Would it be possible to hold questions that use "text speak"?
I'm probably showing my age, but I despise reading posts like:
i can't <...>. pls help me. thx u.
Would it be possible to automatically hold the post until the author uses non-text speak? Or, based on jonsca's Can 'u' and 'i' part ways with Stack Exchange? feature request, could we get a "Hold Reason" added for "text speak"?
With a "text speak" hold, we have a fighting chance to correct the behavior. And since the correction has to come from the author, he or she can learn from it and modify their behavior.
Here's what is not working: an author is not corrected, so hundreds of posts later the pollution has proliferated.
For completeness, my complaint is not about English as a second language. I have no problem with decoding non-English speakers...
EDIT (based on feedback): I think there's a good sign from the feedback below, and that is: the consensus is not claiming it's not an issue.
What amazes me is that the folks who disagree claim the solution is to make it someone else's problem. Don't the folks who do the editing have enough work? Why should another task be piled on top of the other duties?
I guess I don't understand that thinking because I believe folks should be responsible and accountable for their own actions. (Perhaps that's due to the same generation gap that makes "text speak" so annoying).