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    (Original post by edders)
    Well, it's not just the rep people will be awarded. It's the prestige of being publicly acknowledged as a skilled wordsmith.
    Great, and we can all expand our vocabularies. 'Wordsmith' - that's a new one on me
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    Question: when will you judge the winner?
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    (Original post by musicman)
    Question: when will you judge the winner?
    There will be no single 'winner'; it'll be an ongoing process. I (and anyone else who wants to) will distribute praise as and when it is required.
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    (Original post by musicman)
    Question: when will you judge the winner?
    Lol. I think people should be penalised for blatantly trying to 'win'.
    'Question:' was hardly nescessary.
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    (Original post by edders)
    There will be no single 'winner'; it'll be an ongoing process. I (and anyone else who wants to) will distribute praise as and when it is required.
    I will also rep people for articulate, grammatically-sound posts, although my rep isn't worth many points!
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    (Original post by edders)
    There will be no single 'winner'; it'll be an ongoing process. I (and anyone else who wants to) will distribute praise as and when it is required.
    Surely abbreviations such as "it'll" should not be allowed?
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    (Original post by musicman)
    I will also rep people for articulate, grammatically-sound posts, although my rep isn't worth many points!
    is not
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    Lol. I think people should be penalised for blatantly trying to 'win'.
    'Question:' was hardly nescessary.
    You are wrong; I didn't write "question:" with the intent to impress, as it is hardly articulate, unlike your "blatantly trying"!
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    (Original post by Pzyko)
    Surely abbreviations such as "it'll" should not be allowed?
    Why not?
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    is not
    Contractions are perfectly valid. Unless, of course, edders decides that they are banned.
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    And I ain't going to hardly try I don't need to impress no one.
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    (Original post by Pzyko)
    Surely abbreviations such as "it'll" should not be allowed?
    Abbreviations done correctly, with the right apostrophe use, are perfectly acceptable.
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    Why not?
    Because they are not proper in formal writing.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Abbreviations done correctly, with the right apostrophe use, are perfectly acceptable.
    Wrong tense of the verb "to use". Tut tut.
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    (Original post by musicman)
    You are wrong; I didn't write "question:" with the intent to impress, as it is hardly articulate, unlike your "blatantly trying"!
    Just because I have a natural flair for writing, you shouldn't criticise me. 'Question:' was soooooooooooooo not required.


    Oh well looks like i'm out of the running with all those 'os'
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    edders did not say formal writing, just good grammar.

    I may lend my 62 points to this campaign every so often.
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    (Original post by Pzyko)
    Wrong tense of the verb "to use". Tut tut.
    Eh? You're barking up the wrong tree there mate. :confused:
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    (Original post by edders)
    I will be giving out rep for the next few weeks to those people who construct grammatically sound sentences. Obviously, the better written and more stylish posts will be rewarded. Points for proper use of the colon, semicolon, apostrophe, hyphen, ellipsis etc.

    Feel free to nominate people by posting links to their well-written posts here.
    I hope this will be a learning experience for us all.

    I will be giving rep for those who type-set their work correctly. Points will be awarded against the criteria adopted by both the RSA and Pitman. As an example, two spaces follow a full stop within a paragraph. Consistency in new paragraph openings will also be awarded.

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    I will be giving rep for those who type-set their work correctly. Points will be awarded against the criteria adopted by both the RSA and Pitman. As an example, two spaces follow a full stop within a paragraph. Consistency in new paragraph openings will also be awarded.

    I always leave two spaces!

    It's been drilled into me (not literally).
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    (Original post by Pzyko)
    Because they are not proper in formal writing.
    We're not rewarding formal writing: we're rewarding stylish yet grammatically correct writing.
 
 
 
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