I think the new changes to the forums are a positive step. They were getting out of control, with the Dashboard only showing the most useless posts, letting any useful discussions sink to the bottom.
I wish the change Russ is talking about, the appeal to the use of proper grammar, would be heeded, but I doubt it will. Unfortunately, since there's no real way to enforce the proper use of grammar, there is no real motivation for people to do so.
Besides, how to tell if someone is using poor grammar because English is their second (or third, or fourth) language. which I think is acceptable, versus someone using poor grammar because they can't be bothered or are a mental retard?
Best Thing to Happen to Warlight: 9/18/2012 15:33:44
The wind speed of jokes flying over heads is reaching tropical storm force here.
[M.C.]naybr11, Bishes was responding to a player named Zoidberg with a quote from the character Zoidberg from the show Futurama. The meme is everywhere, check the internets. Sorry to pick on your post in particular, but as a fan of both Futurama and Bishes that one bothered me.
Best Thing to Happen to Warlight: 9/18/2012 15:36:47
Hm, I see what you mean. I guess that was a little harsh. But there are some people on the forums who are native English speakers, and are clearly literate enough to use a computer, but still cannot seem to type in English.
Although I want to give a big shoutout to Arun, he has really taken Fizzer's request to heart!
Best Thing to Happen to Warlight: 9/18/2012 16:40:54
Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day! Just because Fizzer asked everyone to write like normal human beings on the forums doesn't mean we have to correct every grammar mistake someone makes. Big mistakes, sure, but something like a missing comma? After the way he used to type?
Best Thing to Happen to Warlight: 9/18/2012 19:50:26