Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Other Problem with Internet Discussions

Nick has posted about one key problem with internet discussions. Meanwhile I've always contended that the most off-putting aspect of discussions on the innernets is the incredible scarcity of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, all combined with into coherent sentences. A somewhat less annoying but still rampant issue on the interwebs is unrestrained squee. For example, I just read this on a forum:
God that episode was just *so* good. I mean it was like taking something really good and smearing a whole heap of goodness all over it then cooking it for 50 minutes on gas mark[ed] "good" till it was good.

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