posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 05:19 PM
Thank you OD
for this one. I enjoyed the replies given.
Now... My own humble opinion to your subject.
ATS T&C doesn't ask for clear and proper grammar and spelling post for nothing.
This is a site that is visited by people from all over the world with different tongs all over. Lots don't master English fully as it is not their
native speech or because they don't use, hear or speak it on a regular basis.
That's why it is important to write with preferably perfect grammar and spelling. This way everyone has the best chance to actually understand
what's posted. Even when they only know a couple of English words, but that can be enough to understand the meaning of a post from its context.
Unknown words are learned surprisingly easy that way.
Changed spelling or abbreviations can make a word or meaning unrecognizable, which basically messes up flow and context. A death sin in a place
without any other contact with the writer except some letters... A big cause of misunderstanding alone.
I've only started writing in English a year ago... The day I signed up. I've been hearing and understanding English since I was little so that was
a big advantage. Try reading a few of my first posts. They are most definitely lacking a lot of what I now include in my posts.
The only reason my English got better, was because of others that used good grammar and proper spelling in their posts.
I can assure you m English wouldn't be as it is now, when I only read posts that looked like the OP's example.
So please people. Try and write as good and understandable as you possibly can. I think it's just a small effort/demand easily done even and it will
only have good effects and make ATS posts, quality posts.
Just my 2 cents.