Since we seem to have reached a quiet patch on this board (temporarily, I'm sure), I figured it might be a good moment to ask a question of my fellow politics board posters that's been nagging at me for a long time. I notice that quite a few of you have apparently completely abandoned conventional punctuation and grammar in your posts. The most common deviation is the omission of capitalization of all kinds, including at the beginning of sentences and of proper nouns. Some leave out periods at the end of sentences (which, since this a pet peeve thread, I have to say is the most annoying affectation of all). My time on this board being limited, I tend to skip over posts that throw such unnecessary reading comprehension challenges at me. So my question is, what's up with that? Why do you do it?