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    Dear users:

    This is to give notice the moderation team will be cracking down on members who submit posts (usually made on a cell phone) which contain atrocious spelling and grammatical errors. It is getting to the point where it makes you and our website look stupid.

    The Communications Support Forum is a place for professionals to seek and contribute information related to our industry. When we get fools showing up who type in shorthand, can't spell or use any punctuation whatsoever, it makes this place look like an idiot hangout.

    The moderation team is reasonable, and will not be banning members for making a spelling mistake. But if you type like this:

    "i got mts2000 need cps.where to dl???" or "yeh i programmed my motrola radio & it not werkin lol..any idea...."

    THEN THE BAN HAMMER COMES DOWN.

    If you can't be bothered to compose an intelligent communication, this forum is probably not for you. There are other places such as Radio Reference, which are much more accommodating when it comes to embracing new members with limited communication skills.

    If you're on heavy medication, please consider posting when your mind is in the right place. The same applies to "posting while intoxicated".

    Feel free to use your iPhone, tablet or other portable device, but put the extra 10-seconds into proof-reading what you've written before posting here. We also insist only human-beings post submissions, so if your chicken is on the loose, please don't let it peck on your iPhone screen.

    There are some wonderful "spell-checker" plugins available for browsers such as Firefox. I'm sure the same applies to Google Chrome. Please consider implementing these tools. I use the one for Firefox, and it works great. It even lets me use bastardized Canadian English, such as "neighbour" or "colour" without whining.


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    If your post is bad enough, the SEARCH ENGINE won't work either, which really makes it useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by com501 View Post
    If your post is bad enough, the SEARCH ENGINE won't work either, which really makes it useless.
    Can you please elaborate? Not much we can do to fix things if you don't tell us what's wrong. Thanks!

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    If a person posts with such bad spelling, a properly worded search won't pick up key words. Google will search for 'spectra' but not 'spactra', etc.
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    Oh, I understand now. I mistakenly thought you were suggesting something was wrong with the search engine. There was in fact a problem with the advanced search which was fixed a few days ago. It was related to incompatibilities with the latest PHP installation.

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    I saw something about that on another board, but no, the issue is missing entire posts because of key words missing or misspelled. Sometimes even I have that difficulty when I try to remember what someone else would call the issue I am looking for, or what some asinine distributor named their product instead of the generic name.
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    Policies like this are why I like this forum so much. I really wish that more sites enacted similar policies. I deal with far too many "communication challenged", inebriated, and just plain stupid people everyday. This is a very welcome policy since encountering even more unintelligible people online is the last thing that I want to do.

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    This is not to mention how much more difficult it makes trying to help someone who isn't communicating clearly. The choice of a few words can make the difference between being able to express your symptoms accurately or not.

    This should be a second nature to professionals and users of the site, and there are many whose careers or even lives depend on it. After all, the first word in our name is "Communications".

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    Keep in mind this isn't the lounge, guys...

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    The "lounge-type" posts have been moved to the lounge.

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