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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    I totally agree with what you did, and I would have done the same thing. This forum is a better place because of what you do here.

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    For all of those that think it's fun and educational to point out spelling errors in list form, please think before you post. Speaking from experience, it is not fun, polite, educational, or otherwise pleasant to have someone publicly list your spelling mistakes. Yes, they are there, but you could just send a pm and let them know there are errors.

    The reason I am saying this is that as a child I was not good at spelling and still have some trouble. I have passed the 6th grade, but I would not have done so without some serious help with my spelling. It was not fun to have my classmates point out that I was stupid because I couldn't spell. To this day I have trouble spelling and I am very happy that there are spell checkers. When people gang up on you for not being able to spell, it hurts.

    Also, keep in mind that sometimes when we type our brain and fingers are working at different speeds. This can cause typos. Another thing is that there have been alot of words that have been adapted to online use for easier typing. We must not forget that. Though, Tho; checking, checkn, etc.

    I probably should add that I am way past that 6th grade stage. I have an Associates and Bachelor of Science Degree.



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    May I add that there are lots of Latin binomials that are hard to spell too. I won't even attempt some of them without CTRL + C.

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    Nick, you are very brave to say what you just said and I really look up to you for saying it. I think what you have said shoud put to rest this debate. I think what you said proved beyind a doubt that PFT's number one rule (Be nice) was broken, and appropriate action was taken.
    By the way spelling is not my best subjects either. I have the best spell check in the world, Spellcheck by Ruby. By the way for those that don't know, Ruby is my wife.

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    Ok, This post has succeeded in doing something to me that has rarely happened. I am mad. I am an extreamly diplomatic person, but I feel the need to say something people may not like.
    First off, let me point out something special, a little friend, the small "X" box at the top of the window. He will come into play later on in this post. I am a reletivly new mod (as well as being fairly young), and I dont always feel I have the seniority to put my opinion in these types of posts. I would like to tonight, because some people I consider friends are hurt over this issue. What would happen if mods couldn't do diddly squat? Anarchy would soon follow, and Terra forums would fall into the abyiss of a certain unnamed forum in the prime of its life. Do we want that? NO. Personally, life with no forums would suck majorly.
    Does this show a good impression of this forum to people who were banned, and would love nothing better than for something like this to happpen, or to new members who base this as their first impression?! NO. So why, anytime someone does something (not pointing out any starters of this thread, I consider you all an important part of the forums, and I hold most of you in high esteem) happen and a mod corrects it, trying to be helpful, cause an uproar? If you felt you were wronged, take it up with the mod you have a problem with, PRIVATELY. Which brings us to another sorely missed friend, the PM ability. Most of the mods are open minded, big people who will admit to and fix our mistakes. Why drag them through the mud when pointing out these mistakes?? BUT if you were rightfully corrected and have issues with it or us, deal with it or go to our first friend, the "X" box and CLICK IT. Do it now in fact, because I am going to suggest a new rule be made that you won't like. This "rule" has been an unspoken guideline for CENTURIES. This rule should not have to be made, it should go without saying. This rule is the very same, "Be nice", rule. Every generation someone bends this rule; lets take hitler for example. Not everyone liked what the allies HAD to stop him, but just as with the mods, you should see that it is somehow for the best. If you can't, click my good old "X" friend.

    Things like this WILL make this forum unfun. Most mods feel the need to help this fourm BE THE MOST FUN IT CAN BE. The minute that it becomes unfun, Phil has my vote to pull the plug. We will all go our separate ways, and not give it a second thought. Please just be nice, you don't have to be right everytime, that's why Phil made mods. Just let the mods do their jobs.


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    I agree all that PAK, snowy, ozzy, nick and colieo said. Unknownclown please don't stop being a mod because of this! I think the biggest thing Scot said that could be hurtful was what he wrote after his misspelling list. He said "in a post about being a college student? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] " I think this could be very hurtful to the person who started the topic since it suggests that college students shouldn't make spelling mistakes. I am not a good speller at all. Sometimes I can’t even remember how to spell simple short words like “either” and yet I too am in college. Should I not be because of this??

    This is just a forum after all, its not a paper, job application or essay. So there really is no reason to correct someone's spelling or other English mistakes in the manner that some did. Just my opinion.


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    I do not think UNC is leaving the forums... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] In no way I speak for others but I just think that UNC does not want to be a mod anymore. If UNK is leaving - I will greatly miss her around the forums and truely sorry for what happened. In my mind you are a GREAT MODERATOR and a GREAT FREIND! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I can understand the pressures of a mod having to make decisions right or wrong - not is ez in my book.

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    Uhhh, I just wanted to say Hi Darcie, nice to see you around. If you need some new Sundews in the spring I'd be happy to send some off to you. It's got to be nice to be out of school for a bit, this was always the hardest part of the term with finals and projects due and all that socializing you're probably doing. Anyways, I have been wondering how you were doing, so thanks for stopping by. Hey, don't forget to post your photo on the "Well, it's that time of year" thread on the General Forum.
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