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Strange thing about abbreviations in post

Amit Ghorpade
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Firstly Its really good to know that a abbreviation/shortcut checker is in place, dont know when it came into action, since I myself dont post any non real/shortcut words.
But when I tried to suggest a member to use real word please in place of "p l z"(cant post it without spaces ) in this thread

I got the following FYI and was not allowed to post
We're sorry, but your post appears to contain abbreviations that we don't like people to use at the Ranch. Because JavaRanch is an international forum, many of our members are not native English speakers. For that reason, it's important that we all try to write clear, standard English, and avoid abbreviations and SMS shortcuts. See here for more of an explanation. Thanks for understanding.

If the abbreviation occurs within code, you can use code tags to post it successfully.

WARNING: It's possible some browsers may lose the text of your post when you hit the back arrow. As a precaution, we recommend you copy your original text shown below, so that you can paste it into a new edit window if necessary.

The specific error message is: 'p l z' is a silly English abbreviation; use 'please' instead.


One thing I dont understand is how come the original poster and many others did not get that FYI.
Thanks in advance.
Amit
[ August 24, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]

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David O'Meara
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Maybe as theirs was in the topic title and not the body?
Amit Ghorpade
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Thanks for the reply sheriff Dave, maybe you are right but the posts in this thread and this one and many similar have "p lz" in the body.
Thanks again.
Amit
[ August 25, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
Ben Souther
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I assure you, you can't say plz in the body of a JR thread.



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fred rosenberger
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
I assure you, you can't say plz in the body of a JR thread.


I was pretty sure you could say "plz" if you worked at it. Plus, one of the linked posts with the word "plz" in it was from 2005 - long before we put that checker in. I don't remember the exact date that was implemented, but plz can't be used in any posts made today, that's for sure.


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Amit Ghorpade
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But fred the other thread is as recent as May 08

Originally posted by Ben Souther
I assure you, you can't say p lz in the body of a JR thread.


Originally posted by fred rosenberger
but "p lz" can't be used in any posts made today, that's for sure.

Hooray
Amit Ghorpade
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I don't know how you bartenders post that word .
Maybe only because you are bartenders

when I clicked the Add Reply for my above post I got the same FYI, I put a space in between and hit that button again then yet another FYI was waiting for me, it said

Sorry! We have flood-control activated. You cannot post within a certain number of seconds of your last post. Please try again after this period of time elapses. The current number of seconds required between posts is: 30


My welcome wishes for the "flood-control"

And a lot of thanks for your replies
Amit
Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:
I don't know how you bartenders post that word

It's good to have some secrets...


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Amit Ghorpade
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

It's good to have some secrets...


Hmmm that's true
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:


Hmmm that's true


plz click on the 'reply with quote' icon and all will be revealed


Joanne
Vikas Kapoor
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Joined: Aug 16, 2007
Posts: 1374
Yeah Joanne,
You thought about that.
Amit Ghorpade
Bartender

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Originally posted by Joanne Neal:


plz click on the 'reply with quote' icon and all will be revealed


If it was really meant to be revealed then one of the bartenders could have done it already, I think.
Please keep some secrets
Joanne Neal
Rancher

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Posts: 3489
    
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Well it wasn't really that much of a secret if all you have to do is reply with quote on one of the bartender's posts to see how it was done. I suspect they made those posts to give you a hint about how to do it. That's the Javaranch way after all
Amit Ghorpade
Bartender

Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2716
    
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Yup I get it now.
Thanks Joanne
 
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