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Old 12-15-03, 03:33 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I wasn't bashing anyone for their spelling mistakes. In fact, I'm sure I make them all the time.

But it is a fact that you represent yourself by the words you type. If a poster is constantly using poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar, it reflects poorly on them even if they are really very smart/nice people. It is just one of those things about communicating online.

I think, however, that the original poster in this thread was refering to things like 'netspeak'. And I have to agree, that it is the most irritating garbage to have to read through when people do it constantly or have whole posts in it. That is...replacing words with letters and numbers, misspelling on purpose, and using more abbreviations than actual phrases.
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