Why can't people understand the difference between forums and instant messenger? There is honestly nothing that makes me more disgusted, less likely to take someone seriously, and more irritated in general with someone when they can't take the time to type out a proper response in a forum. I'm not picking on anyone in particular, but it really annoys the hell out of me when someone can't take the two extra seconds it takes to type "someone," "because" or even "cause," or for that matter use a comma, period, or perhaps even capitalization once in a while. While I can understand why it might be useful for instant messaging (though it still drives me up the wall over instant messenger--text messaging is the only time you'll see me doing it), what point does it really serve on a forum or in an email besides to make you look less intelligent, and make it look like you don't care enough about what you're saying and who you're saying it to to take the time to say it intelligently? Bah, sorry for the rant.