Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Beatrix Kiddo - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:29 AM

    Thom A - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:10 AM

    I'm not even going to try and defend my English. I live in England, always have, and English is my only language. I, however, know all to well that I rarely proof read my posts, or my brain engages the wrong word, like their, there, or they're. My fingers especially like to auto type you're instead of your. >_<

     I know how to use them, I honestly just seem to not think about it until I read my post 5 minutes later, after someone has read and replied to it, and think "Oh god, what did I just write?!".

    I did, however, proof read this post before posting, so if I've written something silly here, I really do look stupid. :hehe:

    Should be all too well ;).

    And people wonder why English is the hardest language to learn.

    Then you have the Queen's English, American English, and Indian English.  Three countries separated by a common language.

  • It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

  • Beatrix Kiddo - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:29 AM

    Thom A - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:10 AM

    I'm not even going to try and defend my English. I live in England, always have, and English is my only language. I, however, know all to well that I rarely proof read my posts, or my brain engages the wrong word, like their, there, or they're. My fingers especially like to auto type you're instead of your. >_<

     I know how to use them, I honestly just seem to not think about it until I read my post 5 minutes later, after someone has read and replied to it, and think "Oh god, what did I just write?!".

    I did, however, proof read this post before posting, so if I've written something silly here, I really do look stupid. :hehe:

    Should be all too well ;).

    ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.

  • Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:35 AM

    It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

    No kidding. Being aggressive and generally pissed off that we can't read their mind is the more common attitude. It is either multiple people or split personalities.

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  • Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:35 AM

    It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

    OK, why "SS"?  I'm fairly sure we're talking about the Canine from Cymru, I just can't work out the SS reference...

    Thomas Rushton
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  • Then there are the times I just give a one sentence answer with nothing else.  In this case, it just seemed easiest as the code the OP was using is well done for what they are doing.

  • Sean Lange - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:41 AM

    Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:35 AM

    It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

    No kidding. Being aggressive and generally pissed off that we can't read their mind is the more common attitude. It is either multiple people or split personalities.

    If it's the person I believe you're talking about, I actually got a private message from them about 3 months ago apologising for how they responded to one of my posts. Was rather surreal after the explosive post they had made in the public forums not 5 minutes before hand.

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.

  • ThomasRushton - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:43 AM

    Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:35 AM

    It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

    OK, why "SS"?  I'm fairly sure we're talking about the Canine from Cymru, I just can't work out the SS reference...

    LOL - I Knew who meant straightaway with the canine line

  • ThomasRushton - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:43 AM

    Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:35 AM

    It is really looking like a different person behind SS.  I don't remember SS ever apologizing for anything.

    OK, why "SS"?  I'm fairly sure we're talking about the Canine from Cymru, I just can't work out the SS reference...

    "Silver Spoon" referring to the pooch in questions' tendency to basically ask for solutions without ever trying to do any work of their own...

  • jasona.work - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:05 AM

    "Silver Spoon" referring to the pooch in questions' tendency to basically ask for solutions without ever trying to do any work of their own...

    Gotcha.  🙂  Seems appropriate to so many others, though...

    Thomas Rushton
    blog: https://thelonedba.wordpress.com

  • Thom A - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:10 AM

    I'm not even going to try and defend my English. I live in England, always have, and English is my only language. I, however, know all to well that I rarely proof read my posts, or my brain engages the wrong word, like their, there, or they're. My fingers especially like to auto type you're instead of your. >_<

     I know how to use them, I honestly just seem to not think about it until I read my post 5 minutes later, after someone has read and replied to it, and think "Oh god, what did I just write?!".

    I did, however, proof read this post before posting, so if I've written something silly here, I really do look stupid. :hehe:

    I tell people that I only know one language, but I'm not fluent. Hopefully that lowers their expectations.  I did once write a lengthy text message to a neighbor who is an English professor and managed to misspell (or homophone) every single word.  Eye cunsidered it quiet tha accomplushment four et tuk sum thyme two right. 😛

    Chad

  • Chad Crawford - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:12 AM

    Thom A - Friday, March 17, 2017 8:10 AM

    I'm not even going to try and defend my English. I live in England, always have, and English is my only language. I, however, know all to well that I rarely proof read my posts, or my brain engages the wrong word, like their, there, or they're. My fingers especially like to auto type you're instead of your. >_<

     I know how to use them, I honestly just seem to not think about it until I read my post 5 minutes later, after someone has read and replied to it, and think "Oh god, what did I just write?!".

    I did, however, proof read this post before posting, so if I've written something silly here, I really do look stupid. :hehe:

    I tell people that I only know one language, but I'm not fluent. Hopefully that lowers their expectations.  I did once write a lengthy text message to a neighbor who is an English professor and managed to misspell (or homophone) every single word.  Eye cunsidered it quiet tha accomplushment four et tuk sum thyme two right. 😛

    Chad

    Whale dun goud sur!!!

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    Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 2) - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/APPLY/69954/

  • ThomasRushton - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:09 AM

    jasona.work - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:05 AM

    "Silver Spoon" referring to the pooch in questions' tendency to basically ask for solutions without ever trying to do any work of their own...

    Gotcha.  🙂  Seems appropriate to so many others, though...

    True, but the spoon (or was it the silver) was strong in this one when the title was given several years ago.

  • Sean Lange - Friday, March 17, 2017 7:56 AM

    Luis Cazares - Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:16 PM

    Sean Lange - Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:10 PM

    Lynn Pettis - Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:59 PM

    I know what I write isn't always grammatically correct here in the forums, but in more formal settings, like blog posts, articles, reports, etc. I find even simple grammatical errors an issue.  Does anyone else ever feel this way when reading these types of written communication?

    Yes. It drives me nuts when I read stuff in more formal settings that are poorly written.

    I guess I shouldn't write any more articles. 😀
    Seriously, it depends on the type of errors. I wouldn't be able to detect some grammar errors, but some are proof of poor attention to details. I've seen technical articles of so-called experts referring to Store Procedures.:crazy:

    Absolutely do not quit Luis!!! Your articles are great. And if you want a native English speaker as proof-reader I am available. And as Lynn said on this site I have a lot more flexibility because there are so many languages as native tongues around here. The ones that get me are the ones that use sloppy and lazy writing styles.

    I also agree with Lynn that I am far critical of my own than others. This is probably why I have never published anything. I know that on forum posts that my typing doesn't always keep up with my brain and I skip typing words here and there which makes things harder to read.

    +1000000 STRONLY second that notion.  To hell with the grammar cops.  If people understand what you're saying about the code or the method, then that's all that matters.  I'll also say that you do a lot better than I do and that if people challenge you on such trivia, ask them to point you to an article they wrote that was aimed at helping people.

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  • Lynn Pettis - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:36 AM

    ThomasRushton - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:09 AM

    jasona.work - Friday, March 17, 2017 9:05 AM

    "Silver Spoon" referring to the pooch in questions' tendency to basically ask for solutions without ever trying to do any work of their own...

    Gotcha.  🙂  Seems appropriate to so many others, though...

    True, but the spoon (or was it the silver) was strong in this one when the title was given several years ago.

    Very true.  They're the original silver spoon.

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