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    #1

    Message on a server

    Have I made any mistakes?

    You'vemade your viewpoint on Spanish abundantly clear. Now, refrain from derailingconversations with your uncalled-for remarks. This server was created with the sole purpose of fostering an inclusivelanguage-learning community. WhileI can't force you to grow fond of Spanish, I strenuously request that you stop discouraging people who wantto pursuit Spanish and hoodwinking them into believing its useless.

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    #2

    Re: Message on a server

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbadob View Post
    Have I made any mistakes?

    You've made your viewpoint on Spanish abundantly clear. Now, refrain from derailing conversations with your uncalled-for remarks. This server was created with the sole purpose of fostering an inclusive language-learning community. While I can't force you to grow fond of Spanish, I strenuously request that you stop discouraging people who want to learn Spanish and hoodwinking them into believing it's useless.
    I don't think "strenuously" adds anything. Perhaps:

    I must ask you to ....
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    #3

    Re: Message on a server

    Welcome to the forum, Robbadob.

    As you can see, Tarheel added a lot of spaces between words. It looks like you copied and pasted the text in post #1 from somewhere else. Note that when you do that, the software removes a lot of spaces. Before you post, you will need to add those spaces yourself.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Message on a server

    Thanks for your replies.

    I wasn't aware the spacing was botched up when copying text from a word editor. Unfortunately, I couldn't visualize my thread after I posted it. I thought it had been deleted or not properly entered.
    Regarding my passage. Does it read overly formal? Is the tone condescending?
    Last edited by Robbadob; 25-Feb-2020 at 22:28.

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    #5

    Re: Message on a server

    It's an admonition. By its very nature the one person seems to be talking down to the other one. That's pretty much unavoidable here.
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  6. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #6

    Re: Message on a server

    What do you mean by server?

  7. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #7

    Re: Message on a server

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbadob View Post
    I wasn't aware the spacing was botched up when copying text from a word editor.
    If you right-click, you can choose the paste as plain text option, which clears any editor formatting issues.

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    #8

    Re: Message on a server

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What do you mean by server?
    A Discord server.

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    #9

    Re: Message on a server

    I thought Discord was an app or a chat service. I'm pretty sure "server" is the wrong word there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Message on a server

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I thought Discord was an app or a chat service. I'm pretty sure "server" is the wrong word there.
    It's the right word.

    Discord uses the metaphors of servers and channels; even though these servers don't map to traditional hardware or virtual servers due to their distributed nature. A user can create a server on Discord, manage its public visibility and access, and create one or more channels within.
    Last edited by Robbadob; 26-Feb-2020 at 23:20.

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