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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 16, 2007

How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in posts

CEans,

This (read the title) has been a point of concern ever since the inception of CE Forums. How can we build a professional-yet-fun-loving community of engineers?

It doesn't make sense to have 'rules' for ourselves. We are a community of educated people from various parts of the world. Yet it is disheartening to see posts like this -

"hieeee.... m new here......temme how 2 get a job in software comp".

All thanks to Social Networking Sites like Orkut, Hi5, Friendster etc.

To be frank, there is nothing 'wrong' with the question. But the problem is with the way the message is written. Doesn't it make sense to have posts
written in simple English? I hope most of you will agree with me.

The best way to maintain quality on forums is to educate new members who turn to us from social networking websites. How do we go about ensuring all new members know the little expectation from them on CE?

My thoughts -
  • Improve our CE Common Sense Guide
  • All regular members include a link to Common Sense Guide in their signature.
  • Include a link to CE Common Sense Guide in our 'Welcome Mail' to new members.
  • Promote use of 'Newbie training center' through links in our posts and signatures.
Let me know if you have better ideas. Don't you all think we can make a difference over here?

-The Big K-
DEP
DEP • Feb 17, 2007
i completely agree with your view..............

and i am sure sooner or later the youth if not all atleast the CEans will realize this..........



bye.........
crook
crook • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

DEP
i completely agree with your view..............

and i am sure sooner or later the youth if not all atleast the CEans will realize this..........



bye.........
The long trail of dots in your posts clearly indicates that you totally disagree with biggie's point. 😁

Too much of sarcasm? eh?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

crook
The long trail of dots in your posts clearly indicates that you totally disagree with biggie's point. 😁

Too much of sarcasm? eh?
As I said, thanks to the 'scrapbook' culture. We don't even realize that we are actually putting long trail of dots 😀 .

Let's hope that things will improve over the time. Drop in your ideas. I'm sure you have many!

-The Big K-
vibhor_one
vibhor_one • Feb 17, 2007
The_Big_K
CEans,

This (read the title) has been a point of concern ever since the inception of CE Forums. How can we build a professional-yet-fun-loving community of engineers?

It doesn't make sense to have 'rules' for ourselves. We are a community of educated people from various parts of the world. Yet it is disheartening to see posts like this -

"hieeee.... m new here......temme how 2 get a job in software comp".

All thanks to Social Networking Sites like Orkut, Hi5, Friendster etc.

To be frank, there is nothing 'wrong' with the question. But the problem is with the way the message is written. Doesn't it make sense to have posts
written in simple English? I hope most of you will agree with me.

The best way to maintain quality on forums is to educate new members who turn to us from social networking websites. How do we go about ensuring all new members know the little expectation from them on CE?

My thoughts -
  • Improve our CE Common Sense Guide
  • All regular members include a link to Common Sense Guide in their signature.
  • Include a link to CE Common Sense Guide in our 'Welcome Mail' to new members.
  • Promote use of 'Newbie training center' through links in our posts and signatures.
Let me know if you have better ideas. Don't you all think we can make a difference over here?

-The Big K-
Mr. Big K,

I totally agree with your veiwpoint the thing is that the access of the group should be of limited sense and this kind of group with selected people can positively go for a good respose. If everybody is pulled in then this type of group will turn in pool of water with extra boats.

Regards

vibhor_one
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

vibhor_one
Mr. Big K,

I totally agree with your veiwpoint the thing is that the access of the group should be of limited sense and this kind of group with selected people can positively go for a good respose. If everybody is pulled in then this type of group will turn in pool of water with extra boats.

Regards

vibhor_one
Thanks for the support, vibhor_one. Its not that we are restricting ourselves to limited number of Engineers. We, the Engineers, are an educated tribe ( :mgreen: ) and we have really great ( yes! ) Engineers on CE. We are read by people from all over the world. So it makes sense to take a moment to work on the formatting of our posts.

I'm thinking about putting a message that asks new members to visit our Common Sense Guide before actually posting on forums.

-The Big K-
DEP
DEP • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

crook
The long trail of dots in your posts clearly indicates that you totally disagree with biggie's point. 😁

Too much of sarcasm? eh?


you should think twice before commenting anything about anyont.but If you are happy with your imagination,i surely have no problem with that.
good bye😉
DEP
DEP • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

The_Big_K
As I said, thanks to the 'scrapbook' culture. We don't even realize that we are actually putting long trail of dots 😀 .

Let's hope that things will improve over the time. Drop in your ideas. I'm sure you have many!

-The Big K-

why you keep on emphasizing on the "scrapbook" & "sms" culture??
let me tel you one thing , am neither an orkut member nor a mobile(SMS) freak. Use of dots etc. are meant simply to make the text more readable and thats all.

i could never ever think that a "long trail of dots" can create such a mess.

anyway i cant do anything abt it.
DEP
DEP • Feb 17, 2007
The_Big_K
CEans,

This (read the title) has been a point of concern ever since the inception of CE Forums. How can we build a professional-yet-fun-loving community of engineers?

It doesn't make sense to have 'rules' for ourselves. We are a community of educated people from various parts of the world. Yet it is disheartening to see posts like this -

"hieeee.... m new here......temme how 2 get a job in software comp".

All thanks to Social Networking Sites like Orkut, Hi5, Friendster etc.

To be frank, there is nothing 'wrong' with the question. But the problem is with the way the message is written. Doesn't it make sense to have posts
written in simple English? I hope most of you will agree with me.

The best way to maintain quality on forums is to educate new members who turn to us from social networking websites. How do we go about ensuring all new members know the little expectation from them on CE?

My thoughts -
  • Improve our CE Common Sense Guide
  • All regular members include a link to Common Sense Guide in their signature.
  • Include a link to CE Common Sense Guide in our 'Welcome Mail' to new members.
  • Promote use of 'Newbie training center' through links in our posts and signatures.
Let me know if you have better ideas. Don't you all think we can make a difference over here?

-The Big K-

one more thing i was the one to give the 5* rating to ur thread.
crook
crook • Feb 17, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

DEP
one more thing i was the one to give the 5* rating to ur thread.
😁😁 I gave 5 star rating as well!

DEP
why you keep on emphasizing on the "scrapbook" & "sms" culture??
let me tel you one thing , am neither an orkut member nor a mobile(SMS) freak. Use of dots etc. are meant simply to make the text more readable and thats all.

i could never ever think that a "long trail of dots" can create such a mess.

anyway i cant do anything abt it.
I remember biggie and I had a discussion on this when the forum had only about 400 members. We found out that (from several good pages on Internet, books, novels etc.) that officially 3 dots are permitted 😁 . The dots are usually used for inserting the pause or to have user give an extended thought to the phrase. However, I think long trails of dots after every 4-5 words doesn't make the post readable.

That's just my opinion. 😎
DEP
DEP • Feb 24, 2007
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

crook
😁😁 I gave 5 star rating as well!



I remember biggie and I had a discussion on this when the forum had only about 400 members. We found out that (from several good pages on Internet, books, novels etc.) that officially 3 dots are permitted 😁 . The dots are usually used for inserting the pause or to have user give an extended thought to the phrase. However, I think long trails of dots after every 4-5 words doesn't make the post readable.

That's just my opinion. 😎

you could have said this in your first reply and i wud have gracefully accepted your point.
obviously i didnt knw "3 dots" thing before.
anyways thanks and you can check out my posts ,they dont contain more than 3 dots.
Rocker
Rocker • Feb 25, 2007
I must say that this is a very good initiative. Count me in folks!

Let's keep the CE world rocking 😁 !
ShrinkDWorld
ShrinkDWorld • Jul 21, 2011
Re: How to prevent: 'SMS' equivalent text, non-english posts, long trail of dots in p

I suggest to Big_k that
Provide this link (including Newbie training center ) as a mandatory visit. I saw many website which forces to see any link.They tell us that administer request you to "click here" befor you start posting.

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