posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 08:22 PM
I think it is a mixture of things. For some it is poor education, for others its a second language, whilst others do not really care to much as long
as their post is reasonably readable, and others do not really care at all what errors they have posted.
Firstly i'll say that i am certain i have produced spelling errors in posts i have made, whilst i think it is important that other people can read
what you have posted i do not really spend time ensuring everything is how it should be, just that it is readable, ie words are not missing or i have
not added the same word twice, for example, other other.
However, if i was doing something important, writing a letter, filling out forms, writing a novel, then i'd be quite capable of ensuring my grammer
is up to scratch.
Posting on forums do not require the same level of attention you would give to other things, firstly it is just not as important, and you simply do
not think anybody would really be that bothered by a mistype or application of a simular sounding word, which has a different meaning compared to the
terms you were using it under.
You would expect people can work out for themselves what it actually was suppose to mean or say.
Anyway, i do not think spelling errors or poor grammer prove anything other than people are not checking their spellings and the fact they are using a
keyboard, except in really bad cases.
Regardless i do not think people who can not spell should be discouraged from posting here or should be judged on that at all.
Their opinion and anything they can add to the topic is just as important than anybody elses, i would rather work out what they meant, rather than
shutting down their ability to enjoy this forum to, because of complaints about grammer, making them fearful of posting.