Do you accept "u" in Mylot?

@XoyyoX (1055)
China
June 30, 2008 2:35am CST
several seconds earlier, i read a discussion titled "spelling police" or some title like that, those who responded to the discussion feel that it's irritating to see some text speaking, like using 'ur' for 'your'. in mylot, i always type the letter "u" to replace "you", i think it's ok for any mylotter to write this way, it's net language, and we can easily recognize it. i can accept any net language as long as it doesn't cauze any trouble in guessing the meaning.
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26 responses
@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Jun 08
xoyyox no I do not accept textese as a lot of us do not text and we do not know your silly abbreviations. you make it really hard to understand your discussions, and if I do not understand your textese I cannot respond so you lose valuable points by refusing to use plain old English words and sentences. It is not okay and net language to a lot of people means nothing, wee are not all twenty year old kids who do nothing but text, a lot of us do not use those abbreviations. you do yourself great harm when you make discussions that are all abbreviations for words that not everyone knows. You are the one who will not be making money and will accuse mylot of bein a scam when its your textesethat causes your own problems. use plain English please.
• United States
30 Jun 08
You know, you have a point. We're supposed to be writing in English on this site. The administration will get angry if someone posts in another language. I think they should get mad if someone uses "textese" too. I saw something the other day that just made me scratch my head in wonder. I still have no idea what the abbreviation meant. Don't really care, mind you. :-)
• United States
30 Jun 08
My typing sucks, so I use anything I can to cut down on the keystrokes, as long as it's still readable. My big beef with it is when people verbalize it. omg stands for oh my god. omg is not a word. Same for wtf. My kid says doubleyou tee eff sometimes thinking that its a way for him to say a swear word and not get his head bit off. After he stitched his head back on he remembers that he's wrong! lol, rotfl and the like are in there. When I hear people say there text chat shortcuts as verbalized words, I look at then ans tell them they are no longer allowed to speak to me. But here, on the net, in text, u is you no mater how you look at it. lol is laughing, and so on. I h8t the use on nubmers in words because it does indeed slow down the reading and hurts the readability too much. And I 3sp3cially hat3 it wh3n people do what I just did. the number 3 is not a suitable replacement for the letter E unless you have dyslexia, and if you have it, you are the one that has to adjust, not us! lol
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
1 Jul 08
LOL, i accepct what u said "as long as it's still readable", but i can't figure out "omg""rotfl""hat3" at first sight, "lol, u" is ok, but hat3,it makes me feel puzzled. some people here hold the view that our discussion should go like a term paper, but i'm kinda against that, mylot is a place of term papers, but a community of informal discussions.
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
its totally not bothering me.. typically we use it to utilize the text capacity.. especially in friendster and other sites.. my cousins usually text or type like that.. emitting you for u.. well, most of us are not really concious about it... we just want to communicate with each other.. we usually want a shorter way to do it.. it aint called being lazy, it is very different..
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
30 Jun 08
hey, lil_prncss20, welcome to mylot! i noticed that u were a mylotter just 1 hour ago, nice to c u here. personally, i think those who say "lazy" are not real netizens, they know no that much about net language and what young people are doing nowadays, kinda outdated, lol, u name it, "it's very different". great minds think alike. lol
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• United States
30 Jun 08
I know it's prejudiced, but I really just think of them as less intelligent. The person could have the best post but chat speak annoys me that much. I'm trying to get over that though....
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
30 Jun 08
I use those short forms only on messenger or other sites; here at mylot i use the correct forms for all the words, so that my spelling is as good as possible. I don't mind though if i see someone using the short forms.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
30 Jun 08
'net language is fine, but remember, the more lengthy your responses are here on myLot, the more the post is going to be worth. Also, since none of us know how the complex algorithm works here on myLot, I would hate to be penalized if, say, they discounted all one/two letter words or something. The idea is to have a discussion. To me, typing in text-speak is annoying when brevity isn't called for, like it would be on a cell phone.
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@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I do the same thing, and i feel the same way. Very good topic.
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@morsh8888 (635)
• Indonesia
30 Jun 08
Why can't we use 'u'. R u feels annoyed. But in my opinion it's good , because it can make our brain works for more. If it just simply words I guest our brain just work little.
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• China
30 Jun 08
yeah,i can accept the kind of net language such as u and ur instead of you and your.it is easy,simple,and not misunderstanding.the efficiency using these words is high! i regard it the fashion that youngers pursue!
@Tianna2 (1273)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I find this text typing irritating myself. Its not net language, it was made up for cell phones and it shows me just how lazy people can get. I'm not going to say that I spell everything perfect, but at least I try. Normally, I wont respond to discussions where the author cant even type out a whole word, I mean how hard is it to touch a few keys on a keyboard? Has society gotten this lazy? Okay, I got that off my chest! Tianna
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
30 Jun 08
lol Calm down, Tianna2, as I type every word to give feedback to you, I have to be careful with my spelling, my wording, and the capital letter. lol Or I'm afraid you'll be mad at me, right? I'm not kidding, as you and other friends here name it, it is not hard for us to type out the full word, but I have to say that don't go too far about that, my point is we can use some simple text spelling as long as it's readable and understood by everyone. good luck, my Tianna2. Have a nice day!
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I accept it, and as long as I can understand the post without reading it over and over then I definitely don't see a problem at all. I personally try to spell everything out because, well, that's just what I'm used to. I don't text message that often, so I never got into text speak. I'm more guilty of IM speak, like "LOL" and other things like that.
@Asylum (48060)
• Manchester, England
1 Jul 08
I have always disliked this form of abbreviation and do not even use it when sending a text message. I also feel that it tends to distract from the overall content of the sentence or phrase. I do not have a problem with someone who has difficulty spelling a word or has a poor command of grammar, but I feel that anyone who is capable of good grammar should try to use it constantly.
• United States
1 Jul 08
I personally find it annoying. Why is it so difficult for people to write out two whole extra letters? It looks nicer, it's easier for some of us to read, and you won't get people nagging at you to write properly. There's no downside! Seriously though... I can handle a few typos, especially if they weren't intentional. But chatspeak drives me up the wall. It's physically painful for me to type, and while I can read it, well, I shouldn't have to. I will most likely avoid a topic that has a lot of chatspeak in it, simply for my own sanity (and yours, I'm sure).
@munhozmib (3850)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
1 Jul 08
Hello, XoyyoX. I have nothing against those who write sentences like: "tis a tst 4 u 2c wutz uuup!", but it makes me more comfortable to read well built sentences. It's like a beautiful language, way better than using slangs and short words in myLot. Perhaps you should try writting in the common way, the formal way. You will see the difference. It also helps you having clear thoughts, and a clear mind is an useful mind. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
• Malaysia
1 Jul 08
Hey XoyyoX, I had always been scolded by website administrators in other forums and blogs in the internet when I use 'u' instead of 'you'. I have since, broke up the habit of typing 'u' and started typing you. I personally do not see why anyone would need to be annoyed by this as I think it saves time typing 'u' instead of 'you'.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Honestly? I often bypass any discussions that have internet shorthand in use or discussions where the grammar and/or spelling is to poor that I cannot figure out what in the world it's about. It's one thing if a person's first language is not English. It's an entirely other thing if the person was born and raised in an English speaking country. Then, to me, it's laziness.
• Canada
30 Jun 08
I find it painful to read posts with abbreviations taken way out of hand. To me, using 'u', 'ur', 'coz', and so on and so forth just makes someone look lazy.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Jun 08
I also have no problems with this issue. It's just like the textcionary which we use in sending text messages or chatting with instant messages. But I thought of not using it, for me, for I remember that mylot administrators are not bi-lingual. So when I post, I write the complete words, never mind the grammar, lol...
• Indonesia
30 Jun 08
I have no problem with those use of words if I could easily understand what it means. But I don't see why you should use them here, since our words here are counted to get more earnings, right? Hehe, well that's only my opinion though. Happy mylotting!
• China
30 Jun 08
it's ok for using "u" instead of You. i thought it's a commondly net word. there are a lot of words like "U" such as ASAP, CNY... i could accept it because i get know the meaning what the myloter want to convey. it is very convenience, i am wondering why a lot of people deny them.