Hackers, Spelling, and Grammar?
and specifically comments such as this one.
personally I do think less of people who can't spell. I think it does in fact represent a lack of cognitive ability.
which is one of the reasons why in my #phreadom channel, we make a point to correct each other on spelling... some, like myself, yath, proc etc. are better at it than others... (like knix, shambuh etc) ;-)
one thing we obviously don't do much of is properly capitalizing the first letters of sentences. :-/ about the only time I make a point to do that is when I'm writing a paper or very important document or letter etc.