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Old 04-05-2011, 06:06 AM   #31
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Typos happen to everyone at one time or another, but misspelling, punctuation and grammar... if there's an opportunity to correct it, well, for my own postings, I care.

Lately I've also taken up handwriting notes ("Thank You" notes, birthday and holiday notes, and "Thinking Of You" notes,) and mailing them, so I've been practicing improving my penmanship while writing my messages error-free the first time. Being single, communicating with family and friends is important to me, so I want to do my best. It may not always be perfect, but I try and I care.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:01 AM   #32
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"Let he who is without errors shoot the first flame."

First of all, an edit doesn't mean you're correcting an error. Sometimes you go back to add a piece of information.

Second, take a second to reread what you wrote before posting to catch errors. It helps but I still post with errors.

Third, no one thinks you're perfect so they won't be wracked with anxiety if they see an error in your posts.

My spell checker has not identified any of the words in this post as incorrect. Can you find one?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:09 AM   #33
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I think 20 minutes is plenty of time, usually, certainly for corrections, and you can always add another post. It's just not that big a deal.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #34
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"Let he who is without errors shoot the first flame."

First of all, an edit doesn't mean you're correcting an error. Sometimes you go back to add a piece of information.

Second, take a second to reread what you wrote before posting to catch errors. It helps but I still post with errors.

Third, no one thinks you're perfect so they won't be wracked with anxiety if they see an error in your posts.

My spell checker has not identified any of the words in this post as incorrect. Can you find one?
No, I can't find any spelling errors. Was it trick question?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #35
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No, I can't find any spelling errors. Was it trick question?

I was hoping there weren't any. Thanks for checking!
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #36
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Typos happen to everyone at one time or another, but misspelling, punctuation and grammar... if there's an opportunity to correct it, well, for my own postings, I care.

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I totally agree. I don't care if it says that the post was edited.

I think we should all try to spell correctly. Misspellings make it really hard to understand, when English isn't a persons first language. It makes it impossible for Google translate to get it right. I'm not saying it's a big deal. It's just something to think about.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:56 AM   #37
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I didn't mean that everyone should use preview every time they post.

If you care about it saying that that a post was edited, then preview the post so it is less likely to need to be edited.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:01 AM   #38
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Seeing the Edit tag on a post suggest to me that the poster cares about getting it right.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:26 AM   #39
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Or netbooks with small keyboards...or late at night after a glass of wine...

I'm part of a writers and editors forum...gosh forbid if your post has a typo! The "list bullys" beat you up. In my professional life, I am an editor and writer. Even we make mistakes. I think tolerance is important--there are many people on this list from other countries or for whom English is not their native language. Writing in another language is the last skill one masters and is the hardest to master. I would rather see people post than not post because they are afraid their English isn't good enough. I hate it when I see a typo in one of my posts after the time limit has passed to edit it--I hang my head in embarassment. Can we add a spell checker to the options?
"list bullys"??????????
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"list bullys"??????????

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