Is texting the mobile way allowed here?

@allknowing (68646)
India
October 1, 2015 6:43pm CST
I just saw a post where r is used for are and u is used for you. Are we permitted to write this way at myLot?
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 15
NO, it is not allowed, here is the rule as written in the help section. "... is never tolerated... Using all-caps, excessive punctuation, or "text speak" Flag those posts if you see them again.
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
2 Oct 15
Thanks. You seem to know everything so thoroughly.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 15
@allknowing I have read the rules, as I suppose that the others should too. When I have a doubt I check. As you asked, I checked.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
4 Oct 15
I am gag I read this I didn't know it was against the rules
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• United States
1 Oct 15
I don't know about that. However the short hand definitely isn't going to help with quality content so I imagine it would be better that people not use the shorthand.
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
2 Oct 15
Just because bad English is tolerated that does not mean we have to take advantage of that
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• United States
2 Oct 15
@allknowing Exactly, and it doesn't take but two seconds more to type you instead of u or are instead of r.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 15
This is specifically mentioned in the rules and is strictly forbidden. Personally I am quite pleased about that because text speak is one of my pet hates.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Oct 15
The official guidelines state that we aren't allowed to make fun of people who don't write perfect English or who don't speak English well. So, I don't think that perfect grammar is a requirement. I didn't see a thing about text-speak. I will read it again, though.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
4 Oct 15
I had no idea it was against the rules I have probably been guilty a time or two
@allknowing (68646)
• India
4 Oct 15
You can always edit that post rather than Admin bringing it down.