Do you get mad when you read a post with bad spelling?

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Do you get mad when you read a post with bad spelling?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I can't spell to save my damn life! If you read any of my posts you can probably see that my grammer and spelling suck beyond belief! I was just wondering if it makes anyone upset to read a post riddled with mistakes? Or do you just take it for what it is?
10/27/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I can't spell to save my damn life! If you read any of my posts you can probably see that my grammer and spelling suck beyond belief! I was just wondering if it makes anyone upset to read a post riddled with mistakes? Or do you just take it for ...
No, unless it is my own! LOL! My spelling is terrible as well! And then I think much faster than I type so I make mistakes all the time! I think as long as the message gets across it isn't a big deal. I edit it if I see it in time, but I miss lots!
10/27/2012
spookycutie spookycutie
Not mad, but very annoyed. Spelling and grammar are some of the things I'm best at
10/27/2012
kkizzee05 kkizzee05
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I can't spell to save my damn life! If you read any of my posts you can probably see that my grammer and spelling suck beyond belief! I was just wondering if it makes anyone upset to read a post riddled with mistakes? Or do you just take it for ...
I notice it a lot on other people's posts, but I am a terrible speller myself, so I know I misspell things all the time and don't catch it.
10/27/2012
G&L G&L
I notice it, and it kind of bugs me. However, I forget about it within a couple seconds so...
10/27/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I don't get mad, sometimes it's annoying, but that's it.
10/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
In posts and comments? Nah. I make a few mistakes here and there and we're all human. Reviews? Totally different story. To me it's the same as informal versus formal writing. A review should be without mistakes, but the forum stuff? Eh, who cares? Just don't scream at me (all caps) and we're good.
10/27/2012
Beck Beck
Errors don't bother me at all. Unless I can't read it.
10/27/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
No it happens. As long as it isn't in a review or an article it doesn't really bother me. "text talk" kind of gets on my nerves though.
10/27/2012
Aftertherain13 Aftertherain13
Many mistakes bother me very much! But a couple here & there, hey, it happens.
10/27/2012
Freyja9 Freyja9
Sometimes if there are numerous mistakes, it gets distracting.
10/27/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
In posts and comments? Nah. I make a few mistakes here and there and we're all human. Reviews? Totally different story. To me it's the same as informal versus formal writing. A review should be without mistakes, but the forum stuff? Eh, who ...
THIS! On the forums, as long as I can tell what you're saying ('their problm isnt me, its u' VS 'syntst hs proovden agnts cncr') I really don't mind bad spelling, but in reviews more than a few errors bugs me.
10/27/2012
indiglo indiglo
I don't make myself angry over bad spelling or grammar. That would seem like me wasting my energy. If I see a post with a lot of text speak, or really bad spelling/grammar I will sometimes skip over it. I won't get mad, though.

On reviews, I will sometimes vote a bit lower if it's really atrocious. But on the forums we aren't voting or ranking posts, so who cares?
10/27/2012
bettle590 bettle590
as long as it's readable i don't mind. One has to keep in mind that not everyone speaks english as their first language, some might have dyslexia or other conditions, and some just aren't great at spelling. I'm good at spelling and grammar so I can spot errors easily but it seems insensitive to get angry about it.
10/27/2012
mandiegk mandiegk
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Originally posted by bettle590
as long as it's readable i don't mind. One has to keep in mind that not everyone speaks english as their first language, some might have dyslexia or other conditions, and some just aren't great at spelling. I'm good at spelling and ...
This is how I feel. I have dyslexia and even after proofreading I still miss spelling and grammar errors.
10/27/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
It depends, a few honest mistakes are easy enough to over look.
It's the ones that are almost entirely in chat speak that bug me; thankfully I haven't seen any of those around here yet.

Everyone messes up once in a while...no worries. ^_^
10/27/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm sure I make mistakes - but there is a built in spell checker that people ignore - why don't they know what the red squiggly line under a word means?

It would be nice if they added a grammar checker - like MS Word has. That can help catch usage issues.

IMO, to the extent possible we should set the example of good quality written communications.
10/27/2012
Taylor Taylor
It doesn't bother me, I don't understand why some people get so upset by it. Fortunately I don't see a lot of it here, but it seems like everywhere else on the internet every arguement or disagreement devolves into insulting each others' grammar. I just don't understand it.
10/27/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
One or two mistakes not an issue. Lots of them and then it is hard to read.
10/27/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I do get very irritated at bad spelling. I don't mean a typo or two but when someone is clearly terrible at spelling and they don't seem to know it or they do know and just don't bother to look words up to see how to spell them correctly.
10/27/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
I find it pretty irritating.
10/28/2012
FallFire FallFire
Simple mistakes bother me, such as when people use the wrong spelling of a word (knew-new, no-know, to-two-too, etc). Also, many web browsers have spellcheckers that automatically put the red squiggle under misspelled words, so it's difficult to find an excuse for misspellings.
10/28/2012
RonLee RonLee
Disappointed actually.
It shouldn't but I confess that it causes me to question the intelligence of the person making the post.
10/28/2012
MidnightStorm MidnightStorm
It doesn't really make me angry, but it does make me take the poster less seriously. And, granted, there are some exceptions: if someone makes a good post and spells "unfortunately&qu ot; wrong, I can take that--while common, it's a big word and I misspell it all the time. However wen yor post looks lik this.......... It makes me not even want to read it. As long as you clearly put at least a little effort forth, it doesn't bother me a ton.

Although I should note that the one exception to this is "alot" instead of "a lot." Mostly because it makes me think of this.
10/28/2012
tortilla tortilla
I've lived with teachers all my life, so it is difficult to not notice, but it really doesn't bother me.
10/28/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I'm sure I make mistakes - but there is a built in spell checker that people ignore - why don't they know what the red squiggly line under a word means?

It would be nice if they added a grammar checker - like MS Word has. That can help ...
The "they" you speak of, do you mean your browser? EF doesn't have a built in spell-check; it's the browser doing all the heavy-lifting there.
10/28/2012
bettle590 bettle590
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
It doesn't bother me, I don't understand why some people get so upset by it. Fortunately I don't see a lot of it here, but it seems like everywhere else on the internet every arguement or disagreement devolves into insulting each ...
I've noticed that too! SERIOUS HEATED arguments and insults thrown around based on grammar. It's really immature and proof that they have nothing more to add to the original conflict but don't want to admit it. I'm glad everyone's nicer around here.
10/28/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
In posts and comments? Nah. I make a few mistakes here and there and we're all human. Reviews? Totally different story. To me it's the same as informal versus formal writing. A review should be without mistakes, but the forum stuff? Eh, who ...
Exactly!

Typos in posts and comments only begin to bug me when it becomes apparent that they aren't truly typos. If someone is a prolific poster and consistently makes the same mistakes (i.e. there/their/they're, then/than, your/you're) it can be a little annoying.
10/28/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I can't spell to save my damn life! If you read any of my posts you can probably see that my grammer and spelling suck beyond belief! I was just wondering if it makes anyone upset to read a post riddled with mistakes? Or do you just take it for ...
I don't get angry but my editing finger does get a little itchy! It can cause the review to lose impact and not be as effective or easy to read...
10/28/2012
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