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Please post using correct grammar and spelling, avoiding common abbreviations (e.g. "cuz"; for "because").

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Wow...sorry if I have every misspelled something...spelling has sometimes been my down fall.

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kathys wrote:
Wow...sorry if I have every misspelled something...spelling has sometimes been my down fall.

Kathys, no worries. Common spelling mistakes happen. We just don't want people coming in and posting like they are texting or messaging.

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Thank you so much for that clarification MrHub. I was worried I was going to get thrown out. Once again thanks so much.

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kathys wrote:
Thank you so much for that clarification MrHub. I was worried I was going to get thrown out. Once again thanks so much.

If that was the case, I'd have been gone long ago along with half the others here! biggrin Grade

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Me too! Many times my brain works much faster than my fingers and it just doesn't come out right on the screen. You would think I'd learn to proof read - but no. laugh

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I am glad there is this sort of rule here.My grammar might not be the best and i also type faster than my fingers can achieve but i do try my bestest wink There is a difference however between mistakes and lazyness.

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Wow!... eek Does this mean my Scottish words are taboo..Like " Ya big Jessie " or " Awa and bile yer Heid " ... confused

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Good to see this! It's easy to forget if it's not read once in a while.

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King Fergus wrote:
Wow!... eek Does this mean my Scottish words are taboo..Like " Ya big Jessie " or " Awa and bile yer Heid " ... confused

Trust me - if you have a language violation, we will let you know.
Let's try and keep it polite though, the examples you gave are borderline. No name calling, blatant swearing. If I don't know what a foreign (to me) slang term means I'm going to be heading to Urban Dictionary to look it up.

As Mr Hub said we just don't want people coming in and posting like they are texting or messaging. We don't want giant walls of text with no punctuation, or posts in all caps. We don't want to suddenly see everyone posting in leetpeak. Good grammar (functional grammar) makes the boards friendly for everyone to read and is welcoming to the greater community. We are not the grammar police, but you would be surprised what you have to tell people not to do these days.

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Do not create posts promoting fundraisers, or asking for support or funding for nonprofit or for-profit endeavors, before getting permission from an administrator or moderator.

Oops...Sorry guys. I just did this like two days ago...

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alicemouse wrote:
admin wrote:

Do not create posts promoting fundraisers, or asking for support or funding for nonprofit or for-profit endeavors, before getting permission from an administrator or moderator.

Oops...Sorry guys. I just did this like two days ago...

Check your PM's please. biggrin

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Until our Christmas Holiday Trip

"To All Who Come to this Happy Place: Welcome"
"WARNING - you may experience sudden hunger from all the picture and talk of FOOD around here!"

Who's going to WDW or DL this year ? / Your most artistic Disney photo's /My Disney Fix / Tikiman Pages / Mrhubs Disney FaceBook Page / Other Webcams / Forum rules

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/whos-going-walt-disney-world-or-disneyland-2017

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King Fergus wrote:
Wow!... eek Does this mean my Scottish words are taboo..Like " Ya big Jessie " or " Awa and bile yer Heid " ... confused

Trust me - if you have a language violation, we will let you know.
Let's try and keep it polite though, the examples you gave are borderline. No name calling, blatant swearing. If I don't know what a foreign (to me) slang term means I'm going to be heading to Urban Dictionary to look it up.

As Mr Hub said we just don't want people coming in and posting like they are texting or messaging. We don't want giant walls of text with no punctuation, or posts in all caps. We don't want to suddenly see everyone posting in leetpeak. Good grammar (functional grammar) makes the boards friendly for everyone to read and is welcoming to the greater community. We are not the grammar police, but you would be surprised what you have to tell people not to do these days.

Whit!...Borderline...Ok...I will now use my best Scottish accent...LOL.. crossfingers

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oh boy you could be pushing that envelope King Fergus......as we only see what you type and not how you say it. laugh laugh laugh

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King Fergus wrote:
Whit!...Borderline...

So, like I said - if I don't know what something means I'm going to look it up in Urban Dictionary. What I find there may or may not be your intended use. Err on the side of caution. wink

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Trust me..I would never use abusive language ( Scottish or other ) Big Jessie is a reference to a dude who is acting like a lassie..And " Bile yer Heid " is another way of saying don't talk rubbish..Am I on the bad books already.?... confused

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I don't think you're in the bad books, Kristen was just pointing out that if people don't understand something and then go look it up, it could come across differently than how it's meant Smile xx

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I don't think you're in the bad books, Kristen was just pointing out that if people don't understand something and then go look it up, it could come across differently than how it's meant Smile xx

I agree with you...There's a big gap between Scottish slang words and other countries ( including England ) In fact even among ourselves...LOL...True story, when visiting Florida way back in 2004,we were shopping in I-Drive for a dress for my DW as she was going to a wedding when we got home...The female assistant asked me if I needed help,and I explained I was with the wife to help her choose a dress and she has Hee Haw of what she is looking for..Which means " No idea " ...However the look I got from the assistant was enough...I had to quickly explain what I meant in proper Queens English... confused

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King Fergus wrote:
Trust me..I would never use abusive language ( Scottish or other ) Big Jessie is a reference to a dude who is acting like a lassie..And " Bile yer Heid " is another way of saying don't talk rubbish..Am I on the bad books already.?... confused

As a Scot married to an Englishman we often have disagreements at home about acceptable language. He uses terms I find offensive and there is a certain Scottish term of endearment that I often use for my children, but if looked up on urban dictionary would get me thrown off this site in a flash.

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King Fergus wrote:
Trust me..I would never use abusive language ( Scottish or other ) Big Jessie is a reference to a dude who is acting like a lassie..And " Bile yer Heid " is another way of saying don't talk rubbish..Am I on the bad books already.?... confused

As a Scot married to an Englishman we often have disagreements at home about acceptable language. He uses terms I find offensive and there is a certain Scottish term of endearment that I often use for my children, but if looked up on urban dictionary would get me thrown off this site in a flash.

LOL...Yes I know what you mean...From now on..I..King Fergus of Scotland will only use the Queens language ( until we get our independence in September ) From then on it will be in Gaelic ...LOL.. laugh

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King Fergus - I actually love that you write with an accent, it brings me no end of amusement. We don't want to stop you from being who you are - we just need to make sure that everyone is playing nicely together.

If there is a more appropriate Scottish slang dictionary online that you could point me to, I will happily bookmark it for reference.

mickey crossfingers

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King Fergus...I also enjoy your messages. Generally make me laugh. But I do understand that some folks are more 'sensitive' and therefore I understand the need to make sure 'everyone is playing nice' as Kristen K has put it.

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Kristen K. wrote:
King Fergus - I actually love that you write with an accent, it brings me no end of amusement. We don't want to stop you from being who you are - we just need to make sure that everyone is playing nicely together.

If there is a more appropriate Scottish slang dictionary online that you could point me to, I will happily bookmark it for reference.

mickey crossfingers

Try Scotlandwelcomesyou.com/Scottish-sayings...P.S...I always try to play nice..LOL..By the way..Don't worry if you see me and Mr Ferret kidding each other on...We are the best of pals and I knew him on an old WDW site.. bighug

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Greetings, all powerful and knowing Administrators and Moderators!

Is there a mechanism where by a member can propose a minor change to the forum rules?

Specifically, I am wondering how I could propose a change to the forum rules that would limit the number of new threads (not responses) an individual member can create in a 24 hour period to one (1).

Just wondering....
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Hi Bill!

You, and all of our community members, are always welcome to send any and all suggestions to the team by using the contact form. That can be reached by the "contact" button in the top of the gray navigation bar. In addition, you should always feel free to send the moderators a PM if you have questions or concerns about what is happening on the Walt Disney World for Grown-ups website.

That being said - there is a strategy guideline for the website that addresses the number of new posts that are being created throughout the day, week, and month. When the minimums aren't being met by general forum members, they have to be met by me. We are quite happy that the forums have grown significantly in volume over the past six months and for the most part have been meeting those goals without much extra assistance. This was a fantastic achievement for the website because that's what successful forums that are growing organically do. mickey

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I would really really hate to see the amount of new thread started per day reduced to one. When I'm in full on disney planning mode I might start many threads in one day and then go 2 weeks without starting one. Anyway, we wanna see more threads to read through, not less Smile

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There's a minimum new thread requirement on this forum? Interesting...

Bill, I understand where you're coming from. I personally prefer "quality over quantity". awesome

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I would really really hate to see the amount of new thread started per day reduced to one. When I'm in full on disney planning mode I might start many threads in one day and then go 2 weeks without starting one. Anyway, we wanna see more threads to read through, not less Smile

Agree..In the old days..On the old site...I put new threads on a daily basis..In that two year membership ( so to speak ) I had over 25000 likes ( Yeh silly I know ) but it was great fun..Everyone ( apart from a few ) loved the Disney questions and fun..

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They say variety is the spice of life.... wink .....I love it when we have new threads by various people rather than several new threads by the same person...... mickey

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I agree shorty Smile we should all make an effort to start more, especially if it means Kristen doesn't have to worry about starting threads to keep the site running Smile xxxxx

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The one with all the birthdays Oct 14 4 Big Birthdays and a Vow Renewal thrown in
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Girly trip March 14 A last min cheapy week
September 13 our first all DVC stay
TR May 2013 the last min bargain trip offsite
Oct 2012 TR with a cruise!big family trip featuring the beach club, AKL, the dream and a villa offsite
TR on a budget May - June 2011offsite condo
TR Sept - Oct 2010 big family trip in an offsite villa