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Textspeak and Punctuation

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This is more of a "please don't" than a "how to"...


Recently, the use of "textspeak" in topics seems to be cropping up more frequently.


Textspeak can be difficult to decipher for:

- people who never use it, especially those with cognitive symptoms for whom it can take longer to guess what it means

- the visually impaired who use text reading software, as the software can't work it out


We therefore kindly ask all members to not use textspeak.


Edited to add - Please also use punctuation: commas, full stops, paragraphs. Without punctuation, text reading software can't know where phrases and paragraphs end or start; very long paragraphs can also be hard for viewers to read.


Thank you :thanx:

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(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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