For those who feel you have to spell right on mylot

United States
February 3, 2007 9:41am CST
I was going over the mylot guidelines..as many things have changed and came across this as a "dont do"I quote: ===== "(do not)Post discussions, responses or comments criticizing members for bad/broken English or bad spelling. Everyone is welcome at myLot, we have users from all around the world and they are welcome regardless of their proficiency with the English Language." ===== This is taken right out of the dont do section of mylot discussion guidelines.. ========= So let's all just be as welcoming as we can..it doesn't matter how you spell or what kind of grammar you have here..what matters is creating community.
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@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I think that the important thing is to understand what other are saying. Sometimes some people use so much abreviation ( i don't answer to those). I hope that Mylot will help others (and myself) to improve their writing.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I dont think you read my topic..mylot ..in their guidelines says it's against policy to speak of the writing manners of anyone here. If we don't understand .we can ask for clarification..But I believe most people are able to be understand..no matter how limited their grasp of the English language.. ===== I remembe when I spent time in Portugal..how patient the community there was with me ..I walked around with a dictionary in my hand all the time..and I am sure my pronunciations were laughable..but not once did anyone every put me down for my pronunciation ;)++
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
Yes I red your topic even if my anwer wasnt directly about it :P That's why I said that it,s only important to at least understand people without them to speel everything right : That's what I meant :P
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Great..I undertand you now..take care and have a good day;)+
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
Yes, I agree with you. I personally do not complain about spelling or grammatical error. Even when I'm just chatting with my friends. The way I see it, as long as we can understand each other, s'all good. Sometimes I do have a hard time understanding the person so I either ask for clarification or I don't respond as all. Makes everyone's life easier.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I think criticism makes people feel uncomfortable ..and if you are known to criticize people are going to shy away from you:)+
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@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
3 Feb 07
Thank you. I read an american woman's discussion about the "problem", that why not everybody speaks english well?? And she really did not understood, that the English is not the only language we speak besides our mother tongue. And how can she critizy anybody, if she does not speak any other languages, and she has never been in another country...
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Sorry to hear that you experienced that..many times people criticize out of ignorance..they don't understand what they are talking about..I have been in another Country: portugal..and know how hard it is to learn another language and that the sentence structure is almost completely reversed with most european language compared to our sentence structure;)+
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@SignMe (1031)
• India
3 Feb 07
That is a valid point. You really highlighted an importance guideline. Thanks :)
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I think..that every once in a while it's good to go back over them..I have noticed changes in them from the last time I looked;)
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i agree with you...although it may not be easy at times to decipher questions, everyone should have a chance...even probably the majority of americans i know can't spell right or use correct grammar...so everyone should have their say. Good post...thank you
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• United States
3 Feb 07
You are welcome..that is what mylot is about..they did state we all have to use English..but since mylot is open to all countries; it's understood that not all speak English as well as those who are born in English Speaking countries..I am American and my grammar is prety poor.+
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yes, I was re-reading the guidelines again myself a couple of days ago and I noticed that. I think that it's wonderful that Mylot are trying to make their international users feel more at home. It's true, they really should not have to fear being mocked or made fun of simply because English isn't their first language. I can't imagine how bad it would feel if I went to work on a site with a different language spoken there and people were harassing me about my bad language skills. I think that it's great that Mylot have said that criticizing people for things like that is against the rules! ^_^ Bravo to them for thinking to put that rule in! ^_^
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I have been here about 4 months and I know things have changed so I thought I go back and look at what mylot has put down for rules..blush..I must really polish up my forum manners and watch my p's and q's;)+
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@hijas007 (1386)
• India
3 Feb 07
yes!when i joined mylot i feel my English is too week.i thought i have to quit mylot.but people encourage me that i can improve my English!thanks to those people encourage me!and thank you for starting this discussion!i think i can improve my English!sorry for any grammar mistakes if i done anywhere;
• United States
4 Feb 07
You are doing beautifully and I wish only I can do as well as you in some other discussion that wasn't English..Do not apologize, you haven't done anything wrong;)+
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@hijas007 (1386)
• India
7 Feb 07
really!i am really happy to hear that!thanks :)wanna friends?
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
I don't really mind seeing wrong spellings here in myLot. I can still pick out the whole message anyway. On the other hand, please don't use it as an excuse not to work harder on grammar and spelling. It won't make you sweat or exhaust you in any way doing that.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
This is not the place to learn grammar ..although maybe there may be some folks here who have accurate grammar..I don't believe that the majority here are English majors or teachers in school:)+
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
I agree that this probably isn't the place to learn grammar, but in saying that, if I wanted to learn French, I'd go to a French site and use it as an experience to improve my French.. but that's just what I would do.. :)
@warn810 (494)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Maybe they are not in the mood to focus on their spelling, as long as we can read, but complaining is not going to make them fix it.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
well complaining is only going to get you a warning from mylot since mylot does say not to criticize or put someone down due to their spelling etc:)+
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Thank you for quoting this for us. We all need to be reminded of things like this sometimes.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Well..there are a few things I wasn't aware of when rereading the guidelines..things I hadn't realized that was there..so I must watch myself so I don't break the rules;)+
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@mbarryton (1872)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i agree 100%
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I am glad that you agree..it is taken right out of the guidelines mylot has written down;)+
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
So true... I couldn't criticize someone just because they don't know english properly, that is a pretty low thing to do. Travelling around France I was made to feel really small because I didn't know french very well. Most people where good, but a few were certainly A-holes about... I tried, but I wasn't fluent...
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• United States
4 Feb 07
There is a saying.."Experience is the best teacher" ..Like you ..I have travelled as a foreigner in another country..and so can truly sympathize with those who come here and share in a language that is not their own their ideas, hopes and more..:)+
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
North Americans in general don't have a great reputation right now to a lot of people. If we can show a tolerant attitude to others, while it may not help this reputation, it certainly wouldn't hurt it either...
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• United States
4 Feb 07
That's right tolerance is a virtue so few practice..thanks for the insight+
@alkapuri (77)
• India
4 Feb 07
I agree with you. we are here to share our discussions and if the discussions are clear to understand then why to bother about the grammar
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Thanks for your thoughts..hope you are enjoying mylot..They really are a great group of people;)
@hottie0728 (1732)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I think Mylot has been fair in accomodating everybody! We are a diverse community here and I think as long as we can understand each other, it really doesn't matter. How we spell or writing with a right grammar is just a better way to improve our writing skills. Thanks!
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Your welcome..and discussions go more smoothly when people dont knitpick all over what is written or done.. Hope you are enjoying your time here:)+
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I agree with that, though it is hard to understand when it's not clear. I have nothing against people who speak english as a second, or even third language and aren't completely fluent in it, but it's nice when they can actually spell words out properly or make their sentences clear. Know what I mean? Make it comprehensable atleast. You get more posts that way.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Well I will not comment on wanting them to make it spelled out as I don't think this is important..If I don't undestand something I ask the person to restate or rewrite or clarify what they have written..:)+
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i so agree to that. & kudos to that mylot guidelines. english is just our universal launguage here. nationalities are just forced to write it in that language cause its a must. we must not comment bad over them. atleast they/we try to do our best to comprehend and say our minds. the intention of the respondent is to reply & help you wiht your post not to be disgust & judged by mean myloters.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
YOu are right and you deserve praise for writing in our language whereby, otherwise, it would be easier to write in you own language.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
4 Feb 07
i just try to get the jist of what people are saying. i understand that people are from other countries and of course the grammer and english is always hard to learn. i'm open because...of course, sometimes i type really fast and don't pay attetion and i might miss or add a few letters and of course, i'm not the best speller in the world. english was actually not my best subject in school i actually failed one quater of it. thank god for spell check though, but since people aren't too fussy about spelling and grammer here, i don't spell check most of my posts
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Well, I am not going by the majority ..am going by the guidelines of mylot..I have had to reread their guidelines..and I am glad I did;)+
• Thailand
4 Feb 07
I teach 'English as a second language" in Thailand and confront the difficulties non-native English speakers have writing English on a daily basis. We should do every thing we can to encourage peoples efforts, not criticize them. That being said, the people who are native English speakers who resort to net speak or chat speak in there posts should not cry when they don't get responses , we are not all members of their secret club.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Whatever may be our degrees or lack there of does not excuse us from following mylot guidelines..with that being said..I want to thank you for your opinion.+
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
i dont mind people with grammar and spelling problems, but what i am not easy in mylot is that some is posting in mylot and is using "text" messages like shortcuts of please to plz... and more. it is really hurtful to the eyes and i find it hard to understand what they are trying to say... im not sure about you guys but as for me... it is really not nice to read such...
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Well..since the topic is not to criticize..I dont want to start criticizing..I appreciate your opinion on the matter though..Keep up the good work;)+
@moneymaka (494)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I could careless how mylot members type as long as i can read it.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
That is nice..and since we have everything typed..you should be able to read everything;)+