Poll: Do you ignore people who don't type or speak correctly?
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Yes. I do not think that they have anything to offer.
104 61%
No. It does not matter to me.
67 39%
Voters: 171.
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#1
I've noticed that when I ask for advice on these forums, or I suppose in general, that I find my self not paying any attention to anyone who can't type (or speak) correctly for the most part.

Like I'm not going to ignore anyone who misspells a word, or doesn't even capitalize their proper nouns and shit, but when people who go "ur best bet is 2 go and try n find another pedal" I just generally ignore them.

So, Pit. Do you not pay attention to people who can't type correctly for the most part?

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#2
I, as an attractive 16-year-old girl am really turned off by guys who use incorrect grammar
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#3
Why not just read what they've got to say before you dismiss it just because they didn't use proper grammar? Then if it's stupid, by all means dismiss it.
#4
ya al teh tyme y?


But, seriously. It doesn't bother me unless their spelling is BAD or in lolspeak/blackspeak. I try to type with correct grammar, though.


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#5
I tend to look down on those that don't even have the common decency to spell words and use simple punctuation properly.I'm not saying that they're idiots,but it makes them look like idiots.

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#6
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I've noticed that when I ask for advice on these forums, or I suppose in general, that I find my self not paying any attention to anyone who can't type (or speak) correctly for the most part.


*myself.

I realize not everyone is a native english speaker/care so no, I don't.
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#7
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*myself.

I realize not everyone is a native english speaker/care so no, I don't.

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#8
Nah, I'll read and respond to it.
But if their location is an English speaking country I'm going to assume that they're some kind of moron.
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#9
Probably somewhere in the middle. I don't mind mistakes, but if they're OTT, I'll find it irritating.
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#11
If it's bad to the point that i'm actually having to put in a notable amount of effort to read it then I might just skip and move onto the next post. If i'm trying to read a page quickly I might skip a few posts, which usually involves missing out all posts that don't have an avatar or are written horrificly (it's just a wierd habit i've gotten into). Though if i'm reading every post in the thread then I wont just skip one because of a few poorly written sentences.

Some people use their mobiles to come here aswell, and I know if I was on my mobile I wouldn't wanna be typing things out in full.
#12
I for one at least try and spell words correctly, but grammar on an online forum honestly is one of the most redundant ways to judge someone. ill go ahead n type a sentence like this cuz its a lot faster and easier to type. Not because I'm not an intelligent person, but because it just doesn't matter. At all. Ever.
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#13
I try to stick to some minimum standards myself when posting unless I'm severely sleep deprived or drinking too much caffeine. I don't really care about people missing out commas and such but wen da ppl st 2 tlk liek dis rly psssss m of u no?

I tend to pay them less attention because my method of reading posts is skimming it for important words. When the only important word I can find is all consonants I'm not gonna bother trying to decipher it.
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#14
After going through so many years of school teaching me to use proper grammar, yeah, I notice improper grammar, and it annoys me, but I'll still listen to the person.
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#15
I've put yes, but i tend to read messages with incorrect grammar because there are people who have interesting stuff to say but cant be bothered typing it properly. Though I do tend to favour people who can spell properly and use paragraphs. Grammar is one thing, but when there are no paragraphs then i really don't bother.
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#16
it depends...

on the internet, i dont pay too much attention to grammar...ESPECIALLY when we are in informal conversation... its stupid that people feel like they should have to pick on some dude that forgot to put a comma in a sentence or misspelled something over the internet. the people that pick on people for grammar errors usually just want to fight over the forum.

At school (Especially college), at work, etc... in all FORMAL situations, grammar is important and i do pay attention to grammar in those situations.
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#17
I'll read it anyway, regardless of grammar. Understanding it is a different story altogether though.
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#18
I'll try to understand it. Generally you can't just ignore someone if they make a few mistakes by accident...it happens to everybody. But people should at least try to spell correctly and use propper grammar.
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#21
I think I only judge if the caps lock gets raped.
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#22
Not everyone in the world speaks English perfectly, and writing it is even harder.
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#23
Proper grammar is really important to me. It really makes you're sentences flow better and look more nice on the screen the page or whatever your writing on. My friends and me always use good grammar when we talk to each other.
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Proper grammar is really important to me. It really makes you're sentences flow better and look more nice on the screen the page or whatever your writing on. My friends and me always use good grammar when we talk to each other.

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#25
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I wasn't. I'm shocked and appalled, man. Shocked and appalled.


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Why not just read what they've got to say before you dismiss it just because they didn't use proper grammar? Then if it's stupid, by all means dismiss it.


It's already stupid because they can't speak their own language properly. There are lots of things to read, why waste my time with someone who can't or won't learn proper English?
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#28
Does anyone else sometimes feel uncomfortable when someone talks to you in 100% correct grammar when you're very much used to talking to your mates in your own dialect?
It makes me feel like i'm talking to someone who works at a call centre.
#31
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Nah, I'll read and respond to it.
But if their location is an English speaking country I'm going to assume that they're some kind of moron.
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#32
Your options are sort of iffy. I still take notice of them, but can't help but think that they're probably not the brightest bulb in the world.

I mean, c'mon. You grew up speaking the damn language; how can you not speak it?

However, I'm very tolerant of users who don't speak English natively, as I know how tough a second language can be.
#33
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I've noticed that when I ask for advice on these forums, or I suppose in general, that I find my self not paying any attention to anyone who can't type (or speak) correctly for the most part.

Like I'm not going to ignore anyone who misspells a word, or doesn't even capitalize their proper nouns and shit, but when people who go "ur best bet is 2 go and try n find another pedal" I just generally ignore them.

So, Pit. Do you not pay attention to people who can't type correctly for the most part?

Poll soon.
I don't completely ignore them, but I definitely won't take:

u needz to trun the ton nobb up!1!

As seriously as:

You needs to turn your tone knob up.
#34
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I don't completely ignore them, but I definitely won't take:

u needz to trun the ton nobb up!1!

As seriously as:

You needs to turn your tone knob up.


This.

If someone refuses to use real words in his/her post, I'm assuming they're either trolling or responding to someone else with a reason to use that type of language or whatever you could call it.
If they're not doing one of the things I just mentioned, I give up...

Since this is a world-wide forum, with more non-English speaking people than native English speakers, it would be unfair to demand a 100% correct use of English grammar I think

And also, I don't take grammar and spelling as serious on the internet as I would in real life (in formal occasions that is). In formal occasions I always have to use correct grammar since I'm studying to be a translator.
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#35
It doesn't bother me to be completely honest. Not everyone is a literary genius and people make mistakes. Others tend to type as they think- stream of consciousness. There's nothing wrong with that, as long as the point they're trying to make is put across. It's pretty pathetic when someone completely dismisses another because they use the wrong form of "there, their, they're." If anything, the grammar nazi is the ignorant one because they obviously have to pick on a grammatical mistake rather than argue against the actual points.
#36
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Proper grammar is really important to me. It really makes you're sentences flow better and look more nice on the screen the page or whatever your writing on. My friends and me always use good grammar when we talk to each other.


The horrible thing is most people my age would read that and not notice any oddities about the sentence.
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#37
Not on an internet forum anyway. Besides its fun to watch grammar nazis spaz out when you put a comma in the wrong place.
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#38
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The horrible thing is most people my age would read that and not notice any oddities about the sentence.

Except maybe the lack of "innit?" at the end.
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#39
As long as I understand what they're trying to say then it's all gravy
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#40
Only if it's REALLY bad.

I put no because there are very few times where I actually skip over a post because of bad grammar.
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