Just because yOu are fully aware and immersed in the online culture doesn't mean that everyone else is. A lot of people (especially parents) are seriously confused and want to know what this stuff is about.
I don't see why that would be laughable =)
Look at it from their point of view and it more than makes sense
The only ridiculos thing is the website's name... and that people actually bothers trying to stop slang.
I shall now make a website to stop evolution. My kids are probably gonna get taller and more educated than I am! I don't want that to happen! Visit www.stopevolution.com to find out how you can make your kids stupid midgets that'll make you look better.
^ It really is a whole 'nother language, I never knew there were over 3,000 l33t speak words! And most of them are freaky (in a bad way) and perveted, and pedo-like.....
Seriously, I wouldn't try to holla at girl using leet speak.
(Well, not on an internet at all, for that matter.)