- idiots that bring nothing to the forum
Out of curiosity do the “correctors” for whatever reason, do the same when someone is talking? Regardless of a speak impediment or English not being their first language.
Apples, oranges. I won’t normally worry about the same precision in my speech when I’m talking*, but even when posting on here I do usually try to make sure it’s to a similar standard to what I’d write in an official report. It is accepted that people make mistakes, and in that case I’d hope any comment would just be piss taking rather than point scoring.
* though I have just spent the last week in a situation where I had to remember to call somebody “sir”, so was trying for similar standards in my speech – I’m sure the way some on here write their posts wouldn’t have gone down well.Posted 4 years agoRorschachMember
I just find it disheartening that someone sat at a keyboard many miles away mocks someone for their spelling. You do understand but you are just being a tool.
I don’t mock people solely for their poor spelling/grammar.I do it cos it’s fun.And if I’m to be a tool,can I be a blinkin’ huge hammer pleease?Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Again Jaimie wins the Internet for his graphic skillz.Posted 4 years ago
I do think it’s a bit rich for someone who’s been a member for three months to take it upon themselves to lecture people who’ve been on this site for far longer, probably years. Ten, in my case.
I can’t be arsed to correct other member’s spelling, but it’s something I really notice, and do my best to correct in my own posts, because I spent far too many years proof-reading reams of text in publishing and print.
To the OP, I respectfully suggest you lighten up, otherwise you’re likely to find yourself on the receiving end of a bit more than light-hearted banter.northernmattMember
I’ve only been regularly visiting this place for a couple of months. Clearly all the spelling correction and other stuff is all piss taking it doesn’t take a genius to spot that. I’m on a few other forums and some of the spelling/use of text speak is appalling.
@bear – Shirley that should be ionic thred? Or is that a physics joke too far?Posted 4 years agostu170Subscriber
Don’t worry im still here. Don’t get me wrong im all for banter. its a huge part of my job and I’m quite sure what I find amusing would horrify a lot on here.Posted 4 years ago
I am merely pointing out that it isn’t constructive to read a thread, and then contribute nothing other than point out someones spelling and grammar. That isn’t banter at all. Its pointless. And more so when people have issues with reading and writing.
@countzero. Yes I have only been here a few months. May I say well done on your 10 fine years here. Do you get some sort of medal or badge when you hit 15 for long service?
Stu180; I actually tried to defend you in you first post at god knows what time this morning suggesting you were probably just doing some peshed posting.
However, you just sound like a bit of a plonker now (you may not be, but you sound like it)
The post that you are reacting to initially (I had to research it) wasn’t particularly funny, but neither was it offensive.
There are people here that intentionally post a contentious topic at around 8am, ready to start to some nuclear all-day argument that monopolises this place for the whole day, or even more, just to goad those that cannot resist a debate. That is way worse than any pedantry in my opinion.
Spelling/gramatical pendants are kind of useful to be honest, as long as they are correct 😉
One thing I’ve realised in my short time here is there are a lot of very educated and informed folk. There are aslo an awful lot of uneducated yet informed folk. One thing though, is that there is a huge community, with only a couple of tits that are easily identified.
If someone tells you to get a dictionary, and it’s not funny or informative, just ignore it.
(But donn’t piss off Jamie, because he’ll just PS you murdering someone and you’ll end up as currency in Belmarsh)Posted 4 years ago
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