I think it should be retitled "Why are internet people so lazy?". Seriously, why would you type '2' instead of 'two' or 'to'? Wow, I shaved a good second off of my typing there. Really dodged a bullet. I'm in the midst of a 'insult battle' because I corrected some guy because he said 'your gay' to some other guy. I politely said: "Wow, #USERB#, how much did gay cost you?" Of course both of them were dumbfounded. Once I explained it to them, they started insulting away with weak lines like "Programmer16s gay" and "wow, u r virgin"(actual quotes.)
Am I the only person that doesn't understand this (even my geeky neice picks on me for spelling everything out correctly on the internet)? Of course, I type fast enough that it doesn't really matter to me. And, I'm looking at it from the perspective of a person that's going to be at the computer for the rest of his life (hopefully.) So, typing "someone" instead of "some1" doesn't really matter to me. Opinions?