What should you do when you notice typos in a review?

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What should you do when you notice typos in a review?

Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
Hi Eden lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful day or night

I hope this is an okay question to ask. I tried searching for this, but didn't come up with anything so I apologize if it's been asked before.

What do you do if you see a typo/error in a published review? I would only want to let someone know in case they wanted to fix it. I am not sure which is the best way to go about it, or if it shouldn't be mentioned at all. So far I have just ignored it, but somehow I feel bad about doing that too. I thought about sending a PM, but I don't want to be annoying, and I also don't want to point out a typo in the comments because I don't want to be rude and draw attention to something most people probably wouldn't notice.

Okay, I look forward to hearing what you guys think! What should you do when you notice an error?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Nothing, mind your own business.
Ghost , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , bayosgirl
3
Send a PM.
- Kira - , Kitka , Howells , Drakoni , Jul!a , sexyintexas , slynch , El-Jaro , padmeamidala , Lavender420 , Kindred , null , Kate , Emma Star Baby , poetprincess , Gunsmoke , Cookie Monster Mike , Iron Man , Kallisto , Shellz31 , unfulfilled , svalentine;) , Mirachaya , *Camoprincess* , Faeya , TheirPet , MistressDandelion
27
Write it in a comment.
Ryuson , Drakoni , jedent , TheirPet , Lady of the Lab , SexyStuff
6
Other.
Ms. Spice , Kkay , -BillD , Darling Jen , namelesschaos , socceras , Valentinka , Girly Juice
8
Total votes: 44 (42 voters)
Poll is closed
11/22/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
If anything, private message. A comment does draw attention, like you said.

If you PM, just make sure the tone is REALLY nice. Otherwise you seem rude or know-it-all-y. So long as it comes across as helpful, I would think it wouldn't be an issue. *shrug*
11/22/2011
Antipova Antipova
I didn't vote, because I don't know. If I "know" the contributor or the editor, I'll send a PM. If I don't, I keep my mouth shut to avoid ruffling feathers.

If you ever see a typo in something I've written or edited---please tell me! I want to fix mine if they're fresh enough to fix.

(Oh, if the review is >2 weeks old and no longer editable, then I won't send a PM either.)
11/22/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
It really depends. If there are a LOT of typos I usually leave a lower 'usefulness' rating, especially because they often make it much more difficult to understand. In this case I may say somehting like "There are a lot of typos in this that made it difficult to understand, have you considered the mentor program?" or maybe ask for clarification. If there are only a few and they don't prevent me from reading it, I usually leave it well enough alone.
11/22/2011
Vanille Vanille
If it's just one or two, I don't really notice. However if it was a review that was just riddled with typos and still editable, I would let the contributor know.
11/22/2011
Kkay Kkay
It depends on the circumstances for me. If it's one or two typos I generally say nothing. If it's to the point where I have difficulty making sense of the review because of it, then I look to see if there was an editor. If there was, I will generally send a flag up about the review-- it's the responsibility of the editor to proofread, and I've seen reviews where it was painfully obvious that the editor didn't even read it.

If there's not an editor, then I will generally leave a comment stating that the lack of proofreading made the review difficult for me to understand, and I rate it accordingly.
11/22/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I didn't vote, because I don't know. If I "know" the contributor or the editor, I'll send a PM. If I don't, I keep my mouth shut to avoid ruffling feathers.

If you ever see a typo in something I've written or ...
This is what I was thinking! I would only consider letting them know if it is still editable, but still I have no idea what to do! I haven't said anything because I don't want it to come off badly, but I would definitely want to know if it was on my review. I wouldn't want someone to notice and not tell me, but I can also see the potential for being offended.
11/22/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
In the last week and a half I've come across a handful of reviews that were badly edited - I mean VERY badly edited with several spelling errors along with grammar errors.

I've actually dropped an email to one of the admins (about each one) because it was a multitude of errors and I felt like they would not want that on the site.

With that said, I'm seeing errors that sorta surprise me cause the reviewers will have a fairly high ranking but its like they were in a hurry to get the review in and didn't check the spelling and grammar.

For instance, a spell-checker will not usually (to my knowledge) pick up that you used too instead of to or vice versa.
11/22/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I can't speak for others, but I welcome it when people find spelling and other errors. I don't mind if it's sent in a message or left as a comment. Either is fine.
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
If it's a lot of typos in a review that was supposed to have gone through an editor, make sure to let Sammi know about it since we need to know what editors aren't doing their job. If it's typos in a review that auto-published and it was something that could be edited and you could do it in a way that didn't come across as mean, I would send the PM. I've gotten a few and I know I appreciate getting them.
11/23/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Either a PM or a kind comment would be OK. I wouldn't mind a comment in the comment section, but it might embarrass someone different than me.

I welcome people telling me if I have missed spelling error etc in either my own reviews or the reviews I edit. I like the feedback.

We all have room for improvement.
11/23/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
If it's someone I know or communicate with regularly or if it's a huge/important typo I may PM them about it. But if the review is old, the person is no longer on the site, I don't know them, or it's hardly important to the quality of the review then I won't bother.
11/23/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
We all make mistakes sometimes so I appriciate it if someone lets me know so that I can correct it before it is too late. I think a private message is better as to not draw a lot of unwanted attention.
11/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
If it's a lot of typos in a review that was supposed to have gone through an editor, make sure to let Sammi know about it since we need to know what editors aren't doing their job. If it's typos in a review that auto-published and it was ...
I echo this.

Also, if you do send a PM to someone, remember to treat them how you'd like to be treated.

I wouldn't leave a comment on it. If it gets fixed, you look kinda silly afterward.
11/23/2011
chicken12 chicken12
I wouldn't contact them about it, myself. They already had someone proof-read it.

However, if I see errors, it does effect how I rate the review, or more likely, the proof-reader.
11/23/2011
Antipova Antipova
Can I just make a quick request here that anyone who ever sees me start a parenthetical and then forget to close it (like this, but with a longer sentence---please tell me!

I am super guilty of it and I almost never catch it myself when I'm proofreading my own stuff.
11/23/2011
Kate Kate
Quote:
Originally posted by chicken12
I wouldn't contact them about it, myself. They already had someone proof-read it.

However, if I see errors, it does effect how I rate the review, or more likely, the proof-reader.
I agree completely! If someone pm'ed me about one of my reviews I wouldn't take offense to it but I'd be worried about offending someone if I pm'ed them. If that makes any sense lol
11/24/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
In the last week and a half I've come across a handful of reviews that were badly edited - I mean VERY badly edited with several spelling errors along with grammar errors.

I've actually dropped an email to one of the admins (about each ...
It depends on the spell-checker. Browser spell checkers won't but the modern versions of Words will. Example:

It was to cold.
I went too the store.

In each case the wrong word to/too is underlined in blue in Word. I don't remember if this is enabled by default of not. It is not perfect and it works much better if you have good grammar to begin with i.e. missing commas and the like can stop Word from being able to tell what you mean and thus make it unable to offer the correction.
11/24/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I don't really care about typos I would only point them out if 1) It so bad I can't understand it at all. b) It is one of those typos that change the intended meaning of sentence.

Example: I would brother correcting someone, for the wrong to/too or a missing comma, but would if they say mixed up their pro and con sections (which happened to me once)
11/24/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I voted OTHER because I think it depends on the seriousness of the mistake. We are only human; not perfect in many ways. If it’s a serious issue send a PM; otherwise I think we are mature enough to figure out what the word was in its meaning. Moreover, I base my rating more on the content of the Review rather than on typos. Just my opinion.
11/25/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
I don't really care about typos I would only point them out if 1) It so bad I can't understand it at all. b) It is one of those typos that change the intended meaning of sentence.

Example: I would brother correcting someone, for the ...
That's a good point. I often don't type as fast as my brain thinks when I'm inspired and I'll skip very crucial words in the sentence, like "not". Changing it all completely!

"It is a good toy!"

to

"It is not a good toy!"
11/26/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Love Perpetua
Hi Eden lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful day or night

I hope this is an okay question to ask. I tried searching for this, but didn't come up with anything so I apologize if it's been asked before.

What do you do if ...
send a message, I am super dyslexic and often misspell and not realize it even with spell check..
11/26/2011
indiglo indiglo
I say, send a PM or let the typo reflect how you rate the editor's job (if it has an editor). If it's one of my reviews, please send me a PM! I always put mine through word processing software to check them, and then my man checks them too - but a typo can still sneak through. I appreciate the help, and I would hope others would too. But if it's just a minor typo, I usually ignore them. I figure most people probably don't even notice, so I don't want to be a nitpicker. lol
11/26/2011
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I'd just send a PM, its private, not pointing them out in public for making an error etc. Just be nice about it
11/28/2011
Iron Man Iron Man
I see typos all the time. I'd send a pm, but I feel that in some cases it might be too late or that they might not care. It depends.
12/17/2011
socceras socceras
it depends on what the typo is
12/17/2011
jedent jedent
most of the time if it's small, i let it go. but if it's terribly distracting i'll leave a comment.
12/17/2011
Kallisto Kallisto
Sending a PM seems to be the best option. I would not leave a comment about it.
12/18/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Personally, if someone sees a mistake in my reviews, I welcome being told. I prefer the person PM me, so that I can fix it.

With that being said, a lot of people may think I'm spelling some things wrong when it's actually correct for my country. I've noticed there are quite a number of words that we spell different to the US.
12/18/2011
Valentinka Valentinka
I would first of all check the date at the top of the page, because if a review was published more than a month ago, reviewer can't change anything and pointing out their mistakes would be pointless. Otherwise I would send a PM, but again - only if it's something critical and (probably) if I somehow "know" that contributor (as Antipova said).
12/18/2011
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