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Dear all,

Some time ago we politely asked that all users refrain from using
swearing in posts and subject lines. This not only makes the forums
look bad, but also gives uk-mkivs / uk-mkvs a bad image compared to a
lot of other forums. In line with the forum rules we
would like to remind you all that swearing and bad language is
prohibited on the forum - in any shape, way or form. That includes
using creative text to side step swear filters or make words appear
differently.

We stated a while back we would start deleting posts if this kind of
problem occured again. Lets not go down that route eh? Please remember
that swearing is not to be used on the forums - lets keep this place
clean and tidy [Y]

On the note of language and creative text. It seems that the use of
'txt' speak is on the increase on the forums also [N] I for one find
this kind of posting rather hard to read and it does make for some very
messy looking threads. Remember, you have a keyboard in front of you -
not a mobile phone keypad [^o)]

This site has always prided itself on the presentation of our forums
and the way in which users present information. Help us to keep it
that way [:)]

Thanks

The uk-mkivs / uk-mkvs team
 

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Of what, swearing? Just look at the numerous topics around the forum.

Text speak can be found in a few threads here and there. Seems to be the newer users to a large extent (sorry to single you guys and gals out).

We just want to make sure the threads remain readable [:)]
 

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I couldnt agree more with you, especially regarding text typing.
Again, i also agree. Text typing is lazy, it may be quicker, but it's still lazy and IMO it makes us all look illiterate and uninterested in participating! Which, speaking for myself here, could not be further from the truth, i enjoy posting! [:$]
 

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I fully support Tabs & the rest of the Team in this request.

I think it is justified, and I also think that obeying the rules is the least we can do - after all, without the continual behind-the-scenes work and efforts of the Administrators and Moderators this place would be nothing. Please let's not spoil it [:$]
 

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Couldnt agree more,

To be honest I dont even respond to posts that are typed text typing style

Tabs, how about sending this as a PM en-masse as you did a year a or so
ago, I remember then it had a massive effect., also howabout using the
swear filter to filter out txt speak, and replace it with phrases such
as "Please type properly"
 

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Txt typing/speak and swearing does seem to have been on the increase over the last few months.

I am beginning to wonder if it is the type of person that the MKIV is now attracting.

The forum is still a very useful resource of information, but IMO it has gone a long way downhill compared to say, this time last year. This is no reflection on the admin team, more with regard to the content of topics and threads.
 

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I am beginning to wonder if it is the type of person that the MKIV is now attracting.
This was bandied about a while ago, and initially I thought maybe it
was true, however I now think that its more to do with how easy it has
become to find this forum, in the old days when I joined, Uk-mkivs
would always come in the top ten to fifteen hits in google when
searched for, however if you search for anything golf or bora related
in the uk UK-MKIVS is consistently at the top of the pile.
 

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I'm guilty of bad language on occassions, apologies and I'll curb it in future.

Punctuation is also a problem I've noticed, some people seem to be going for the 'most number of words in a sentence' record!
 

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U boyz iz just jealous coz u is old n dunt get da lingo of da yung guyz init Tabzzzzzz.
Theres a forum-type-picture-thingy of Samuel L Jackson from Pulp Fiction that would go down a treat right now....
 
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