I belong to quite a few forums. Most cater to crowd in the 20-40 age range though. Is the age factor a reason why poor grammar and weird spellings of words are so common here? I would assume the average age here is below 17. I see so many shortened 'versions' of words that sometimes it takes me several seconds to determine which word the poster meant. What do people do when they have to turn in a paper to school? Fail? Just an observation.