Age as an Insult?

Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:15 PM

I'm getting kind of sick of people telling other people off and automatically assuming that they're 13 or something. And so what if they are? We can't all be nitpicky little spellers like some annoying people. There is a such thing as a typo. I really think that I'm not the only one who finds this annoying. I mean even someone over on GTTP called the webmaster some "kid out of dipers". Not all kids are stupid, so why do use age as an insult? I've met kids who could out talk an adult with their mouth closed.

Also, if your going to tell someone off, you might as well base it on a fact or something. Not, "Jeez, it's Xcelerator not Xcelerator. What are you, 13?". I guess I'm saying two things here. What's the point of saying in context that 13-year-olds are stupid, and why do we have to be so nitpicky about spelling and grammar if we know what they mean?

Sorry if I sounded rude, and I'm not speaking for anyone here, but that is seriously annoying.

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LeWiS

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:27 PM
You would spell that: diapers, but seriously, if you are going to post here, you should at least know how to spell. They do still teach that, don't they. It just seems as if the majority of younger members fly through their replies without paying any attention to grammar, spelling, or etiquette. Judging from your post, I would say that you are the exception rather than the rule. Don't take such offense. I think that you would have to agree that the maturity level is lacking in many of the 13 to 14 year olds out there.

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 225

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:30 PM
Thank you PlayerPunk.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:36 PM
I am only 16 and I try to at least spell everything correctly and capatilize everything just so people won't complain to me about it. If you are sick of this then simply spell right ( to the best of your knowledge ) and capitilize everything correctly. It works and everyone else here is happy.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:36 PM
Well, I was wondering what kind of people are making the comments about the spelling, grammar, lack of knowledge, etc.? Is it the adults or is it other 13 or 14 year old kids or what? If the adults aren't mature enough to correct them in a kind manner or whatever, I don't think it's fair for them to be correcting as an enthusiass to begin with. I know 14 year olds more mature than 26 year olds, so I'm not including everyone in a single group and I don't think it should be applied to all 13/14 year olds either. They're just interested in coasters and parks like the rest of us and you were that age one time too, right?
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:40 PM
Koaster King you are exactly right and you couldn't have said it better!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 3:42 PM
Well said Koaster King.

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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 225

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:17 PM

Teenagers are people to

Okay, I'm 28 and I sometimes will misspell a word from time to time. When I do, all heck breaks loose. I get corrected by at least 2 or 3 people. It's really stupid the way some of these people think they are so much better then everyone else just because they notice and can point out someone elses mistake.

I will admit that even I fell in the "I can spell better than you" mentallity up until someone pointed out to me that sometimes I can misspell a word too.

Bottom line is that nobody is any better than anybody else (I mean teens as well). Some of us may be more friendly, more knowledgeable, or more capalbe of holding a decent conversation, but none of us are above another.

On the other hand, I WILL say that sometimes people are a little on the immiture side, and sometimes those are the adults as well.

I mean no offense to anyone here, just constructive critisim.

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But seriously folks, I respect the opinions of yall who don't like the thing, but if MF were human, I'd marry it.

Edit-Oops accidentally lied about my age

*** This post was edited by dexter on 9/11/2002. ***

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:32 PM
English isn't my first language, but I'm trying the best I can. Tip: rereading a post before submitting helps a lot

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Werner Stengel: Ich sprich, denke und traĆ¼me Achterbahn!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:37 PM
And thinking before posting helps a lot too!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:42 PM

Helios, I'm not even sure I've ever seen you make a typo!

My spelling and grammar are not great, but I try to do 2 things. Helios said the first, and PT300 got the 2nd. Those two should apply to anyone of any age!

Some of our finest members are teenagers with fine contributions to the discussion. Some are our worst.....

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:42 PM

Well put Playerpunk. Im 14 years old, and frankly, I feel as if most of the time that people consider me to be "inferior" and "immature" after learning my age (Actually, that mainly happened on CoasterForum). Despite my rather young age compared to others on this message board, I can confidently say that I am more mature than some of those older individuals on this board.

Dont underestimate teenagers, they just may suprise you. Oh and, correcting people on spelling is probably the most obnoxious thing you can do. Wow, the person made a small mistake, big deal. Leave it!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:45 PM
We musn't forget what kind of spelling get's picked on most around here. It's not the honest typos as much as it's the "CP Vs. SFMM: Wat do U think sux the most!" stuff where people don't even try to type correctly.

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- Peabody

*** This post was edited by Peabody on 9/11/2002. ***

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:47 PM
Typos are understandable but remember that people get annoyed by it for a reason. You can easily correct mistakes and typos by checking your post first. Also if you catch a mistake after posting just use the edit feature. Simple as that.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:03 PM

There are plenty of adults that post really stupid things as well. If there are age comments made, they likely have more to do with the maturity of the person posting than their age.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
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