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How we communicate makes a difference

SHModeratorSHModerator Posts: 44
edited 08/28/2015 - 3:12 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
Communication[/u], especially when its online via the Internet needs to be more precise than verbal one on one communications.

Lately, I have been reading many posts that are using the "IPxxx means of communication" That is the shorten text for complete words.

omg,lol are just some of the social phrases. But there are others that now begin to use some medical terms and conditions in the same way.

While communicating in this fashion is not a [u]pure forum violation[/u], it just makes the originator seem somewhat naive and that the reading members many times are at lost as to what is being said. Our rules also state that all posts need to be done in English in clear precise text.....

I had one member complain to me that their posts where not being answered. I looked at the posts and almost every other word was an abbreviation or short text so to speak. I could not make sense out of what the person was trying to say. Now realize we are an international site, so there are hundreds of members (we are currently over 26,000) that read some of those posts and have no idea what is being said.

Short text
Did [u]u[/u] know that we can get ten dollars [u]n[/u] more. [u]n[/u] did [u]u[/u] know that they [u]r[/u] scared, e i

Normal text
Did [u]YOU[/u] know that we can get ten dollars [u]AND[/u] more. [u]AND[/u] did [u]YOU[/u] know that they [u]ARE scared , (I dont have a clue what the rest says

Ok, this might be a very simple example, but it happens way too often here. We dont need to use this.

Crisp clean precise communication is really what is needed here. Save your OMG, LOL and the rest for the phone.
Ron DiLauro,  Spine-Health


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