WTF? FYI myLot Is 4 Discussions, Nt Txting!!!

@sconibear (8005)
United States
June 23, 2009 10:05am CST
2 all u n00bs.....welcm 2 myLot. myLot s a social DISCUSSION site where u can ern a little $ 4 QUALITY posts. we r nt ur hi skool frenz dat u r txting. I dnt txt!!! so plz dnt answer my discussions like u r txting.....it jus shows u r lazy. plz S P E L L OUT YOUR POSTS IN HUMAN LANGUAGE. we no u can txt......we think u r cool......but save it 4 ur frenz. ty have a gr8 day c ya
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28 responses
• United States
23 Jun 09
Amen to that! that just drives me batty
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@sconibear (8005)
• United States
23 Jun 09
sux dnt it???
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Jun 09
• United States
23 Jun 09
I Do short hand at times and it slips, Sometimes ill use u rather then you. im used to it from playing MMOs. On here i try and keep grammar and spelling "errors" out of my posts. But hey it happens, so don't judge me !
• United States
23 Jun 09
I fkn HATE txtspeak!
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@sconibear (8005)
• United States
23 Jun 09
ty......ik......me 2
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Jun 09
We shouldn't have to use http://www.lingo2word.com/translatetxt.php?searcher1=lingo&tosearch1=?searcher1=lingo&tosearch1=Undrstand+txt+Msgs+,+Jst+Typ+Yr+Msg+in+d+lft+bx should we?
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
23 Jun 09
OMG whatevs! It is a good way to swear according to my 9 year old... U R A DB means you are a dumb b word that rhymes with witch. I wonder if the Mylot censors would pick up on it? It's a thought there... U R my BBFFL. (Best bear friend for life)
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@sconibear (8005)
• United States
23 Jun 09
BA U TLC
• United States
23 Jun 09
Wow, as much as I like shortcuts, I think I prefer real words when it comes to reading.*L* Had to stop and think about a couple of those as I read.
@sconibear (8005)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Ha Ha....I actually had to go to a web site that showed text words to write this post. and some of them I just made up. I don't like talking on the phone, I don't own a cell phone, but if I did I would much rather talk on it than sit there and type with my thumbs.
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• United States
23 Jun 09
But shorthanding in certain situations is quicker. But most phones have T9 or word suggestions that u can push the button and it will out the word for you. Like hello would be 43556 rather then having to cycle through the numbers.
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• United States
23 Jun 09
But the discussion is about using text language when you are on here. There's no real reason to use short hand when you are on line. It doesn't cut THAT much time off your typing, and it sure as heck doesn't do anything to improve communication skills!
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Jun 09
XME bear but wot ru tlkin abt2? I cant stand texting shorthand even when texting for the most part I sure don't want to see it here on the lot.Umm bear not all of us think that all newbies are cool
@sconibear (8005)
• United States
23 Jun 09
nt all n00bs.....jus da 1s dat can txt.....they r kewl.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
23 Jun 09
if you say so
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
26 Jun 09
WTF r u tkn about?
@sconibear (8005)
• United States
26 Jun 09
u no
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
29 Jun 09
I agree, it should be spelled out as correctly as they can spell it. Sometimes the texting only confuses me some and takes me long to decipher out the words. While it is cool on some things it doesn't belong here unless it is in a private message.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
24 Jun 09
I friggin' hate it! I don't even text like that! It's not English, it's some weird language I can't even understand! U R clever! C U L8r!
• United States
24 Jun 09
this is fun e.
• United States
24 Jun 09
HaHaHa! What a nice thing to wake up to in the morning...a BIG laugh. I still don't think I understand it all and I've read it three times, but you sure made my day. And your replies you received are hilarious, everyone is so funny. I don't think I'd have the patience to write a discussion like that, let alone check for mistakes, lol! Thanks for putting a smile on my face, hopefully it'll stay there all day. Take care, great post.
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
for this! You are so right to create this post! I hate it when some responders do that. I can read text writing yes! But Duh! This is not a texting program but a forum that needs right grammar and right spelling. makes me bypass a discussion when its written this way. I almost did on your discussion till I read it fully, hope this responders do get what you mean here.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
24 Jun 09
i agree completely with you... i also don't like to see texting language here in mylot... mylot is for discussions and we should try our best to use proper english here... anyway, those who use texting language here is just plain lazy like what you say and i won't be answering to their discussions if they write in texting language... take care and have a nice day...
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
What...i didnt understand that...whatever your telling i support you in your back..so when something happen im the one that will run first LOL
@jwfarrimond (4475)
24 Jun 09
This is one of my pet peeves here. I just tend to totally ignore posts that are written in text language. It might be appropriate on a mobile phone with limited bandwith, but it's certainly not appropriate here and without checking the guidelines, I'm pretty sure that it's mentioned there as one of the DONTS.
• Pitcairn
24 Jun 09
I don't understand. You're asking people/mylotters not to respond to your discussion in a texting manner, but wrote your message in that way. I even hardly understand some of the words you've used. Anyway, I'm not that type, so no problem with me.
@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
24 Jun 09
While I tend to agree with you, and I too find it annoying, you have to remember that the audience that you are addressing probably does not care, otherwise would not be using texting on a site such as this. However a reminder does not hurt. Just be thankful the do not use leetspeak. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
@Bethany1202 (3434)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I totally agree! It's much easier to read REAL words, not words lik dis 1 or dat 1 or 4 u... or WrItInG LiKe ThIs. One word for you who are guilty of this: Why? It's so annoying and doesn't take long to type it out!!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
24 Jun 09
It annoys the crap out of me too when I see text speak on here. Mind you, sometimes when I get up and post before I'm properly awake, my own response often look like another language too!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Yikes it took me forever to figure out what you were saying here...I notice you mention you don't have a cell phone..I do but rarely use it and plan to only use it for emergencies...I'm not much of a phone person either but would rather talk then type. I think most people, especially the "younger" folk have completely forgotten how to write in real words--wonder if they write out their term papers in txt language?
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
i do text messaging but i do not do it here in mylot..mylot is a place where i learn more for my english.. plus i am not used to writing shortcuts hehe even in cellphones / mobiles