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Old 05-21-2010, 11:44 AM
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This is a vent, but if you would be so kind as to take it as some constructive criticism from an old lady, it would be greatly appreciated!

First of all, I have to say that there are some extremely creative posters here on PTO! However, not everyone (mainly myself) is able to fully appreciate nor understand your creativity. I thought I would share some pointers (from my point of view) to have your art more appreciated.

1. When you type in an extremely small font it is difficult to read!!! On a mobile device it is next to impossible! If you could keep the font at a 2 or above, that's cool.
2. When you type huge, it's difficult, because I'm scrolling all over just to read a sentence! Could you please, please, please.....type somewhere in the normal range???

3. These colors as beautiful as they are.... difficult to read! If you must use a color, could you please type in bold??? Again, extremely hard on the eyes! Remember, one day you will be old too and maybe understand.

4. I don't know if NE1 will understand this, but text lingo is fairly new to me. It takes me forever to try and figure out this stuff, B4 you get upset with me, please remember I'm from the time of rotary phones and record players. Yes, I am trying to learn your lingo, but please understand that English was the language taught when I went to school.

5. If you could please just entertain me on this one. Even if you feel like the 500 sentences you just wrote should all be one paragraph, could you please make a new paragraph every 10 sentences or so? I don't care if it's proper or not....just please, please, please.....make a paragraph!

Your siggy, avatar, display line beneath your avatar are all wonderful areas that you could still express your creativity in!

Now, feel free to vent about me and my run on sentences anytime, because I know that is my downfall, however I am trying to work on that and this was posted in hopes of being able to read a few more posts that I always skip over! Have a blessed day!
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I have to say, I must always try my hardest to remember to use paragraphs ..... lol ..... I am terrible at it, although I have gotten MUCH better. I even go back over what I wrote and throw a few paragraphs in for good measure.

The Text lingo drives me OUT OF MY MIND. I don't even text to begin with, I think it is a ridiculous form of communication ..... lol ....... The only reason I even own a cell phone is so my kids can get a hold of me if there is an emergency and I am at the store. I am old school, although I am not sure if 38 is old, I also came from a time when there were no computers, no cell phones we only had a rotary phone, and you had to be home to use it .... lol

Thank you for this thread, it is much needed around here.
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ok ok im super sorry but i love to write in COLOR!! since i write all day in black but i will keep it in mind to always bold it! thanks for the post !!
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I have to say, I must always try my hardest to remember to use paragraphs ..... lol ..... I am terrible at it, although I have gotten MUCH better. I even go back over what I wrote and throw a few paragraphs in for good measure.

The Text lingo drives me OUT OF MY MIND. I don't even text to begin with, I think it is a ridiculous form of communication ..... lol ....... The only reason I even own a cell phone is so my kids can get a hold of me if there is an emergency and I am at the store. I am old school, although I am not sure if 38 is old, I also came from a time when there were no computers, no cell phones we only had a rotary phone, and you had to be home to use it .... lol

Thank you for this thread, it is much needed around here.
I don't even use text lingo in a text - it drives me nuts, and it's HARDER for me to type it like that! Don't care what anyone else does, but I just can't do it - and everyone rips on my (in a friendly way) for it, too
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This is a vent, but if you would be so kind as to take it as some constructive criticism from an old lady, it would be greatly appreciated!

First of all, I have to say that there are some extremely creative posters here on PTO! However, not everyone (mainly myself) is able to fully appreciate nor understand your creativity. I thought I would share some pointers (from my point of view) to have your art more appreciated.

1. When you type in an extremely small font it is difficult to read!!! On a mobile device it is next to impossible! If you could keep the font at a 2 or above, that's cool.
2. When you type huge, it's difficult, because I'm scrolling all over just to read a sentence! Could you please, please, please.....type somewhere in the normal range???

3. These colors as beautiful as they are.... difficult to read! If you must use a color, could you please type in bold??? Again, extremely hard on the eyes! Remember, one day you will be old too and maybe understand.

4. I don't know if NE1 will understand this, but text lingo is fairly new to me. It takes me forever to try and figure out this stuff, B4 you get upset with me, please remember I'm from the time of rotary phones and record players. Yes, I am trying to learn your lingo, but please understand that English was the language taught when I went to school.

5. If you could please just entertain me on this one. Even if you feel like the 500 sentences you just wrote should all be one paragraph, could you please make a new paragraph every 10 sentences or so? I don't care if it's proper or not....just please, please, please.....make a paragraph!

Your siggy, avatar, display line beneath your avatar are all wonderful areas that you could still express your creativity in!

Now, feel free to vent about me and my run on sentences anytime, because I know that is my downfall, however I am trying to work on that and this was posted in hopes of being able to read a few more posts that I always skip over! Have a blessed day!
What I am doing now bugs the HEALTH out of me!!!!! I will never understand why people copy the original post to reply? I understand copying someone else's post and replying, but why on earth would you copy the original one? The only exception I accept is if you reply to each paragraph is a different font/color...that's it!

I agree with everything you stated though. Being a frequent cellphone user, I appreciate regular fonts and sizes. The light color ones are too faint to read, same with the small font sized ones.

And WHY DO PEOPLE FORGET TO TURN OFF THEIR CAPS LOCK WHEN TYPING? I JUST WANNA PASS YOU A COUGH DROP BECAUSE IT READS LIKE YOU'RE YELLING AND I SYMPATHIZE WITH YOUR THROAT PAIN!

N, its tha internet not a cp, no need to abbreivate ur post. Save it for tm plz!

Funny thread. Thanks for the laugh!
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pLEaS3 Don'T d0 tHis... iT iZ h@rD 2 R3Ad & aNNoYiNG aZ hElL

S and Z are two different letters, they are not interchangeable.
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I can deal with the text lingo - but have to agree on the very light font and the 5000 word single paragraph. As a staffer I have to read all the posts and it becomes a chore to weed through long posts with no paragraph breaks.

Then there is the 500 word sentence. What happened to punctuation?

And the 'ghetto-eze' style of writing, which is like ..... hElP! mY mAn hAsN't bEeN wRiTiNg - wHaT sHoUld I dO?jajajajaja

Or the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in titles or ????????????? Just an FYI - when I see titles like this - I remove them.

USING ALL CAPS FOR THE ENTIRE POST IS ALSO ANNOYING ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS NO REASON TO.

But we're all different and everyone is free to post as they will as long as the adhere to the posting guidelines. It's a nice reminder though that many (most) of us find some of these styles both difficult and annoying to read.
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Also, it would be nice to throw a period or a comma in there sometimes too . When you don't it just looks like "blahblahblahblahblahblahblah" to me!

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What happened to proper english ? why can't people speak it and type it. i hate the ghetto talk. dat instead of that, come on people.I've notice it more and more since being in college.It doesnt make you sound cute people it makes you sounds stupid. thanks for letting me vent .
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OmG i DuN kNo WaT uRe PrObLm iS bEcUz tHs iS tHa wRiTe wAy tO RiGhT

(ok seriously, that took me FIFTEEN minutes - is it worth it??)

But in all seriousness - I can't typically reply to these posts, these meaning ALL the posts that have been referenced thus far. I honestly don't have enough time to call my goddaughters to translate every post - and they are starting to wonder why Auntie references prison topics so frequently .

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At the purple, I don't beg, but I'M BEGGING -- PLEASE DON'T!!!!!

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I just read the whole thread -- IT'S HYSTERICAL!! I want more so, please guys, vent away your style frustrations!!
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(ok seriously, that took me FIFTEEN minutes - is it worth it??)

But in all seriousness - I can't typically reply to these posts, these meaning ALL the posts that have been referenced thus far. I honestly don't have enough time to call my goddaughters to translate every post - and they are starting to wonder why Auntie references prison topics so frequently .

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Thnx 4 posting dis Aka, u da shiz
Ok, I get what you are saying but I do know certain members who only write that way. I kinda feel bad for her, I mean can't she just be who she wants to be on PTO?
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Sure, of course she can but those who go out of their way to be "creative" do so at the risk of a great many people not reading those posts and therefore, they get fewer responses.
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When a post is long with no indentations it is very difficult to read.
I feel like i have to hold a ruler up to the screen and move it down line by line.
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Love this thread! TY for posting it. I too am on the older side (considering that most of these posts that we are talking about come from a younger crowd) and dealing with poor eyesight and other things that come with getting older.

Also, what happened to spaces between sentences and punctuation? Periods are hard to see here and if there isn't a space where it should be it makes it that much harder to read.

Text speak is also very hard to read. I spend 10 minutes trying to figure out what da or deez means. I text a lot on my phone but always use full words. That doesn't mean that I don't abbreviate a word here and there but that is not the normal.

Thanks for a place to vent about all of this Akaptrosa! I have wanted to say something for a long time but just kept it between myself and a couple of close friends, that I know are the same age as me and could understand my frustrations!
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Ok, I get what you are saying but I do know certain members who only write that way. I kinda feel bad for her, I mean can't she just be who she wants to be on PTO?
Hun, I don't mean that people need to stifle their creativity but at the same time - I can't read ranbow bright. These eyes aint 25 anymore.

You run the risk when you choose to post in that manner that people may not respond or worse not take you seriously...

Each person has the absolute right to post in whichever color, font or size they wish. I believe though that well written posts get more attention.
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Ok, I get what you are saying but I do know certain members who only write that way. I kinda feel bad for her, I mean can't she just be who she wants to be on PTO?
Esteli wonderful thought-I agree!!!!
Whelp I AM GHETTO was Born in da ghetto and I gotz me sum edumacation and people hate my,,,,,,,,,,and my typos-Aint figured out how to use spell check,,hell just figured out how to post vids.
Using smileys is corny but I do it,,,,Love colors if they use RED and Blue.
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Ok, I get what you are saying but I do know certain members who only write that way. I kinda feel bad for her, I mean can't she just be who she wants to be on PTO?
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But we're all different and everyone is free to post as they will as long as the adhere to the posting guidelines. It's a nice reminder though that many (most) of us find some of these styles both difficult and annoying to read.
Of course - as I stated in my previous post - all members are ultimately free to use whatever posting style they want. However, if you want your posts to be read by the most members - these are some tips to ensure that will happen.
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I have to admit I read all posts regardless of how "creative" the poster is with her font & style. I even read the ones with misspelled words. You get to know the ones who write poorly and it isn't typos, they do over and over on every post. But I read all those posts even though I cringe as I am reading. I read the small print and the big letter and even the annoying ALL CAPS. Just like the other thread about learning from others, I find even those who spend god knows how much time changing fonts, size, color, etc. have something worth reading. So yeah I do understand how it can be annoying. I wonder why do they put so much effort when responding. But I still manage to read them.
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