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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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The following rule was updated; additions are indicated with bold, italicized text.

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  • Please post intelligently and coherently; we communicate entirely via text, so it is important to minimize ambiguity. If you feel the need to post in a language other than English, please provide an English translation of your comments; others should not need to visit an external Web site to understand what you're saying. Please do not submit one-word or single-image posts that are off-topic or do not contribute to the conversation. We also ask you do not use "chat speak," double post, or submit images or unbroken lines of text that "stretch" the page.


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Foreign phrases common in English speech can be excused from that rule. When in doubt, though, provide translation.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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Foreign phrases common in English speech can be excused from that rule. When in doubt, though, provide translation.

Although Google translate isn't the best, use it if you haven't got a better translator.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
The point though is that this is an English forum. We shouldn't *need* to translate anything.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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The point though is that this is an English forum. We shouldn't *need* to translate anything.


I'm sure aBritishFox could type in England English, an we would have a very hard time understanding it.
What with the lorries (trucks), Yows (sheep), Fish and Crisps, :lol:

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
Most American and British English are mutually intelligible, so that's not really an issue. Also, this is an English forum but we do not take an official stance on what dialect, so there'd be no way to force that anyway.

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Our job is to make sure the forum is as unfun as possible, you see.

Hmmmm... Let me go and put a new line of text on my signature... I love you mods!

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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JeffCvt wrote:
The point though is that this is an English forum. We shouldn't *need* to translate anything.


I'm sure aBritishFox could type in England English, an we would have a very hard time understanding it.
What with the lorries (trucks), Yows (sheep), Fish and Crisps, :lol:


If I would talk in pure English English I'd have to translate it, here goes.

Thou shalt talk to thee as thy shalt talk back.


Translation: You shall talk to me as I shall talk back.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
Early Modern English is generally understandable by most native English speakers, and likely would not need a direct translation.
Please refrain from posting Shakespearean era quotes to test this theory

However, if you're going to use Early Modern English, it would help if you didn't use 'you' when you mean to say 'I'. ;)

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Early Modern English is generally understandable by most native English speakers, and likely would not need a direct translation.
Please refrain from posting Shakespearean era quotes to test this theory

However, if you're going to use Early Modern English, it would help if you didn't use 'you' when you mean to say 'I'. ;)

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
Or perhaps smoke signals? *lights her computer on fire*

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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Or perhaps smoke signals? *lights her computer on fire*

I think you need something bigger...Hmm... *Set's fire station on fire, then get's arrested for Arson*

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
Back on topic folks. Also *tosses a snowball at Sleet* Bad modfox, you started this!


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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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Back on topic folks. Also *tosses a snowball at Sleet* Bad modfox, you started this!

Aye, but I'm the one who set the town on fire...the firefigthers can't do anything, they've been burnt.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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...Your posts may be edited or deleted...
(arranging DDoS, troll baiting)

Could someone please define DDoS? I'm not familiar with that acronym. (Please send via PM as well as posting here for other users' benefit.)

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[ DDoS ]

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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[ DDoS ]

Sweet, just need one to hook me up to wikifur easily.

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
Rules... good to know

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
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Rules... good to know


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Why was this a banner at the top? Does that mean we did something wrong?

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Post Re: Forum Rules - Updated 11/5/2013
No, dude, the mods still PM ya if you did something wrong. Otherwise, you'd never know what it was or how to fix it. We want everyone to be able to see the rules their actions are judged by. The other method of displaying the discussion guidelines in every forum (because there are many users who only visit one or two boards) is to have this thread floated in all of them, causing clutter.

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