I frequently edit questions on StackOverflow, and I always fix the "i" into "I".
See this edit revision for instance.
iI start my tomcat, iI am getting this problem.
iI resolve this problem.
Am I right to do so?
Benjol points out an interesting thread illustrating that debate:
- the MetaSO question "Can users please refrain from making minor edits to a question I post?" (and its edits):
The point of text on a site like this is to communicate.
Why do you want to make it harder to communicate than it has to be?
You may like writing with no capitalization, but I think it's pretty clear that people prefer reading with capitalization.
If you don't care about making life easier for those trying to help you, why do you think anyone will bother helping you in the first place?
- The article "Capitalize, please" also refers to norms.
Readers of the modern English language have grown accustomed to certain norms. Paragraphs, for one. Punctuation. Consistent spelling. And, of course, capitalization.