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Should users edit other users' posts to correct grammar and spelling problems?

I'm a bit of a stickler for properly formatted titles and questions. Nothing irks me more than logging into SuperUser only to see a large portion of the question titles using bad punctuation, no capitalization and even 'txt speak'.

I'd like to edit each and every one of these that I see. Is that a bad thing?

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marked as duplicate by Jon Seigel, Ether, Bill the Lizard Apr 21 '10 at 18:20

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You misspelled punctuation in your initial version of this title – Grace Note Apr 21 '10 at 16:12
AH! Nice catch :) – th3dude Apr 21 '10 at 16:12
It is encoraged to fix teh gramer and puncture of posts. – Pëkka Apr 21 '10 at 17:04
Ooh, the original has a 2-digit post id. That's an old one. :) – Bill the Lizard Apr 21 '10 at 18:20
That's surely 'txt-spk'? ;) – Marko Aug 31 '13 at 14:14

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That's encouraged. Clearly written questions are easier to answer.

I usually don't worry about punctuation and capitalization unless I find something else to edit, but text speak is an active barrier to getting an answer.

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+1 Text speak is caustic to my eyes..... – squillman Apr 21 '10 at 17:31

If you mean "Does it show that I'm a bit OCD", then yes, it does :P But if you are asking whether it's appropriate to edit other people's posts to improve their grammar, then I assume that it's ok to do that. After all, that's what the option is there for and abuse is prevented by restricting it to high rep users.

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