Originally Posted by manca
English is not my mother tounge, so it's so much easier to understand it if things are written correctly. Wrong grammar doesn't make so much problems, it's spelling that leaves me wondering. There are many words (especially conected with horses) I don't know and if they're spelled wrong I can't find them in a dictionary. Text speak is also nearly impossible to understand for me.
But I think it's not that bad on this forum, I can easily understand what most are saying.
This is one of the biggest things that I think about on this forum. With it being a world-wide forum, there are quite a few members here that speak/read English as a second or sometimes third language. I don't know what their English classes are like, but when I was taking a foreign language class, the way I was taught, the sentences didn't make any
sense unless they were very close to proper grammar.
As was gone over in the other thread, some spelling and grammar mistakes
are acceptable because not everyone has the same ability or education when it comes to the written word. However, those people who do not even attempt
to make themselves understandable are, IMHO, doing nothing more than demonstrating their immaturity and complete lack of respect for anything.
It shows a lack of respect for themselves because they seem to have zero interest in presenting themselves in the best light possible and lack of respect for others because they feel that everyone else should lower themselves and their own personal standards just to communicate. Similar to me traveling to a foreign country and getting mad when everyone doesn't understand English.
I think this is actually one of the better forums because we do have standards and rules regarding how a post or thread is typed out and we have quite a few members who will "check" a person that doesn't at least try to be understandable.