Should we let fellow hubbers know about spelling errors?

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  1. Guru-C profile image76
    Guru-Cposted 9 years ago

    Sometimes (or let's say, often), when I see a spelling error in an otherwise perfect hub, I feel inclined, with the best of intentions, to write to the author and point out the glitch, but don't do so out of fear of offending.

    I'm curious to know what others think. Would you be bothered if a fellow hubber emailed you through Hubpages with a friendly note saying, "I really like your hubs but think you may have a typo or two," and point them out?

    I don't mean writing a "comment" but rather, using the email feature.

  2. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    I think this has been discussed before. I think once in a while is fine, but it's not polite to go through all hubs and point out spelling errors. That's happened to me, where I'll type too fast and not go back and edit or think about using the spelling error feature. I've been trying to be extra careful lately though.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    People have done that on a hub of mine. I didn't mind too much since I could correct it. However, like Whitney says I wouldn't appreciate it if someone went through all my hubs. I have wanted to say something (and may have) if the title has a spelling error as that can effect (or is it affect? smile ) people's earnings.

    1. marisuewrites profile image55
      marisuewritesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree uninvited...you know - my theory is I'm reading for the message, not the grammar and spelling.  and I agree, it can get offensive really quickly and that's not what we're about. 

      Now, even though we're writing, we're not actually publishing, FORMALLY.  This is a community of writing, and even tho we should make every effort to be "perfect" because we do want to be constantly growing, we miss the message if we become constant editors.  Who wants that? 

      I would not like it if I spent hours writing from my heart and someone said  "wow, great, you left the e off 2nd word 1st paragraph...."
      it kills the message

      Now, on the other hand, lots of errors also kill the message, sooo we do need to be careful.  smile)

  4. LondonGirl profile image86
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    I'm different - I'd always want to know. That way I can change it!

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
      GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly. smile

      We're only doing each other a favor by improving our content. As much as you can proof read and run spell check, sometimes its hard to see your own errors.

      G|M

  5. Shalini Kagal profile image60
    Shalini Kagalposted 9 years ago

    Me too - would hate to think those errors lived on in the hubs for keeps!

  6. Christa Dovel profile image82
    Christa Dovelposted 9 years ago

    Personally, I would love to know about any and all gramatical errors, because when there is an error, it can make the wrong impression and is distracting to those who see it.  I realize that there must be some different grammatical rules in different countries, as well as different spellings, but to be alerted would not hurt.

  7. profile image0
    rippposted 9 years ago

    I am on the fence on this one. I make a lot of errors. I think it is a little offensive, unless it is a good freinf of mine. Then correct away. However,  I feel the responsibility to read through 3 or 4 times. When I do that I catch 99% of the issues. Sometimes I will even pass it by someone. So, in short, I think it's rude, but everyone should be reading through several times to minimize it.

  8. Anamika S profile image65
    Anamika Sposted 9 years ago

    I would not mind being informed if my Hub has any spelling mistakes. But many may not like when you point out mistakes.

  9. Tom Rubenoff profile image93
    Tom Rubenoffposted 9 years ago

    Please tell me about my spelling errors if its not too much trouble.  All I need is to look like this and be a bad speller too.

  10. R. Blue profile image54
    R. Blueposted 9 years ago

    I'm a speling OCD individual, and former speling champoin.  But seriosly, I would appreciate being notified by e-male of any errers.

  11. cindyvine profile image83
    cindyvineposted 9 years ago

    Ihave no problem being notified about spelling mistakes

  12. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Deff tell me unless it's a deliberate one like  saying yer instead of your or tis instead of is. Methinks maybe just leave it, wats ya think ?

  13. Drwibble profile image60
    Drwibbleposted 9 years ago

    Old poem but a good one

    Eye halve a spelling chequer
    It came with my pea sea
    It plainly marques four my revue
    Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
    Weather eye am wrong oar write
    It shows me strait a weigh.
    As soon as a mist ache is maid It nose bee fore two long
    And eye can put the error rite Its rare lea ever wrong.
    Eye have run this poem threw it I am shore your pleased two no
    Its letter perfect awl the weigh
    My chequer tolled me sew.


    --Sauce Unknown

  14. DonnaCSmith profile image89
    DonnaCSmithposted 9 years ago

    Feel free to email me and tell me when I have made a mistake!

    I'd rather get an email that have it pointed out in comments;o)

  15. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    I hate smelling pistakes with a vengeance.

  16. Guru-C profile image76
    Guru-Cposted 9 years ago

    Looks like it's 50/50. As I said, I've often have had the temptation to write people, but only have taken action once or twice with hubbers to whom I've felt a certain kinship. I invite all of you to read all my hubs :-) and let me know (in the comments section - I welcome all comments) if you see any errors. I do however, ask forgiveness if I don't actually "accept" them, but thank you all the same!

    PS:  I've edited this post due to my own errors about 4 times...

  17. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I would only offer to say anything if I couldn't understand what was being said lol I read and reread thru my own Hubs to ensure logical flow ...n usually catch errors or my spelling thingy jus auto corrects anyways tongue lol

  18. bgpappa profile image82
    bgpappaposted 9 years ago

    Please let me know.  I have a bad habit of "missing words."  That is, when I read over my hubs the words are in my head but somehow not on the screen.  Don't ask me why.

  19. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    I would really want to know. I'm kind of a grammar and editing freak!

  20. profile image44
    shhh16posted 9 years ago

    hi h r u

  21. Guru-C profile image76
    Guru-Cposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for responding! I wish you a brilliant week!

  22. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    I have recieved personal e-mails about typos and errors as it is always nice to know that someone is critquing you, and I have sent e-mails to others and have been thanked for noticing, so I believe it is o.k. smile

  23. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I wouldn't be offended if someone pointed out a spelling/typing problem; but being a person who minds my own business (maybe more than some people think is good), it would, I guess, strike me as a little more "interested" in my Hub than I think any readers are/should be. 

    Having said that, I don't particularly want to let typos go unfixed.  Then again, I won't be pointing out anyone's spelling/typing "issues" in the near future and don't expect other people to worry about my "issues" either.     smile

  24. profile image0
    TheSandmanposted 9 years ago

    AE I agree, tell me when I bludder, I mean Blunder When i wrote I sort of go into a trance and what my mind is thinking my fingers just do not always keep up with . As long as it's a human/fellow hubber letting me know that's a good thing, just keep HUB2B2,( not to be confused with R2D2, he was cute) out of it

  25. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    I think it all depends, as you can see, everyone's tastes are different. By pointing out any kind of mistake, you run the risk of aggravating someone. There are a lot of people who do not appreciate criticism. I know I,too, tend to type to fast and don't always check everything before publishing. Even when I do, sometimes you still miss things. I think I would like to know if something is blatantly wrong. For instance I published an article once where I used the word 'conjunction' instead of 'contraction'. Not really a spelling error, but an error nonetheless. I usually don't think too much of other's spelling errors, because we all do it from time to time.

  26. Kelsey Tallis profile image65
    Kelsey Tallisposted 9 years ago

    I've seen a few hubs I wanted to comment about spelling and grammar but because I'm so new I also do not want to irritate people. I'm a slow writer, do a lot of research, and am obsessed with proofreading--which is, unfortunately, making it harder for me to be more productive :-(.

    But if you do see an error in one of my hubs, please feel free to let me know!

 
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