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Unconventional English usage usually found on the web, in chatrooms, short text messages, and so on.

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Whether “illiteracy” is rude or impoliteness internet user name?

I want the "illiteracy" name say I'm an English illiteracy in other words Maybe I'm lack English skills to accurate express and understand, but some people say: And... please, change your name... ...
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What does “wading” mean in the context of technology?

I was at a English lecture when this word came out and the teacher didn't know the meaning. In addition I did a small online research but I didn't find a clear solution. I cannot show you the word in ...
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Why are nice picture/gif/video about foo called “foo-porn”?

I was browsing Reddit and I discovered many subreddits named after foo-porn, to name just a few: /r/EarthPorn /r/FoodPorn /r/Map_Porn /r/ruralporn /r/shockwaveporn /r/SkyPorn /r/unixporn It seems ...
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Admins, staff, and ? users of a website

The word "admin" refers to somebody who can do everything at our site, "staff" refers to staff of our company which are not necessarily admins. We sell services (parts of our site) to organizations. ...
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Would you or do you happen to

So I found examples of both 'would you' and 'do you' before the phrase 'happen to'. Do you happen to have... Would you happen to know... Are they interchangeable? Please explain the differences. ...
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How does a “parent” generate a “sister”?

Forgive my ignorance, but I am still a newbie on these matters. A parent site is a website, and it is synonymous with a main site, correct? Whereas a sister site is a site closely related to a ...
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What the term “tight” means in “This website is tight”? [closed]

I saw the sentence on the internet, but can't find what "tight" means when it describes a website or web page. I looked up it on my dictionary, and found tight means rigid, hardly fixed, etc. But I ...
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Etiquette for mixing name and initial

In emails and on the internet, sometimes people write signature with full first name and last initial, sometimes first initial and full last name. Is there any difference between the two or is it ...
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Is there a word/slang for 'keyboarder' - irresponsible internet critics

In Mandarin Chinese there is an internet slang, literally keyboarder, which refers to people (especially internet users) who express a lot of groundless and irresponsible opinions but disguised as ...
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'Haha' over 'lol' -Do natives consider 'hahaha' as an offensive gesture?

Most of the times, I don't lol. Yes, there's no loudness in my laugh at all. And, 'lol' is probably used by everyone on the Internet/mobile even though when they laugh little. 'lol' is also used when ...
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What does “dat 14s drop” mean?

I've found this expression on the Natural Selection 2 fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalSelection2/posts/10152301360338105
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Is the sentence “How is <name>” localised to game-specific forums?

I keep seeing people say "How is X", where X is the name of a game or a band. I think the implied question is about the entertainment quality of the thing in question, e.g. "Do you find this game fun?"...
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How is “pwned” pronounced, and what does it mean?

Following the new Troy Hunt web site, http://haveibeenpwned.com/, I'm curious to know exactly what it means and how to pronounce it. Since it seems there are many jokes about it, I don't want to make ...