Let people fix their typos! November 23, 2000 5:10 PM   Subscribe

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 to Feature Requests at 5:10 PM (2 comments total)

heh, I made the spelling error, and I can edit. I just didn't catch it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:38 PM on November 23, 2000

I just fixed it. If the spelling errors are that blatant, you can always email me, and I'll fix them.

I've never allowed people to edit their posts, for all the problems I've seen it cause on other communities. Someone might say something fairly heated or racy, ten people respond, then the person edits or deletes their original inflammatory post.

Spreading out the work with some editors is a good idea though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:44 PM on November 23, 2000

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