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Sorry to see the end of some favourites

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Sorry to see the end of some favourites

I see that a rule change means we can no longer post such names as Openreach, talk talk, and Microsoft or just MS. I'm must say I'm sorry to see their passing as they conveyed so much.
[Moderator's note by Jim (Oldjim)  breaking new rule - post changed - not sure about Microsoft though ]
So that people know what I posted, I'd substituted the "a" in Openreach" with a "t" and put s's in front of each part of talk talk
Edit2: And I'd substituted $ signs for the s's in Microsoft and MS
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

can we say M$S Undecided
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

Used to be able to put '+net'........can I still?
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

Shortening names such as PN and MS should be fine.  Changing them into derogatory terms is not.
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thisoldman
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

 
ridiculous          what next    will i have to say in future posts  kesus loves me    so as not to offend people from other religions  lol Cheesy
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

The use of the $ sign in an abbreviation for Microsoft is so common that it can hardly be considered derogatory, in fact it's almost becoming the standard.  Grin
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

I'm waiting to see what they do to the person who's user name breaks the new rule! I.e. Minusnet.
As this is a direct reference to a user name on these forums and a reference to any company with a similar name is purely co-incidental it does not break the new rule!
Edit: In case they do change this post, here's a link to his profile: http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=12546
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

for once  jelv has made me smile    all credit to him
johpal
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

MS means Microsoft ?! There was me thinking it was the abbreviation for Multiple Sclerosis!  Cheesy
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

So let me get this right, I am not allowed to say Microsoft? How on earth am I going to NOT be able to do that on the Windows forum?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

you are not allowed the $ in the middle
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

Oh I see, Thank$ Pierre-Pierre Wink
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Quote from: pierre_pierre
you are not allowed the $ in the middle

So the normal abbreviation of M$ which has no middle (and whatever it may mean) is OK to avoid anyone thinking it's Multiple Sclerosis?
I've always interpreted that $ as meaning commercial/financial, which in the common usage it is, so accurate and not rude in any way.  Wink
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Quote from: HPsauce
I've always interpreted that $ as meaning commercial/financial, which in the common usage it is, so accurate and not rude in any way.  Wink
Same here, And why Is XMAS still allowed Cry
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Re: Sorry to see the end of some favourites

Shouldn't that be XMA$? - it would be a totally accurate description of the way it is now!
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