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Speaking of the use of proper English on forums

hobbifiedhobbified Registered User regular
To "infract" means to break or infringe (as a rule), although in common usage "break" or "violate" are usually preferred. An "infraction" is a violation of a minor rule, not the consequences of a violation. Following from the above, "user has been infracted for this post" is absolute gibberish. This has bugged me endlessly since the day I showed up here.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    dictionary.com agrees. Should be something along the lines of 'user has been warned for this post' or the even sillier sounding 'user has been reprimanded for this post'.

    PA's use of words is a thing of wonders anyway: 'liming' things for the truth, silly goosery, [lets play] while it's just one guy playing and everyone else can watch...Just to name a few.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    USER HAS COMMITTED AN INFRACTION WITHIN THIS POST AND BEEN DULY REPRIMANDED, GOOD DAY

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    USER HAS COMMITTED AN INFRACTION WITHIN THIS POST AND BEEN DULY REPRIMANDED, GOOD DAY
    That sounds pretty cool, actually. Maybe an extra line under that

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FOLLOW US TO THE BACK ROOM

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    "User failed to adhere to the moral guidelines of The Reich and has been reprimanded appropriately."

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2010
    We know. No one cares. Get over it. Write to vBulletin if it bothers you that much.

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    Hobnail wrote: »
    This forum has taken everything from me
    This hurts but I deserve it

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