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  • #1565589

    Joseph
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    This deserves a thread of its own…

    By poster “Curiosity”:

    CTLawyer – I’m familiar with both words, thank you very much. It was a careless mistake. Pardon me if I don’t rough draft, revise, edit, and peer-review my Coffee Room opinions before posting. If you’d like, I can go through all your posts and check for errors before giving you an English lesson, and then presume your educational background before deriding it. But that wouldn’t be very nice or helpful.

    #1565632

    DovidBT
    Participant

    This forum software could use a couple of features:

    1. A preview function.
    2. A longer editing window. Every post is moderated, and by time the poster sees that his/her post is approved and posted, it’s often too late to edit it.

    #1565678

    Joseph
    Participant

    The editing timeframe is an easily modifiable setting in the coffee room by an administrator.

    #1565954

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    You can write your post in a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word) and copy/paste it.

    #1566031

    Joseph
    Participant

    A word processor won’t correct usage of the wrong word.

    #1566053

    yitzchokm
    Participant

    I don’t proofread my posts, more than a courtesy glance.

    It’s not worth the effort and not necessary

    #1566063

    Midwest2
    Participant

    Why not just read through the post once before posting it? Besides checking spelling and usage errors, you might have a second thought about what you wrote and want to change it a bit (or even just not post it). In writing, second thoughts are usually better thoughts.

    #1566227

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    Joseph, some word processors can correct word usage.

    #1566278

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    A word processor won’t correct usage of the wrong word.

    So correct it yourself, before you post.

    #1566313

    Joseph
    Participant

    So correct it yourself, before you post.

    “Pardon me if I don’t rough draft, revise, edit, and peer-review my Coffee Room opinions before posting.”

    #1567698

    Amil Zola
    Participant

    Why bother? YWN doesn’t bother proofreading their stories before publishing them online.

    #1567719

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Yittzy:
    Its very easy to hire a technical editor to sit by your computer with you all day and proof all your postings so that your will not c’v, waste the time of the ehrliche Coffee Room readers who are truly offended by typos, grammatical errors and wrong syntax. Also, she can help your wife in the kitchen between posts and offer you chizuk when you are offended by something Joseph says.

    #1567886

    yehudayona
    Participant

    Joseph, “proofreading” is a single word. AZ, YWN doesn’t even correct errors when they’re pointed out. I don’t think they’ve ever correctly spelled Salomon (as in R’ Matisyahu Salomon).

    #1567907

    Joseph
    Participant

    YY: Are you looking to take over haifagirl’s old job as the in-house language police?

    #1568224

    yehudayona
    Participant

    I don’t generally correct others’ errors in CR posts, but in a topic such as this, you set yourself up.

    #1568245

    Joseph
    Participant

    YY, that doesn’t make much sense. The very point of this topic is to tell people to stop expecting informal quick paced internet postings to be viewed with a legal microscope.

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