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11. Posted by Belize Me (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

I am usually a stickler for language and prefer the Queen's English however I think we should all suck it up (ok so HRH or M would not be caught dead saying 'suck it up')
and thank Peter for all his hard work instead of criticizing. It is not an easy task keeping up, or making changes to a website like this one. Besides, lots of people who post here use shortforms like 4U, IMO, lol, asap etc. What language is that? People will generally ask if they don't know what something means.

Congrats on the new look Peter! Just one question...why does the backpacker symbol resemble a MAN???.....ducking and running as she pops opens another can of worms

Belize Me (or not as you see fit)

12. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

I'd just like to point out that it's been written like this for the past 3 years... and never been an issue till now. By the way, it doesn't just involve changing the graphic; there's also several related pages that need updating. Not major stuff, but still a few hours work in total.

And then there's the fact that the actual file is still going to be named 'my_messagecenter.cfm'. This wouldn't be changed creating inconsistency between the naming and the actual description.... might be even more inconsistent than now basically...

Then again, I've always thought you were crazy for creating 100 of them Peter

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Windmill

I don't know if that was intentional, but I rest my case.

That's just my complete inability to spell. Not to be confused with more pressing world problems!

Where do I send flowers and chocolate to thank the powers that be for that nifty new edit button??

14. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting Belize Me

Congrats on the new look Peter! Just one question...why does the backpacker symbol resemble a MAN???.....ducking and running as she pops opens another can of worms

Looks like a girl to me (just trying to be politically correct here)

15. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

Quoting Belize Me

thank Peter for all his hard work instead of criticizing. It is not an easy task keeping up, or making changes to a website like this one.

I'm not criticizing. I was merely asking why it was that some words on the website were English and one in particular spelt American. I have lots of respect for Peter and the forum staff. I praised the new design and only asked why it was that one word was written in American-English when the whole site seems to adhere to English-English. It just seemed inconsistent. As I said before, Peter doesn't have to change it, I just wondered if there was a reason for it. Peter then asked if anyone else felt so strongly.

As for people writing txt spk or writing 4U, I'm down with that! Even I do it in texts to save space (and money). But I don't think that's the issue here because the website isn't written in txt spk or anything like that. If it was in txt spk then fair enough, I wouldn't be here arguing the case for English if it was.

16. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

As a side note, the Edit button is the best addition to the forums in my opinion. Dope!

17. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Just so you know, if it wasn't such a pain in the preverbial changing this word due to the graphic, I would have already done so. And as Sam says, the phrase 'message center' is used in numerous places through the site. Though that can be remedied relatively easily. But I'm happy to have this conversation. I've personally always tried to use 'International English' as I prefer to call it. I just never really bothered to check what was the international spelling for that word.

So consider this a poll of sorts. Vote here if you want it changed. If there's enough signatures, I'll get it done.

18. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Yes - change it.

(now, is there no poll function in this new site? )

19. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

You know where I stand. Change it if you can.

20. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Quoting Hien

now, is there no poll function in this new site?

This is it. I ask you, yes or no. Then I count.