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Tips for improving your posts

Postby supertoad » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:32 am

If you want your posts to sound authoritative and confident, make sure you use capitalization and punctuation, especially on topic titles. Correct grammar and spelling are great, but I think everything else flows from these two things. They are simple and easy. Even if you get the punctuation wrong it looks better if you try.

If you don't believe it makes a difference, see for yourself:

About Site wrote:One of the most exciting areas of the site is the forum where you can discuss just about anything with fellow gamers. Besides the expected discussion areas, we have a forum to plan online games, a role playing forum, a forum for posting and reading comics, and a current events forum. There is often Nintendo news and rumors posted there that don't make it to the main page. Don't miss out!


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About Site wrote:one of the most exciting areas of the site is the forum where you can discuss just about anything with fellow gamers besides the expected discussion areas we have a forum to plan online games a role playing forum a forum for posting and reading comics and a current events forum there is often nintendo news and rumors posted there that dont make it to the main page dont miss out


Which would you rather visit? Just a thought.
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Postby Narudog » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:40 am

Did you do this because of what I said?

Also, it does make a big difference guys. When you use punctuation, it makes you sound more intelligent, and it makes it look like you care.
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Postby PhantomShark » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:42 am

Tips for improving your posts

TIPS.
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Postby Narudog » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:47 am

What? That makes not sense...
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Postby Pokejake91 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:50 am

I always try to use correct grammer. The only thing I have trouble with is spelling sometimes...
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Postby PhantomShark » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:50 am

TIPS NOT ORDERS.

TIP: A suggestion to help improve on somthing.
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Postby supertoad » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:57 am

PhantomShark wrote:TIPS NOT ORDERS.

TIP: A suggestion to help improve on somthing.


I have no idea what you're suggesting. :?
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Postby PhantomShark » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:02 am

Never mind.
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Postby supertoad » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:03 am

Ok, but feel free to explain.
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Postby Nightmare » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:05 am

He thought that Narudog was infering that these were rules ment to be enforced, but he was saying that they were meerly tips to put an outline.

At least I think. Right, Phantom Shark?
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Postby PhantomShark » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:08 am

Exactly.
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Postby supertoad » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:13 am

Ah, well I don't plan on ever making it a rule like some other more authoritarian forums. I don't think it needs to be. It's in a person's self interest to make their posts as good as possible, and if they do not they will suffer in other ways (lack of credibility, perceived immaturity, and so on).
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Postby K Rool » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:26 am

Marty herinnert u hoe het vakantietijd te vieren.
They were sinking or swimming, I was floating away

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Postby supertoad » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:38 am

K Rool wrote:Marty herinnert u hoe het vakantietijd te vieren.


See, even nonsense looks better.
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Postby K Rool » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:45 am

supertoad wrote:
K Rool wrote:Marty herinnert u hoe het vakantietijd te vieren.


See, even nonsense looks better.


That was dutch my friend.
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