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    #11

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please note that there is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you" to anyone. Clicking the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any useful post suffices (as you have already done).

    In addition, don't forget that every sentence must end with one appropriate punctuation mark, not an emoticon. Don't try to make your own emoticons. If you want to use one, click on the icon and choose the appropriate one.
    Aren't you afraid of damaging people's self-esteem by giving them so many orders?

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    #12

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndersUlv View Post
    Aren't you afraid of damaging people's self-esteem by giving them so many orders?
    Not remotely, no. I'm a teacher and one of my particular areas of interest is punctuation. If learners are here to learn, they will take everything they are told by teachers in the spirit in which it's intended - help.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    OK, but how does it help me that I am not allowed to use my own emoticons?

    I think it would have been correct to use a dash instead of a hyphen in that last sentence of yours, by the way. But it doesn't really matter. I understood you perfectly.

    I read Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer, and I am not sure that orders and too many rules are a good thing. I think low self-esteem is a bigger problem in the world than grammar mistakes that don't really change the meaning of a sentence.

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    #14

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    You should have seen some of the bizarre home-made emoticons we used to get before we banned them, as they were detracting from the tone of the forum and taking up too much of the moderators' time deleting them.

    New members of the forum are invited to comply with our rules, posting guidelines and other conventions which have been evolving for some 15 years. Many of those who don't like the way we operate often decide to join one or more of the other similar forums on the internet which may be more to their liking.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Oct-2017 at 23:46.

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    #15

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You should have seen some of the bizarre home-made emoticons we used to get before we banned them, as they were detracting from the tone of the forum and taking up too much of the moderators' time deleting them.

    New members of the forum are invited to comply with our rules, posting guidelines and other conventions which have been evolving for some 15 years. Many of those who don't like the way we operate often decide to join one or more of the other similar forums on the internet which may be more to their liking.
    OK, I wasn't aware of that. I did read the forum rules, but I don't remember anything about emoticons.

    I do think that a simple explanation is really a good thing instead of orders, which I actually think are a bit rude. I use the type of emoticons I have been using here in my business correspondence and never had any complaints.

    Has any official authority like Oxford made rules about emoticons not being allowed to be used as full stops? The best article that appeared in my quick Google search was this on: http://mentalfloss.com/article/65394...cons-and-emoji

    I will use punctuation and emojis the way you prefer when/if I post here in the future.

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