The important factor is the content of the story
However, if style problems such as misspellings and completely unparseable sentences get in the way of the content <cough>CmdrTaco</cough>, the submitter needs to fix the style.
I would find it interesting if the style guide prohibited all forms of "to be" outside quotations.
Grammar Nazis are only going to put people off submitting stories if they don't write well or don't have the time to edit in detail.
And risk losing Mojo. For example, I would rate down any editorial comment by a grammar national socialist that uses harsh language toward a submitter.
A style guide will only it make it more of an effort to submit a story.
I don't see a big problem with a little "more effort" in some cases. For example, in programming, writing an application in portable C++ with gtkmm as opposed to Visual Basic takes more effort but produces a tighter, more portable result.
Submitters should write as well as they can, but not give style priority over the story itself.
If an author feels the need to use some stylistic license, she can justify it in an editorial first post.
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