Personally, I read and re-read what I've posted, checking that I'm using correct spelling, grammar, etc. and not afraid to edit a post if something's unlcear or ambiguous.
--> It comes down to RESPECT <--
I've got a lot of respect for the developers of the BT distro, and those who are senior around here, checking in and sharing their experiences. These forums are an extension of their work. Trash posts are disrespectful of their effort. Respect extends to the moderators as well, since many times their job is unglamorous, behind-the-scenes and thankless, dealing with all manner of childish online behaviour.
You. Are. Doing. It. Wrong.
nice video. i liked it.
and on the topic of spelling errors and grammar errors. who cares? honestly. its a public forum. not a job interview. he posted something to help out. dont need to attack him.
dont like it dont read it imo.
Again, I agree with you and archangel.amael that spelling/grammar is important for a professional career in IT, but as David911 pointed out, this isn't a job interview so I don't believe we should hold people to the same standards.
I just wanted to add that I deeply respect and admire the work you and other senior members do for the forum and mean no disrespect by my opinions.
no no pureh@te you got it wrong bro. i didnt mean it like that. and i did read the whole thread. it wasnt just you saying things about it. and i respect how you told him about his mistakes. it was more constructive then ive seen on alot of forums. idk what i meant when i posted that.
i just think comparing a small pentesting video to an IT job isnt really a fair comarison.
And I'm sure BigMac appreciated PureHates comments, especially seeing as he was hoping to get Adrien Crishaw to post it on his site.
i sum how agree with pureh@te in that using the bash history and bad spelling downgraded the video slightly. But excellent video BigMac, its been awhile since i actually enjoyed watching a video.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!!
Since this thread has been revived I will chime in with my opinion on the spelling and grammar issue, because its a pet peeve of mine.
I think this forum is a lot more professional that many other similar forums out on the Net, and thats largely because many posters here (more than the average) do make a reasonable effort to keep their spelling and grammar to within a stones shot of the rules of English.
Why is it Im making a big deal about this? Its because when you spend a lot of your time reading professional publications and documents, as well as writing and editing those documents, good English becomes a habit. So when you see bad spelling and grammar, it hits you like a punch in the face. It really stands out, and it can be hard to look past it.
If I see a post here that doesnt at least take a reasonable stab at this, my opinion of the poster immediately drops a little, and I have a hard time envisioning them as anything other than a teenager. A post with bad grammar and spelling would have to have content of "beautiful mind" level brilliance before I would completely be able to overlook this.
As pureh@te mentioned, the writing of peoples posts is one of the few avenues by which we can get a sense of who they are, and if your writing doesnt follow many of the basic rules that most of us learn in primary school, then its hard not to assume that you're either lazy or uneducated.