crap sentence upon initial registration

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eae
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crap sentence upon initial registration

Postby eae » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:34 am UTC

"However, this board requires account activation, an activation key has been sent to the e-mail address you provided."

That should read either "However, _since_ this board..." or "However, this board requires account activation, _so_ an activation key..." or something else that is grammatically not crap.

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Re: crap sentence upon initial registration

Postby Hawknc » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:44 am UTC

That is probably default phpbb text. Or davean put it in there to mess with people.

I'd put it about 50:50 either way.

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Re: crap sentence upon initial registration

Postby phlip » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:43 am UTC

It's just a comma splice... the pedantic punctuation would be "However, this board requires account activation; an activation key has been sent to the e-mail address you provided."

Neither of your suggestions are ideal, as they suggest that one clause is causing the other, when instead they're simply two related facts.

Also: that's the default phpBB text, so the correct people to bug about this would be the people who make phpBB.

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