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Old 07-31-2011, 10:22 PM
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Why is it that so many people post on message boards without any respect for proper nouns, capitalization, or punctuation these days? I won't even get into grammar. If I see one more 10-paragraph post without a single capital letter or even a comma, I think I will scream. I just can't read that shit and not wonder whether the writer is just sloppy or dumb. It totally obscures the content.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:28 PM
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Me too. I don't read those. I have enough to keep me busy without trying to decipher a wall o text.

Sometimes I get lazy when I'm on my ipod and don't capitalize or punctuate perfectly, but i know you're talking about when people make it their default style and don't seem to care if they come across as illiterate.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:32 PM
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Yes, those are the people who won't even capitalize my name when addressing me, or their own name when signing off, in an email. Bugs the shit out of me.
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I apologize if I am irritating in any of these things. I text a good amount of the time, so the shortening of words and lack of commas is a habit. I consider myself quite intelligent.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:03 PM
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Okay, I'm venting, but I'd also like to make a plea.

Please, please, please, people -- use punctuation and capitalization in your posts!

Just a period or comma would help immensely to make posts readable. That is the bare minimum for written communication, after all! This is a forum, not your cell phone.

I just cannot bear to slog through another long, run-on sentence trying to figure out its meaning because the writer was too lazy to put a period at the end of one sentence and capitalize the start of the next. Some consideration, please!

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:42 AM
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Not quite as jarring as the wall of un-punctuated text, but:

There ≠ their ≠ they're,
Your ≠ you're,
Then ≠ than,
Loose ≠ lose.

They are different words because they have different meanings. Use the one that means what you are trying to say, not one that just looks or sounds similar to what you are trying to say.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:37 PM
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Why is it that so many people post on message boards without any respect for proper nouns, capitalization, or punctuation these days? I won't even get into grammar. If I see one more 10-paragraph post without a single capital letter or even a comma, I think I will scream. I just can't read that shit and not wonder whether the writer is just sloppy or dumb. It totally obscures the content.
well me and my friends dont think its a problem
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well me and my friends dont think its a problem
That's great as long as you never go outside your circle of friends who don't find it a problem.
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well me and my friends dont think its a problem
Let me know if I'm wrong, LandR, but I took this as a joke.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:56 AM
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That's great as long as you never go outside your circle of friends who don't find it a problem.
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Let me know if I'm wrong, LandR, but I took this as a joke.
Apparently, Rain didn't think it was terribly funny or hasn't read my other posts.
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