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I have noticed that when reading a thread, I'll come across a post that has several misspelled words, a commonly misspelled word (that is not difficult to spell) or very poor presentation through lack of punctuation, paragraphs and grammar. I generally don't mention this but it definitely makes me take the poster's opinions less seriously. I understand that not everyone speaks English as a first language and there are different levels of education that people obtain. I also understand that an automatic dismissal of an opinion due to poor spelling or grammar could be considered shallow to some degree, but I honestly can't help it. It's a subconscious thing. I'm simply not going to have as favorable of a response to a post with spelling and grammar errors as one that is well spoken and spelled correctly. I'm curious if other people feel the same way, or are they more forgiving than I am?
I'm not claiming to never have brain slips myself. I imagine it happens to everyone now and then, particularly when it's early and not enough coffee has been consumed. :P Also, typos happen to the best writers in the world and I don't hold those against anyone (unless it's in a professional or graded document that should have been proofread until it was perfect).