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Old 21st January 2017, 07:25 PM
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May I ask a question? It is that, is there a way for me to read and understand posts on this forum better? Sometimes, I take things literally and so when I make replies to posts, what I write can seem irrelevant. So I'm just wondering if this forum is based on specific conventions of how to read and reply to posts that I may be missing?

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Old 21st January 2017, 08:12 PM
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Az, don't stress. You do just fine. I miss stuff all the time. If you're not sure about a post, just ask.
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Old 21st January 2017, 09:18 PM
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I miss the point of certain posts from time to time, it happens. I'd say, on the whole, when i make a post that is a bit off the mark, provided i've been honest with my reasoning, whatever error of understanding i've made is generally pointed out in a respectful manner and that's ok. You can't worry too much about misinterpreting a post, you do fine Az, in my opinion, dont stress, some of your posts generate some really interesting discussions.
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I don't understand this forum and I have been here, like for ever!
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Old 22nd January 2017, 12:16 AM
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Hello everyone,

May I ask a question? It is that, is there a way for me to read and understand posts on this forum better? Sometimes, I take things literally and so when I make replies to posts, what I write can seem irrelevant. So I'm just wondering if this forum is based on specific conventions of how to read and reply to posts that I may be missing?

I would appreciate a positive reply to this,

Thanks
Don't worry about it Azu - you take what you want from it, and people will take what they want from your posts.

Besides, this is the internet so I expect everyone's mistakenly assumed that something was literal rather than ironic or vice-versa at some point!
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Old 22nd January 2017, 01:00 AM
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I don't understand this forum and I have been here, like for ever!
Sometimes I don't even understand myself, but that's what being human is all about!
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Sometimes I don't even understand myself, but that's what being human is all about!
The craziest idiot I have ever met is me!
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Ah yes but you have yet to meet me.
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I think most of us imagine body language and tone of voice for posts. Our immersion in Australian culture makes that often benign or correct. Lots of times it is completely wrong. I know I fall off the rails on this.

The ability to correct this perception lies with the reader who can reflect what they have understood a post to mean in their own words. Then the poster can correct or affirm that.

Doing that is very helpful to the people who come after.
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