Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users

I've noticed that many of the forum discussions that TA has tweeted lately have contained glaring grammatical and spelling errors.  I find this disappointing and even personally embarrassing as it inevitably reflects not only on the original poster but on the forum as a whole and, by extension, the larger atheist community.  I know written communication isn't everything, and it certainly isn't a high priority among the public generally, but we should try to meet a higher standard.  Given the unlikelihood that individual posters will suddenly take more care when writing, I think the operators of the site's Twitter feed should consider not tweeting discussion titles with serious errors.

That's one poster's opinion, for whatever it's worth.

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Unless you think literacy and illiteracy is a binary condition, there are shades of illiteracy. People who don't seem to know how to use capitalization, commas, periods, conjugate common verbs, and so on, are illiterate by degree.

I appreciate intelligent misuse where it belongs: in creative writing, not expository writing.

I think when grammar-nazism is brutally enforced it scares off younger more illiterate members who may be already having problems escaping religion. For me, clearly expressing an idea trumps the odd grammar/spelling mistake. Of course, if the grammar is egregiously bad then that's a different story. A balance in between should be found. 

We are talking about egregiously bad spelling and grammar. You might call me a "grammar Nazi," but I will freely admit to being a grammar mortal. Most of the time I see my mistake upon a second glance, but not always. People who make the occasional mistake are NOT who we are talking about.

Why Unseen! What a pleasant surprise! That's a total crock - your response is neither a surprise, nor particularly pleasant, though I do take some enjoyment in your predictability.

RE: "People who make the occasional mistake are NOT who we are talking about." - so, just so I fully understand the rules, you're saying that if one were to accidentally say - oh, I don't know - "Luthor," when he intended to say, "Luther," that it's something we should all overlook?

I don't know about "adorable," but I DO think I've got the NBC Pecock beat all to hell --

Not if you can see him.

No Blaine, but I wouldn't discount the converse --

In your estimation, are younger people less literate on average than older people?  I don't generally find this to be the case in my personal experiences, but admittedly, I have minimal interaction with teenagers.

are grammar nazis the moral analog of texter dexters?

i'll delete this if nobody laughs

going once...

hehe my excuse is that I am dyslexic 

@Lars - Aaannddd English is not your first language - whereas most of the people on this site speak only one  - so you are doing REAALLLY well. I would guarantee there is bi-lingual-tri-lingual etc on this site. How clever are they?

I speak one, and that, not very well :)  How many languages do you speak.

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