Wednesday 15 October 2008 10.20pm
I'd rather that people felt free to speak without being picked up on their spelling or grammar, especially if they are less confident communicators or English is not their first language.
Particularly if their question is a serious, on-topic one.
People's 'freedom' to be as rude/cynical as they like I can do without.
(Not that I'm suggesting Ivanhoe intended to be rude to ResearchStudent - just that people should be thoughtful as to how their contributions might come across to someone not immersed in the ways of the forum.)
That said, I've always felt that it's a matter of good manners for people to take care about the presentation of their message if they expect to be taken seriously.