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post Dec 27 2008, 02:58 PM
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Tolek:

I am realiazing now that "correction" that I made to your first post is actually incorrect

so just ignore it... but I swear it was right last night.... did switch up the way you worded your post?????

...maybe it was just because Iwas tired tongue.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Dec 27 2008, 02:58 PM) *
Tolek:

I am realiazing now that "correction" that I made to your first post is actually incorrect

so just ignore it... but I swear it was right last night.... did switch up the way you worded your post?????

...maybe it was just because Iwas tired tongue.gif

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Tiredness is awful! biggrin.gif


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I'll write it again, as I believe this should get it's own subforum.
If not many threads will get flooded with grammar correction.
I believe it's better to have a Language Improvement Forum, somewhere in GMC smile.gif

I have already an image in my head how this could work. If Kris agrees, I´ll put that in words.
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post Dec 27 2008, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Dec 27 2008, 05:36 AM) *
P.S. here's a little riddle... puncuate this sentence so that it makes sense, and then "translate" it into normal language.... it CAN be done!

That, that is, is not that, that is not a ham sandwich.

sorry if someone already started replying to this... I switched up the riddle


Correct?

I think that this idea is made out of pure awesomeness. I really need to improve my grammar and spelling. Sometimes I manage to spell words improperly and I dislike that. Like simoultaneously...

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post Dec 27 2008, 08:13 PM
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Maybe some kind of subforum or some kind of tag in the thread name/single post should help mark the "corrected topics"?

In practice, it would look like this:

- you want to improve your english, so you start a thread/participate in thread in that forum ( = language improvement forum)
- when some member of "grammar police" (weird name:D) replies, he also (in italics) tells you/corrects your mistakes you've made in your post.

What do you think?

(Just out of interest - how many mistakes have I made in my post?biggrin.gif)

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post Dec 27 2008, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (Jakub Luptovec @ Dec 27 2008, 08:13 PM) *
Maybe some kind of subforum or some kind of tag in the thread name/single post should help mark the "corrected topics"?

In practice, it would look like this:

- you want to improve your english, so you start a thread/participate in thread in that forum ( = language improvement forum)
- when some member of "grammar police" (weird name:D) replies, he also (in italics) tells you/corrects your mistakes you've made in your post.

What do you think?

(Just out of interest - how many mistakes have I made in my post?biggrin.gif)

Something similiar. wink.gif
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post Dec 27 2008, 08:20 PM
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Sorry, I somehow mislooked the idea of sig usage. That is the best idea by far IMO:)


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post Dec 27 2008, 10:11 PM
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I like this idea ^^
Even though I've spent most of my childhood online, I'm sure there is someone out there who can correct me when I screw up the grammar ^^

I like the subforum idea the most, where people could ask for phrasings, synonyms, grammar and corrections. That way we won't get too many grammar police posts in topics smile.gif


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post Dec 28 2008, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Dec 27 2008, 12:20 AM) *
Hey there! smile.gif
At GMC, English is the language we use to communicate with each other. Of course it is not everybody´s mother tongue, so a lot of GMCers don´t speak/write correct English. I don´t know how you others think, but I personally want to improve my English everywhere I can. Maybe we could start a "Language Improvement Program" which cares about our spelling/grammar/... mistakes. In other words, those who speak English nearly perfectly can correct the "non-English-speakers".
Clear? Possible? smile.gif

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start off with going from ` to ' smile.gif
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post Dec 28 2008, 03:47 PM
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post Dec 28 2008, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ Dec 28 2008, 02:37 PM) *
start off with going from ` to ' smile.gif

What? Again please! laugh.gif

QUOTE (opeth.db @ Dec 28 2008, 03:47 PM) *
English is my main language. I still suck at it. smile.gif

Then you can be also a "corrected". smile.gif


Update: I pmed Kris yesterday, but no answer yet.

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post Dec 28 2008, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Dec 27 2008, 12:45 AM) *
HALT!!! GRAMMAR POLICE!!!!

this should be written




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post Dec 28 2008, 05:26 PM
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Haha, nice one! biggrin.gif We have a logo for the grammar police now. laugh.gif
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post Dec 29 2008, 01:01 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 27 2008, 12:24 AM) *
Sure, that would be a good thing.
As long as it got it's own place in the forums, so that all threads doesn't get flooded with grammar correction biggrin.gif


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post Dec 29 2008, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Dec 27 2008, 02:26 PM) *
I'll write it again, as I believe this should get it's own subforum.
If not many threads will get flooded with grammar correction.
I believe it's better to have a Language Improvement Forum, somewhere in GMC smile.gif

I agree, I think a place of it's own would be best. In the long run I would not appreciate to read grammar corrections in all different threads. That would take focus of the forum and I must say the idea to improve ones language is a great one, just not in a guitar/music forum, I forsee that grammar corrections everywhere could make lots of people lose interest having to filter that out. Me included.

EDIT: Self appointed grammar experts exist in plenty of other forums. Wouldn't it be easier to double post, both at GMC and any other random forum where there exist one? wink.gif

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post Dec 29 2008, 01:19 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Dec 29 2008, 01:12 AM) *
I agree, I think a place of it's own would be best. In the long run I would not appreciate to read grammar corrections in all different threads. That would take focus of the forum and I must say the idea to improve ones language is a great one, just not in a guitar/music forum, I forsee that grammar corrections everywhere could make lots of people lose interest having to filter that out. Me included.

Good argument, but where else can we improve our language? I barely use other sites where people speak English than GMC. biggrin.gif
As I said before, people who answer on the topic itself can add a correction of they want, so there will be no grammar floods. smile.gif

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EDIT: Self appointed grammar experts exist in plenty of other forums. Wouldn't it be easier to double post, both at GMC and any other random forum where there exist one? wink.gif

Haha, that´s too much work. laugh.gif
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post Dec 29 2008, 05:11 AM
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We should start learning Esperanto, so that we all would be at scratch! Or maybe we should create our own ninja language? biggrin.gif ph34r.gif

I can depict it in my head just now: GrammarMasterClass! biggrin.gif

(Sorry if I am a bit off topic, but it is 05:38 in the morning and I don't feel like going to bed. You know, no sleep - no sense of seriousity (Ouch, that didn't rhyme quite well) (How normal is it to put a clam inside a clam? (I don't know if it is called clam, but I mean the ()-signs) tongue.gif)

Ok, enough kidding. I do actually think that just chatting like we are now will improve many people's English a lot! I used to play Runescape before, and I would say that it has played a big part in how my grammar has developed. (I usually don't use clams (If that is what they are called) as improperly as I am now)


- By the way, is this suggestion accepted? I could be a grammar policeman tongue.gif

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Is this idea dead? sad.gif
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post Jan 2 2009, 02:52 PM
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I still think its a good idea smile.gif
really think it's useful if my grammar is corrected

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