I love Bugs!  

nightstogether 56M
818 posts
4/28/2005 8:02 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

I love Bugs!


I'll lay odds that I do not get a Bug Number from the Bug Fighting Centre for this.

Some people enjoy quoting facts and figures in their blogs; I know that I do it sometimes. Some people also enjoy adding the accepted abbreciations to the longer names they use, so that, next time, they can make a quick note with the abbreviation and get on with the meat of the text.

These poor people do not yet know of a lurking menace which will bring their carefully worded, carefully formulated facts and figures to a juddering, unreadable halt.

Take, for example, the person who quotes figures in brackets. In a blog I've just read, the writer quoted, in brackets, the figure minus ten: that is written as (-1.

In an abbreviation I wished to use in another post, I mentioned the AdultFriendFinder Most Popular Male Blog listing, and abbreviated it (although AdultFriendFinder automatically extends the abreviation of A.F.F (will this work?) to its full name) as AdultFriendFinder MPMB. I placed it in brackets and got: (AdultFriendFinder MPM.

Now, when I press send, will I be successful in conveying what I mean, so that you can visualise the problem, or will it come out exactly the way I have typed it in? Time shall tell ...

nightstogether
private-intellectual (.de)


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
4/28/2005 9:03 am

well... before we could use the smileys several peepz asked for use of the smileys

Tho it had some side-effects when put into action, most peepz seem to be happier when able to use the smileys

Maybe it's a thought to use spaces between the brackets and what you're saying in between them if not sure... like ( MPMB ) ...

just a thought


nightstogether 56M

4/28/2005 9:27 am

Goddess: that's what I did in the end, put a space in. I should also say that the person using -10 used an O instead of a 0, and that makes a difference too.

nightstogether
private-intellectual (.de)


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
4/28/2005 2:17 pm

just an idea: join the new group I made and spill da beanz on all that's wrong, annoying, making you wonder and all those other things...


mi_mwpm 51M

4/28/2005 4:36 pm

All they need to do is add a preview button so you can see what things are going to look like before they're posted. Our friends here at A.F.F. (hah, expand that!) just don't like to make things easy for us.


rm_kevnico 55M
131 posts
4/28/2005 6:41 pm

It looks like some people may just post and run. I read mine to find such 'oopsies', and edit when necessary. Also, I have found some 'links' to non-existent blogs/profiles. Proof read, test, and edit.


nightstogether 56M

4/29/2005 12:48 am

Kevnico: I always read through mine at some stage and then correct obvious mistakes. Sometimes a few smaller things slip through, though.

nightstogether
private-intellectual (.de)


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