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When you read a hub full of spelling and grammatical errors do you leave a comment about it?
I read lots of hubs with basic spelling and grammar issues. Fixing them is simple, but is it polite to point it out to the author?
I wouldn't leave a comment on their hub for the world to see, no. But I might leave a comment to the person in a private email-I can usually tell the differnece between a person whose second language is English and a person who simply isn't bothering to edit articles. The first group of person I would email.
That depends on the intention and how you offer the feedback. If the feedback is a private message then it is polite.
If the intention of the author is to genuinely produce content that benefits the reader then I would send that private note and help raise the community standard because that benefits us all.
Most people want to produce the best work they can, don't they? So, positive feedback will usually be most welcome.
To answer honestly -- no, I usually don't, primarily because I usually don't make it to the end of such hubs. Spelling and grammar errors aggravate me to such an extreme that I find myself focusing on them instead of the content of the hub, and I can't make a constructive comment about something that I haven't been able to read with due attention to what it actually says. I probably should start sending messages to point out that the topic sounded interesting, but that the errors detracted from it to such a degree that I wasn't able to get anything valuable out of the hub.
I hate when I make a mistake. Usually because Im typing fast. But when someone posts with something that looks like a 2 year old tried to text it, its just disgraceful.
I usually dont leave a comment. They dont care if you can read it or not, so why waste my time?
Personally I welcome "tips" and "helpful hints" from other writers. I use the experience of others, as often as I can, to improve my writing skills. It is, however, a mystery to me that some writers who demonstrate dismal spelling skills cannot be bothered to turn on their spell check.
No I don't comment on it. Such comments are off topic and don't really contribute anything to the hub.
If they are REALLY bad I don't read any further. But there are a lot of people who's first language isn't English and they may not realize they are making the errors.
So long as I can follow the thought I don't worry much about it.
Has anybody considered how hubs full of spelling and grammatical errors affect the perceptions: of casual surfers looking for something interesting to read, of Hubpages as a whole? I wonder how many people have 'stumbled across' a hub full of such errors and then navigated away from Hubpages having decided never to return.
never. i'm an intelligent person but my spelling and grammar sucks, partially because i don't care. if someone doesn't like the way one of my hubs are written, i really don't need them pointing out the mistakes and it wouldn't matter to me if they did.
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