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TeamCasey
04-07-2007, 09:15 AM
Hey guys,

Can we give people a break for misspellings and typos? There are enough debates about baseball opinions without sniping people because they simply misspelled something. It just adds to the clutter and it's unnecessarily mean.

Falls City Beer
04-07-2007, 09:19 AM
Hey guys,

Can we give people a break for misspellings and typos? There are enough debates about baseball opinions without sniping people because they simply misspelled something. It just adds to the clutter and it's unnecessarily mean.

I was just busting reds44's britches last night. It was obvious that he typed it hastily; I know he's capable of spelling the word he misspelled; it was just kind of funny to me. I honestly don't give a damn one way or another if people spell things correctly. I don't think for 99% of the posters here, typos matter at all.

TeamCasey
04-07-2007, 09:21 AM
Hi FCB.

It wasn't a specific instance. I was catching up on a number of threads this morning and saw a trend. Not directed at anyone.

remdog
04-07-2007, 09:30 AM
This does bring up a question that I've often wondered about: how many people actually read what they just wrote before they hit the submit button?

Sometimes things are readily apparent simply by reading what you wrote before you post it. (shrug) The spelling isn't such a big issue but there are times when people convey something that they don't mean (i.e. writing 'does' instead of 'doesn't'). Or, they simply write something that leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out what the heck they were trying to say.

Rem

P.S. I think I'll post this without prood reading it. ;)

Ltlabner
04-07-2007, 09:39 AM
I agree! People who can't spell, type quickly and generally don't give a whit about such matters on an internet forum with total strangers ought to be banned! :evil:

Unassisted
04-07-2007, 09:47 AM
http://mysite.verizon.net/jimroth/uploaded_images/Grammartime-705044.jpg

:D

WebScorpion
04-07-2007, 10:37 AM
I'm the person other people ask to spell things because they're too lazy to get up and use the dictionary. I also think that I have fairly decent grammar and I usually double-check my own work before hitting the 'submit' button. That said, there are few things that irk me more than having someone on a message board tell me how to type and enter my messages. Excuse me, but that is anal to the extreme in my opinion. If you feel the need to correct paople's spelling and grammar just ignore the message, because that's what I'd do if you correct me. Maybe they didn't have time to proffread, or maybe they just don't care. Either way, I'm sure they either don't have time or don't care to read the self-appointed editors comments either. (Yes, it was difficult to use 3 eithers in the same sentnece:) Not that anyone cares, but the people who are careless and lazy and just stumble through life have a much greater chance of outliving the rest of us since they rarely have stress-related diseases such as high blood pressure, acid reflux, etc. I guess next someone will tell us PHLBBBBBBBBBBBTTT!!! :p: is misspelled. Lighten up, and as TC suggests...breathe in ... breathe out ... breathe in .... breathe out ... :D :thumbup:

Hap
04-07-2007, 11:16 AM
I still cringe when I read run-on sentences I also don't like the "there their they're" confusion I really don't like false apostrophe's. And sentence fragment's.

Redsland
04-07-2007, 11:21 AM
Tippos are teh sux.

RichRed
04-07-2007, 11:29 AM
I don't like Tori Spelling but I like Kelsey Grammer.

KronoRed
04-07-2007, 12:16 PM
http://www.iespell.com/

Degenerate39
04-07-2007, 12:43 PM
Hey guys,

Can we give people a break for misspellings and typos? There are enough debates about baseball opinions without sniping people because they simply misspelled something. It just adds to the clutter and it's unnecessarily mean.

I agree. Spelling isn't a big issue. Typos happen all the time not a big deal.

paintmered
04-07-2007, 12:44 PM
Firefox 2 has active spell-checking.

KronoRed
04-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Firefox 2 has active spell-checking.

There ya go :D

MrCinatit
04-07-2007, 04:47 PM
Firefox 2 has active spell-checking.

THAT is why 95 percent of words in each of my posts is underlined with red.
I thought FireFox simply knew I was a Reds fan.

HumnHilghtFreel
04-07-2007, 04:51 PM
http://mysite.verizon.net/jimroth/uploaded_images/Grammartime-705044.jpg

:D

:laugh:

pedro
04-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Firefox 2 has active spell-checking.

I love that.

DTCromer
04-07-2007, 05:32 PM
Hey guys,

Can we give people a break for misspellings and typos? There are enough debates about baseball opinions without sniping people because they simply misspelled something. It just adds to the clutter and it's unnecessarily mean.

No everyone is Alfred Einstein. Cut us some slack!

Ltlabner
04-07-2007, 05:43 PM
If I got paid to post here, or this was somehow business related you bet I'd take the time to slow down, spellcheck a dozen times and look up words I'm not sure about. Work emails, business letters, correspondence with my bank...you know, the stuff that sorta matters in life, those are worth my time to do them correctly. As much as I enjoy Redszone it is entertainment, pure and simple. As such, I could really care less if I misspell words or have typos or if people think I'm a complete idiot because of it. Now, you start buying product from me, or loaning me scads of cash, then...then I will care.

sonny
04-07-2007, 05:51 PM
i do it sometimes as playful ribbing. i understand how it could be annoying. Ltlabner gave me a well deserved rebuke in a thread a week ago or so.

Its hard to convey that sometimes on forums.

WMR
04-07-2007, 06:36 PM
i do it sometimes as playful ribbing. i understand how it could be annoying. Ltlabner gave me a well deserved rebuke in a thread a week ago or so.

Its hard to convey that sometimes on forums.

Me and Lt are tight like that, that's how I got away with it!!

Plus I gave him an early nomination for RZ's worst typist, so it was more of a compliment anyway!! ;) :laugh: :mooner:

reds44
04-07-2007, 06:46 PM
I was just busting reds44's britches last night. It was obvious that he typed it hastily; I know he's capable of spelling the word he misspelled; it was just kind of funny to me. I honestly don't give a damn one way or another if people spell things correctly. I don't think for 99% of the posters here, typos matter at all.
I didn't have a problem with anything you said, I actually found the "that word is on life support" comment funny.

You just have to be careful who call out for typos. Some people have more (alot more) then others, and I'm not sure how they would take it being pointed out.

I choose to just leave them all alone. It's safer that way.

Ltlabner
04-07-2007, 07:45 PM
i do it sometimes as playful ribbing. i understand how it could be annoying. Ltlabner gave me a well deserved rebuke in a thread a week ago or so.

Its hard to convey that sometimes on forums.

I did? Geez...sorry if I came across like a jerk. I was probably typing fast and didn't realize how harsh it might have sounded. Of course, typing to fast is what gets me into trouble in the first place!


Me and Lt are tight like that, that's how I got away with it!!

Plus I gave him an early nomination for RZ's worst typist, so it was more of a compliment anyway!! ;) :laugh: :mooner:

I'm starting my campaign for next years's RZ awards early to beat the September rush.

paintmered
04-07-2007, 07:47 PM
I love that.

Oh I do too. Now when I embarrass myself, it's not because of my spelling. :)

WMR
04-07-2007, 07:57 PM
I'm starting my campaign for next years's RZ awards early to beat the September rush.

:)

LoganBuck
04-08-2007, 05:35 PM
Nothing will ever top "Kerry Wood has a torn labia"!

guttle11
04-08-2007, 06:33 PM
Nothing will ever top "Kerry Wood has a torn labia"!

You owe me one Pepsi stained keyboard for bringing that back up. :laugh: