Think when you contribute news

Monday, April 26, 2004 8:26 AM
OK... I have to speak up. When you submit news, please think carefully about what you're writing. I keep seeing the same things that don't make sense over and over. Just today we had:

"Continues to progress." Redundant all over again.
"To be gotten." Not even going to comment.
"B&M's Next Coaster has begun." Begun what? Itching? Blending? Hot-air popping?

Just think a little about what you're writing. It would make my life easier.

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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:24 AM
Jeff said:
I keep seeing the same things that don't make sense over and over.

...Redundant all over again.


Ah, the irony.

Sean

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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:35 AM
Sorry if one of those was me Jeff, I always end up writing that stuff late at night. :)
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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:37 AM
Uh, that wasn't irony, that was sarcasm.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:58 AM
Someone gets it... horray!
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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:19 PM
Snicker....;)
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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:36 PM
Mmmmmm....sniiiickerrrrrs..... ;)
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Monday, April 26, 2004 12:56 PM
My oldest son (in college) proudly wears this shirt I sent him:

Department of Redundancy Department

Keep fighting the good fight, Jeff! :)

Paula

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Monday, April 26, 2004 1:03 PM
Every time I submit news items -- once every few months -- Jeff never uses my editorial submission. It makes me feel guilty and stupid. I manage to go on only because Jeff has demonstrated an ability to speak English that I respect.

Okay, so not really. But, it's cool that you care.

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Monday, April 26, 2004 1:28 PM
I realize that Redundant all over again. is sarcasm. However, the comment was ironic considering this redundant statement:

I keep seeing the same things that don't make sense over and over.

If this comment was supposed to be an attempt at sarcasm, then my apologies.

It would seem to me that if you want people to take your request seriously, maybe you shouldn't be sarcastic. But it's your site and you can do what you wish. Just don't be surprised if people don't respect your request.

Sean

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Monday, April 26, 2004 5:52 PM
Huh? O please, if Jeff makes a big thread out of it people are gonna take it seriously whether he uses sarcasm, irony, or anything else. Personally I don't nitpick at things so I have no idea what the hell you people are talking about.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 6:13 PM

Jeff said:


"Continues to progress." Redundant all over again.
"


Ummm...Actually, "continues to progress" is not redundant. It is both grammatically and literally correct.

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Monday, April 26, 2004 7:25 PM
Yeah, but wouldn't a simple "progresses" be better?
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Monday, April 26, 2004 10:31 PM
Construction continues.
Construction progresses.

Yep... simple is better. Hey, now that I'm writing a book, does that mean I'm finally getting something out of my college education?

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 12:17 AM
How about "progress continues". :)
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:57 AM
Hey Jeff, if simpler were better, wouldn't you be writing a short story instead of a book? ;) *** Edited 4/27/2004 2:57:47 PM UTC by janfrederick***
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:21 AM

Jeff said:

Yep... simple is better. Hey, now that I'm writing a book, does that mean I'm finally getting something out of my college education?


Possibly. I bet those journalism classes didn't hurt.

(I'm a journalism major.)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004 5:22 PM

Kyle Fobe said:
Huh? O please, if Jeff makes a big thread out of it people are gonna take it seriously whether he uses sarcasm, irony, or anything else. Personally I don't nitpick at things so I have no idea what the hell you people are talking about.


Why would they take it seriously if he is using sarcasm and irony. I don't really think that this was meant to be sarcastic though. In your 80 post history I'm sure you know what everyone does though. *** Edited 4/27/2004 9:26:14 PM UTC by SFgadvMAN***

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 12:53 AM
What? You mean we have to THINK now!!!111!1 What is this world coming to?

Not to mention, it hurts. :)

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:01 AM
You have to excuse Swoosh. He's from the "Show Me" State...as in sho mee big ol' piktures cuz ma reedin skeelz arrr ruff.

-'Playa

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