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RE: help

Post by magma » Sun 09.03.2006 4:21 am

You're doing very well in your Japanese, john2. Don't let that mean old keatonatron get you down.

... Maybe just try and be a bit less... random with your English. Your writing is very... well, it's kind of a stream of consciousness. I think you'd get a better reaction if you tried for a more conventional literary English style. Make short, complete sentences. Try to finish one thought before starting the next. Don't write like you talk. Just be simple. Be direct. It's easy to understand. Don't you think so? :D

It would be nice if you'd take the time to try and spell correctly, too. When it looks like you don't even bother to proofread your posts, it makes people not want to read them.
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RE: help

Post by john2 » Sun 09.03.2006 4:50 am

magma wrote:
You're doing very well in your Japanese, john2. Don't let that mean old keatonatron get you down.

... Maybe just try and be a bit less... random with your English. Your writing is very... well, it's kind of a stream of consciousness. I think you'd get a better reaction if you tried for a more conventional literary English style. Make short, complete sentences. Try to finish one thought before starting the next. Don't write like you talk. Just be simple. Be direct. It's easy to understand. Don't you think so? :D

It would be nice if you'd take the time to try and spell correctly, too. When it looks like you don't even bother to proofread your posts, it makes people not want to read them.

I will try.
sometimes i do proff read
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paul_b wrote:
john2 wrote:
magma wrote:
When it looks like you don't even bother to proofread your posts, it makes people not want to read them.

I will try.
sometimes i do proff read

Not that time though.
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RE: help

Post by magma » Sun 09.03.2006 4:59 am

I will try.

Excellent!!

sometimes i do proff read

Remember: capitalize the first word, end with a period.

You're doing very well. I don't know what your native language is (German?), but your English comprehension ability is very high. Just apply a bit more discipline to your writing, and people will be thinking you're a native speaker in no time.
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RE: help

Post by paul_b » Sun 09.03.2006 4:59 am

john2 wrote:
magma wrote:
When it looks like you don't even bother to proofread your posts, it makes people not want to read them.

I will try.
sometimes i do proff read

Not that time though.

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RE: help

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 09.03.2006 6:18 am

When you post like you're retarded, people tend to treat you like you're retarded. It's basic human nature.

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RE: help

Post by john2 » Sun 09.03.2006 7:38 am

Mike Cash wrote:
When you post like you're retarded, people tend to treat you like you're retarded. It's basic human nature.
:(... a buh hu...

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RE: help

Post by AJBryant » Sun 09.03.2006 12:32 pm

It's this simple. Even if English *isn't* your native language, whatever that native language is has rules.

There are sentences. There is punctuation.

There is no excuse for writing English that isn't sentences, or writing without punctuation, that have to do with English as a second language.

Frankly, John's English is actually too fluid and free to my mind to be the product of someone using it as a low-level second language. It strikes me as a native speaker who just doesn't give a damn.


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RE: help

Post by john2 » Sun 09.03.2006 12:49 pm

AJBryant wrote:
It's this simple. Even if English *isn't* your native language, whatever that native language is has rules.

There are sentences. There is punctuation.

There is no excuse for writing English that isn't sentences, or writing without punctuation, that have to do with English as a second language.

Frankly, John's English is actually too fluid and free to my mind to be the product of someone using it as a low-level second language. It strikes me as a native speaker who just doesn't give a damn.


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RE: help

Post by Schattenjedi » Sun 09.03.2006 2:40 pm

He writes German the same way he writes English...

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RE: help

Post by Infidel » Mon 09.04.2006 12:18 am

Schattenjedi wrote:
He writes German the same way he writes English...


せとせとせとせ

errr


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RE: help

Post by Oyaji » Mon 09.04.2006 6:13 am

In the few months I've been active in these forums there have been three people who I seriously suspect are/were pulling our collective chain. Two of them have active threads going right now.

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RE: help

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 09.04.2006 6:44 am

I smell Big Oz Bob.....

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RE: help

Post by AJBryant » Mon 09.04.2006 9:35 pm

Ditto.


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RE: help

Post by Harisenbon » Mon 09.04.2006 10:04 pm

He writes German the same way he writes English...


I am amused.

It also reminds me of a story where my Japanese teacher got mad at one of my friends because his Japanese writing was completely illegeble.

Another kid in the class piped up with "yeah, but his English is illegible too. In fact, his Japanese actually looks more like english than his english."

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RE: help

Post by kanadajin » Mon 09.04.2006 10:19 pm

I think we should give him/her a break.. s/he didn't join here to be treated like this.. Even though it is kinda funny :D (come on, Im being honest).
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