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    Default A shout-out from my good friend Graham Mernatsi

    Look, avatar aside, I really try not to be obsessive-compulsive all the time. But it's the summer, and now's a good time for my annual "read your post before asking us to" thread.

    This is an internet message board, not English 710. Everybody spells stuff wrong, everybody types stuff wrong. It's conversation, not composition. We want everyone to feel free to post without needing a graduate degree in Basketball Literature.

    But have some respect for the people you're talking to. This board is here for conversation. It's the home of the best Pacers discussions on (or off) the net, and some of the best basketball discussions you'll find anywhere. If you just want to scream and yell, there's always the Star or RealGM.

    Respecting your readers means making your ideas accessible to them. One really great way to do this is to use reasonably complete sentences. Capitalize the first word. Use punctuation to break up the thoughts. Nobody's asking you to diagram sentences here (I'm terrible at that). But if you consistently refuse to write in a way that's understandable, there's only two possible conclusions the rest of us can draw:

    1. You're a moron.
    2. You don't care if anyone understands what you're talking about.


    Either way, it's not worth reading your posts.

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    Who sent that to you?

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    Who sent that to you?
    Graham Mernatsi is a joke by Kegboy, I think. Say it out loud.
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    Look, avatar aside, I really try not to be obsessive-compulsive all the time. But it's the summer, and now's a good time for my annual "read your post before asking us to" thread.

    This is an internet message board, not English 710. Everybody spells stuff wrong, everybody types stuff wrong. It's conversation, not composition. We want everyone to feel free to post without needing a graduate degree in Basketball Literature.

    But have some respect for the people you're talking to. This board is here for conversation. It's the home of the best Pacers discussions on (or off) the net, and some of the best basketball discussions you'll find anywhere. If you just want to scream and yell, there's always the Star or RealGM.

    Respecting your readers means making your ideas accessible to them. One really great way to do this is to use reasonably complete sentences. Capitalize the first word. Use punctuation to break up the thoughts. Nobody's asking you to diagram sentences here (I'm terrible at that). But if you consistently refuse to write in a way that's understandable, there's only two possible conclusions the rest of us can draw:

    1. You're a moron.
    2. You don't care if anyone understands what you're talking about.


    Either way, it's not worth reading your posts.

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    Don't forget the use of paragraphs. There are not many on here, but one giant paragraph is tough to take. I don't even let my 4th graders do that. Spelling mistakes are fine, but capitals, punctuation, even incorrectly used, and paragraphs make things fun for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthem
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    Look, avatar aside, I really try not to be obsessive-compulsive all the time. But it's the summer, and now's a good time for my annual "read your post before asking us to" thread.

    This is an internet message board, not English 710. Everybody spells stuff wrong, everybody types stuff wrong. It's conversation, not composition. We want everyone to feel free to post without needing a graduate degree in Basketball Literature.

    But have some respect for the people you're talking to. This board is here for conversation. It's the home of the best Pacers discussions on (or off) the net, and some of the best basketball discussions you'll find anywhere. If you just want to scream and yell, there's always the Star or RealGM.

    Respecting your readers means making your ideas accessible to them. One really great way to do this is to use reasonably complete sentences. Capitalize the first word. Use punctuation to break up the thoughts. Nobody's asking you to diagram sentences here (I'm terrible at that). But if you consistently refuse to write in a way that's understandable, there's only two possible conclusions the rest of us can draw:

    1. You're a moron.
    2. You don't care if anyone understands what you're talking about.

    Either way, it's not worth reading your posts.

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    The only sad thing about this is that the only people who will read and heed are the ones who didn't need to be told in the first place.........



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    Default Re: A shout-out from my good friend Graham Mernatsi

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthem
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    Look, avatar aside, I really try not to be obsessive-compulsive all the time. But it's the summer, and now's a good time for my annual "read your post before asking us to" thread.

    This is an internet message board, not English 710. Everybody spells stuff wrong, everybody types stuff wrong. It's conversation, not composition. We want everyone to feel free to post without needing a graduate degree in Basketball Literature.

    But have some respect for the people you're talking to. This board is here for conversation. It's the home of the best Pacers discussions on (or off) the net, and some of the best basketball discussions you'll find anywhere. If you just want to scream and yell, there's always the Star or RealGM.

    Respecting your readers means making your ideas accessible to them. One really great way to do this is to use reasonably complete sentences. Capitalize the first word. Use punctuation to break up the thoughts. Nobody's asking you to diagram sentences here (I'm terrible at that). But if you consistently refuse to write in a way that's understandable, there's only two possible conclusions the rest of us can draw:

    1. You're a moron.
    2. You don't care if anyone understands what you're talking about.

    Either way, it's not worth reading your posts.

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    However I agree with everything that is said here. Including Heywoode's comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heywoode
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    The only sad thing about this is that the only people who will read and heed are the ones who didn't need to be told in the first place.........
    Not true. I originally posted in the main forum. Foretaz read it and asked that it be moved to the shout box.
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