There have been a few comments made lately in various threads about the use of internet slang. (e.g. How r u 2day?) Here is a chance to put your gripes in one place!
Personally I can't stand it. I will ignore posts that use it. I have just one word of advice for slangers: learn to type! If you can touch-type with any degree of proficiency you will never need that shortcut crap.
I don't think there is any excuse for it, personally. Sure if you're 12 freakin' years old and your messaging on a cell phone with your little 12 year old friends, go right ahead. But you're not! You are presumably at least 16 years old, and you are using a f#$%ing keyboard. Grow up and learn to use the language properly.
I know one guy on here has suggested that we don't "get" the slang because we haven't been on the internet long enough. Well I was using a 300baud modem to access a dial-up BBS before anyone even heard of the damned internet, and I've never been so lazy that I couldn't type out an entire word.
And don't get me going on proper punctuation of a sentence.