Started by Jona L., March 08, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
Quote from: swiftus27 on March 12, 2012, 12:05:52 AMI'm sorry, why am I involved here? Sorry, a few people caused me to be very active 6 months ago. I have been pretty silent the past three. There is a good reason. Those people who took it upon themselves to cause a rift in this game's community... They're gone. Also, there are tons more people online here that have picked up in helping out other players. There is no need for me. I'm poking in my head from time to time. I am happy to see the players here peacibly coexisting.I am not sure how this entire thread is relevant right now. It seems like an attempt to stoke what I thought was a dead fire tied into some "decay of modern society" nonsense. Let it go. The forums of was is not the venue to go all Socratic.I some way, your comments are flattering. What you're saying, in short, is that I generally speak for the good of the board/sim. So... Thanks! I've always had the betterment of this sim at heart from day one. Sorry, if you feel differently.
Quote from: Jona L. on March 08, 2012, 02:17:31 PMFurthermore our discussion went on, that forums would less show the decay of language than more the decay of society, and that people in forums must be deeply desperated, far off life and social contacts. I jumped in and asked what would be so wrong about posting enthusiastically in forums, and what of that would show a decay of society. I got bashed down by nearly all of the class, that I'd also be such a degraded desperate person...
Quote from: DaveP1991 on March 08, 2012, 03:13:36 PMWell, from my view that is all just rubbish.Being on a web forum does not make you depressed and out of touch with reality. I'm on here and several other forums, I post and read them several times a day. I have been a moderator on one for a period. By your teacher's/class view I should be a total shut in with no friends.Well I am in my third year at uni, I live with my girlfriend of two and a half years, I have a decent group of friends dotted all over the UK and in my university, I go out to the pub with mates several times a week, I am chairman of a university society of 100 people. Doesn't sound like I am a social shut in. (Feel free to use that as an example)
Quote from: alexgv1 on March 16, 2012, 10:43:43 PMSorry but to me this sounds like the typical Internet "geek/nerd's" denial to me, of course I don't know you so I can only say what I perceive. And I say this without prejudice, being considered one myself.Like you, I am a lot of things, also in third year uni studying aerospace engineering, work as a builder, bouncer and security officer, also mixed friends and some social life when I'm not working although admittedly am single. But I still spend a lot of time on here so I must be an internet geek, I have always enjoyed CS:S, forums and online "socialising".
Quote from: alexgv1 on March 17, 2012, 01:26:35 PMBuilding on Daveos point, I would go as far as to say that forums improved my English. I used to type quite chavvy but then I learnt netiquette on another forum. Now I have the correct grammar and use long words. Plus some posts contain proper well thought out paragraphs. It helps me think before I say something.
Quote from: swiftus27 on March 19, 2012, 11:49:33 PMAs for your English, most of you converse quite well. I would advise against the use of larger words. Most Americans don't know them as advanced vocab is sadly not being taught as much as it should. Luckily, those playing this sim will probably score higher as this is an intellectual sim.
Quote from: Jona L. on March 20, 2012, 12:18:45 PMWell, I prefer using more complicated words, as that sounds smart . Anyhow, I (and all German students) get taught in British English ("Oxford English") as to the secondary reason for the longer words. What makes me (as a European) sad is, that most English-speaking people don't understand the Latin origin of most of their "complicated" words, which hurts me when I hear some of those pronunciations, and thus often don't understand the usage of the actual Latin term instead of their English alternations...Apology accepted, John cheers,Jona L.