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Argh. - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
I think...there should be a law. You should be required to demonstrate a basic command of whatever tongue you intend to use on the Internet before you are allowed to use it. Specifically, if English is your native tongue, then you ought to be required to demonstrate at least a fifth-grade mastery of it before you can enter any sort of communicative environment.
Nothing disgusts me quite like watching a sixteen-seventeen-eighteen year old person completely forego the use of capitalisation, punctuation, or other basic grammatical necessities in any one of the following situations:
1) Posting feedback to the administration of a website [A side note: in case you haven't heard, Livejournal staff intends to implement limits on the number of times users can post per day. Hopefully that'll help with the load the servers have been experiencing - but you can imagine the flame war going on. Much bitching from free users about "corporate bullshit" and "unfair treatment", which I won't go into at the moment. Bitching as well from paid users about "I paid for unlimited posting" - which is not actually in the agreement of what a paid account has in any case.]
2) Engaging in roleplay.
3) Attempting to be Taken Seriously at any time.

That said, I've just lost two very long battles in a row on Ansible, and I'm going to bed. So tired....

now feeling:: exhausted exhausted

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piyaneeiyan From: piyaneeiyan Date: February 5th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

*nodnods on second count*

Postscript to the second note -- all people who abuse the OOC-command by spamming everyone else mercilessly with poorly-spelled things that are so OOC that they're ... well, OOCly OOC should be taken out and shot (if not for the amount of abuse they inflict upon the others in the room, then at the very least for what they do to the reputation of the few teens who can spell ...).

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