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    Default Aren't I friendly?

    I am a Chinese boy, my English is very poor.
    Sorry for my simple question.
    Recently, In a game forum that discusses the game Conquerors and so on, a boy registered with the name "Conqueror", I said that the name is
    beautiful, two men have quoted my post so far. Maybe someone think I am not friendly, but I am really friendly. I can't know what is wrong.
    In west, Isn't the word "conqueror" a good one?
    Here is the link,
    http://aok.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/a...f=3,32477,0,10
    Thank you.

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    I thin they think your use of 'beautiful' is a bit too strong. The first reply uses LOL (laughing out loud), so it's nothing to worry about. I'd suggest using an adjective like 'cool' or 'good' rather than beautiful.

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    Oh, thank you teacher.
    Now I know what is my mistake.

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    Hi Freedom and Tdol,

    I think the person who said 'aren't you friendly' - didn't mean this as a question like 'Why are you not friendly' but rather as a statement like 'hey you are friendly, aren't you?
    So, nothing to worry about for you, Freedom, you are regarded as friendly not the other way round.

    Hope this makes sense...
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    Freedom is a nice name too. In fact, it is a very good name. :wink:

    Perhaps you think your English skills aren't very good, so you are unsure of yourself, but it looks to me like you are doing just fine. :)

    The "lol" and the smiley both tell me that the reaction to your remark was a positive one. :)

    Relax. You are doing fine.

    :D

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    I felt, they might have felt his adjective was a little too strong, but they realised he was being friendly and were just passing a friendly, jokey comment back. The second confused smiley doesn't mean that the person is negative, just a bit surprised.

    I agree with Torsten's comment about the meaning of the question- it's a little ironic rather than actually questioning whether Freedom is friendly- it's showing surprise at how friendly he is.

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    Thank you for all the friends' earnest, circumspection,
    and your friendly beautiful answers.
    I pluck up my courage to use beautiful again.
    If it is not a good one to use in the case of this situation,
    please excuse me.

    Aside from it above,
    I will very glad if someone can point out my mistakes in English in any of my posts.

    By the way, I like GNU/Linux's freedom spirit very much,
    so my name is freedom.

    Good luck to all.

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    OK, Freedom- I'd take the comma out from after 'earnest' as the next word is a noun. BTW, I like the way you use English vocabulary. ;-0

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    Aside from it above,
    I will very glad if someone can point out my mistakes in English in any of my posts.
    You should probably say: "...I would be very glad if..."

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    Following on from Will:
    "...I would be very glad if someone could...

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