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FleaBag
18 May 2006, 11:23
No I didn't. I uninstalled this mod. Sorry guys, but the grammar around here isn't the best! o.t isn't a known abbreviation either.

Marco van Herwaarden
18 May 2006, 11:29
Maybe the user is still in the progress of uninstalling when he clicks it ;)

Just kidding, we will set our master of grammar Brad on it.

Jasmin
18 May 2006, 11:39
o.t. = off topic, doesn't it?

FleaBag
18 May 2006, 11:40
Marco: Cool! I wasn't being a bugger, it's just English is my speciality hehe.

Jasmin: I know that, but how many people do? If you'd never heard of a hack of the month, I seriously doubt you'd realise what o.t. means. Hack oranges tomatoes month.

Marco van Herwaarden
18 May 2006, 11:51
Hehe, you can't say that it is my speciality :)

FleaBag
18 May 2006, 11:53
But I can understand that! I don't speak a word of Dutch. Grammar in posts doesn't really matter in my opinion, it's just the phrases. :D

Zachery
18 May 2006, 11:55
No I didn't. I uninstalled this mod. Sorry guys, but the grammar around here isn't the best! o.t isn't a known abbreviation either.
Grammatically I think both phrases are acceptable.

As it currently is, I believe the phrase conveys "I am uninstalling this mod"

As you worded it "I have uninstalled this mod".

Either are acceptable.

FleaBag
18 May 2006, 12:13
I agree, that is what it conveys, but not what it says. "I uninstall this mod" is not a valid phrase.

Zachery
18 May 2006, 12:17
Can you diagram the sentance for me and show me why?

Chris M
18 May 2006, 12:18
If you remove the "I" it makes sense...

Chris

ericgtr
18 May 2006, 16:20
How about preceding it with something, for example "If 'I uninstall this mod' will it fix my board?" Maybe not the best example within the context of this post but it works. ;)

Chris M
18 May 2006, 16:24
Yes that could work - "If I uninstall this mod I vote for Chris M to become World President" :D

Chris

Brad
18 May 2006, 16:37
Maybe the user is still in the progress of uninstalling when he clicks it ;)

Just kidding, we will set our master of grammar Brad on it.
If I was in charge of that, you'd all have to re-learn english. The entire forum would sound like a bunch of rednecks at a Fish Fry in the Virgina Hills.

/me is allowed to say the above because he is a redneck and loves to go to fish fries in the Virgina Hills. :)

I'll see what I can do though. :)

Chris M
18 May 2006, 16:42
If I knew what a "fish fry" was..... :p

Chris

michaelbenson
18 May 2006, 21:21
Grammatically I think both phrases are acceptable.

As it currently is, I believe the phrase conveys "I am uninstalling this mod"

As you worded it "I have uninstalled this mod".

Either are acceptable. But is it correct to switch between tenses?
"I have installed this mod"
"I uninstall this mod"

davidw
18 May 2006, 21:30
Ik sprekt Nederlandse!

Zachery
18 May 2006, 22:10
But is it correct to switch between tenses?
No, I agree with you there that it would be best to keep the same style of phrase.

Freesteyelz
19 May 2006, 03:57
If I was in charge of that, you'd all have to re-learn english.

Considering language, primarily english, evolves every half-decade so there's a good chance we'll have to if your changes have a substantial following. :D

MThornback
19 May 2006, 05:04
Normally I don't nitpick :p but I spotted this:

"I uninstall this mod"

shouldn't this be:

"I uninstalled this mod"

Damn! I thought I spotted it first...i've been merged :P

davidw
19 May 2006, 10:51
If everyone is going to have a cow about it, it should be

I [have] uninstalled this mod
or
I['ve] uninstalled this mod

sheesh

Boofo
19 May 2006, 11:41
Considering language, primarily english, evolves every half-decade so there's a good chance we'll have to if your changes have a substantial following. :D

I bees agreeing which dat. :cross-eyed:

peterska2
19 May 2006, 11:48
where is this discussion being stemmed from?

/me is lost

davidw
19 May 2006, 12:56
I have no idea, but I'll share my popcorn with you.

Freesteyelz
20 May 2006, 03:42
I bees agreeing which dat. :cross-eyed:

On da nut wit da funkeh kut. :banana:

Hellcat
20 May 2006, 04:19
O.T. [a.k.a. OT] = semi official abbreviation :p

You only get some chaos if a whole board has "OT" as it's topic :D

peterska2
20 May 2006, 13:15
I have no idea, but I'll share my popcorn with you.

/me grabs a handful of popcorn

Cheers Christian.

BTW, Congrats :)

/me just sits on this here bench and looks for anything to say.

davidw
20 May 2006, 14:41
Thank you :)

sabret00the
20 May 2006, 16:11
If everyone is going to have a cow about it, it should be

I [have] uninstalled this mod
or
I['ve] uninstalled this mod

sheesh
what he said ;)

Chris-777
21 May 2006, 16:18
I uninstall this mod in the name of King Richard!

MThornback
21 May 2006, 19:57
The text based version of the install/uninstall buttons :p thats where the topic comes from :p