do you really mind the english of the person you respond here in mylot?

@joshboz (1209)
Australia
August 19, 2007 7:45pm CST
how do you feel when you see that the title of the discussion started is wrong grammar or really poor english? do you feel you dont want to respond to it when you dont get the point or the themes are not connected or you dont mind at all? can you recognize if the person you respond is really good in english language or is just trying hard to speak english? i myself is not good in english and its one of the reason why i love mylot because i tend to develop it in here since the medium here is english.but i dont know if the one i get to respond too is sensitive to my english or to other mylotters english? so how about you, do you also mind the english of your respondent here in mylot? is the ability of your respondent to state in a good english words and grammatical structure his/her respond one of your considered good quality respond here in mylot or again you dont mind at all? what can you say mate.......
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@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
20 Aug 07
I can't really judge the grammar of other users since English is not my first language. I have noticed that many people join Mylot thinking that it will be easy to just post some questions. These people sometimes have a poor English, or even none at all. If the question is really weird at the point that I don't know what it is all about, I just don't answer. Usually I try to answer but in some cases I know it is a lost case. That person may just leave Mylot after four or five posts.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay we are the same i also noticed that. because i myself wonder why there are no french here, italians, greeks, middle east man and africans. i dont know. i thought maybe there english is bad that's why they dont want to cooperate. but just like you friend i dont notice much the english of a person.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
I believe that as long as the though is clear, the message is delivered. However, it is frustrating and also quite annoying, when someone makes a long post without even making any sense. I came here 9 months ago, careful to use and choose every words I want to put in my posts because I want people to understand me, get my message clear and understandable by readers. I believe mylot will help people learn more about the language, just keep on participating and learn on what we see.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay raijin i get your point. for your 9 month stay i believe that you also have develop your english skills here. yes i know some respondent also have poor english yet they make long statements here in mylot just puzzling you on what is his point. thanks for responding.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
See, I have a typo and I am sorry!LoL It should be that, as long as "THOUGHT", hehehe! I mean, as long as the post has thoughts, the message is delivered!;)
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
i have a question raijin where did you get that moving avatar? pls tell me i want to change my avatar to a moving avatar?
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• Indonesia
20 Aug 07
myLot is the first discussion forum I've joined. As realizing that my English is not good, I determined to use myLot as my English lab to improve it. I do mind the grammar though it just for an example. Then I knew there are many of myLotters whose English is not quite good, but they are communicative enough to be understood. That's OK I think, even I do the same! Lol! You know, I try quite hard to speak or write in English. It's not my daily language. I am learning from you all myLotters! Thanks Joshboz! Good posting!
• Zambia
20 Aug 07
Sukandar,I can assure you, the more you stay here and interact, the sooner your English will improve because everyone here has to communicate and express themselves in English. Your determination will not be for nothing.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
sukandar thank you for being honest. i guess we have the same goal here in mylot more than the money earn is the chance to improve the universal language to communicate with other people. nickvetere is absolutely right as long as we are here in mylot if we ahve we cqan improve more our english thorugh conversation and observation. sorry for the late respond sukandar for i have been busy working in the real world. anyway hope to hear more from you hear. godbless to you friend and thanks for responding.
@Rollo1 (16645)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Aug 07
I don't mind the poor English, if I know what they are asking. Usually it is not that hard to figure it out. However, there was one discussion where the poster just said a few words, not a whole sentence and it didn't make sense. I asked over and over what he meant but he did not say anything that made it clear. That bothered me more than the quality of his English.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay rollo thanks for responding at least you only have one encounter me i got 5 especially those new discussions or discussions with no responses. okay its good that you dont notice the structure of the english of your respondent. pls add me as one of your friend.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
you are lucky because me i encountered 5 topics from those new discussions or topics with no discussions similar to your case. please add me to your friends rollo. thanks for responding and hope to hear from you soon. gud day here in mylot.
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• Malaysia
20 Aug 07
I will take them first JOSHBOZ. It's proven to me my dear best friend. If you know them you can ask them. You can see them in my friends' list. Since my birth date on myLot July 29, 2007; I've responded to more than 30 of newbies. You know why? Because I'm also a newbie here on myLot Mr Joshboz. The main thing we must encourage them. Just only one from The Great China, I'm failed to answer his question because really don't understand, and I commented to him please tell me what actually you want? He replied "I also don't know"......what a big laugh that I had...and he did re-replied to me by this words "ha..ha..ha", he copied my text...I'm laughing while typing this texts(actual time/date).....what a great myLot!!!! Anyway you are the BEST MALE active and good person on/in myLot so far...I vote for you, my dear!!! THE GREAT JOSHBOZ(cousin to G.W. Bush)
• Malaysia
20 Aug 07
..o..o..Josh!!! I thought I"m the first responder to you...but I miss to do it!!!what a poor me!!!!
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
25 Aug 07
hello michael. hey im sorry dear friend for just replying to you today its because im busy working in the outside world. yes mr. george bush is my uncle but i prefer to stay here in the philippines because he rejected me as his one of his niece for i cannot speaking english fluently. by the way, your respond make me smile, about that i dont know what topic i have just made.hehehe. believe me if i myself encounter that discussion. my whole reply is full with hahahahahaha...etc..... i hope i can see your handsome face in other mylot discussions michael. hehehe.thanks for responding..
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@RosieS57 (889)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I am often amazed at how good the English is of people who are on the 'Net. I often think of how good I am in Cantonese or Malay or even Dutch, which is to say not at all good. I have fibromyalgia and many times between brain fog or painful hands the typing of FM people is pretty bad. So, being fluent in fibro type I automatically read what the person MEANT to say rather than what they actually DID say. I'm glad to see the great effort put forth to use my native tongue and kudos to all those who try!
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay rosie i get your point. to bad you havve fibromyalgia? i dont know the term but i guess myalgia means painful musccle fibers and the result is unable to type fast enough? am i right? anyway thank you for responding. good to hear that you are one of those good mylotters that dont tease the english of other mylotter. good day here in mylot.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I fully understand that many mylotters are not native english speakers. It is not a problem for me if their posted discussion or their response has bad grammar. Heck, I am a native English speaker and I often have bad grammar! To me, if the myLotter is getting their thoughts across and participating then that is what it is all about. The fun of myLot is seeing everyone's point of view on topics! The different viewpoints brought by those from various countries is what makes it wonderful!
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay crazy nurse i get your point thanks for responding. hehe i guess we can be friends then since you are one of the mylotters who dont much notice the grammar of your respondent and the only thing that matter most for you is the participation or the thoughts conveyed in the message. okay you cool friend.
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• Philippines
20 Aug 07
I care about my English because I know that I am well-versed in using the language but about other people, it would not matter much to me as long as I understand the point. I would still participate in the discussion because I know that I have something to say. Not because of the grammar. Anyway, there are some cases where in we miss posting on correct grammar because we are so sleepy or whatever. We failed to check on what we wrote and there is no editing feature.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
hello there friend. wow you are right as long as you mind your own english and you dont mind your reespondent as long as you get the point. it hink that's good. not everybody is perfect i guess especially in this global community so it is expected to be like that. thanks for responding.
@Far525 (37)
• China
20 Aug 07
To be honest, you have owned the capability of using English.As far as I see, the importance of language is to communicate no matter how many errors you will make.There are some things in common among different languages.especially for native speakers, they are so familiar with their own language that they will understand your meanings very well, if you have the basic knowlege of language.I am not a native speaker.So I also have a lot of questions relative to grammer and pronunciation something like that.But I think as long as I try my best to practice, I will overcome the difficulties.So do not be upset!Come on!
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay thank you for responding far i guess is the key to success and practice can leads to perfect english. okay what you have just said gives me hope to pursue and continue writing english in mylot. its reall good of you to respond the right words. come on!! i like that. hope to hear more from you soon friend and do add me to your lists of your friends.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I don't mind poor English at all as long as I can understand what the person is trying to say. Sometimes people post a discussion and I just cannot figure what they mean. I kind of feel bad for skipping over those discussions but trying to figure it out takes a lot of effort and some times I just don't have the energy. Grammar isn't all that important to me either. My grammar is not always perfect so I don't expect anyone else's to be perfect.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay thank you for responding craftcatcher i know you are a good mylotter. dont worry your not alone who also skip bad stated discussions. i also did it before but due to this discussion my heart softens for them because of the responds of the other mylotter of what should be done.
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@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
20 Aug 07
I don't really mind as long as I make out what the poster is trying to put across. But I feel with a little more effort, the worst chaps could effectively express themselves and in a better way. Basically, I appreciate that not everyone here is expected to know the English laguage like their first lingo.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
hi nikventere you are right about your respond to nickventere. mylot is acommunity were we could polish more our english and im glad that you dont mind at all. hope i can become your frined for i know you wont tease my english if ever. hehehe. gud day to you hear in mylot lol.
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@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
no, i don't mind... as long as you can understand what he says, then it's fine.. nobody's perfect, right.. i have nothing to do with it, if that's the way he write his English then why not, etleast you understand what he tries to say and can express what he feel... good or poor english is both expressing what's inside us.. actually, whenever i encouter such thing, for me, it's a little bit catchy! hehehe.. anyway, let's just be thankful because we can write and speak English better than those who can't...i'm greatful, i'm not one of those who are poor in English speaking and writing. congratulations to both of us friend!
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
yes thank god we belong to a country that was colonize before by a western country but then again we are free. we have absorbed english from the americans and as lon as the alphabets are teached in our school then this will continue for us the filipino. they said our ability to speak english is one of our edge to other nations here in asia, just like india. so if ever i will have children in the near future i will assure them to have a good english skills.
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Hi joshboz! :) I really don't mind if the user has a poor English, as long as he/she can convey his/her thoughts. Each of us is in here to learn something. I'm glad that you are able to develop your English through MyLot. Take care always and God bless! :)
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
i will continue to develop it in here. thanks for your complements sr04. i think we will meet more here since i know you are friendly to us whose english language have some flaws. gu day here in mylot.
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
20 Aug 07
I think that most people here are able to respond well to the best of their ability. Agreed some arent that good in english and many even put on and try their level best to portray that they know it. No ones perfect,and we are all learning and like you say this is a good medium, maybe those who arent that well versed and make erors in their grammar and english, will gradually learn to be better here at mylot. It sure brushes us up. Yes, at first when i read discussions starting with poor english and lots of grammatical mistakes, it takes us a second to third reading to be able to understand what the person is trying to say, but i somehow do manage to make out the core of the matter, and understand that maye the person isnt that well versed in english, otherwise why would they write in such a way, but that doesnt hinder me from replying or commenting to their discussions, as i dont find it as a major issue,and tend to over look it. I do think that if your discussions are of good quality and content , along with proper english and language, maybe you are graded and paid better here, though am not sure, as i too am also rather new to mylot.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay i got your point vinzen i think a good quality respond here in mylot has a more point than the poor quality one but i guess as you have said we are not paid for it. okay thanks for responding friend.
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@dimaks (786)
• Japan
20 Aug 07
for me i stick to the content. as long as i get the meaning and context of the post, im fine with it. i think there is a significant number of people here in mylot that cannot speak and write english very well so i am bound to understand that fact. and that group might just include since english is not my mother tongue.
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
add me to your friends' list dimak because i know we can realte together since i know you fdont mind much my english response. i myself focus more on the content rather than the structure. i only wonder why there are no french, africans, russians, germans here in mylot? i guess they really comprehend with the english language friend.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Personally, I tend to notice errors in English like spelling and grammar and stuff, but I don't take it against the person since I tend to commit some of those mistakes myself. Its not really that important to me if the person's English is bad, as long as the post is interesting. You can't really help having errors in English here since Mylot is an international community and we have people from places where English is not the primary language and like the most of us, are using this site as another avenue for learning the language ;)
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay thank you teleios. i now understand that this is a international community maybe everybody should also realize that not everybody speaks english asthere first language? i hope every mylotters realize this so that our conversation becomes stronger not just snabbing topics that cannot be misunderstood because of poor english. nice pint friend.
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
20 Aug 07
Josh,It's nice that you are learning English and I have no objection to responding to those posts that are understandable. There are some people on Mylot that aren't up to speed with their proper use of grammer and it is difficult to understand the main objective of the Post. One should not assume that everyone will understand their topic if they don't provide some detail at the beginning of the post. You are correct that the proper grammatical structure is important when some creates a post.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
25 Aug 07
how are you pismeof. its been a long time since i replied to you its because i am busy working in the outside world. hey thank you for your positive respond i guess one should also understand that we here in mylot comes from different countries and that not everybody speak english as there major language. but of course if you want to communicate try your best to speak the universal language-english. your right dear friend. hey by the way i dont know but im very poor in english when it comes on speaking it orally rather than writing it or encoding it.
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@shinjiao (1463)
• China
20 Aug 07
Hi,joshboz! You see,your title attract me to see what happened here.My native language isn't English so sometimes it really bothers me that I cannot express myself well enough here.I do my best to reduce the errors but sometimes I still make mistakes.Moreover,if I cannot understand what the discussions said,I won't post response to. Happy mylotting!
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
25 Aug 07
shinjiao i admire you for replying here in my discussion first of all i am sorry for my delayed respond. i guess you are honest and i will rate you positive for it.im a filipino. english is also a 2nd language in my country. i am fluent to 3 major languages and 5 local dialects here in our country. i myself is not good in english especiall when speaking it. believe me. thank you again for responding.
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@ryanphil01 (4184)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Actually, I do not mind at all when ever a certain poster has started his topic with grammatical or spelling or typo errors. To me, it is understandable because not everyone here uses English as their first written or spoken language. What really counts or matters to me most is the content or substance of the discussion if it is comprehensible and of great interest to me, I would give my time to consider replying to such discussions.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
25 Aug 07
okay ryan i get your point. by the 3way what you have just said is similar to your avatar. just encode whatever comes to your mind on how you perceive the question or the topic. good
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• India
20 Aug 07
no i wont mind cos. every one makes mistakes.wats wrong in tat
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@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
okay thanks for responding lol no problem join me as your friend okay so that i can hear more from you soon here in mylot. happy mylotting deadly dawn.
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