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Estel
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Some posters may feel that they know exactly how to put your opinion across, but are you? I thought that the many AG members should know what is needed for others to understand and respect what they have to say.

Spelling and Grammar
This may seem optional, but I would respect an opinion so much more if I could understand it. Not only understand it, but I would respect a post that has the look of hard work. Bad grammar, and wrong spellings would make me loose that interest and respect for the post.

Sources
When debating hot topics such as abortion, war, etc., you should always cite your sources! It is of course plagerism, and it is against the rules to copy someone elses work. Not only am I telling you to cite sources, but actually use sources! Research topics and use the knowledge found and refute what has been said before you, or bring up another point to add to the discussion. And remember, you don't have to know everything about the topic to post in a certain forum!

Courtesy
This doesn't only apply to this forum, but it is stressed more in this forum because some threads deal with personal issues, and if you aren't respectful to others' posts than there will be conflicts and fighting. I like to say, if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all. This applies here, but your post doesn't have to be "nice." Just avoid being rude and obnoxious.

Read what others wrote by Squidlidink
All too often people post comments only referencing the topic title not what the actual topic was about. Always read the first few posts to see the scope of the argument and understand it, then read the previous posts to see specifically what people are talking about at that point.

Read what you're about to post thanks to Megamickel
Make sure you don't sound like an idiot before you post. If you say something stupid, you're bound to be attacked for it. The very nature of this forum says that opponents will look for any flaws in your argument, and if your post makes you sound like an ignorant buffoon, then you'll pay for it.

Be Specific Thanks to Eyes and Asherlee
Sometimes a lot of people are posting at once. It can be hard to tell who is talking about what. Instead of saying "it" or "him" be as specific as you can about who or what you are referring to. When you are talking to another AG member, a technique would be to us "@(so and so's name)" Then he/she will know that he/she is being addressed.

Quotes are also a helpful feature. You can make a quote by highlighting the text you want to quote (it must be inside the comment box) and clicking on "Quote".

Post YOUR feelings! Thanks to TotalReview
Don't just follow a crowd. Post your feelings on the issue. Use your mind and don't just say something to try to be cool. I would rather disagree with someone who actually supports something then agree with someone who just lied.

To add to it all, have fun!!!
This forum is pretty serious, but don't feel too worked up about a thread. This site is for having a good time, so post only if you want to to. This is not an obligation!

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Xavier1
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We speak english how I'm typing it right now so I don't see why we should typ it lyk dis. Plus it's good practise for typing faster at school so my laziness also pushes me to use proper spelling and grammar.

nichodemus
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Well ok, but most people will just quote wikipedia as their main source.

Sssssnnaakke
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Wiki pedia is not true because you can add anything you want. Next google is your friend. Google should give anything but don't go on Wikipedia.

cooliosmyname
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ya wikipedia will give u false information for most of the time because anyone can put anything they ''beleive'' on it

BigP08
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People who go on wikipedia probably don't purposely post false information, but it isn't a very reliable source all the same.

Programpro
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Bad grammar, and wrong spellings would make me loose that interest and respect for the post.


Lol did Estel intend to misspell "lose" when he posted this thread?
hend6
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Spelling and Grammar
This may seem optional, but I would respect an opinion so much more if I could understand it. Not only understand it, but I would respect a post that has the look of hard work. Bad grammar, and wrong spellings would make me loose that interest and respect for the post.


Perhaps this is nit-picky (or this was written in some English/British dialect that I'm unaware of) but shouldn't it be 'lose that interest' rather than 'loose that interest'?
DDX
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'loose that interest'?


No, because "loose" means not firmly in place, and "lose" means cease to have.
DDX
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o derp, I'm retarded, I didn't read carefully.

You are right hend6.

soldier7
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i agree with the spelling and grammar everyone should use their best grammar and spelling but people dont be afraid if you make a small spelling mistake as long as your reply or article had good grammar and most of the spelling is good

Pixie214
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Perhaps this is nit-picky (or this was written in some English/British dialect that I'm unaware of) but shouldn't it be 'lose that interest' rather than 'loose that interest'?


I think it might have been a grammar/spelling based joke though I may be giving Estel too much credit :P
Crab65
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Stickies appear to get spammed more than any other topics for some reason.

TonyTaurus
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I totally agree with this 100% especially the Courtesy section.
great post

wajor59
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I've read this thread OP before, I just didn't feel the need to respond since everything mentioned makes common sense.

But I do feel the need to thank everyone who contributed to the OP and thanks to the administrators who have left this thread open for so long.
It would be great if everyone would refresh their memory by re-reading these simple suggestions.

bgerm52
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Thank you for telling everyone to do these things.

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