(Closed) sick of people on here thinking its ok to correct someones grammer etc..

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: do you think it is ok?
    yes i think i can : (77 votes)
    70 %
    no, a online blog is not getting graded!! leave us alone!! : (33 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I find online grammar nazis really annoying.

    Post # 4
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    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    what? i’ve only seen someone do it once, and that was months ago. oh, and it’s grammar. ;D

    Post # 5
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think telling someone to break up thier post into paragraphs or not to type in all capitals is justified. Its just letting them know that many people won’t even bother reading their post because its too difficult. I’ve said it before and its not to be snarky its so that they know for next time.

    Post # 6
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m torn on this one.

    I think being nit-picky about grammar is annoying.

    However, if someone comes on here and posts in all caps, or posts a GIANT wall of text, a simple request to use lower case or break up into paragraphs next time is fine.

    The most egregious to me, is when people post HUGE walls of text with zero punctuation. Usually it is an emotional post and I want to be able to read through and help the poster, but I would bet the poster gets fewer responses if their post is near unreadable.

    Also, if a wall of text with no punctuation is posted, the poster comes off as younger, immature, and possibly uneducated which can skew the responses received.

    ETA – The type of comments I’m talking about are purely those meant to help the poster get better and more accurate responses to their next posts.

    Post # 9
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @hzleys100: I think it’s rude to expect people to spend the time to sift through a terribly written post in order to provide feedback when something as simple as hitting the enter key or adding a “.” would greatly improve ease of comprehension.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Some people word it nicer than others, but if something is difficult to even read because there’s no punctuation and everything is misspelled, it’s hard to give the poster feedback. I don’t expect everyone to know how to spell every word in the English language properly or always follow grammar rules to a T, but it helps if we all make an effort to make our posts as easy to read and understand as possible. If you don’t, you can’t be surprised or hurt when you don’t get much feedback.

    Post # 11
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Other than the occasional Bee pointing out that using all caps or not breaking text into paragraphs makes posts hard to read, I really haven’t seen much grammar nitpicking on Weddingbee. I agree that it’s unnecessary, but I really haven’t seen it here.

    And I’m pretty sure Elliestan was teasing….

    Post # 12
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m torn, too. I’m a huge grammar nerd in real life, but I let my hair down on Weddingbee, lol. Part of it is that people are sometimes typing on cell phones, or they’re trying to get a post off before their boss walks back into the room :). I wouldn’t correct someone’s spelling unless they’re posting their invites and they haven’t printed them yet or something :).

    I think a friendly note that most people won’t read posts that are a wall of text or that are in all caps is kind of nice. Maybe someone just didn’t think about it, and now others won’t read their post because it’s too difficult.

    Post # 13
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a lot less likely to read a post if I can’t understand it because everything is smushed together into one big text, or if there are many grammatical errors, etc. I guess to each their own right? If people expect more responses, they can change the way they write…if not, well no big deal.

     

    Post # 14
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @jo.lee: Exactly, I think it’s better to tell someone, “Hey… you might not get a lot of responses because your post is a little hard to read. Maybe if you break it up into paragraphs next time you might be a better response”, then to have that person sit there wondering why no one is answering their post.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have never seen that happen here, though I bet it does go on and I just miss it.

    I have seen it happen a lot on “the wedding site which shall not be named”.

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