I think there should be a minimum IQ needed to use the internet.

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by GenesisTwilight, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. GenesisTwilight

    GenesisTwilight New Member

    Maybe then we'll stop seeing people misspelling, abbreviating, and just plain mutilating every word they type.
     
  2. z-man

    z-man New Member

    lol. I don't think that would help. There are people (like me) who do all those things, and they still have a good IQ. Just learn forum talk.
     
  3. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    I concur.

    Though, I suppose someone will probably make a post talking about how IQ isn't directly proportional to that sort of thing, or something like that.
     
  4. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

  5. Quatra

    Quatra New Member

    Why not have an IQ requirement for living? I mean is it really that big of a deal that people use Proper punctuation on the internet? Let's find more pointless subjects to complain about.
     
  6. moza

    moza New Member

    IQ is not directly related to factual knowledge.

    And while we are at it, lets only allow ppl of IQ x or more to enter a public park. Or Town Meeting.

    etc. etc.

    If you don't like the way the post, ignore them :x
     
  7. But really Weezing is amazing!

    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    Can we lock this up yet?
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  8. Bobby

    Bobby New Member

    Is that why you aren't allowed to talk to girls?

    YESSS!

    :wink:
     
  9. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    we do have a forum rule about writing to be read.
    We don't enforce it for minor misspellings, but when a post is unreadable, we do issue penaties.
     
  10. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Oh the irony! You used an abbreviation in your thread title! :nonono: Sorry, I just had to bring that to your attention. :tongue: You used the abbreviation IQ. Do you know what IQ is an abbreviation for?

    What about too many smilies, that can bother me. I don't like to see more than three per post.
     
  11. GenesisTwilight

    GenesisTwilight New Member

    Intelligence quotient. And yes, smilies bother me too. And when an abbreviation is in the dictionary, I think it's fine to say in formal conversation.
     
  12. meditite rox

    meditite rox New Member

    I mind overused smilies, but not when they're used as Energy symbols and such in Create-A-Card
     
  13. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    Using smilies in Create a Card is possibly the most annoying thing I've ever seen someone do on these forums.
    It's [R], (R), or {R}, not :fire:.
     
  14. evil psyduck

    evil psyduck Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    R u sure u would b able 2 pass it?:lol:
     
  15. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    liek lol i m tird of bad speelung!!!!lol

    like y like wont like u idiots like stop hmmmmmm????
     
  16. Bolt

    Bolt New Member

    (shorthand = idiot) = ignorant
     
  17. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Unfortunately, freedom of speech exists for even the dumbest of us. :x
     
  18. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Freedom of speech doesn't exist on forums, however. Also, making a minimum IQ cutoff would remove far too many people from the internet. Either way, there's no excuse for an intelligent person butchering his own native language.

    Thankfully, it's a documented fact that I'm in a high enough percentile to not have to worry about such IQ restrictions affecting me.
     
  19. moza

    moza New Member

    IM OF DA CHAIIIN BRAIKIN DA RULES!

    I actually hate the smilies, whereever they are.
     

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