Why doesn't anyone care enough to use proper punctuation?

United States
February 7, 2007 1:22am CST
It seems that the majority of people on here want to talk as if they are using phone-tap input method, or shorthand/ abbreviated IMs. Is it a lack of caring, education, or both?
3 responses
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Some of the people here on Mylot cannot speak much english they are learning here on Mylot. does that answer your question? you only been here 3 days get use to it!
• United States
8 Feb 07
So you think people just sign up on Mylot to learn English? Wheeee.
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
does it really matter to you that much? if it does you better find another site where you can read remarks with proper punctuations. mylot is a melting pot of all races and we, for example Filipinos, were welcomed here. We shouldn't have learned English but then most of us wanted to. Bilingual, multilingual or not, the most important thing is you get your ideas across.
• United States
7 Feb 07
What's race got to do with it? If you're going to learn the language, do it right. Why do a half-assed job?
@flubula (40)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think you asking an awful lot of many board users. Clear your mind of all those memories of alt binaries when they were inhabited solely by academics who typed as if every entry was peer reviewed for publication. Forget about all of that and remember most people see these discussions as simply being a text reprisentation of a verbal conversation. I think this would explain the lack of punctuation. Have you ever heard anytone say "The other day I had a great idea semi colon pause I decided to go to the park" In short if people don't say they aren't going to type it.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Forget about academics. For all of the people out there so self-conscious about how they appear (myspace) how did it become suddenly trendy to present themselves as dumb?