LOL! Yep, I think we all caught that too.
My question is why this thread even exists, why not just post on the original thread?
BTW, Here's my post on that original thread about spelling.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmeal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
The above for perspective!
I agree that misspelled words detract from a post. But most times they are typos.
When I post an article that is technical I do check it by copying and pasting to Word and doing a spell check. I am an almost perfect speller. I am a lousy typist many times letting my mind outrun my fingers.
I do not make there, their, they're errors, or two, too, to, or due, do, or it's/its possesive errors, and no spell checker will catch those as they are spelled correctly.
I have been around forums for a long time, since they began, and before that when we only had BBS'.
I personally know many PhD's who can't spell worth a darn.
It isn't education. Or lack therof.
In professional publications, like newspapers and books I am disgusted by the lack of proof reading in the final "Spell checked" published versions.
People are paid to do that, and in that sense, I think that the fault is not the schools, but the manager of a person allowed to get away with poor editing professionally.
After all, they are getting paid!
However, I agree with all who said that the important thing here is content, and experience passed along, rather that feeling like we all are going to be criticised for spelling errors. One may spell it color, but across the pond, it is colour. I have seen a few Americans try to correct a brit for spelling something the way it should be, since they are the source of English, rather than the colonial way!
As well, I agree that it takes only a few seconds to select all/copy/paste in Word/do a spell check/select all/copy/delete all in the post/paste the spell checked copy back into the post.
Sure it won't catch common errors as I provided examples for above, but it will catch the majority.
But, again, I don't take offense, nor feel superior when I encounter a poorly spelled post.
Let's remember that Einstein flunked math in grade school, and was considered a "slow" learner in his early years.
Perspective? Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I'm 54, and those Phd's etc, that can't spell went to the same tough schools, Universities, and Graduate schools I did.
I don't do Calculus, they don't spell. We all do typos!