||[Sep. 10th, 2008|10:42 am]
Whole lotta labia.
Don't you, every once in a while, just want to send an internet etiquette package to a bunch of people? Just an envelope with a fun thumbdrive (sushi maybe, or those ones that look like teddybears with no heads) and then when it gets inserted you get this:|
- Basic rules on the use of apostrophes
- A general understanding of the difference between "your" and "you're" as well as the correct expansions of some basic contractions.
- A link to Google
- A link to Snopes
- And, for those to whom it applies, a general understanding of politeness on LJ. To whit: If you would like to unfriend someone, just do it. Don't whine about it and then post something clever for those still on your flist. That's tacky. And also, if you like someone's icon and you want to use it, ask them first. It's possible they will have no problem at all but it's also possible that they put a lot of work into it, or maybe didn't even make it themselves and the original artist would like credit. Be nice, people, you don't grab accessories from random strangers on the street, now do you?
In other news? I love my flist. The rest of the internet just makes me want to clutch you all to my bosom.
I heard that. Pervs.
See, I thought I could head it off at the pass but nooooo. :)
oh, for serious reals, all of it. le sigh.
Omg Kiltie, why why whyyyyy?
Also, I have a question for you. I see you go off about spacing after periods in the stuff you edit and it makes me feel really anxious because I remember being taught doublespace after periods. What is the proper convention? Is it just for publications? Dude, when did this change?
Double spacing after sentences in business correspondence still works. (I hate it, but it still works.) Double spaces were once a typesetting convention in print publications, but once things were no longer being done manually or on ancient typesetting equipment, it became unnecessary. Desktop publishing makes things much easier in terms of measuring letter/type spacing, and from what I've been told—I do not know this for sure, because omg Luddite—some online text editor software automatically rips out the double spaces anyway. You should be good in your correspondence, but if you're creating anything like a newsletter or magazine or even a flyer of some kind, I wouldn't do it, because it really does look amateurish and can make your life hell in terms of layout, especially if you're confined by executive choice/decision to use—oh god—force-justified text in text boxes.
When I rule the world, man ...
eta.. ahaha.. icon ooops.
Edited at 2008-09-10 02:58 pm (UTC)
every time you use that icon, I end up with the Come to Kenya song stuck in my head the rest of the day.
this is not a complaint.
I have still not heard this song or seen this cartoon thingie! Enlighten! Enlighten! /dalek
Cee? They have lions and tigers. If you want, I can book you a tour on Holy Crap! Lions! Tours and you can see for yourself.
hmmmmm....didn't realize icons were such a big deal, I stole my hermione one from somewhere. It is now my all time fave icon and my default. I do not rember where I got it from, so if anyone recognizes it, let me know who it belongs to so I can ask for useage.
For a while I didn't see the big deal either, but then I started making my own and sometimes spending hours getting one just right and at that point it starts being like a piece of garb, right? It's like you've worked hard on it and you love it and if you want to give it to someone that's your choice but it's weird seeing it pop up somewhere else.
I found one of mine (not one I made, but one I use and credit) on a group the other day and it's just been twitching me ever since.
I think yours actually came from Steph (starfishchick). I'd say sit right here and when she gets back to the computer she'll probably chime into this herself. :) Actually, the story behind that one is pretty funny. We were talking one day, Steph and Jaci (marginalia) and I about someone having typo'd the word "prevalent" AND the word "grammar" and Steph was saying that she hoped it was a typo and I said maybe it was street slang. Like "My mad skilz of grammer are way prevlant, yo." And thus it was.
Hee, yes, I will chime in and ask if you would mind not using it... it was made especially for me as a gift.
If you'd like to steal the wording and make your own (or have someone make you one) that's fair game -- even one with a picture of Hermione! -- but I'd much prefer if you didn't use that specific icon.
I wont use it anymore, sorry for causing a problem.