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Quick rant about unspecific titles, you know, the ones that don't tell you anything about the thread

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by NorfolkDave, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. NorfolkDave

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    I'm an old fashioned kind of grump and still try and use proper grammar, syntax and spelling as my ability and failing grasp on reality allows. Where it says title, that's what's required, i.e. an introduction to the thread. Threads that start "why" and "should I...", without any further info are a pain in the arse. They don't lure me in like the smell of freshly baked bread wafting out of a shop, they aggravate me like adverts for panty liners on the telly. If I have to read further to find out what the thread is about to determine: a. am I interested? and b. could I contribute? then generally I just drift by. In a busy, hectic world we can all do with saving time, so please fill in the box with some useful info.

    lol

    :cool:

    Smileys and text speak make me gip as well.

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Totally agree. Minus 10 points however for the hypocrisy of you anti-smiley rant, posted mere lines below the use of a smiley :p
     
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    Posting in the wrong forum really pecks at my swede... Should this thread not be in the general "get it off your chest" forum?!

    :p ;)
     
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    saw the headline ..... wandered where this was heading :)
     
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    I wonder about some people ... smiley's ... wrong forum ... are you seeking attention ............. :confused:

    ps thread moved here ... :D
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    What's wrong with smileys??

    A reply to a post could come across as being a bit insulting,

    put a smiley at the end, and it's taken more lightly or in jest:)

    All smileys do is replace face to face communication.
     
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    You can hover your mouse over the badly titled thread for a tooltip that tells you the content of the thread. It is annoying that people can't be bothered with being more specific with thread titles though I agree.

    I do like my smilies though, they can turn the tone of a sentence as mentioned above.
     
  8. NorfolkDave

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    Am I seeking attention? Where did that come from? If I need psychoanalysing I Know the right people to speak to.

    Dave
     
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    "All smileys do is replace face to face communication." That my friend, and I do sincerely mean this generally, not aimed at anyone personally is the biggest threat to society today.

    People are forgetting and children in particular are not learning in the first place how to communicate effectively.

    Dave
     
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    All children on this forum, please show an interest in this thread .............. :rolleyes:
     
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    :) :) :) sorry,I can't communicate :p
     
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    Quick rant about unspecific titles, you know, the ones that don't tell you an...

    It's a shame but gone are the days of actually talking to people . The youth of today ( not all of them by the way ) are connected via social networking and maybe this is why so many struggle to verbally communicate ! Texting and snap chats etc are what seems to happen now . Please excuse my ignorance as i dare say other social media networks are available but alas I'm old and would rather speak to people if I can ..... :)
     
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  13. Stevie Darling

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    i will give you that mate,

    yongsters really don't have any people skills!
     
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    *Down with this sort of thing!

    *Careful now!

    Working with a lot of the "older" generation, I find them (septuagenarian/octogenarians) to be the most objectionable.

    Just because you learned yer manners, don't mean you can dispense with 'em now. Kids in my work are awright (by the by). It's the oldies that really get me mad. Them and hipsters.
     
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