is there a protocol for correcting one's own spelling mistakes in a comment in the subsequent post?
posted by parmanparman
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Isn't it mildly (or greatly) annoying when a commenter makes a second comment in order to correct some small spelling error? How about we refrain from joining joke pile-ons focused on those errors? Sometimes they're funny, for a limited time. Often, they start as or quickly become noise. I think they are a reason for people's nervously jumping back in to add the missing f onto that 'of,' which act is itself noise. [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson
on Dec 7, 2008 -
Copied from a comment on AskMe: "TEH PORNZ IS SEEKRIT." Why didn't the commenter say "The porn is secret." Is this thought to be a funny way to write? (OK, make fun of me now.)
posted by JimN2TAW
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Please help me, Matt or Jess. I don't want to add any further insult to the atheist community, yet I misspelled their name 3 times in this fpp.
Yes, I'm an ass.
posted by maryh
on Mar 22, 2006 -
The sidebar on the mefi front page says "Unclaimed Property Clearninghouse." Is this a bug or a feature?
posted by Slap Incognito
on Jan 20, 2006 -
A call to end self spelling corrections. Very gently now....as much as your speling errar stends out to you...few of us even notice and even fewer care. (Even the good spellers among us.)
Do we really need an additional post to point out self spelling errors? Appreciate the courtesy and all...but really.
posted by telstar
on Jun 28, 2005 -
okay, so I for some reason I keep mispelling veganism
. I really don't care about the one in the post, but can the tag be changed?
posted by brevator
on Feb 13, 2005 -
Can you count the number of spelling errors in this post
? I see five in the first sentence! Can we put a little effort into our posts?
posted by knave
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Just let me know when your in town
Because your playing in the playground of the internets
Dude your going WAY out of your way to insult me personally
So I think your going over the top here
Jonmc your joking, right?
can prevent "you
r" abuse. for fuck's sake, please. [mo' inside
posted by Hat Maui
on Jan 26, 2005 -
MeFi: 1, 2, 3 years ago.
Being a big fan O' the side blog I noticed that 4
years ago now works as well... Also, Mefi & Blog are both not in the spell check.
Is it better to post little things like this here? AIM? Email? What's the preferred method of submitting little bugs?
posted by Blake
on Sep 8, 2003 -
A thread about one's attitude
turned into a brief argument about spelling protocol, and it reminded me of a recent annoyance that I've seen on a few threads: can we stop with the posts that are nothing
a spelling error? Odds are if you saw it everyone else did, and if you have
to have the honor of being the first to point it out, could you at least pretend
to not just be cluttering the thread by actually contributing to the conversation as well?
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Nov 7, 2002 -
I have a theory about my own laspes in grammar: whenever I'm applying text to paper, I can easily iron out my flubs with a high degree of accuracy. But once I begin typing onscreen or with a typewriter, my proofreader's eye is more prone to falter.
I suspect this is due to the differences between horizontal and vertical perception; while focusing upon the words as they are produced, it seems that anything beyond a 45 degree angle triggers off an odd left/right hemispherical conflict. But it would be just my luck to have an "shielded" LCD screen for my web work.
Has anyone else notices any similar paper/screen elevatory quirks as they write?
posted by Smart Dalek
on Oct 2, 2002 -
Misspelt words: please, either use Spell Check before posting or slink away silently if you make a boo-boo. Don't post a comment with the corrected spelling and your apology for it. (Do write the word three times to learn how to spell it!)
posted by Carol Anne
on Nov 27, 2001 -
nasty flaming over spelling
, for goodness sake.
what is it about spelling that gets people so riled up?
posted by epersonae
on Oct 17, 2001 -
Would it be possible to make every post compulsively go through Spell Check first? It's very distracting but, worse of all, it diminishes the poster, who is unfairly judged on pedantic, orthographic criteria.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 14, 2001 -
Misspellings. Not just on metafilter, but throughout the net, I've seen the words "Taliban," "Taleban," and "Talebin" used to describe the majority rulers of Afghanistan. I've also seen "Bin Laden," "Bin Ladin," and "Ben Laden," as well as both "Osama" and "Usama" to describe the alleged terrorist mastermind. Have you noticed any others? Which is the right spellings for either, by the way?
posted by moz
on Sep 18, 2001 -
Not directed at anyone particular, but I don't know where else to put it: It's Vicente Fox, people, not Vincente. Please tell all your television and radio buddies.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Sep 8, 2001 -
Let people fix their typos! The recent thread about "gohper"
hit all my buttons, in a non-happy way.
I mean, maybe it's not a good idea to let the author re-edit the entry, but let *someone* fix massive misspellings, please! I work as a technical editor for a living, I'd volunteer to do this occasionally just to clean up the place. (obviously, with explicit records of every single change made - I wouldn't mess with the message, I'd just clean up the mess, and I'd be happy to let people see exactly what was changed).
posted by beth
on Nov 23, 2000 -