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Posted by: Jenn_K Dec 20 2005, 07:44 AM
Because of this issue, we have now enabled word filter to screen out these online slang terms so that everyone will be able to decipher (and understand) what the 'younger crowd' posters are referring to. Hopefully this will help curb those hard-to-understand posts w/o having to resort to rules, regulations, warnings, ect. regarding 'acronyms'.

We have added the acronyms which seem to be used most on this forum as well as new ones as they come along. This change will not affect existing posts; only those posted from this point forward (as of 1too/too0/05).

We do not have time to monitor each and every post, but will try to keep as good an eye out as possible.

After giving this issue some thought this morninig; yes, we're here to wishfully promote proper grammer and all that knowing that teachers amongst others do frequent- however, in a way it is censoring what the kids have to say and how they wish to say it. (Not to mention the fact that we're wanting to welcome them here, not chase them off by being the grammer police.)

So hopefully these word filters will work for everyone; posters can continue to type in the words as they are used to and the rest of us can actually read what they're saying.

Hope this makes sense and let us know what you think on this issue.

Cya!
Jenn and Karen

Posted by: shadowedwolf Dec 20 2005, 12:07 PM
I think that's great. I hate struggling through NetSpeak as much as the next, even though I'm part of that 'younger generation.' I always use proper English on AIM, etc., and this is much appreciated.

Posted by: Jenn_K Dec 20 2005, 12:14 PM
thank you for your support Shadow...
I saw your post this morning in another thread and it just really got me thinking. Knowing that most everyone is going to be home for the holidays moreso than normal, I figured now was as good a time as any to tackle that issue.

Word filter won't catch everything, but it should make it at least a little easier to read.

I put in there the acronyms for 'see you', and 'before' type stuff as well as some others I found on a 'net slang' website. I'll add more as they pop up depending on how much they are used and how hard they are to decipher.

Now stuff like LOL and TTFN (ta ta for now) I didn't add...they're pretty well understood and well known. BF = boyfriend / GF = girlfriend and DH = dear hubby type stuff I didn't add either. If they become an issue then I will.

I belong to several other message forums, a few for expecting mothers and I had to learn all those acronyms as well; man are there alot!!

Catch ya later!
Jenn

Posted by: _stella Dec 20 2005, 12:51 PM
Yeah, I think this is a GREAT idea. Thanks for doing it. =)

Posted by: Anna Dec 20 2005, 03:02 PM
QUOTE (shadowedwolf @ Dec 20 2005, 01:07 PM)
I hate struggling through NetSpeak as much as the next, even though I'm part of that 'younger generation.' I always use proper English on AIM, etc., and this is much appreciated.

Same here! I don't really like using shortcuts and net language, so I think this is a good idea! smile.gif

Posted by: Ces Dec 20 2005, 06:41 PM
I found it amusing that you used w/o in your post biggrin.gif

Posted by: Lizzy Jo Curtis Dec 20 2005, 08:06 PM
I think this is a brilliant idea smile.gif

Posted by: Jenn_K Dec 20 2005, 09:25 PM
well, W/O is pretty universally known..but you're right.

What we're running into is posts that are almost like a foriegn lanquage to alot of us though, and that's what I was trying to help with.

cya,
Jenn

Posted by: i_love_ponyboys_eyes Dec 21 2005, 07:34 PM
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What we're running into is posts that are almost like a foriegn lanquage to alot of us


I completely agree!

Posted by: MrsJohnnyCake Dec 23 2005, 02:24 PM
Thank you so much Jenn! I always use proper english myself, and I'm glad that maybe now I can understand some of the things people are posting here!

Posted by: JamesDeanismygod Dec 23 2005, 09:24 PM
Thank you so much! I am one of those people who uses proper English (aside from the accasional lol) and sometimes it's hard to read posts that use a lot of 'net slang.

Posted by: KrissyCurtis Dec 24 2005, 01:22 AM
I also think this is a fantastic idea. I don't use 'net slang' but I do use sms (text messaging) slang once in a while, maybe this will improve my spelling!

Posted by: ilovetheoutsiders Dec 24 2005, 02:40 PM
yeah...um i think this is kinda my bad. lol. ive had people post i have to use better english. i always use words like that when i chat with friends online. you get into a habbit!

Posted by: shadowedwolf Dec 24 2005, 02:42 PM
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yeah...um i think this is kinda my bad. lol.


You don't like the idea? Well if people are pointing it out, it's probably something you should work on. It's not meant to offend anyone, I'm sure, but to make it easier for everyone to comprehend what you're saying. It helps adults, and even teenagers like me, so they don't have to decode the internet slang.

Posted by: ilovetheoutsiders Dec 27 2005, 08:49 AM
no i dont mind the idea

Posted by: ilovetheoutsiders Dec 27 2005, 08:52 AM
i can read the hardest net speak out there because i learned how to type like that from my friends. well, i can read both ways.

Posted by: [ Johnnycake ] Jan 10 2006, 11:37 PM
That's good!

Except for when I write "numerical two", it always turns out as 'too'.

But that's okay. =)

Posted by: bezoomny Jan 19 2006, 09:10 PM
a rough translation guide to understand what I'm saying half the time.

lollerskates - a cutesy way of saying lol, or laugh out loud
lolz - see above
rollz - rofl, rolling on floor laffin
zomg - omg plus a z
kekeke - hehehe (laugh)
totes - totally
roxxors/roxorz/roxors - rocks
pwns - owns/rules
suxxors/suxorz - sucks
j00 - you
teh - the
s'ok - is ok
moz/mozza/mozzer/mozzie - Morrissey, singer of The Smiths and lovely solo artist.
petapower - veggie shoutout
veggie - vegetarian
commie - communist

Posted by: Ces Jan 19 2006, 11:11 PM
Can we try to minimize the l337 speak?

for those that don't know - about the midsection of what bezoomny posted.

Just.. roughly equivalent of foshizzle

Posted by: bezoomny Jan 20 2006, 06:55 AM
QUOTE (Ces @ Jan 20 2006, 12:11 AM)
Can we try to minimize the l337 speak?

for those that don't know - about the midsection of what bezoomny posted.

Just.. roughly equivalent of foshizzle

I've made an effort to cut down on the l337.

Posted by: Jenn_K Jan 20 2006, 07:14 AM
Hey there...
Thanks for sharing those bezoomny, I'll add them to the 'word filter' right now.

Since not everyone who is on this board will see this post unless they're looking for it, that's the best way to do that.

I HOWEVER AM NOT ADDING:
  • roxxors/roxorz/roxors - rocks - wouldn't it be easier just to type ROCKS...it's only 4 letters
  • moz/mozza/mozzer/mozzie - Morrissey, singer of The Smiths and lovely solo artist. - if you're gonna refer to him, at least give him the respect of actually using his name please. Besides, has no application here really except in the 'just chatter' section.
  • commie - communist - why would we need to bring up communism anyway??
The rest have been added.

Thanks again!
Jenn

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EDIT: There, THE NUMBER '2' is fixed.

NOW, this doesn't mean just cause you can now use the numeral '2' that you can go rampant with the 'you too' and other netspeak involving the numeral '2' replacing for the actual word of YOU.

Keep that in mind please as WARNINGS will ensure if it is not followed.

Thanks ya'll....
Carry on

Jenn

Posted by: bezoomny Jan 24 2006, 08:53 PM
QUOTE (Jenn_K @ Jan 20 2006, 08:14 AM)
moz/mozza/mozzer/mozzie - Morrissey, singer of The Smiths and lovely solo artist. - if you're gonna refer to him, at least give him the respect of actually using his name please.  Besides, has no application here really except in the 'just chatter' section.

But he loves it. More people call him Moz than actually call him Morrissey. But I do get your point that we're not gonna have in-depth Moz conversations (see, I almost said convos but stopped myself).

Posted by: julia Nov 14 2006, 09:35 PM
QUOTE (Jenn_K @ Jan 20 2006, 07:14 AM)
I HOWEVER AM NOT ADDING:[LIST]
[*] roxxors/roxorz/roxors - rocks - wouldn't it be easier just to type ROCKS...it's only 4 letters
[*] moz/mozza/mozzer/mozzie - Morrissey, singer of The Smiths and lovely solo artist. - if you're gonna refer to him, at least give him the respect of actually using his name please. Besides, has no application here really except in the 'just chatter' section.
[*] [i]commie - communist - why would we need to bring up communism anyway??





That makes me laugh, especially the last one. I'm not sure why.

Posted by: GreaserAtHeart Nov 6 2007, 08:15 PM
I don't know ALL the chatspeak, but I know enough to be very lazy in IMs.

Posted by: Jessica Dawn Dec 13 2007, 12:57 AM
Blah... I can't stand "net speak". Even on instant messaging!

Posted by: Dramalover Feb 21 2009, 12:42 PM
Wow...I use netspeak on AIM all the time, and I didn't even know some of those!

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