In article <1e4ahov.1ed7f4x1lfjdeyN%pod at karsh.demon.co.uk>,
pod at karsh.demon.co.uk says...
>>Arthur Sowers <arthures at magpage.com> wrote:
>>> 1. Life is too short for spell-checkers, and
>> 2. If you deal with people who spend more time worrying about _spelling_
>> than the _content_ in the message, then you are wasting your time.
>>Which has absolutely nothing to do with why prospective post-docs who
>exhibit bad (or 'non-standard' if you prefer) spelling or grammar *will*
>be at a disadvantage when job hunting in a competitive market.
Which is not really what you wrote about in your original post.
For newsgroups, informality is the rule and the norm and you should not
be assessing someone by their useage in newsgroup communications.