Should I let users know about their writing errors?
What do I do about people's spelling and grammar mistakes? I often find errors in both English and Spanish, even from users who have more reputation points than I have.
I've only been here about a week, so I'd rather not become a nuisance. Should I ignore the mistakes or let them know?
Feel free to correct people but try not to sound too arrogant about it myself and most of the forers on this site appreciate corrections as that is how we learn and this is a learning site,people are correcting each other all the time but sometimes it is a case of the blind leading the blind so you need to develop the knack of recognising the best advice and as you are new here welcome to the forum.
Yeah, try using a lot of smiling faces so you don't hurt somebody's feelings. People in the internet sometimes interpret somebody's words based on their own preconceived notions or mood. So try and make it nice and sugary.
Personally, I learn best from my mistakes.
I also feel one must be fearless when attempting to acquire a new language. Especially from fear of being "corrected."
At times, I think some of the "corrections" I read on this site come too quickly and in a way that is negative.
Corrections should be offered with a tone of encouragement and in the form of coaching.
Which is what great teachers do.
This is a site with heart and a great sense of humor! I love it! - Carlo1550
Thanks a lot, Carlo, we think it is
This is a great thread, thanks Rex. I have already noticed you even though you have not been here for long. Good posts
Please do correct others, probably also taking Robert's advice to send it over with smilies, sometimes things sound rude without any intention on the writer's part.
It does not matter if you have been here for long or not. We appreciate anybody's help to keep this site a friendly place and with a certain standard .
This is a learning site and grammar , spelling and correct capitalization is mandatory. Sometimes people get mad, but often they improve their spelling and that is the aim of this site.
So keep'em coming, any help is greatly appreciated.
A halloween greeting to you all
Likewise for me, and thank you in advance!
This post is just for information purposes. I have had messages from some members asking why have I edited their post and what have they done wrong? Invariably they have done nothing wrong. I have noticed either a small spelling mistake or a missing word. I choose not to notify the member as most of the time it is probably just a typing error. I obviously have a different set up page to members but I believe you can go into your post to see why it has been edited. If I need to edit because someone has broken our rules then of course I would let the member know. As it is Halloween, here is my latest smiley.
...most of the forers on this site appreciate corrections as that is how we learn and this is a learning site...
I appreciate any corrections...in English or Spanish!
I try to answer in English and Spanish. (It is my "homework" I make myself do.) After I have answered a question I look back later to see if there are any corrections. I depend on others to help me. I want to learn Spanish the right way. So please feel free to correct me anytime. Thank you.
I am too tired to do my homework this time. Estoy demasiado cansado para hacer tarea en esta ocasión. :o)
Feel free to edit me if I am wrong. I just want to be told where I went wrong (and why would be nice too).
Please feel free to correct mine. I make plenty of them, So I will keep you bussy.
Thank you for your help.
Ps I don't need the smiling faces. PS2. We love nuisance.
I just want to know if "forer" is really a word.