madwomanintheattic · 04/05/2011 06:29
it's annoying me.
if it proliferates further, i shall be orf. it makes my head ache and re-run vicky pollard on a loop.
although it does appear to be catching, as i found myself typing 'tho' twice today.
i like to think it is restricted to a first post or maybe two, and then the perpetrators catch on. but i wouldn't know, as i never click on threads with txt spk in the title.
Bunbaker · 04/05/2011 07:00
"I tend to ignore the textspeak posts. If you can't be bothered writing properly I can't be bothered reading your post."
Same here. I'm not appalled, but irritated by text speak. It should be confined to mobile phones only. Writing in textspeak on anything other than mobile phones is simply lazy and should never be accepted as the norm in written communication. It also makes the contributor appear less educated IMO.
MinnieBar · 04/05/2011 07:08
Perhaps we should all start posting delightfully passive-aggressive responses to every instance we see ? I remember ages ago (back when it was actually rare) seeing a response along the lines of 'I don't mean to be rude, but here on MN we don't really do textspeak. You'd probably get more replies if you didn't use it' (my translation: fuck off back to Netmums unless you stop).
imnobody · 04/05/2011 07:16
I very rarely use it on my mobile either. While I can see why it is used on mobiles I find it annoying here. Surely if you have managed to train your fingers to text speak you can train them to type properly on a keyboard.
Also I find it annoying when I go on to a post and its one huge chunk of writing with no paragraphs. I find it hard to read and end up giving up.
SlightlyScrambled · 04/05/2011 07:57
I ignore the posts with text speak also.
I often wonder how people are rolling around on the floor laughing but still able to type. Have they their moblies held out as they roll around. Creates a strange image for me.
To add to my grumpiness, I think the smilies are sometimes excessively used too. A ration of one smiley per paragraph would be my suggestion.
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