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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Gandollaar(f): 7:25am On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


Nonsense Nigerian mentality of leaving price out so you can over-price and hopefully negotiate.
You have no idea of what's been said, it's not for people in your rung of the ladder. Swerve abeeeegiii.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by airsaylongcon: 7:27am On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Do you see how many likes you have up there on that post which reeks of ignorance? It is one reason I stopped writing stuff on Nairaland. With an illiteracy level of over 180 million people (graduates included), Nigerians still don't read. We believe in cheating in exams and insulting people with genuine knowledge and a willingness to help. For one thing, look at the president you elected and the chaos of a country that his next level.

Permit me to educate you a little bit, but you do not have to read it all, mind you. Let's begin with your own English errors.


1. For one to beginning a sentence, a paragraph, in particular, the way you have done without a determiner might be acceptable to you or those who liked your post, even many Nigerians, but guess what? That is horrible!

Your sentence should begin thus: A published author and you......


2. You are clearly blind in both eyes or you would never have made the statement below...

I'm sure you'd also call "I'm" am.

You see, in that comment of mine you quoted, I actually used the "correct" and "complete" form of the phase you have indicated and I repeat "I am a published author!" grin *(Check out the screenshot of your own quote below)
I rarely write American English on NL or use its version of the phrase in question here, which many consider an abbreviation (I'm). I do not know how to use the Nigerian foul English version of the phrase either (am). Most often than not, I use the correct queen's English version (I am)


3. Now let's take on the particular word that you feel discredits me entirely as an author...

And you call a thread a "trend"?


What is wrong with you, my good friend, is that you have been on Nairaland for too long and here, very few speak good English, and most of them hardly ever comment. Here, over a million people like you have been calling developing comment lines a thread, but guess what? Over a million people like you are horribly wrong!!!


Thread
You see a "thread" is that fine rope your mother used to use and your tailor currently uses to sew your clothes. However, a "thread" can also be defined as the simplest or smallest sequence of programmed instructions executable by a completer.


Trend
On the other hand, the Standard English dictionary defines a "trend" thus...
1. A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
2. A fashion.

Now, here is my problem. As a published author and intellectual with a vast knowledge base, I am well aware that there are two official versions of the English Language which can actually contradict each other in certain cases so I never trust the Standard English dictionary completely. In fact, I have four massive dictionaries on my PC alone, that's apart from the attached encyclopedias, mind you. So now let's see what my beloved Cambridge Advanced Learners dictionary and the Encarta Dictionaries have to say...

Combining their definition of "Trend" with respect to the subject...

*(of a topic) be the subject of many posts on a social media website or application within a short period of time.



Ahhhhhhh... now the sh*it has hit the fan, as my American cousin would say. Now you know why they say a photo, a comment or something, is trending on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and not "threading" like you would say here on Nairaland. You've actually learned something new here today, haven't you?


It would seem that in ignorance, you have called me out and insulted me too for a load of rubbish. I forgive you despite that fact that you have already gotten 3 likes on your comment! They are just illiterates liking you in their own ignorance so I am not bothered at all. grin




One more thing...


Some of the best authors in the world speak bad English. Ever heard of James Hardley Chase? He speaks American street English better, hence, the tone of his books, all of which have been bestsellers for decades!
What truly makes an author is his talent, something that cannot be taught in any school or institution.

I am a legend over in the Literature section of this forum and my first book, Ruthless Betrayals, when first published here in April 2016 as a first draft, was so full of errors, but guess what? It drove women and men crazy and still does today, two editions later. Don't take my word for it, check out the "trend". The story has been moved to my website but the comments are still there.

I sold that book for #500 per copy initially, then increased the price to #750 per copy and people still bought it then came back to thank me!!! grin It's all there in the trend (remember not thread). Hit the link below.

https://www.nairaland.com/2941054/ruthless-betrayals-story-love-betrayals




The thing is when an author first writes a book it is never published right away but passed on to an "EDITOR or put through an editing software" for polishing! That first work of the author is called a first draft which is normally full of errors, after the touch of an editor, those errors vanish and that first draft becomes the original manuscript which is then published as a book. We authors and writers are the reasons why editors have jobs.




Mr. Airsaylongcon, stop insulting people even where they are ignorant or err. Correct them and be polite about it. I swear to God, you will not die if you do things that way.


I bid you a good Sunday, sir.

See mumu! Still calling a thread a trend. There's a clear difference between both. On Social Media they are called posts not trends. A trend is when something becomes a fad (or goes viral). Meanwhile Mr "I am a published author" your personal advert is littered with grammatical errors. I'm sorry for those that "went crazy" reading your crap. Comparing your self to James Hadley Chase. Lol. You aren't just an error prone writer, you also suffer from grand delusion!

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by olaolaking(m): 7:29am On Jun 23, 2019
CanadaOrBust:


Once again, I NEVER SAID THERE IS NO JUJU! Jeez! Who am I to say juju or anything else does not exist! I am only asking specific common sense questions about specific things. Like, Germany is currently walloping us 2-0 yet we are the country with countless native doctors and juju men. Tell those Otta guys, instead of worrying about me, to go make Anthony Joshua punch-proof so next time he’ll knockout Ruiz in 1st round, that’s easy way to make millions and get out of their abiding poverty

You are very confusing. You don't doubt the efficacy of juju. Then what is your argument all about?

Because they didn't give to Anthony Joshua?

A lot of solders even believe in juju that they run down to their villages to bath when need be. Some people won court cases because of juju.

I know someone who had a bad court case and his mother just called him to come home.

For more than 4 years now the case had been abandoned

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Nemesis0147(m): 7:31am On Jun 23, 2019
mathew247:
When u ready let me know.
baba
Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by GumGum: 7:32am On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Do you see how many likes you have up there on that post which reeks of ignorance? It is one reason I stopped writing stuff on Nairaland. With an illiteracy level of over 180 million people (graduates included), Nigerians still don't read. We believe in cheating in exams and insulting people with genuine knowledge and a willingness to help. For one thing, look at the president you elected and the chaos of a country that his next level.

Permit me to educate you a little bit, but you do not have to read it all, mind you. Let's begin with your own English errors.


1. For one to beginning a sentence, a paragraph, in particular, the way you have done without a determiner might be acceptable to you or those who liked your post, even many Nigerians, but guess what? That is horrible!

Your sentence should begin thus: A published author and you......



2. From your writing so far, you seem to have a serious quarrel with punctuations. The comment in which you insulted me lacks a full stop at the end, but unforgivable is the shambles that are your next two comments. Particularly the last.





Those who live in glass houses should be throwing stones, sir.




3. You are clearly blind in both eyes or you would never have made the statement below...

I'm sure you'd also call "I'm" am.

You see, in that comment of mine you quoted, I actually used the "correct" and "complete" form of the phase you have indicated and I repeat "I am a published author!" grin *(Check out the screenshot of your own quote below)
I rarely write American English on NL or use its version of the phrase in question here, which many consider an abbreviation (I'm). I do not know how to use the Nigerian foul English version of the phrase either (am). Most often than not, I use the correct queen's English version (I am)


3. Now let's take on the particular word that you feel discredits me entirely as an author...

And you call a thread a "trend"?


What is wrong with you, my good friend, is that you have been on Nairaland for too long and here, very few speak good English, and most of them hardly ever comment. Here, over a million people like you have been calling developing comment lines a thread, but guess what? Over a million people like you are horribly wrong!!!


Thread
You see a "thread" is that fine rope your mother used to use and your tailor currently uses to sew your clothes. However, a "thread" can also be defined as the simplest or smallest sequence of programmed instructions executable by a completer.


Trend
On the other hand, the Standard English dictionary defines a "trend" thus...
1. A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
2. A fashion.

Now, here is my problem. As a published author and intellectual with a vast knowledge base, I am well aware that there are two official versions of the English Language which can actually contradict each other in certain cases so I never trust the Standard English dictionary completely. In fact, I have four massive dictionaries on my PC alone, that's apart from the attached encyclopedias, mind you. So now let's see what my beloved Cambridge Advanced Learners dictionary and the Encarta Dictionaries have to say...

Combining their definition of "Trend" with respect to the subject...

*(of a topic) be the subject of many posts on a social media website or application within a short period of time.



Ahhhhhhh... now the sh*it has hit the fan, as my American cousin would say. Now you know why they say a photo, a comment or something, is trending on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and not "threading" like you would say here on Nairaland. You've actually learned something new here today, haven't you?


It would seem that in ignorance, you have called me out and insulted me too for a load of rubbish. I forgive you despite that fact that you have already gotten 3 likes on your comment! They are just illiterates liking you in their own ignorance so I am not bothered at all. grin




One more thing...


Some of the best authors in the world speak bad English. Ever heard of James Hardley Chase? He speaks American street English better, hence, the tone of his books, all of which have been bestsellers for decades!
What truly makes an author is his talent, something that cannot be taught in any school or institution.

I am a legend over in the Literature section of this forum and my first book, Ruthless Betrayals, when first published here in April 2016 as a first draft, was so full of errors, but guess what? It drove women and men crazy and still does today, two editions later. Don't take my word for it, check out the "trend". The story has been moved to my website but the comments are still there.

I sold that book for #500 per copy initially, then increased the price to #750 per copy and people still bought it then came back to thank me!!! grin It's all there in the trend (remember not thread). Hit the link below.

https://www.nairaland.com/2941054/ruthless-betrayals-story-love-betrayals


My second work, a thrilling story about Boko Haram, A Billionaire's Ransom was a killer that was also full of errors when first published here on this forum. Today, after one edition, the entire series of 3 books sells for $$$ on Amazon USA, UK, Canada, etc. The Book1 is free on Okadabooks and the rest are just #500, all subsidized for Nigerians, fuel subsidy style.

The thing is when an author first writes a book it is never published right away but passed on to an "EDITOR or put through an editing software" for polishing! That first work of the author is called a first draft which is normally full of errors, after the touch of an editor, those errors vanish and that first draft becomes the original manuscript which is then published as a book. We authors and writers are the reasons why editors have jobs.




Mr. Airsaylongcon, stop insulting people even where they are ignorant or err. Correct them and be polite about it. I swear to God, you will not die if you do things that way.


I bid you a good Sunday, sir.

Hello, Bro

You write very well and almost everything you wrote above is correct. However, a thread isn't only a rope for sewing and/or a set of computer programs.
A thread has also come to mean a long reply to an initial post or comment. This is what it is in social media and various fora.
You can check up on it and see that this is true.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Eze2000(m): 7:42am On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


See mumu! Still calling a thread a trend. There's a clear difference between both. On Social Media they are call posts not trends. A trend is when something becomes a fad (or goes viral). Meanwhile Mr "I am a published author" your personal advert is littered with grammatical errors. I'm sorry for those that "went crazy" reading your crap. Comparing your self to James Hadley Chase. Lol. You aren't just an error prone writer, you also suffer from grand delusion!


grin

You don't have to like what I write or be smart enough to understand it. Hell, man, you can even call me all kinds of names and feel sorry for your family in all kinds of ways, who cares.

Knowledge is paramount, but stupidity and a lack of civility like yours are optional qualities in people. As long as it gives you satisfaction nothing else matters.

Highlight my errors or shut up.

Thank you

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Eze2000(m): 7:50am On Jun 23, 2019
GumGum:


Hello, Bro

You write very well and almost everything you wrote above is correct. However, a thread isn't only a rope for sewing and/or a set of computer programs.
A thread has also come to mean a long reply to an initial post or comment. This is what it is in social media and various fora.
You can check up on it and see that this is true.


Thank you, bro,

Yeah, you are perfectly correct. A thread can also be referred to as a discussion or series of speeches, but the problem here is, once it goes viral with different people pitching in as is happening here, it is trending. Therefore is termed a "trend".

Normally, this would be a good subject for a nice and healthy debate, but that fool was directly insulting simple.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Bigcowhorn: 7:55am On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


See mumu! Still calling a thread a trend. There's a clear difference between both. On Social Media they are call posts not trends. A trend is when something becomes a fad (or goes viral). Meanwhile Mr "I am a published author" your personal advert is littered with grammatical errors. I'm sorry for those that "went crazy" reading your crap. Comparing your self to James Hadley Chase. Lol. You aren't just an error prone writer, you also suffer from grand delusion!


See mumu still calling a trend a "thread". A series of posts are called what? "Posts"? Or is it that you don't see this particularly series of posts is trending? Abi na threading?
Your mumu don cast.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by airsaylongcon: 8:12am On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Knowledge is paramount, sir, but stupidity and a lack of civility like you possess are optional qualities in people. As long as it gives you satisfaction nothing else matters.


High light my errors or shut up.

Thank you

See someone insulting asking for civility! "trend" kee u there. Those your ₦500 books na hin give you dirty mouth to dey call yourself "I am a published author". Animals wey get horn dey do meeting snail sef follow dey come out

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Mustay(m): 8:16am On Jun 23, 2019
I'm forced to comment and don't know where to begin. I just had to comment because the argument over thread vs trend is worrying. I am just afraid of what has become of our educational system. It's really happening. This is a thread that was opened by someone narrating his experience. Unfortunately, there has been a trend of some people derailing it, which is what some others have commented on but it appears that from what I am observing, some people think posting on a thread makes it trend!

Anyway, you will get to a stage in life where you won't be quick to comment or conclude. For instance, one person that posted with a lot of errors had many likes. Though, it is worrying how poorly people write but something about communication is getting the message across. We have three stages of our existence:

There will be knowledge but no experience.

There will be experience but no knowledge or lack of adequate knowledge.

There will be knowledge and some experience.

The wise one knows that knowledge and experience will continue forever. You cannot know it all and the way you react to people's experiences will show how much of knowledge or/and experience you have. Every year, new words and terms are added to the dictionary because of how millennials or internet users have used them. That teaches us context and how things evolve.

I do not want to take over someone's thread till he has got to the end. From my experience on NL, it is tiring reading long threads like this if you did not follow it from the beginning. Why? Because more often than not, unnecessary posts add up to the number of long pages and the message is lost somewhere in the pile.

Comment is free but let the writer be free to start and stop so that readers can have a logical flow. It's okay to interject but once again, the fact that comment is free doesn't mean we should abuse freedom. There are some things you will just ignore and there are sometimes silence is really golden. People keep making the comparisons between NL and other fora where people intelligently discuss topics. Readers get a lot of USEFUL information there.

Respect other users and readers please.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by airsaylongcon: 8:21am On Jun 23, 2019
Bigcowhorn:



See mumu still calling a trend a "thread". A series of posts are called what? "Posts"? Or is it that you don't see this particularly series of posts is trending? Abi na threading?
Your mumu don cast.

A thread (sometimes called a topic) is a collection of posts, usually displayed from oldest to latest, although this is typically configurable: Options for newest to oldest and for a threaded view (a tree-like view applying logical reply structure before chronological order) can be available. A thread is defined by a title, an additional description that may summarize the intended discussion, and an opening or original post (common abbreviation OP, which can also mean original poster), which opens whatever dialogue or makes whatever announcement the poster wished. A thread can contain any number of posts, including multiple posts from the same members, even if they are one after the other.

Wikipedia is your friend!

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by airsaylongcon: 8:24am On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Like say you and your papa get money pass me wey you dey quote me with your gutter mouth this Sunday morning. "thred" fire you there and all the yeye program you dey sell for NL. People dey drop reasonable comment for better trend rat come dey answer present too.


Lol! Pain am! Hahaha. Show me were I sell one program. Make I show u were u dey sell your cheap ass publications. Literary section "shampion"

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Bigcowhorn: 8:24am On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


Your mumu na grade 1. A series of posts is called a thread. When a thread gets a lot of attention it is trending. Go learn the difference

So is a trend. Any series of posts that is trending is a trend ask your dictionary. Your mumu don get part 1

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by XD3G: 8:27am On Jun 23, 2019
Mustay:
I'm forced to comment and don't know where to begin. I just had to comment because the argument over thread vs trend is worrying. I am just afraid of what has become of our educational system. It's really happening. This is a thread that was opened by someone narrating his experience. Unfortunately, there has been a trend of some people derailing it, which is what some others have commented on but it appears that from what I am observing, some people think posting on a thread makes it trend!

Anyway, you will get to a stage in life where you won't be quick to comment or conclude. For instance, one person that posted with a lot of errors had many likes. Though, it is worrying how poorly people write but something about communication is getting the message across. We have three stages of our existence:

There will be knowledge but no experience.

There will be experience but no knowledge or lack of adequate knowledge.

There will be knowledge and some experience.

The wise one knows that knowledge and experience will continue forever. You cannot know it all and the way you react to people's experiences will show how much of knowledge or/and experience you have. Every year, new words and terms are added to the dictionary because of how millennials or internet users have used them. That teaches us context and how things evolve.

I do not want to take over someone's thread till he has got to the end. From my experience on NL, it is tiring reading long threads like this if you did not follow it from the beginning. Why? Because more often than not, unnecessary posts add up to the number of long pages.

Comment is free but let the writer be free to start and stop so that readers can have a logical flow. It's okay to interject but once again, the fact that comment is free doesn't mean we should abuse freedom. There are somethings you will just ignore and there are sometimes silence is really golden. People keep making the comparisons between NL and other fora where people intelligently discuss topics. Readers get a lot of USEFUL information there.

Respect other users and readers please.



Spot on!

Thank you very much Mustay. People need to understand that, there are a set of people you shouldn't argue with online. If someone can make a glaring error, and still writes an epistle to defend it, why then would you subject yourself to arguing with such a person?

It's not worth it at all

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Eze2000(m): 8:29am On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


Lol! Pain am! Hahaha. Show me were I sell one program. Make I show u were u dey sell your cheap ass publications. Literary section "shampion"

Do you see how stupid you are? I haven't done an ad, written a story or sold a book on this forum in almost 2 years. Check the dates on my posts mumu. Naija no dey read and no money anywhere so I don't sell in Naija anymore and, yes, my books are cheap, not expensive. Just $2.99 will get you a copy of quite a number of them, though some are higher. Cheapness is key to more sales and publicity. I even do free giveaways sometimes.

And hey, I don't give a shit if you sell fake edu software or app. Don't care if you are the one looking for a programming job or you're entirely jobless.
Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by nnamdiosu(m): 8:33am On Jun 23, 2019
A very educative and wonderful thread, derailed, ruined, spoilt and capitated because of ego, vanity, over sabi, the desire to be right and animosity.

I'm sure that the cultists who earlier were threatening/discouraging the OP from exposing them, must be glad and happy that we are helping them achieve their aim indirectly and unconsciously.

I weep for u all.
Before I finally exit the thread I'll like to say the punishment of those who know of a vice and decide to participate, would be worse than those who didn't know. Right now, I don't even think its necessary to tell people to shun cultism. Who has eyes, let him see.
OP I congratulate you. Even if only one, just one person sees this thread and departs or decides not to join cultism, it will be recorded as a plus to your account. Mercy will triumph over judgment for you. Because you labour to undo all the deeds done previously in the other kingdom, mercy will intercede to cancel karma when it comes ijn . Amen.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Holywizard(m): 9:03am On Jun 23, 2019
Saynotocultism u would have created this in the DIARY section so that these people wouldn't have had the opportunity of derailing.
Their main aim is to stop others from getting the messages.
Please continue from the diary section

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by airsaylongcon: 9:13am On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Do you see how stupid you are? I haven't done an ad, written a story or sold a book on this forum in 3 years. Check the dates on my posts mumu. Naija no dey read and no money anywhere so I don't sell in Naija anymore and, yes, my books are cheap, not expensive. Just $2.99 will get you a copy of quite a number of them, though some are higher but not much. Cheapness is key to more sales and publicity. I even do free giveaways sometimes.

And hey, I don't give a shit if you sell fake edu software or app. Don't care if you are the one looking for a programming job or you're entirely jobless.

Dey there dey kill yourself with minimum wage make I dey make my dollars small small. E dey always big before month end .. Lol


Lol! 2.99 dollars u go sell till you die before you make money. I asked u for proof that I sell software. Pity your ₦750 book selling app wey u wan use hammer. U better go and do money ritual like all of you across the Niger do. Or better still go hawk Gala. U go make pass that 2.99 wey dey deceive you. Or even better dey "dayvaylope" with una Well known commodity. Nuff said.
Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Prominentp(m): 10:29am On Jun 23, 2019
Who are these people derailing this thread with their useless argument??
Please, you all should make use of ur senses and take ur "thread" and "trend" arguments somewhere else. I wonder why you all can't be civil enough to respect the purpose why this thread was created.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Mrkumareze(m): 11:28am On Jun 23, 2019
Mustay:
I'm forced to comment and don't know where to begin. I just had to comment because the argument over thread vs trend is worrying. I am just afraid of what has become of our educational system. It's really happening. This is a thread that was opened by someone narrating his experience. Unfortunately, there has been a trend of some people derailing it, which is what some others have commented on but it appears that from what I am observing, some people think posting on a thread makes it trend!

Anyway, you will get to a stage in life where you won't be quick to comment or conclude. For instance, one person that posted with a lot of errors had many likes. Though, it is worrying how poorly people write but something about communication is getting the message across. We have three stages of our existence:

There will be knowledge but no experience.

There will be experience but no knowledge or lack of adequate knowledge.

There will be knowledge and some experience.

The wise one knows that knowledge and experience will continue forever. You cannot know it all and the way you react to people's experiences will show how much of knowledge or/and experience you have. Every year, new words and terms are added to the dictionary because of how millennials or internet users have used them. That teaches us context and how things evolve.

I do not want to take over someone's thread till he has got to the end. From my experience on NL, it is tiring reading long threads like this if you did not follow it from the beginning. Why? Because more often than not, unnecessary posts add up to the number of long pages and the message is lost somewhere in the pile.

Comment is free but let the writer be free to start and stop so that readers can have a logical flow. It's okay to interject but once again, the fact that comment is free doesn't mean we should abuse freedom. There are some things you will just ignore and there are sometimes silence is really golden. People keep making the comparisons between NL and other fora where people intelligently discuss topics. Readers get a lot of USEFUL information there.

Respect other users and readers please.

Nice one bro. I plan to unfollow this thread knowing fully well that the Op has lost the ownership ... thrash has taken over the main message

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by OfficialAPCNig: 12:15pm On Jun 23, 2019
ZinoFasisi:


God say narrow way is the best, u say na broad way u wan follow. Make i tell u, narrow way don fast pass broad way sef as na Broad way everybody dey follow, traffic don dey Broad way, Broad way don dey very dangerous now. Just pass ur narrow way and live a trouble free life

CULTISM NO PAY
I love this.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by OfficialAPCNig: 12:48pm On Jun 23, 2019
RiyaGoddess:






Are u for real? I've not heard or met any female cultist before. I never knew those vices you listed are associated to cult. I thought there were mere life styles among ladies. I hope the ladies don't have to go through these horrible initiation procedure and I really hope they don't kill too. I will love to read a lady's one on one narrative on cultism. Things dey happen sha.
For Viqueens, during ITT every Sailor anchored on the fvcking iceland will loot (fvck) them.

Baggars are just thieves, armed robbers. Looting is allowed.

RUN FROM CULTISM.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by joeeee240(m): 1:03pm On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Do you see how many likes you have up there on that post which reeks of ignorance? It is one reason I stopped writing stuff on Nairaland. With an illiteracy level of over 180 million people (graduates included), Nigerians still don't read. We believe in cheating in exams and insulting people with genuine knowledge and a willingness to help. For one thing, look at the president you elected and the chaos of a country that his next level.

Permit me to educate you a little bit, but you do not have to read it all, mind you. Let's begin with your own English errors.


1. For one to beginning a sentence, a paragraph, in particular, the way you have done without a determiner might be acceptable to you or those who liked your post, even many Nigerians, but guess what? That is horrible!

Your sentence should begin thus: A published author and you......



2. From your writing so far, you seem to have a serious quarrel with punctuations. The comment in which you insulted me lacks a full stop at the end, but unforgivable is the shambles that are your next two comments. Particularly the last.





Those who live in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones, sir.




3. You are clearly blind in both eyes or you would never have made the statement below...

I'm sure you'd also call "I'm" am.

You see, in that comment of mine you quoted, I actually used the "correct" and "complete" form of the phase you have indicated and I repeat "I am a published author!" grin *(Check out the screenshot of your own quote below)
I rarely write American English on NL or use its version of the phrase in question here, which many consider an abbreviation (I'm). I do not know how to use the Nigerian foul English version of the phrase either (am). Most often than not, I use the correct queen's English version (I am)


4. Now let's take on the particular word(s) that you feel discredits me entirely as an author...

And you call a thread a "trend"?


What is wrong with you, my good friend, is that you have been roaming Nairaland daily for too many years and here, very few speak good English, most of them hardly ever comment too. On this platform, over a million people like you have been calling developing comment lines a thread, but guess what? Over a million people like you are horribly wrong!!!


Thread
You see a "thread" is that fine rope your mother used to use and your tailor currently uses to sew your clothes. However, a "thread" can also be defined as the simplest or smallest sequence of programmed instructions executable by a completer.


Trend
On the other hand, the Standard English dictionary defines a "trend" thus...
1. A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
2. A fashion.

Now, here is my problem. As a published author and intellectual with a vast knowledge base, I am well aware that there are two official versions of the English Language which can actually contradict each other in certain cases so I never trust the Standard English dictionary completely. In fact, I have four massive dictionaries on my PC alone, that's apart from the attached encyclopedias, mind you. So now let's see what my beloved Cambridge Advanced Learners dictionary and the Encarta Dictionaries have to say...

Combining their definition of "Trend" with respect to the subject...

*(of a topic) be the subject of many posts on a social media website or application within a short period of time.



Ahhhhhhh... now the sh*it has hit the fan, as my American cousin would say. Now you know why they say a photo, a comment or something, is trending on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and not "threading" like you would say here on Nairaland. You've actually learned something new here today, haven't you?


It would seem that in ignorance, you have called me out and insulted me too for a load of rubbish. I forgive you despite that fact that you have already gotten 3 likes on your comment! They are just illiterates liking you in their own ignorance so I am not bothered at all. grin




One more thing...


Some of the best authors in the world speak bad English. Ever heard of James Hardley Chase? He speaks American street English better, hence, the tone of his books, all of which have been bestsellers for decades!
What truly makes an author is his talent, something that cannot be taught in any school or institution.

I am a legend over in the Literature section of this forum and my first book, Ruthless Betrayals, when first published here in April 2016 as a first draft, was so full of errors, but guess what? It drove women and men crazy and still does today, two editions later. Don't take my word for it, check out the "trend". The story has been moved to my website but the comments are still there.

I sold that book for #500 per copy initially, then increased the price to #750 per copy and people still bought it then came back to thank me!!! grin It's all there in the trend (remember not thread). Hit the link below.

https://www.nairaland.com/2941054/ruthless-betrayals-story-love-betrayals


My second work, a thrilling story about Boko Haram, A Billionaire's Ransom was a killer that was also full of errors when first published here on this forum. Today, after one edition, the entire series of 3 books sells for $$$ on Amazon USA, UK, Canada, etc. The Book1 is free on Okadabooks and the rest are just #500, all subsidized for Nigerians, fuel subsidy style.

The thing is when an author first writes a book it is never published right away but passed on to an "EDITOR or put through an editing software" for polishing! That first work of the author is called a first draft which is normally full of errors, after the touch of an editor, those errors vanish and that first draft becomes the original manuscript which is then published as a book. We authors and writers are the reasons why editors have jobs.




Mr. Airsaylongcon, stop insulting people even where they are ignorant or err. Correct them and be polite about it. I swear to God, you will not die if you do things that way.


I bid you a good Sunday, sir.

Please what do you use to write your books? And why do authors need editors? Can't they just read what they wrote and correct the errors themselves?

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by capitalzero: 1:16pm On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


Lol! 2.99 dollars u go sell till you die before you make money. I asked u for proof that I sell software. Pity your ₦750 book selling app wey u wan use hammer. U better go and do money ritual like all of you across the Niger do. Or better still go hawk Gala. U go make pass that 2.99 wey dey deceive you. Or even better dey "dayvaylope" with una Well known commodity. Nuff said.

https://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Betrayals-Passion-Supernatural-Billionaire/dp/1987464400


https://www.amazon.com/Billionaires-Ransom-Part-Adventure-terrorist/dp/198768043X/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=A+Billionaire%27s+Ransom+eze+eke&qid=1561292379&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by udemzyudex(m): 1:57pm On Jun 23, 2019
airsaylongcon:


Lol! 2.99 dollars u go sell till you die before you make money. I asked u for proof that I sell software. Pity your ₦750 book selling app wey u wan use hammer. U better go and do money ritual like all of you across the Niger do. Or better still go hawk Gala. U go make pass that 2.99 wey dey deceive you. Or even better dey "dayvaylope" with una Well known commodity. Nuff said.

You're one of the problem we have in Nigeria, imagine advising your fellow man to go and do money rituals.

Funny.

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by d33types: 3:32pm On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:




Nice schooling sir. You did justice .
But I wholly disagree with your usage of trend instead of thread

https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/T/thread.html

(1) In online discussions, a series of messages that have been posted as replies to each other. A single forum or conference typically contains many threads covering different subjects. By reading each message in a thread, one after the other, you can see how the discussion has evolved. You can start a new thread by posting a message that is not a reply to an earlier message.

A trend is more of a post with a timeline which has gone viral.

But that's by the way. Let's not derail

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by Eze2000(m): 4:00pm On Jun 23, 2019
joeeee240:


Please what do you use to write your books? And why do authors need editors? Can't they just read what they wrote and correct the errors themselves?

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Re: My Story As A Cult Member........initiation Phase Included... by joeeee240(m): 4:04pm On Jun 23, 2019
Eze2000:


Microsoft word 2919 on PC is what I use to compose my work.
An author can never correct all mistakes in his work cos the mind cannot multitask adequately in such circumstance. You cannot build a story and proofread it to remove all errors. I have never met an author who can and I know a lot them from facebook groups to goodreads groups... I am talk American and Brits, highly educated.

Every author has anmeditor or at least a proofreader. Some even use softwares to do the job. grammarly, ginger writer, one check, spelling check, etc. Subing for the grammerly alone can go up to $100 a month.its what I use cos it lets me restructure my work myself.

Ask any question and I will answer.

Wow. Thank you very much. How do you convert your e books to PDF format? And how can I learn graphic design so I can learn how to design book covers?

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