I need help.
I just got done reading Laura's article about gather and the bickering. After reading all the comments I have major questions. So yes I could be pointwhoring but please comment away because I need to finish remodling my house.
First, my spelling and grammer and punctuation are terrible. I don't rag on anyone for thiers please don't do it to me unless I ask. I did tell someone how to spell a word because it was one I actually knew. He had the little (sp?) thing so I thought it would be nice to tell him.
Second, I am not a serious writter. That is not why I came here. I came here I think it was through my points. But I liked what I found so I came back. I don't like poetry, I mean I really don't like it. So guess what, I don't read it. I can barely get through reading all the articles in the groups I do like to go and read something I already know I don't like. If I did read it I could not make a comment of any value. So I stick to what I like.
Third, and most importantly, I am in groups about funny e-mails and jokes and stuff like that. When I have posted one of these I say where I got it. Example, I get an e-mail everyday with jokes in it. If there is an especially funny one (at least to me) I will make a little article and send it to proper group and post whoring groups. In the article I state this is from my laughaday e-mail. I don't have a specific website or anything. Is this apropriate crediting of sources? I don't appreciate plagerism and I don't want to be guilty of it. Also when I get funny or maybe thought provoking forward e-mails, I say this was an e-mail foward I recieved today. Is that appropriate? If not how should I properly credit? I don't know who came up with some of these jokes and stuff.
I am semi into political stuff. I don't really have enough knowledge to write an article but I can comment. I do not do that much now because I have basically been told I am ignorant. But it is my choice to post, comment, rate, or let others comments bother me.
If this was just a serious place for serious writters I would not be here. I am trying to improve my writting and reading skills somewhat in case I do go back to school I can get above a C in Comp 101 or whatever. My flaws are getting off track, rambling, and thought organization. If you could not tell already. Hahaha! I am hoping to improve with time so bear with me.
Please answer my questions about proper crediting.
Also answer this, if this is just a serious place why would the powers that be let groups such as post anything, whatever, and all of thise who exist just for points and misc. articles be put up?