txt tlk,

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by science, Nov 20, 2007.

Nov 20, 2007

txt tlk, by science at 4:26 AM (1,840 Views / 0 Likes) 27 replies

  1. science
    OP

    Member science science rules

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,695
    Country:
    Canada
    Anyone else fed up with people who talk like this?

    I just can't read posts like this. Is it really that hard to type out full words or use punctuation? GBAtemp is pretty good for the most part, but still there are a few people who post like this, and I just can't stand to read these posts, regardless if the post is informing or not. I just had to get this off my chest.


    Maybe there should be a rule similar to the no posting with caps lock that stops people from posting like this? At least in the main forums, just keep it in the testing forums?
     


  2. Ace Gunman

    Former Staff Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2003
    Messages:
    6,385
    Location:
    Wassamatta U
    Country:
    Canada
    Yes, I'm tired of it. Not just online either, I DESPISE texting. I hate it with a burning passion. When I see people doing it in my day to day life I have to resist the urge to kick their asses. I hate it SO much. SO MUCH. It's one of my pet peeves. [​IMG]
     
  3. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,888
    Country:
    United States
    idk my bff jill?
     
  4. Zarcon

    Former Staff Zarcon .:~Enigmatic Wanderer~:.

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,907
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Oh man, I've seen much, MUCH worse.
    SOOOO bad in fact, that I admire them.
    Why?
    I could NOT fake that kind of bad writing, you'd be able to tell I was faking it.
    THAT'S how bad I've seen them...and why I have to admire them, just a bit.
     
  5. ZAFDeltaForce

    Member ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,786
    Country:
    Singapore
    From GBATemp's Forum Rules,
    So I guess as long as we can understand what they are saying, its okay by the Mods (much to my dismay). On topic, I hate it when people don't type in proper English. The usual minor grammatical/spelling errors are bearable, but if the entire post is made up of letters and numbers jumbled together to form words, I get agitated.

    I hope a rule will be added to ensure proper text being utilised in all posts, as long as said rule is not overly enforced which would otherwise create a dystopian forum o.0
     
  6. Zarcon

    Former Staff Zarcon .:~Enigmatic Wanderer~:.

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,907
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Here we go, found an example...oh god it's so bad...
     
  7. science
    OP

    Member science science rules

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,695
    Country:
    Canada
    I think that that is perfect right there, just strict enough so people realize that other users find it annoying
     
  8. VVoltz

    Member VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,727
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    Bolivia
    +1

    Seriously, I agree completely.
    BUT, I don't know if the crew can actually regulate this.
     
  9. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    I hate txt tlk as much as anyone, but you might as well try to ban stupid. Even with fairly lax enforcement it would take up a lot of the staff's time.

    On a related note, anyone that wants to suicide bomb AT&T's advertising agency has my full support.
     
  10. Sonicslasher

    Member Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,230
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Country:
    United States
    BFFFTW!!!
     
  11. zeppo

    Member zeppo change my avatar!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    982
    Country:
    United States
    lol, /me/ luvz ch@tsp33k but wtf i meen luls wont evry1 b doin it also so rite u cant stop teh pplz

    Seriously, though, I hate it when someone's speech is so infected with that crap that you can't tell what they're saying.

    p.s. speaking of chatspeak... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70CBwnVns5g
    note: it's funnier if you've seen the other "kelly" videos, especially "shoes" and "lemme borrow that top".
     
  12. science
    OP

    Member science science rules

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,695
    Country:
    Canada
    It's so true, I tried to make up some for the first post here, but I just couldn't do it, I had to use google haha
     
  13. Nero

    Member Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,919
    Country:
    United States
    I agree with Ace 100%.

    Texting sucks.. Hard.

    ~Nero
     
  14. JPH

    Banned JPH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    6,892
    Country:
    United States
    I don't use "txt talk" when I'm texting on my phone...it's just so improper.

    IRC...however...
     
  15. science
    OP

    Member science science rules

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,695
    Country:
    Canada
    Same here, I type proper in text messages all the time
     
  16. MADKATZ99

    Member MADKATZ99 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    839
    Location:
    AUS
    Country:
    Australia
    i h8 dat 2
     
  17. iffy525

    Member iffy525 not famous

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    751
    Country:
    United States
    i do not hate it but i only use it when my texts are too long to send, so sometimes you have to shorten the words in order to send what you want to say in one text message.
     
  18. Urza

    Member Urza hi

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,493
    Country:
    United States
    If you're typing on one of those little phones, then I think its acceptable to a certain extent. As long as it makes sense and can still be read.

    On a full-size keyboard however, you just look like a fucking idiot.
     
  19. Nero

    Member Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,919
    Country:
    United States
    When I text, I only replace you with "u" and you're with "ur" thats about it.

    g2g looks retarded by the way.

    and the Last sentence of your post = Teh Truth.

    ~Nero
     
  20. zeppo

    Member zeppo change my avatar!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    982
    Country:
    United States

    My exact opinion. The only excuse is if you're so lame you can't even type, and sit there poking the keyboard. However, that's still lame and you should be made fun of for that instead.
     

Share This Page