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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2008, 03:07:09 PM »
me, too!!! After we go "sightseeing" at Octochick's we can go to sailor's for haircuts!

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2008, 05:44:38 PM »
Added "DT" (Dead Tree) to the Original Post.
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2008, 01:26:32 PM »
...Anyhow, the letter is going out that way as she only wanted it approved for it's content

You have an error in that sentence also.   :)
It's is a contraction for "it is" - its is the possessive of the pronoun it.
Sorry, that's one that jumps out at me (along with you're/your and they're/their/there).
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2008, 03:34:35 PM »
I'm with you, sailor.  After reading this thread, I'm almost afraid to post.   ;D


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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2008, 05:09:49 PM »
You have an error in that sentence also.   :)
It's is a contraction for "it is" - its is the possessive of the pronoun it.
Sorry, that's one that jumps out at me (along with you're/your and they're/their/there).
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And thank you for pointing that out...I don't usually make that mistake but I have health issues that in turn brings up concentration issues. Oh...to only be the way I was "before"...hehe.

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2008, 05:13:33 PM »
You have an error in that sentence also.   :)
It's is a contraction for "it is" - its is the possessive of the pronoun it.
Sorry, that's one that jumps out at me (along with you're/your and they're/their/there).
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2008, 05:23:04 PM »
I used to want to be an English teacher.  Now I are one.
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« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2008, 05:25:00 PM »
I used to want to be an English teacher.  Now I are one.
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2008, 07:17:05 PM »
DH, DW, DS, DD: Depending on how it's used, D may not stand for Darling...
 

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2008, 08:21:43 PM »
DH, DW, DS, DD: Depending on how it's used, D may not stand for Darling...
 

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2008, 09:59:07 PM »
I've gotten so lousy at typing since I retired that I bought an aftermarket interactive spelling checker. It's configurable for each application and can catch simple grammar mistakes. Best of all, it can auto-correct my most common spelling mistakes. It can even take those acronyms such as YMMV and automatically expand them, if required. I'd be lost without it now.

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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2008, 10:06:58 PM »
I've gotten so lousy at typing since I retired that I bought an aftermarket interactive spelling checker. It's configurable for each application and can catch simple grammar mistakes. Best of all, it can auto-correct my most common spelling mistakes. It can even take those acronyms such as YMMV and automatically expand them, if required. I'd be lost without it now.

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2009, 06:56:37 AM »
I'm new and haven't found these answers yet,

1. Is there a way to have the forum show newest post first?

2. When I post, I get kicked back to the forum list rather than staying in the forum where I posted. Any way to change that?

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #63 on: January 01, 2009, 07:17:04 AM »
I'm new and haven't found these answers yet,

1. Is there a way to have the forum show newest post first?

2. When I post, I get kicked back to the forum list rather than staying in the forum where I posted. Any way to change that?
Yes and yes.

Oh, you want to know how!   ;D

Go to the top of the page and click profile -- you can open in a new tab or window if you want so you can still read these directions -- not that they're hard.  I'm doing that to give them to you.  :)

Under 'modify profile' at the left you can make various changes.  The section that deals with what you want to do is the one called 'look and layout preferences'.

'Return to topics after posting' will keep you from getting kicked out when you reply

'show most recent post at the top' will, well, show the most recent posts at the top

Remember to click 'change profile' after you make changes.

Click around all you want and see how things work. . .you can't break it and you can always put it back the way it was.  Changes should take effect immediately in the tab/window you have open.  Next time you refresh any KB window the changes will take effect there.

Good luck!

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #64 on: January 01, 2009, 12:08:10 PM »
I hear witches use spell check.

Or maybe they use Firefox. ;) I use Firefoxes built in spell checker, it's fantastic!
 

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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #65 on: January 01, 2009, 01:39:09 PM »
Hey, I've never checked a spell with Firefox. Man, they come up with everything.
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2009, 10:04:09 AM »
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2009, 03:12:40 PM »
Bumping up as requested ;)
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2009, 08:48:17 AM »
Any chance of making this thread a sticky in this sub-forum?
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2009, 09:30:00 AM »
Thanks, KC. There are a bunch of threads in this Forum Announcement/Tips board that are useful - and rather than sticky them all (which makes the board unwieldy), we've decided to sticky the thread below, which is an index to the useful Forum Tips posts.

So, people can use the stickied thread below to get a link to a number of forum tips, including the Guide to Forum Speak thread!

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« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2009, 09:34:02 AM »
That will work out just fine too Harvey.   Thanks ;)
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2009, 07:21:41 AM »
ok.. I read through the whole list and all of the OT postings.. and have one that is a no-brainer but should be added for those new to KB.

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« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2009, 07:30:54 AM »
Thanks - I added it to the OP.
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2009, 11:16:33 AM »
I struggle with effect/affect......  have to think about it every time

Just remember effect is a noun and affect is a verb.  Confusion cleared.
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Re: Your guide to Forum Speak!
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2017, 08:42:22 AM »
BTSTWAQ

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