Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, would it be too much to ask that we learn how to communicate in chat? I know. It sounds silly and all — given that communication is the purpose of chat — but lately something has been getting under my skin.
(Today) I’m not even asking for you to stop speaking in cell phone English (as much as that irritates me too). I’m just asking you to stop (or at least severely limit) your use of two words. “Good” and “better”. They are both so all-encompassing I feel I should almost do two posts, but I will try and condense this to one.
- “LF GOOD ENCHANTER WITH GOOD ENCHANTS.”
- “I want 2 spec my pally retribution. Is that any good?”
- “LF good guild.”
- “Which is better? Druid or Rogue?”
- “Which is better? <insert any two item links here>”
For the love of God people… your fingers aren’t going to fall off your hands if you exert yourself to the point of writing a little more. My definition of good may vary from yours, so tell me what you are looking for. So might my definition of better, and even if it didn’t, I might not know what you are looking for which would severely impact any advice I might want to give.
I’m really a nice person. I don’t mean to be a prick. But it drives me insane. It makes me want to crawl into a dark damp closet and listen to Mike Schramm tell Chuck Norris jokes. Seriously.
I promise if you try to avoid these two words in public chat channels, the responses you get will be much more useful!