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Some grammatical errors in the terms and conditions

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posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 08:46 PM
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I was going through the terms and conditions and came up upon a few errors. I didn't mean to but one of them caught my eye, which then led me to review the whole document for further unintentional inconsistencies. You can fix the typos whenever you have the time. I've marked them in bold.

Terms and Conditions of Membership for the AboveTopSecret.com Message Board(s)

Your use of the message board(s) (and inclusive forums) and any other public discussion medium hosted on this domain indicates your acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions of Use of the AboveTopSecret.com, Politics.AboveTopSecret, ATSNN.com, ConspiracyMasters.com, BelowTopSecret.com website Message Board(s) and any other linked website owned and operated by AboveTopSecret.com, LLP (from this point forward, referred to as "The Owners"). These terms and conditions are subject to change without warning, so please review them regularly.

General Liability Notice: The open and real-time nature of the discussion forums makes it impossible for The Owners to vouch for the validity "our" (should be "or") honesty of posts from individual members. We are not responsible for any messages posted, "nor" (should be "or of") the consequences of reading them. The views expressed in the messages within the forums are those of the authors, who accept total responsibility for the content of their posts. If you find any posts in these forums to be offensive or objectionable, please contact administration or the moderators with the address of the post. If we determine that removal of a post or posts is necessary, we will make reasonable efforts to do so in a timely manner.

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Forum posts, private messages, PODcasts, blog entries, and other supported content that violate these terms and conditions are subject to action that may include, but is not limited to, edits, removal, or account termination.



By becoming a member of these domains, you agree to the following:


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posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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2d.) Forum Gangs: You will not engaged (engage) in an organized collaboration with other members to disrupt thread topics or interrupt the flow of normal collaborative discussion.

2e.) Illegal Activity: Discussion of illegal activities such as drug use, drug paraphernalia, hacking, etc. are (is) strictly forbidden.

4) Advertising: You will not advertise or promote other discussion boards, chat systems, online communities or other websites on ATS within posts, avatars or signatures without prior written permission from AboveTopSecret.com LLP. Your (You) will not choose a username that is the same as website domain, subdomain, or URL for which you are associated.

7) Violation needs a colon here Violation of any aspect of the Terms and Conditions of use are subject to our Actions for general abuse and violations. Or in extreme cases, immediate banning of your username and IP from the domains. In all disputes, the decisions of one of the Partners or administrative staff are final.

4b) Ad Blockers: As AboveTopSecret.com is provided as a free service, in part through the income of our advertising, you agree not to use "ad-blocking" software or similar built-in web browser options while using the website(s). No typo here, just found it funny.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:18 PM
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Well aint that just the booger........



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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I somehow expected that response. I was in no way being a member of the grammar police. I am an Arab who learned English the hard way, it not being my first language I am usually more observant of my vocabulary and grammar (and of others). Plus I am kind of a perfectionist.

I was just clicking links, one thing led to another and while I was going through the terms and conditions these errors just popped out at me, so I thought I'd just lend a helping hand.

I do not mean to be pretentious or do the whole "holier than thou" routine but I just saw some typos and wanted to point them out.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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Btw your posts has a lot of errors too. I'll point out a few (apart fromt he obvious ones ofcourse)

Well aint that just the booger........



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:37 PM
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Its not a problem and we appreciate all the help we can get. I'm sorry if you took my post wrong, I meant for it to be funny. Sometimes my fingers move faster than my brain.

It is not wrong to do what you can to make something you care about better.

It is wrong to take a cheap shot at someone who is doing what they can to do that though. I appolagize. I hope you will accept it.

Love and light,

wupy



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:37 PM
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Tha Grammar Police!

Just kidding.


Yes, there are a few typos, grammatical errors and maybe even some spoonerisms in the T&C and other board information.

I'm rather picky about that sort of thing myself, but when the meaning is clear, it doesn't really bother me.

Perhaps one of the Amigos, inspired by this thread, will go through and make these changes. But if that shouldn't happen, I hope you won't take it the wrong way.

And for whatever it may be worth, I don't see any reason to interpret this as anything other than a member trying to help -- and putting in quite a lot of effort to do so.

So thanks!



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by mrwupy
Its not a problem and we appreciate all the help we can get. I'm sorry if you took my post wrong, I meant for it to be funny. Sometimes my fingers move faster than my brain.

It is not wrong to do what you can to make something you care about better.

It is wrong to take a cheap shot at someone who is doing what they can to do that though. I appolagize. I hope you will accept it.

Love and light,

wupy


Btw I was just kidding with the "correcting your post" bit too.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:45 PM
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I'm a good example of spelling and syntax errors on these boards, so maybe I should keep my keyboard quiet, but the T&C could use a re-work because of all the errors.

I've read though it several times while looking for a ruling and the number of mistakes is pretty high. I can forgive the members that hammer out a quick reply to a thread, but the T&C needs to be edited by a member that has a complete command of the English language so that the end result looks more professional.





posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 09:55 PM
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btw, you need to correct your siggy.


I love long walks on the beach, moonlit dinners and political assisinations.


It assassinations.



[edit on 4-6-2006 by mrwupy]



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 10:13 PM
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Thanks for pointing that out, I usually copy/paste whatever I'm writing in Word to check whenever I'm in doubt, like I did this particular word but it gave me the go a. the first time. Weird.

Much appreciated.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by Majic
Tha Grammar Police!

Just kidding.


Yes, there are a few typos, grammatical errors and maybe even some spoonerisms in the T&C and other board information.

I'm rather picky about that sort of thing myself, but when the meaning is clear, it doesn't really bother me.

Perhaps one of the Amigos, inspired by this thread, will go through and make these changes. But if that shouldn't happen, I hope you won't take it the wrong way.

And for whatever it may be worth, I don't see any reason to interpret this as anything other than a member trying to help -- and putting in quite a lot of effort to do so.

So thanks!


It's just that my friend had a company which lost quite a bit due to a typo made by the secretary (not hired for her typing skills I imagine) and since this was in the "terms and conditions" section and therefore may have some legal bearing in the future I thought it would be best if it was error free.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by AccidentallyOnPurpose
We are not responsible for any messages posted, "nor" (should be "or of") the consequences of reading them.


I believe your correction is wrong. One cannot be 'responsible of' something. The sole exception is in the case of United States legal terminology (I'm not American, so correct me if I'm wrong) in relation to misdemeanors, e.g. 'Attleboro District Court, a Massachusetts man with an extensive driving history is found not responsible of speeding", in which case the word is a substitution for the term "guilty" and refers to an act. One cannot be guilty of consequences since 'consequences' is not an act, nor can one be 'responsible of' consequences, one can only be responsible for them. Hence the addition of the 'or of' in your example is an erroneous and unwarranted correction. For the example you cite, in an extreme act of pedantism, one might add the word "for" after the "nor", however I am fairly certain that such extreme acts are illegal in many nations, and so I must warn you: the pedantry cops are much nastier than the grammar cops. Practice your pedantry with caution, my friend.



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 10:46 PM
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Actually I was ok with nor, or if a change was in order an "or" would have sufficed but that damn Word did me in again.

It's good that through this post other people are cross checking this (if only to correct me), who knows maybe through these transactions we can come up with the perfect, iron clad document .



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by AccidentallyOnPurpose
Actually I was ok with nor, or if a change was in order an "or" would have sufficed but that damn Word did me in again.

"Or" would be incorrect as well, since it would imply mutual exclusivity between the two; the very opposite of the intended meaning. The "nor" was used correctly. No change was in order.


It's good that through this post other people are cross checking this (if only to correct me), who knows maybe through these transactions we can come up with the perfect, iron clad document.

Firstly, "cross-checking" should be hyphenated. But more importantly, I think that the ATS community would benefit much more if we applied our precious time and brain power to researching and producing quality posts on the subject of conspiracy, rather than correcting speeling and grama. Whadyathink?

Happy posting!



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 11:25 PM
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Actually crosschecking in itself is a useable word, the hyphenation is not a necessity.

As for the spelling and grammar, it's not like I'm going around trying to rectify each and every post on these boards. I just thought of alerting the site owners of a few "typos" which I saw given my limited knowledge of the language so as to avoid any legal complications that MAY arise in the future, like an aforementioned acquaintance of mine has suffered.

You sure you come in peace?
crosschecking

[edit on 4-6-2006 by AccidentallyOnPurpose]



posted on Jun, 4 2006 @ 11:48 PM
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Originally posted by AccidentallyOnPurpose
I just thought of alerting the site owners..

Trust me: They already know.


You sure you come in peace?

Today? No. But changing my username for one hellish day isn't on the cards. Look, I'm using this smiley =>
I never, ever use that smiley.
Don't push me, or I might use this one =>
Bah! Now look what you made me do!



posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
Look, I'm using this smiley =>
I never, ever use that smiley.
Don't push me, or I might use this one =>
Bah! Now look what you made me do!




AccidentallyOnPurpose has made some valid points.


*member scurries out of thread*



posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 12:13 PM
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I think I found another mistake.

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Your use of the message board(s), and inclusive forums, and any other public discussion medium hosted on this domain,

The pair of commas are used to set off a non essential part of the sentence. I am not very good at explaning it, so I found a website that explains it.
comma use



posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by infoseeker
and any other linked website owned and operated by AboveTopSecret.com, LLP (from this point forward, referred to as "The Owners").

emphasis added

I think in context this is correct.



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