Really, I did not know a lot of proper grammar(Shit! I still rarely use it.) till about 6-8 months ago.Because we all learned how to manage our grammar in like first-grade or something? Granted, using all lower case isn't that bad... at all, really. It's the internet slang that's REALLY obnoxious and that you should avoid like the plague.
rofl u realy fukn mad!!Because we all learned how to manage our grammar in like first-grade or something? Granted, using all lower case isn't that bad... at all, really. It's the internet slang that's REALLY obnoxious and that you should avoid like the plague.
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As for why I prefer other people to do it aswell, it's because I at least find it easier to read.end of sentence. New sentence.
Yes and no.Why is it better to type like this?
than like this. i mean its just a convention right?
Yikes. Punctuation and grammar form the foundation of written communication (along with syntax, diction, and so on). By "guests not appreciating it", what you really mean is, "not gaining employment past lower-middle management."I like to think of it as decoration. Yes, people will be able to say if you avoid basic punctuation. Just like... you can live in a house with unpainted walls. Yeah, it takes more effort to paint the walls. And yeah, it takes more effort to punctuate what you're writing. So if you're fine living in a house with bare walls, then go for it. Just don't expect your guests to appreciate it.
And it shows education. And attention to detail. And a general ability to work within a framework. There's more going on here than, "looking nice" versus "looking sloppy."Without the metaphor: well presented text looks nicer.
Disagree.You don't need puntuation or capitalization.
Correct. I've started to see sentences, however, that go a bit beyond what I like. Granted, I come from a tradition of reading long sentences that scan well (18th and 19th century), but it makes me crazy when I see the following:But a lot of people will be much happier if you do. My pet hates are people not capitalizing "I", and multiple exclamation marks. Not using enough commas and full stops (and paragraphs, for longer stuff) bothers me too, it just feels like they're speaking really fast and I have no time to rest and take in what I've read. I think that's the best bit of punctuation - it breaks up the flow a bit, makes it calmer.
Agreed. If I know someone is not an idiot, I usually forgive them for poor typing. In fact, it kinda looks cute. I've been trying to stop capitalizing in chat, because I think it makes me look too seriousThe *only* person who doesn't get on my nerves that doesn't type properly is avery. And that's because he does type properly, he just leaves out upper-case letters. Srssly, he's the only one.
[font="Calibri,Arial"]Technology has moved on so far that web browsers automatically condense multiple spaces into one. There were actually fifteen spaces in between these two sentences (quote it to see, they show in the editor but nowhere else).[/font]I learned - on a monotype font - that there were two spaces after a period. Like this. It was only in the past couple of years that I was clued in to the fact that these days, we abhor two spaces after a period, as it creates "ugly rivers of whitespace" down the page. You see, we now use proportional-width fonts.
True (as evidenced by this post and my earlier post) but I was talking about publication. As in academic journal publication. I asked a co-author why he stripped out all my double spaces, and that's how I found out! He likely saved us from some editor going a bit more nutty that day.[font="Calibri,Arial"]Technology has moved on so far that web browsers automatically condense multiple spaces into one. There were actually fifteen spaces in between these two sentences (quote it to see, they show in the editor but nowhere else).[/font]