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Terrible Typos

I have seen people get really anxious about having typos in their comments. To the point that, if they miss the edit window, they'll follow up with a post pointing out their own mistakes. How harsh is the metafilter crowd really? Will people get judgey about a post / disregard the content if there are one or two mistakes in it?
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 29, 2014 - 123 comments

Correcting Old Typos

After no small amount of careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that is patently silly to correct your own typos from earlier in a thread. You can all stop doing it now. Thank you.

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Seriously. If what you meant in the first place is still quite obvious in spite of the typo, you're really only drawing my attention to it by correcting yourself.
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 26, 2006 - 86 comments

Fix my Project!

Metafilter projects - very nice, but I made a mess up. I put the url link in the description and the description as the link - any chance someone could fix it for me? pretty pretty please? cheers!
posted by twistedonion on Nov 10, 2005 - 1 comment

Minor 'typing' errors

oops, 'Piccadilly' - is it really necessary for everyone to correct extremely minor 'typing' errors with a follow up comment?
posted by Frasermoo on Sep 22, 2005 - 46 comments

Category Typo

As a sop to us nit-picking philosophers, could the Religion & Philosopy category be renamed "Religion & Philosophy"? Sorry, I know painquale already mentioned this in a comment in another thread, but that was months ago.
posted by bricoleur on Feb 25, 2005 - 15 comments

Grammar Issue

It's worth its weight in grammarcheck to use it's and its correctly.
posted by divrsional on Feb 15, 2005 - 56 comments

AskMe Etiquette

Callout to take care in your AskMeFi posts:
"parking meters and nyc" question. Ummm... did you mean Fire hydrant?
"is there a well-known phrasing of the concept that 'the three (or bough, or branch)" Uhh... did you mean tree?
People seem to take extra care with spelling, phrasing and clarity in the blue and this is great but it seems like a poster should take even more care in the green because rather than offering information you are asking for it to be given to you. Just sayin'.
posted by tinamonster on Dec 4, 2004 - 28 comments

Follow-up post corrections annoy some people

Followup post corrections in th reads. Theydrive me nuts. It takesawayfr om the point your tryingto make. People knowwhat your tryingtosay. It disrupts the flow of conversation. Mostpeople are not spelling/grammer nazis. It looks worse to correct it.
posted by stbalbach on Jun 22, 2004 - 60 comments

Old Copyright Info

I notice the copyright information on The Grey, The Blue and The Green all say 2000-2003.
posted by terrapin on Jan 17, 2004 - 7 comments

Copyright Notification

© 1999-2002 The MetaFilter Network

Time for an update?
posted by Orange Goblin on Feb 2, 2003 - 34 comments

metafiler.com

Picture, if you will, a web page. On that page, a single link. The text of that link: "Click here to find Metafilter." You click the link. The breath is ripped from your lungs as you are rushed headlong to the Ask Jeeves (UK) search results for the word "metafilter"!

...OK, there's really no way to make this dramatic. But have any other typo-prone users run across metafiler.com?
posted by staggernation on Dec 12, 2002 - 16 comments

Two Small Questions

Two itsy-bitsy questions and one trivial, infinitesimal footnote:

1)On MetaTalk's front page it says "There have been no links and no comments posted since your last visit". Since posts here aren't required to have links wouldn't it be better to say posts or, following the wording on the posting box, threads?

2)Why, when you go back to revise your new post, does the category selected always jump back to bugs? (Some posts mistakenly attributed to bugs are impossible to find through the category archives).

Footnote: Does anyone else feel slightly disappointed when they check in on MeTa and there haven't been any new posts for what seems like ages? Is this ethically deplorable in any way? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 1, 2002 - 39 comments

Fix My Triple-Post!

Erk. How do I undo a mistake? I think I just posted a comment three times. It's not showing up on the thread, but when I click to "comments made by this user," in my profile, it does show up. Can I erase it, somehow?
posted by Badmichelle on Jan 10, 2002 - 9 comments

Callout: bad typing is no excuse for mockery.

Mocking a typo is just childish. Would you guys please quit. No wonder there's so much anxiety about posting to the front page around here. Here's a gem of an insult:

I don't see why you'd wait until now to start laughing at science. You obviously laughed off English 101 without a sweat. -phalkin
posted by skallas on Dec 11, 2001 - 47 comments

MetaTalk Typo

Logging into MetaTalk...

Note: You'll need register before you can login.

Should be need to register.
posted by gleemax on Oct 9, 2001 - 6 comments

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