To those whom it concerns:

This is a reminder that according to the Community Guidelines and Terms of Service (item #4 ) proper/standard English is expected in posts and articles here at TLHC. Chat/text-speak and lolcat-speak are difficult to read and are not allowed. This rule is in force to maintain the high quality discussion that we strive for at TLHC.

Please do your fellow members the courtesy of using standard capitalization and punctuation, just as students learn in English language classes in school. It makes reading posts much easier, and people are more likely to respond to your post. Also, many members are not native speakers of English, so it helps to have standard English like they would find in a dictionary.

If you use your cell phone or other electronic device to post, then switch to T9 (or similar) text typing and make your writing style conform to standard, proper English. Standard proper English usage requires using capitalization at the beginning of sentences, capitalizing proper nouns, using correct ending and transitional punctuation, spelling out words ("great" not "gr8", "you are" not "u r" ). This is a sampling of the standards of writing we expect.

However, if English is your second language or you have disabilities, do not fear. You are not the ones causing concern, and we thank you for your efforts. Just do your best.

Thank you all for taking heed. For the record, harsher measures will follow for members who persist in using chat/text-speak.