Grammar and Spelling

@Pythonis (233)
United States
October 16, 2006 8:19pm CST
On this site it looks like nobody c ares to spell correctly, use decent grammar, or even avoid netspeak! Do you think that this is appropriate on a site where we are being paid to make valuable discussions? Or if you don't think grammar and spelling are important, tell me why here.
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@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
17 Oct 06
That was my impression initially, but I've now been involved in a few good discussions with people who have put a lot of effort into their posts. Not that the money matters to me that much, but I experimented with doing a series of short, quick posts yesterday, and made more money than I did when I made fewer long, careful ones. I can understand why people would be motivated to be sloppy. I also feel very lucky that my high-school had a mandatory typing class. I make allowances for people who can't type, even though I find net-speak hard on the eyes.
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Spelling and grammar ARE important. If someone cannot spell correctly, they will seem unintelligent. And if a person is unintelligent, why should I bother to read their posts - who cares what they have to say?
@Pythonis (233)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Exactly my point! Thank you.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 06
I don't agreed on this saying. This kind of look down on those with less williness in english language.I don't undersatnd whu you cant be more flexible to them? Can't you let them havesome chances to learing here?
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
19 Oct 06
when you say nobody cares about grammer please check up again. I see a number of persons out here with good vocabulary.
@erielle (1281)
• United States
19 Oct 06
I agree that grammer and punctuation is very important. I also beleive that when someone is involved in a conversation, they tend to foget about it. lol It is only natural. Oh, and some people have another launguage, as their first launguage, so that makes it harder.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 06
Grammar and spelling were dafinately important but bear in mind that since mylot was on the process to encourage more and more users how can thay be so strict to thier user here. It didn't say this was the formal or any specialised forums wih the requirements on one's language abilities and I think is not that nobody care but have you think for those with a bit poor in english users?