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Old February 7, 2009, 09:39 PM   #51
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Tuttle8 feels it to be his pace to correct people in public.
And, by all means, I invite ANYONE to correct me in the same manner. I have no qualms people telling me I made an error in information I provide or my statements are not clear in context.

Again, I'm not saying we need to be the harping on members that make occasional grammatical mistakes. But I do want to provide a VERY compelling argument to support my case.

If you do a bit of research on how anti-gun supporters have built their case against the 2nd Amendment, one of their aces in the hole was how comma placement changed the entire context of its meaning.

It's been a war to prove our point to the anti-gun establishments the simple placement of commas have actually supported our case.

1. Our right is an individual right, not collective.
2. The 2nd Amendment is NOT limited to military and law enforcement. It was intended for any and ALL law abiding citizens.

So, that's my explanation why I'm a nick picking jerk. I take representing ourselves very seriously just for this very reason. What say you?
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:08 PM   #52
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I take representing ourselves very seriously just for this very reason. What say you?
I say you hit the nail on the head

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Old February 7, 2009, 10:19 PM   #53
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So are we going to require an English major as a condition for firearms ownership- or just to discuss firearms ownership?

How about tattoos? How do gun owners with tattoos represent us?

How about we re-rail this thread back on topic. Who should moderate individual posts? Mods or members?

I vote mods.
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:22 PM   #54
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Both if done correctly

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Old February 7, 2009, 10:29 PM   #55
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:36 PM   #56
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How about we re-rail this thread back on topic. Who should moderate individual posts? Mods or members?
Well, after some deliberation I'm inclined to agree that the moderators should be the ones to correct sloppy posters. They are all tactful and considerate and a tactful and considerate PM to a new member would be all that it would take for the vast majority of people to understand this sites posting guidelines.

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And, by all means, I invite ANYONE to correct me in the same manner.
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how comma placement changed the entire context of its meaning.
While you are placing those commas, you might want to place an apostrophe between the s and the t in it's.

I'm just teasing you Tuttle8, I agree that we should all do our utmost to make our posts as well written and grammatically correct as possible. I also feel we should all do our level best to provide accurate, factual information. I just believe that a well worded PM from a moderator would more than likely be all it takes to get a new member headed down the right track.
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:41 PM   #57
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I don't know WA. It's quite apparent that my constant explanation that one DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE AN ENGLISH MAJOR to carry on a thoughtful discussion isn't being absorbed.

I keep telling people for the past several months that I need to reinstitute my favorite saying of my father's. I guess it's time to stop talking and just do it...
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:42 PM   #58
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EricReynolds, you should take a lesson in self policeing from grymster. He`s very polite on his correcting and I learned from him. Since we`re correcting, there should also be a space between Eric and Reynolds. Please always use spaces between first and last names you silly, non-typing, lack of puncuating piece of *#%^. Did I type that out loud . More sarcasm.
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:45 PM   #59
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While you are placing those commas, you might want to place an apostrophe between the s and the t in it's.
Sorry, Nate. Won't do it. "Its" is a possessive form in that statement not a contraction to represent the term "it is".
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:58 PM   #60
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Sorry, Nate. Won't do it. "Its" is a possessive form in that statement not a contraction to represent the term "it is"
Ha Ha, I can't trick you, you are absolutely correct.

The rule is: If you can substitute it is or it has, and the sentence still makes sense, then it's should have an apostrophe. If you can substitute the, and the sentence still makes sense, then its should not have an apostrophe.

Actually your posts are perfect in spelling and grammar.
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:34 AM   #61
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Alrighty then!

Point(s) made, pondered, hashed, and rehashed ad nauseam. Now I'm getting a little nauseam myself.

(And, yes, it's nauseam, not nauseum.)

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