2007-02-25 [Lothuriel]: I'm not saying you are wrong. I am saying that it can be spelled both ways. I gave a bad example, I know. That is all I had the time to bother with.
2007-02-25 [Veltzeh]: Well obviously the meaning is clear, but I like having only one right way and trying to figure it out. X)
2007-02-25 [Veltzeh]: All I can say is that they too can be wrong. :P I rather trust language experts and dictionaries on language specifically.
2007-02-25 [xido]: I checked my own home dictionary, and Veltzeh is correct. Role-play is listed as a Psychological term.
I think the key factor on this is that without a hyphen, you still see the word, and can look it up. Rather than sound like a hypocrit, I will say that either way of spelling it will be good enough for me for now, because the main problem is that it does not say the words, 'role' and 'play'. It says RP. RP can mean multiple things, and this is why I asked it to be changed.
I appreciate the semantics research, but I am only going to be so picky about what I will post. English is important, but that particular semantic is pretty small in comparison. I will post it as is for now, but perhaps the page's author will take those changes to heart in the future.
2007-02-25 [Lothuriel]: I still disagree with you both. Sorry. In every roleplaying book I have in this house, there is no hyphen used. So, perhaps you should inform The Wizards of the Coast and the makers of the d20 system that they are wrong.
2007-02-25 [Lothuriel]: Oh, and I just learned a new word today. I knew not many would appreciate this so I decided to share it with [Veltzeh] and you. The word is Defenestrate. Sounds important doesn't it? Of course I am sure the both of you probably already know what it means, I did not. What can I say? I am easily amused.
2007-02-26 [Wulf Skjaldr]: You didn't know 'defenestrate'
2007-02-26 [Lothuriel]: *Is ashamed* ^____^
It is an awesome word!
2007-02-26 [Steel Mal'ak]: Actually, I used the name "How 2 Rp" as sort of a pun on people who type like that while role-playing. It makes idiots feel more at home and more inclined to actually read the page. But sure, I'd be glad to copy it, if that is what you still wish.
2007-02-26 [Nite_Owl]: That's alright, Lothuriel, it's new word to me too. (^,~)
2007-02-26 [Paul Doyle]: Regarding the grammar/punctu
2007-02-26 [Nite_Owl]: Just having a pointless conversation mate :) It's not that I have too much free time, it's that I procrastinate on doing work until about 9pm by wasting all my time here heh
2007-03-02 [xido]: To Steel: I understand the pun. Do as you please, but I love proper grammar, even if it does sound hypocritical on my part.
To Kieli: Wow, I just don't know what to say about that. Best wishes.
To all: Has anyone here ever used Yahoo Instant Messenger service? If so, have you ever used the audio live chats, or hosted an audio session on the web like this? If so, what did you think of the experience?
The proposal that this initiative has begun is in the writing process. If anyone is interested, I will post the link to it.
2007-03-02 [Artsieladie]: I don't think I'd even try something like this, since I have no choice but to use dial-up. It would create me more aggravation than anything positive. I do have the IM for Yahoo, though, & I have Google Talk, but I just got GT, so I don't know that much about it, yet. :P
2007-03-24 [xido]: I have never heard of Google Talk, but I do have a Gmail account.
I can understand why someone using 56k or less would not want to use this, but for those with high-speed access, the applet would be a fun new feature if put together well enough. It would give RPGers the chance to do some new and fun things, and it would give art lovers and artists a new way to work on artistic endeavors and projects. Live Chat would be a necessary function for this type of real-time discussion of works and media. I have hosted a live chat on YIM a few times before, and it is very fun and easy to do once you get the hang of it. These are only ideas, of course. ;)
2007-03-24 [Artsieladie]: he he I do, too, now! Finally! This is how I got Google Talk. One day, the accessibility for high-speed will be available in my area & at a reasonable rate. One day. *sighs* When doing so much with graphics, dial-up is such a pain in the butsky! :/
2007-03-28 [xido]: I will have to look for that. I can totally understand the dilemma with dial-up. I have been there. I am glad I don't have to go back to it. ;)
2007-05-04 [xido]: Any new ideas, everyone? I am going to be laying out the solutions to the challenges presented here. ;)