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Old 28th Sep 2005, 13:49   #1
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I wrote this column in 20 minutes

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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:02   #2
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Um...Maybe I missed it...Grammar Police?
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:25   #3
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Mayeb I missed it
Nice.

w00t to the HTPC! w00t to you getting off your powerbook fixation! You're a convert, Wil! You've been SAVED!

Seriously, though...the forums changes are nice, and the grammar police thing makes me think of a nun with a ruler. So who's dressing up in the costume?
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:32   #4
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So who's dressing up in the costume?
Wil, I guess.
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:45   #5
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Good to hear about the crackdown on Internet grammar, but you're certainly not the first. SomethingAwful bans people regularly for using "omg u r 2 l33t" type language, which is more like a nun with an AK-47 than a ruler, I suppose.

And if you're going to cover the Xbox 360, I don't see why you wouldn't cover the PS3 or Nintendo Revolution as well.
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:47   #6
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Nice.

However, discuss link needs fixing (points to the "article discussion" sub-forum).

oh, and did someone mention grammar police?
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The early benches we run looked pretty...
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 14:48   #7
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The article discussion forum link should be fixed - I did so about 5-10 minutes ago.
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 15:16   #8
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Tazer? No one mentioned tazers...
Where do I sign up
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Does this mean that I can look forward to been able to read posts without wondering what the odd looking words mean? Oh good.

Just a quick comment in reply to the question of coverage for consoles, I'd quite like to see coverage of older technologies such as PS2. I know that PS2s aren't exactly cutting edge but they're not exactly antiques either.

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Old 28th Sep 2005, 16:19   #10
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Does this mean that I can look forward to been able to read posts without wondering what the odd looking words mean? Oh good.
We're attempting to make the place as coherent as possible - I'm sure people will improve the discussion if the post content is of a higher standard.
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 16:38   #11
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I dunno about the grammar police, but here's a Grammer nazi for ya.
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We've also, in what is perhaps a first for an online forum, started up our own version of the grammar police.
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It's only fair to use decent English to help make the place more intelligible for all the non-native-speakers.
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 17:35   #13
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So, Wil does his work on a mac, and plays his games on a console. And just uses a PC for playing about with shiny expensive hardware?
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Old 28th Sep 2005, 18:25   #14
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So, Wil does his work on a mac, and plays his games on a console. And just uses a PC for playing about with shiny expensive hardware?
basically, yes
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fraid your not the first internet forum to be using grammar police, as has been pointed out another forum already does this, and a mountainbike trials forum i frequent regularly actually uses a spelling checker to correct some of the more common mistakes such as the osme used in the article as an example, there is also an accout named the "Spelling Bee" which can be used by any of the senior members (voted in for both good knowledge and good posting language), mods and admin, to correct spelling grammer and punctuation it also makes for some very comical posts!!

And on that note, after a long night out at the new freshers first night at Loughborough Uni and some pretty damn coherant posting on here for a drunkard, i bid you adue.
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Heh, Kelsey Grammer + Hitler 'stache = win. I SO didn't get that until I realized his name is only Fraiser Craine in the TV show...

I love the new forum layout, what with project logs and not psoting liek an idi0t. Oh, waitaminit...!

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Does this mean that I can look forward to been able to read posts without wondering what the odd looking words mean? Oh good
Erm... hypocrite. "being" perchance?

I mean, spelling errors one and a while no biggie (especially to the many of us, though not myself, who aren't first-language-is-English types) but some posting sanity is good. Except when using this craptastic keyboard that I'm using... but that's what I get for not being bothered to use my main keyboard on my spare rig while my main one is "under the dremel".
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