Recently, I've come across a slew of posts on the Internet and other writings in real life that just totally butcher the English language. This is after consideration is given towards "Internet speak" and/or perhaps English is not the OP's original language.
In regards to the Internet, I've seen excessive use of punctuation, totally improper use of "quotation marks", and improper use of overly flowerly or explanatory language to the extent that it renders the post unintelligible. Do you really speak like Yoda? Because you write posts the way Yoda speaks. In real life, I have received writings in some perverse form of English (Google ":David-Wynn: Miller" and yes, include the improper punctuation) or which misuse certain words and terms.
In real life, is it rude to communicate in a perverse form of English when the receipient is not conversant in this type of "English"? The same answer follow for the Internet?
In both scenarios, in my head I mentally respond that "Your writing, to the extent intelligible, does not make you look superior or well educated. Quite frankly, it makes you look stupid. Stop wasting my time."
I have some ways of dealing, or trying to deal, with the garbled English writings in a professional setting. As to the Internet, am I permitted to respond, nicely of course, that I don't understand their post? Exactly how should this be said?