have trouble using a computer etc. etc. but they can flat out shoot and hunt circles around me, and probably most on this site.

I never condemn someone for their dress, demeanor, intelligence, knowledge or their use of the English language as long as they keep it clean.

I find it very interesting that you would state that simply because someone spells wrong or uses improper grammar that you would condemn them and not even give them the courtesy of reading their posts.

I do find it less than mentally stimulating personally when someone decides to appoint themselves as so far above others that they would belittle, degrade and or put down, those that may not be quite as technically proficient as some.

It's just my personal opinion but I be ashamed or myself if I put people down without knowing all of the facts. We're all in the same boat around here and like it or not, we are equals on this site until the day we get nuked.

If you don't like some posts then simply don't read them but don't come down on others for something they may not be able to help. Yeah I know, some people do irritating things and it may or may not meet with your, or my, standards of conduct but that doesn't make them any less of a contributor or member of this site.

Take a chill pill because if simple spelling mistakes torque you that much I'd hate to see what something serious does to your day.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:40 PM
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Re: Is it just me????

I can tell I am going to have someone on ignore soon, half the time I am two finger typing on a darned cellular phone.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:00 PM
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Re: Is it just me????

I cant spell worth a dam and I know it. Thanks for pointing it out! I am also bad at math and not so good with computers cant figure out how to instal the spell check on this site. On a plus side I am good looking in great shape and I speek two lauanges. So I think it balences out........
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:02 PM
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Re: Is it just me????

Seems like some one is taking themselves a bit too seriously
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:09 PM
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Re: Is it just me????

Very well said Dick, I completely agree.

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Flame me if you wish, but at least use proper spelling and grammer when you do.
grammer?????.....Ha, Ha, Ha....grammer.

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: I'd suggest it's mostly just you.

I would have to disagree with importance being placed on proper spelling or grammar. The level of spelling and grammar proficiency goes with the territory, and I'm not inclined to belittle or talk down to this group of long range hunters. You'll find a similar level of proficiency in every walk of common life, other than perhaps the college or graduate level societies. If I can make out the intent, it reads good enough for me. If I can't and it's important, I can always ask for clarification by rephrasing in my own words. In addition, there are lots of acronyms and slang terms/abbreviations in use on the www. It also takes some time to understand them. Not much different than some inventive spelling and/or grammar. I learned how to cope with the acronyms and itís rare that I donít understand a post on this Forum, no matter the properness of the spelling and grammar.

How's that saying go. If you can't beat'em - join'em. I'd suggest our time is better spent enjoying them than instructing or fighting them. All we've got here are real-life people that like to hunt and shoot for the most part. I'd tread cautiously where you're going. Most are doing the best they can, or at least what they feel is good enough to convey their information.
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