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FinsRule
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April 4th, 2012 at 4:31:50 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

When you finish points, put periods at the end of your sentence. What does this have to do with gambling?

;)



From suspension list thread:

Quote: FinsRule

I think the punishment was too harsh. Free Boymimbo!!!




I take it back. Give him 30 days - Shawshank style.
Boz
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April 4th, 2012 at 6:26:30 AM permalink
I dont post on many forums because of all the bickering and other nonsense that goes on. Here I actually enjoy reading the posts and respect the intelligence of the posters. Every day I visit I learn something new and hope to provide something for others as well. Being on the East Coast I am familiar with PA & AC casinos and try to add something to the conversation that helps others who may visit these casinos or areas. I travel to LV and Tahoe 3-4 times a year and always learn something new from the people on here that helps my trip or saves me money.

So even if there are not a lot of replys to a post and it seems no one is interested because of a lack of replys, know that most posts are appreciated and used by others even without a reply.
Mosca
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PopCan
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April 4th, 2012 at 9:39:41 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

When you finish points, put periods at the end of your sentence. What does this have to do with gambling?

;)

I know you're being cheeky, but allow me to be cheeky too: According to the Chicago Manual of Style section 6.124 bullet lists, even when the items are complete sentences, do not need to end in periods. Oxford lists them as suggested but optional.

I didn't do well in school and English was my worst subject. I learned to write mostly by watching how other people write and eventually by Googling the rules I wasn't sure about. Your writing style often says more about you than your content on a forum like this. It's how you choose to represent yourself. That said, I understand and don't mind when someone has poor writing skills, particularly if English isn't their native language. In fact, when I'm answering a question I base my wording and how much detail I give on the writing skills of the person asking the question. If the question has typos and grammatical errors I'll tend to use easier words and explain a bit more than I otherwise would.

Back to the topic, when I found this forum I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity level of the forum as a whole. It's one of the main reasons I started posting.
DJTeddyBear
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April 4th, 2012 at 10:12:23 AM permalink
Quote: PopCan

I know you're being cheeky, but allow me to be cheeky too: According to the Chicago Manual of Style section 6.124 bullet lists, even when the items are complete sentences, do not need to end in periods. Oxford lists them as suggested but optional.

Excuse me, but you're talking about bullet lists, where each item is expected to be just a few words, and not necessarily a complete sentence. That's very different from run-on paragrahps where one sentence ends without a period, and the next sentence begins (after a space) without the first word being capitalized.
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AcesAndEights
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April 4th, 2012 at 10:21:26 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

however the punctuation thing is an entirely different matter because if youre busy reading a run on sentence that doesnt include periods or commas or anything it becomes a chore simply to read and understand the point being made I mean if you read something and you then say to your self what was that how does that help the conversation another thing that irritates me are people who do not double space between paragraphs i mean are you paying attention at all do you not see other members keeping their paragraphs down to just a couple sentences and then leave a blank line between it why do you think they do that i mean get a clue buy a vowel figure it out we do it just to make it easier to read combine that with speeling errrors or tpyos and your gonna have a reel prolbem getting peeple to understand it

Have I made my point yet?


I think you made my point better than I could have, thanks!
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PopCan
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April 4th, 2012 at 10:25:49 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

...That's very different from run-on paragrahps where one sentence ends without a period, and the next sentence begins (after a space) without the first word being capitalized.

The post boymimbo and I were referring to was this:
Quote: FinsRule

My additional critieria to being a good forum member:

- Not criticizing others spelling / punctuation
- Not saying things like "But what does this have to do with Vegas / Gambling"

This is in fact a bullet list. Bullet items can be a fragment or a full sentence. The full sentence should start with a capital but doesn't need to end with a period, so long as it's consistent throughout the writing. FinsRule's only possible fault was that if he planned on using full sentences then the sentence preceding the colon should have been a full sentence as well.

EDIT: :)
thecesspit
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April 4th, 2012 at 10:39:20 AM permalink
I just calculated I am somewhere between weaselman and FleaStiff on posts/threads ratio.

Apparently I'm also in the top ten posters. I only hang around here to get a good broad US view on the world, and also gain more knowledge on probability and methods. I do love reading systems/methods.
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FinsRule
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April 4th, 2012 at 10:54:32 AM permalink
Quote: PopCan

...FinsRule's only possible fault was that if he planned on using full sentences then the sentence preceding the colon should have been a full sentence as well.

EDIT: :)



Someone please tell my wife that is my only possible fault.
EvenBob
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April 4th, 2012 at 1:07:45 PM permalink
Quote: PopCan

Back to the topic, when I found this forum I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity level of the forum as a whole. It's one of the main reasons I started posting.



Thats because you missed the Jerry Logan and MKL
days, when it was the wild west here. New rules
have quieted things down. Now you can be suspended
for giving the forum a dirty look, so try and control
your emotions.
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