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Old 08-06-2006, 12:26 PM   #43
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">While it certainly may annoy a certain contingent of posters, I'm hoping those of you that aren't spelling champs will still contribute.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I find there are a number that will not post because they fear criticism and ridicule from the others. I've seen it happen on other forums and it is usually a one time post and they never come back. Sad.

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Old 08-06-2006, 03:27 PM   #44
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Sorry but not all of us are as educated as we need to be or you think we should be I just hope that someone who may be a little bit self consiouse? about their spelling or the way they use our mother tongue wont post a rely to something or ask a question because they are unsure of their spelling I have just one thing for those who feel offended by bad spelling GET OVER IT and move on


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Old 08-07-2006, 02:54 AM   #45
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Let's remember that language evolves. It is not a stagnant thing. New words are added to the dictionary every year. If you think about it, we don't speak the same English that the first settlers here spoke. Change is inevitable so it's best to accept it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:16 AM   #46
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I agree with others that say let's not criticize people with poor spelling. Let's get their ideas and concerns. I find that I can fix most of my errors if I just go back and read it a couple times.
What really bugs me is the BAD spelling etc. in the news papers where they are paid to get it right.

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Old 08-07-2006, 06:34 AM   #47
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For whatever reason, I was blessed with good spelling skills. It is not something I had to "work at." However, I feel it is WRONG to judge people by their spelling ability. Have you ever noticed that the majority of the people who can spell are inept at drawing (I struggle past stick figures), and that the majority of those who struggle with spelling excel at drawing. Those that misspell on the forum do not bother me. The "meat" of the message is what forums thrive on.

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Bad spelling I like, but bad stick figures erkurk me. Just kidding, everything be just fine.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:44 AM   #49
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I guess what really peeves me is someone complaining about spelling and doesn't even spell it correctly. Sorry, if you are going to criticize people, be prepared to spell everything correctly yourself .
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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?

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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!
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We all have a common denominator here, we are all RVrs! Us Spellers can help the math whizzes and vice versa. Don'tcha think?

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