On Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 11:19:55 UTC, Nick Sabalausky
On 8/30/2014 5:38 AM, Gary Willoughby wrote:
˙ǝƃɐnƃuɐן uʍo ɹıǝɥʇ ǝʇıɹʍ ɹo ʞɐǝds pןnoɥs ʎǝɥʇ ʍoɥ uo ǝןdoǝd
ʇɔǝɹɹoɔ oʇ ƃuıʎɹʇ sʎɐʍןɐ ǝɹɐ ǝןdoǝd ɥsıןƃuƎ-uou ʇɐɥʇ snoıɹɐןıɥ
I'm a native English speaker. Uncapitalized "I" makes a writer
come across like a common leet-speak obsessed immature script
kiddy. I know you're not one though, which makes it all the
Defend it all you want, argue that it doesn't matter...but it
still makes yourself look bad. And for what worthwhile benefit?
(I think native speakers tend to gloss such things over because
they've already seen it so much they've become accustomed to
tuning out anyone writing in such styles.)
It's not my intent to be insulting here, but the level of
insistence on deliberately using and defending such a trivial,
and self-defeating, rebelling is just...really??
While we're on the subject of capitalization styles we find
distracting, I find the German Practice of capitalizing every
Noun in a Sentence extremely distracting. I remember reading an
older version of Gulliver's Travels that was written in this
style, and it was quite annoying.