Urgh, I've had my first bad comment....it doesn't feel good
Jennifer Burr 4 hours ago
I love it that you are calling people out for being idiots and overall stupidity! Your spelling, grammar, and punctuation, are great indicators of your intelligence. If you are going to use the written word to slay others, please have at least an eighth grade level of understanding of how that written language works. If you don't you might look like a idiot and we wouldn't want that, since you are so anti idiot!
From the hub: http://claireroach.hubpages.com/hub/The … t-12531606
I can't for the life of me find any spelling mistakes....the grammar is quite possible as I'm no expert but I'd really appreciate it if anyone does notice anything that they could point it out...
You are using British spelling, which some people don't know is different than American spelling. You need an apostrophe on "whats" in this sentence: "Then when (as expected) people start asking whats . . ."
Yes, there are grammar problems (run-on sentences, etc.)
As for the comment, either answer it or delete it. It's probably from someone in your FB group.
Well the IP address was American, and using the term "eight grade" is American, so I was hoping it would just be the spelling differences.
Thank you for the what's spot.
I must have hit a nerve. The biggest irony is the posters use of grammar when trying to call me out. Sheeesh!!!
I figure you must have stepped on someone's toe and she/he is lashing out. To be expected when you do articles of the sort. You are criticizing other people, not that I agree with her response. You can choose to respond in a nice way or just delete the comment.
I had someone commented negatively on my hub before and I chose to leave the comment because I wanted other people to see that the person was a trouble maker...lol
There's a huge array of syntax being used on HP that probably wouldn't pass through many publishing houses, if any, but that's okay because this site is not one of those.
It seems that comment was posted as a sort of, "Pot calling the kettle black" response, yet there are grammatical errors in their post, as well.
It's not a big deal, you need not concern yourself with it as you'll quickly find that those kinds of comments will be posted all the time. Deleting those responses may result in provoking them further.
Water off a ducks back. Your hub is fine as it is. If you want to go back and proof read for grammatical errors and fix them, that's fine, too, no worries.
Haters gonna hate. I quite enjoyed your Hub and definitely (sadly) know some of those people on Facebook.
What you do with your comments is ultimately up to you, of course, but if the comment is negative and not useful to your audience, it's often a good idea to just delete it. (And asking other Hubbers for a proofread is always a great way to fix lingering spelling and grammar issues.)
HubPages and other blog style online articles are not expected to be "perfect". Printed magazines have paid editors to polish the text. I don't agree that grammar and spelling are a true indicator of intelligence, it is a "craft" which can be developed for all writers.
You tweaked someone's ego--ignore and move on. The hub is fine.
Most people think that writing online is just about making great content and being a good writer. Thick skin is also a requirement. Don't let others get to you. Just keep improving every time you write and be actively involved in your niche.
Maybe another will jump in.
A flame war gets started.
Then maybe more jump in.
The single flame war turns into a multiple inferno.
Many FB likes are picked up along the way.
Hub goes viral.
HubPages servers crashed and down for three days straight.
HubPages fine with it because event makes international, mainstream news.
Servers back up.
$31,415 shows up in PayPal account.
You decide to write another hub.
I have often been accused of being a "grammar and spelling Nazi," and I did not see any glaring errors...(perhaps a couple of minor punctuation issues, but that is all.)
I thought it was a well-done call-out of the mass stupidity that is Face Book. (Yes, I'm guilty of some of it, but I do try to remember the old adage about not publicly posting anything you wouldn't want your mother to see.)
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