Should There Be An English Test To Get On Mylot??

@budsr03 (2355)
Canada
February 1, 2007 3:56pm CST
I see many frustrated people on mylot having to decode the english language. I just thought an english test of some sort would help people to communicate with each other.
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@Gmens91 (390)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Remember, this is a global site, so everyone from all walks of life participate in it. I like the fact that everyone can join even if you don't have a good grasp of the english language. Having an english test is a bad idea, because it might raise objections about discrimination. I know you mean well, but some people might think of it in a bad way. Imagine if this were, for example, a chinese site. Would you be slighted if you were required to take a chinese test first before joining a supposedly global site? I hope this enlightens this diascussion up a bit. Thank you veery much.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I have stated in other comments, it is only a topic it is a test that i would not support. Take care Gmens91
@mazmoaz (248)
• Norway
1 Feb 07
There are people that cannot speak proper english here, yes. But I do understand most of the things they are trying to say. So it doesn't bother me at all. The only thing that bothers me are.. kthxbai. You know. Like.. : "Hi mi luvz 2 eet p00p kthxbai". That bothers me. Yeah.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
What the heck is that? LOL! just kidding, i know what you mean. I like mylot the way it is too. Take care Mazmoaz.
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
i didn't understand musch what you're trying to say about the english test. did you mean that you want mylot to screen everybody's english before registering? i myself is not that fluent in english, but i think it wont be a reason to stop me from joining mylot. you know, the truth is, i really salute the people that was very trying hard to speak/write in english just to post or respond to the discussions. they're also enjoy the community of mylot, the friendship, the learnings and lastly the monetary benefit. and this mylot really helps in improving everybody's english. this is a good training.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I don't want any test to be on mylot. I started this discussion because i was frustrated by other peoples complaints about the poor english being used. I enjoy seeing people learning and making friends from all over the world. I know some are trying their best and learning fast. I'm truly sorry if i offended you. That is not the person i am. Take care Wraithstriderwife.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
oh, dont feel sorry my friend... i'm not angry or offended, i just don't understand much what you are implying at first. i'm so sorry if you felt that you've offended me. its really nothing. i just want to appreciate everyone's effort here in mylot. take care...
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
You have made me feel better. Thank you for your understanding and kindness. Take care.
@inplano (298)
• United States
1 Feb 07
if an individual is able to convey his/her thoughts , mylot should be used freely by them.... while english is an international language but many may not be so fluent with it.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I am glad mylot is open to anyone also, so i try to respond with the proper english to help others whose first language is not english. Take care Inplano.
• Jamaica
2 Feb 07
Once you post a discussions you not only post it for yourself you post it for everyone here at mylot why do you think that a person should not make the effort to make his discussion or response as fluent as possible, when everybody is making an effort and taking time out to make their discussions readable for everyone.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I think my topic is easy enough to read. Thanx Kevkentis.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I think that myLot is a test itself for non-English speakers trying tp learn the language. I believe that many of the people who post responses here are trying their best to express themselves (although there are others who also intentionally mess up the discussion). MyLot is open to everybody so I guess we can't do anything about erroneous (in any way, e.g. grammatical and spelling errors) responses. I would rather suggest that if discussions are done more intellectually, then those who were doing some intentional 'damage' would just give up because sooner or later, they wouldn't be able to keep up. Well, just my opinion.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Your first sentence says it all for me. There are people doing their best and getting better with the english language. Take care Ag_abscruzmd.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Thanks for the "best response"! Truly appreciate it!
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I think this site is great to help many people practice english. Sometimes I have a hard time trying to understand the point people are trying to get across, but most times with a little effort I can get it. I don't think there should be any type of test, it's a great site and I love it the way it is.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Thank you XxAngelxX. I think we all learn and benifit from mylot. I wouldn't make any changes either.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Oops, this is the proper benefit!
@Garameo (903)
• Germany
2 Feb 07
hmm, i think it would be better, if you´re helping the people to write in english language. i´m from germany and my english grammar would be better day after day. Please give us english dummies a chance. i just don´t like the chatting english like "u r ma best" or anything else. that makes it really hard to understand those people. but i will doing my best to get best english grammar.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I think no one on mylot is a dummy. I put up a discussion and thats all it is to me. I will not support a test of any kind to get on mylot. Take care Garameo.
@AJEESH1 (373)
• India
2 Feb 07
yes u r wright
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
No my friend i think it is wrong for any one to take a test to be on mylot. Take care Ajeeshi.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
If mylot didn't want people from non-english speaking countries to participate here then they wouldn't be allowed to sign up. To be honest I'm surprised that there aren't more posts in languages besides English!! It's not like English is the most widely spoken language in the world so I'm not sure why we assume that everyone should be able to speak it. I find it hard to read "broken english" posts here but considering how many mylot users are from countries like India you are bound to get a few of them. The posts that annoy me are the ones that you text messaging talk and you can't understand what the point of the conversation even is! At least you can get the jist of someone trying their hardest to use English.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I totally agree with what your saying, but i posted a controversial topic, and the test is something i would not support. Take care Sasselle.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
2 Feb 07
i recognise your frustration and can understand it to some extent . I just think any type of limit put on membership would weaken the community as a whole. Instead, maybe we should all be a little more tollerent of others and recognise that typing in English as a forign language is hard and generally we all do well
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I thought it would be good topic, but it is not a test that i would support. Take care Eskarena.
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I understand that many native speakers are going through difficulties in decoding some postings written not in the way they would write it. It's like deciphering the Rosetta stone.lol or maybe like a radioman intercepting and decoding messages from the enemy camp. English is not my first language and I always appreciate people who find time to understand and help out for us to have a good command of their language. cheers.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I find it ironic that i don't even know my own language which is cree.lol! Take care Manong.
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• India
15 Feb 07
yes i think there should be an english test to get on mylot. its a good for communication .
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
Thank you for your response Rajivkumar900.
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Why should there be an english test on mylot. Mylot is open to anyone in the world. why should people be descriminated against. if you can't understand their posts then just don't reply. Only reply to those you understand. everyone should have the right to come on here to chat.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Please understand, this is only a topic i started after being frustrated after reading some complaints on mylot. In no way do i support any such test to get on mylot. Take care Poppoppop 111.
@sathya2j (138)
• India
5 Feb 07
no way budsr...how can u restrict mylot access to jus english fluent people????its implicitly a ban imposed on non-english speakers.....however bad the english is,v r still able to understand...tatz the thing....
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Thank you for your response Sathya2j, and like i have explained to other users, it is only a topic. I do not support or wish to have any test to get on mylot. Take care Sathya2j.
@kevkentis (592)
• Jamaica
2 Feb 07
Not many discussions that i know or that i have encountered are not in proper english except for this girl that had a discussions that's english was broken down even simpler than that of chatroom english i think no one could understand it but her. Even though no one could understand it they still tried to make sense out of nonsense and answered it just to get a point.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I posted the topic but i don't agree with it. I favor mylot to be open to everyone. Take care Kevkentis.
2 Feb 07
It says "everyone's welcome" so no. The test wouldn't be fair, i'm saying this because i'd fail and i'd be trying to pass! lol still i doubt there should be one. since these very cool people who run this site say whats in my quote above, which should be admired. (not aimed toward pinning people) ~Joey
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I feel good about mylot and the variety of people. There will always be ones who like to jerk around though. Take care Joey.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
1 Feb 07
No there absouloutly should not. Just because someone dosn't have great grammer skills or typing skills dons't mean he or she dosn't have something interesting to say - or dosn't have the answer to someone's question or problem.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I wouldn't make any changes to mylot because for some it is hard to learn. It isn't their first language. I also have the patience to respond and to learn. Take care Marty.
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Absolutely. Its an english only forum, so why should any other language or an inability to speak english be allowed? It only detracts from the conversations and is a waste of space. I think it would make MyLot a lot cleaner and a lot more fun to read through if you didn't have to wade through the uninteligible garbage.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I am willing to help anyone who wants to attempt english or to learn it. A small way is to respond to the topics i know a bit about. I learn, they learn. Take care Mrniceguy.