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What's Wrong With Helping People With Grammar?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can someone point this out to me? I just recieved a negative reputation with the comment:

    The reply I made said:

    1. I wasn't rude in this post, I was straight up.
    2. What is wrong with helping him for future reference?
    3. Does it honestly matter if I make money or not? There is only 1 person on this forum that knows my true earnings. I am not saying I make 4 figures daily, I am saying, you actually have no idea of my earnings, you can judge me how you want as your opinion won't matter in the long run.

    So back on topic, what is wrong with helping people learn the English language, it is a very hard language to learn.
     
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  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Black Hat World is a very diverse community with members from all over the world. For many of them, the English language is of course, not their first language. Therefore they are bound to make grammatical errors and spelling errors. It's just best to overlook their language barrier and allow them to converse in the best way that they can. Most English speaking people can figure out what they are trying to say, so why go to the bother of correcting them? It just throws threads off-topic if you are acting as their self-appointed English teacher. I can appreciate your good intention, but you need to just let it go. They are here to learn how to make money - not to learn the English language.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  3. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Maybe somebody just had a bad day but correcting grammar could be full-time occupation on any Internet site. It's like pissing against the tide!
     
  4. Millygirl

    Millygirl Regular Member

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    If helping people with grammar is so important to you, couldn't you have just PM the guy/girl and not shame him/her?
     
  5. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks Wiz.

    I won't be helping BHW with their grammar, as requested.
     
  6. tywebb

    tywebb Regular Member

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    Dont sweat it. Ive gotten a few -Rep's for really stupid reasons myself. Let the haters hate.

    Oh ya and your title should be : What's wrong with helping people with grammar? (no need to start each word with a capital) ;)
     
  7. hitman247

    hitman247 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You mean pissing against the wind, not tide :) (Quote trolling)
     
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  8. Silencer

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    I have gotten -rep for the most ridiculous reasons. Best thing to do is forget about it, haters gonna hate.
     
  9. bertbaby

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    No, I like tide better, you know because at first you feel all warm and fuzzy and then you realize just how futile...
     
  10. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    I have no problems with people from India and elsewhere on the forum not using perfect English.

    Most of us here have used services from people in these countries... we've benefited, they've benefited.

    I owe a lot to these guys.