By the management of these forums. We can discuss any English usage, including swear words or grammar not considered standard, but we do it in standard language. In other words we can discuss the nuances of "bastard" but we can't call someone one directly and we can discuss the nuances of "wanna" but we can't use it in a sentence in its own right as I "I wanna know".
Tim, I agree with you, which is not unusual since I usually do.
This is why I have tried to show the use of "wanna", "gonna" and "ya" in this way.
"Whatcha (what ya) gonna do next?" he asked.
This makes it clear that such spellings are used in dialogue to show how people speak.
Because I have now been made hyper-aware of my own way of speaking, I caught myself saying "gonna" all day, hundreds of times, and I heard all my students using it too.
"Okay, what are ya gonna play next?"
"Next week we're gonna get the hands together."
"Now, what ya wanna do here is to bring out the RH, because it has the melody."
But I also found myself switching to this, whenever I talked to someone who was new, or someone who is not fluent:
"Okay, what are you going to play next?"
"Next week we're going to get the hands together."
"Now, what you want to do here is to bring out the RH, because it has the melody."
Notice that I have put all these sentences in quotes, to make it plain that I am talking about speech patterns, not spelling. I NEVER use these spellings when I am writing, not even informally. I see no reason to.
But I want to make one point. I don't like seeing words such as "ignorant" or "uneducated" aimed at those of us in the US because of the way we speak when we are relaxed and in informal situations, and I have seen such words here and there. This is what I think is intollerant and argumentative, and I also think it shows that people who live in countries other than the US don't understand the way most of us talk.