ubidubikid #1 wrote:a common point people are making that I would like to address:
1: you're going to need grammar to impress people!
I think the point is actually that people will judge you based on your grammar. Not pretty, but true.
ubidubikid #1 wrote:I do check my actual school papers carefully for errors. (and usualy still get graded down for the one or two that I miss) however, here I don't think it's realy that nessesary. I shouldn't have to impress you people. these forums are casual. they're intened to be fun. I'm not going to have fun if I have to scrutinize every post for errors.
We have fun but most of us have learned the benefits of being as clear and concise as possible when trying to communicate serious information.
ubidubikid #1 wrote:if anyone is honestly having problems reading my posts. please give an example of the post in question and tell me why you had trouble interpreting what I was trying to say. if the errors are not actualy obscureing the content, then leave me alone.
The first two phrases are inappropriately seperated by a period which caused me to pause, lose the rhythm of your intended sentence, and go back to reread it, this time mentally removing the period. Also, the absence of the second 'l' from 'actualy' did, in fact prevent me from recognizing it as a familiar word upon first glance and force me to slow my reading pace, as did the missing commas from this phrase:
ubidubikid #1 wrote:if you think honestly think that what I say is not far more important than how I say it
ubidubikid #1 wrote:if you don't think my posts are interesting enough to make up for having to deal with lower case letters, then just ignore them, they're not hurting you.
I believe that, for the last few posts, at least, we have been pointing out the weak points in your argument, not the errors in your spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.; uninteresting posts are
, for the most part, ignored. Or are you asking for those of us who disagree with your philosophy toward conventional writing etiquette to also ignore the meaning
behind your posts?