After being a moderator here for a while, I never really noticed the amount of members who do not typing in continuous prose and using the correct spelling of words. It amazes me as to how some people can use "text typing" in every day life. I would rather think it would be important to practise typing properly as it will help with future careers. But when I see people getting a little lazy and not type using the correct spelling it makes me wonder on how good the education system is.
What are your views on this topic?
I'm all for writing correctly. In fact, I regularly edit thread titles into more legible English.
It's just a youth thing I think, the internet generation works with all kinds of crazy spelling methods.
E.g. Iz Itachi kool? y/n,y?
I edited a members post today who had used words like "Enouf". Surly it would help people learn more if they got used to writing correctly, or is it just my old fashioned way of doing things?
I always tend to try and write in proper English where ever I can, Even in text messages I do unless I have very little time to write one. I can understand using "text typing" on a mobile phone but on a keyboard where you are able to use more that your thumbs. Its just a little crazy to think its not really going to hurt to see people type correctly as your able to use more fingers.
I know how you guys and gals feel about the correct spelling and grammar.
and it gets on my nerves because you have to try and decipher what the person is trying to tell you.
so go and give infractions but make large enough to be taken seriously but at the same time small enough not to get banned.
Members shouldn't feel like they're taking an English exam while posting here but a LITTLE effort is not too much to ask is it?
Y'know, the people who like to say things like, "TTYL," or "ty 4 ur hlp". It belittles the English language. It's like they chew it up and spit it out. And lot's of people end up making it a habit, so they can't spell for jack. I think your IQ drops a couple of points when you type that way for longer than five minutes.
It does make me wonder if text typing should be banned, I mean it must not be helping one pass an English exam on grammar and spelling.