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I think all post should have corrections made like spelling and grammar issues. It should not matter if you are at the top of the to-dumb pole or the bottom. A mistake is a mistake. Honestly the better it looks the smarter you look.
Some of the most intelligent people in the world have the worst grammatical skills known to man-kind.
That being said, we all make mistakes. There's a rule of thumb that states the spoken or written sentence that corrects another's error usually contains an error of its own.
Not all of us are natural born writers, not of all of us speak English as our first language but every single person has an opinion and they should be given the opportunity to voice that opinion without being forced to submit to an editor. Same goes for the mentor program---it's extremely helpful, but it should never be mandatory.
I like the suggestion of having the option to submit to an editor if someone would like. This would solve two problems; the first: that errors in live reviews would occur less and the second: there would be more in the pool for editors to proofread.
But, I'm pretty willing to bet if we all ran our reviews through a word processor at least once, a large portion of mistakes would be caught before the author submitted the review.