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    #11

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
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    [...] If you simply want to know about her English usage, maybe try a shorter quotation from her, rather than an entire posting.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    [...] It would have sufficed to omit the screenshot of the tweet and simply quote the sentence "The President will continue to put the People first" (simply giving "A tweet by [name]" as the source), along with the simple question "Why is "People" capitalised?"

    The more of the original post/tweet you include, the more it will look like political content and the more likely it will be to be deleted. You will wish to bear this in mind for future posts.
    Thank you for the advice. I'll do so next time. However, if the moderator could send me a message to ask me to do this, rather than delete it directly, the whole thing would be simpler - I could simply obey the advice and edit my post to meet the need. To some extent, that would save our time, for this thread would not exist.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #12

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    No Kadioguy. The correct solution to the problem was for the moderator to delete the thread. Otherwise the political content would still be there for people to read .

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    #13

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

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    No Kadioguy. The correct solution to the problem was for the moderator to delete the thread. Otherwise the political content would still be there for people to read .
    OK, at least I would hope in this case that I could get a copy of my post in my mail box after it had been deleted, so that it would be easier for me to modify and post it again.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #14

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    Why don't you use this and ask her/them(?) about it:
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/

    (I don't know if you will get a reply.)


    (Edit)To probus
    Her name is Kayleigh McEnany.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 02-Oct-2020 at 18:29.

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    #15

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Why don't you use this and ask her/them(?) about it:
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/

    (I don't know if you will get a reply.)
    I think that l would like to get a quick (and still professional) reply - the forum could be a better choice.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #16

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

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    OK, at least I would hope in this case that I could get a copy of my post in my mail box after it had been deleted, so that it would be easier for me to modify and post it again.
    I take your point but the fastest way for us to get rid of potentially inflammatory content is simply to delete it. Yes, the mod could have taken the time to copy the contents of the post, save it, paste it into a PM and send it to you with an explanation, but we shouldn't really have to do that. If users simply avoided posting such content in the first place, we wouldn't need to do anything similar, nor would we need to be having this conversation!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #17

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    This article might be of interest. Perhaps supporters of Trump are simply trying to emulate his (incorrect) capitalisation of certain words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #18

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    Here's one opinion on the matter:
    https://medium.com/@ericmarsch/why-w...le-c12d95628f4

    I think I'll stop here - this is User Support Area.

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    #19

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    I'm going to move it to General Language Discussions for now (it might end up being moved again in future but we are now discussing language at least).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #20

    Re: Political content doesn't mean political discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the link?
    Here's the link.

    kadioguy had already seen teechar's reply on the language content before I deleted the thread, and can PM him to repeat it if necessary.

    We recently asked GoodTaste to refrain from posting threads with political content. If this had been allowed to stand, GoodTaste for one would have wanted to know why.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Oct-2020 at 23:00.

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