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...frankly, i (and many others) just want to get what i want to say out quickly, and i don't think adding a capital is going to make much of a difference.
It does. Sometimes I (and many others) just want to read through the post quickly and without stopping at every mistake to try and decipher it.

the other thing to consider here is that the internet is worldwide, and not everyone speaks english as a first language, so it's a little rich to criticize them for it. i could understand if someone was writing in l33tsp3ak, but some people just don't speak good english or used google translate because they can't speak english at all. at least they are trying, but it must suck for them to have people bitching at them for mixing up they're, there and their (which plenty of middle aged english americans and canadians do all the time). anyway there are always grammar nazis on the internet though, so if that's your thing, go ahead.
Having spent a considerable number of years in a couple foreign countries I can tell you that there is little more important than speaking their language properly. Otherwise, you tend to come off as uneducated and ignorant. This is an English-based forum so expecting people to write in coherent English isn't that much to ask. Non-native speakers aside, (who generally are not the ones people are upset with about grammer) there's really no excuse but general laziness.
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