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Old 07-19-2013, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Communication Issues between young and elder, alike!

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Originally Posted by JustJames View Post
People can mis-interpret what you have written. I know because it's happened to me on here.

Emoticons aren't the answer. Clearer expression is the answer.
Agreed. While age may dictate percpetions and real-world experience, I don't think it must necessarily affect the ability to communicate. Misunderstandings occur among people - of any age - for a variety of reasons, but in a text forum like this, where there is ample opportunity to make a point clear and even go back and clarify (edit) as needed, there's no reason to not get it right the first time, or perhaps with a rewrite.

I think emoticons are fine, but not as a method to spin words or thoughts that should be obvious on their own. If I can't express a thought without having to use an emoticon, then I rethink it in order to make it clear. These things we write with seeming innocence, may last forever and show others what kind of people we are.

:)

Bermuda

Last edited by bermuda; 07-19-2013 at 07:30 PM. Reason: Further clarification
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