You asked two questions. One was "What has the internet come to", and you didn't even punctuate it with a question mark. You'll have to forgive us for considering it rhetorical. The other was "Can I even use 'lol'?" The fact that we have a smiley with a code of lol combined with the fact that nowhere in our rules do we disallow 'lol' also made it seem rhetorical.Originally Posted by Eamothlu;2544682;
Beyond that, you're a new member. The rules which you agreed to follow when you joined should be fresh in your mind. Did you not read them before hitting "I agree"? Should that somehow be our fault? That's rhetorical also - it's not our fault.
As to what kind of service we're providing, I can sum that up in one word: free. A free service. If you're not happy with it, there are other boards which you may find better fit your needs.
Because they are. There are many, many people who do a lot of things. We don't care. If you think that's harsh, see ya. The vast majority of our members enjoy the fact that this is a netspeak-free zone. The staff is in 100% agreement that we like our words spelled out. So, no, those words are not appropriate on the web as a whole. Maybe some places, maybe most places, but not here. And that will never change.Also, many many many people are used to using the words 'cuz' and 'prolly'. It's very easy to slip once in a while. These words are appropriate...on the web. Why are they considered 'lingo'?