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@nannacroc (4049)
November 5, 2006 2:48pm CST
Do you think it's necessary or intelligent of people to swear and make rude comments on a perfectly reasonable question? Or to be spiteful to people who spell badly because English is not their first language?
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@owlwings (38842)
• Cambridge, England
5 Nov 06
No. It's neither necessary or intelligent. If they have nothing useful to add to a discussion, that is specifically dealt with in the guidelines and myLot get to know about it from me!
@tamra2 (259)
• United States
5 Nov 06
There are only one or two users that I have noticed that behave that way, and that is usually in discussions regarding religion. It is unfortunate, and I do not agree with it. The whole point of debate and discussion is to share views. Of course some of those views will differ from your own. There is no reason to resort to insults or rudeness.
@nannacroc (4049)
5 Nov 06
Thank you. The majority of people who have answered my discussions have been reasonable and open to debate but the odd one or two seem to be out just to be rude.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
It just shows how ignorant those people are. I don't believe it is right to swear at others - you are entitled to your opinion and that is why we are all here, right? myLot should institute spell check - that would help us all out.
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@RieRie (822)
6 Nov 06
Nope not necessary or intelligent, but you know what some people are like, it might be that it's the most intelligent thing they could think of.
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@pumpkinjam (5768)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 06
No, there's no need for it at all. I don't personally see any reason why someone who's first language is English shouldn't be able to spell properly but if it's their second language or if they have some problem like dyslexia or something, we're not going to know from this so it's rude to assume that people's answers aren't worth as muc as the rest just because they don't spell properly. I think some people, who really aren't intelligent, might go on about spelling because they can't think of a proper answer. One thing I have seen which was quite funny though was one person saying how bad they thought it was when people's spelling was bad and she had misspelt half the words in her post!
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@dorypanda (1584)
12 Nov 06
Ahem, I can't spell very well you know. :(
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• United Kingdom
21 Nov 06
I know that but it's not because you're not clever or anything like that.
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@dorypanda (1584)
24 Nov 06
AHA! You just admitted I'm not not clever. :) I see what you mean, that's OK then. :D
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov 06
No it is not necessary at all I don't know why People take things personally as such but if they do why make rude comments why not just ignore it I would
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@smughal (1028)
• Pakistan
12 Nov 06
No it's necessary. In fact i think many of us here dont have their first language English. Many people here have bad grammer n bad spellings but i think one should correct them instead of swearing.
@dorypanda (1584)
12 Nov 06
No, I think it's rude, they shouldn't be allowed to swear anyway. The trouble with people like that is, they think it's clever and funny to be rude and mean etc, because they're too dim to think otherwise.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I think it's terrible that people swear and make the rude comments on questions. You see it far too often and it's just not necessary. What's with that??? Some of the ones that have made the remarks about a question being 'bad' have some of the strangest discussions that they themselves have put up! I like to tell myself that they're probably just having a bad day and give them the benefit of the doubt. If I see the same person doing it too often and they're on my friends list, I just delete them. Same thing with people who make rude remarks to people who are just learning English...give them a break already!! English is a hard enough language for lots of people to learn, we should be happy that they've chosen to learn it at all and encourage them...not put them down for misspelled words and lack of punctuation or something. In some languages the sentence structure is totally different than ours, it's only with patience and learning that they learn how sentences in English are structured and learn to make the changes. I think everybody should be treated respectfully, we are supposed to be a community, and we are here for the purpose of discussions...what a better place to practice their new English language skills, imho!
@nannacroc (4049)
5 Dec 06
I am in complete agreement with you. Some people who have been brought up speaking English forget or don't care that it is a difficult language to learn. The grammar rules change, the spelling rules change, the plurals are inconsistent, to name just a few. I admire anyone who is trying to learn a second language.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 06
No it is not necessary at all I have had some rude comments my way but I just ignore them they are not worth it but there will be people on here that will get upset about it and they will back of as they think they are doing wrong so I hope it stops as it is not nice at all
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
5 Dec 06
There is no place for rude and insensitive people. I always try to treat people with respect and expect others to do the same. I know it doesn't always happen that way. I speak and spell good english, its my language, sometimes I mess up on a word or do a typo, it happens to all of us. As for making fun of others, if you read mylot guidelines they say, there are many people from all over, that their main language is not english and that we should be tolerant of them, I agree. How many of us speak, spell or write another language, I don't.
@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
5 Dec 06
mylot laws cautioned us about all this