I frequently encounter tech articles containing vulgar and obscene language. Such language adds nothing to the article, it only diminishes the author’s credibility. When I encounter gratuitous obscene or vulgar language in a tech article I immediately stop reading. If the tech writer is not willing to take the time to write an article using good vocabulary then I am not going to take time to read it.
More common than vulgarities and obscenities is poor grammar in tech articles. I am not a grammar Nazi and I make grammatical errors but I find far too many tech articles replete with poor grammar. Here is a sample title reflecting poor grammar, “World’s Most Strongest iPhone Lightning Cable On Sale…” All of us make grammatical mistakes but titles like that undermine the credibility of the author.
This is my first and last rant for the year.