Are you bothered by spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in hubs?
How much does it bother you when you notice bad spelling and use of language when reading a hub - do you vote hubs down for it, or do you think interesting topics and content are more important?
Would you point it out to the writer so that they can improve their writing?
If it's a badly-written Hub, then yes. I might want to point out to the author to improve his or her writing because it's low quality. It's not just SEO or fluff that makes a good Hub...
I am certain that I have made grammatical errors in my hubs, but I do proof read them before publishing. Spelling mistakes are a no no, and I have read a few hubs with some. It does put me off, but that doesn't mean someone without the skill shouldn't be allowed to try.
If the bad spelling, grammatical errors and poor use of language make it so that it is difficult to understand the content, then yes, it bothers me. It bothered me a while ago while Hub Hopping that I wrote a hub about it to help other hubbers.
For the occasional oopsies that don't take the focus from the content, I don't mind as much. Many online writers despite their best editing efforts, will miss mistakes now and again.
Everyone makes mistakes... but if there are a lot of them, then yes, I am bothered. I usually don't point them out though... I'm always afraid of how they will take it.
I also get irritated by errors in questions and forum topics. All it takes is one second to re-read what you've just written.
Practical Mommy's hub is a great one for anyone to read on how to decrease their writing errors. I highly recommend it!
Yes. I feel if you are going to bother to do something, take the time to do it right.
A small error here and there doesn't bother me but when the entire piece is incoherent I move on and usually just don't finish reading.
On that note, please let me know if you ever see any mistakes in my work. I welcome the feedback.
It bothers me a lot. It often looks like people write a hub and publish it without even giving it a second glance. Even putting aside a new hub for a day can show errors but the best idea is to have someone proof your writing. Errors look unprofessional.
Why is it you never see your errors until you see them in print? I make them as often as anybody. But as anyone who has ever been paid to write will tell you, you die with them. Nothing says unprofessional like an error your reader could correct.
Many hubbers know English as a second language, and there are some "tells" that make it obvious. I don't point them out because, hey, I don't speak a second language - much less write in one. I know, though, that I am not helping them. I'd like to hear some feedback from our ESL hubbers: Do you want corrections?
For English-speakers, read you hub after it's published. If errors jump out at you (and they will) - go into edit and fix them. Sometimes I have to go back more than once! Twice? Yeah -
Very often. When I begin reading a hub and the first sentence leads me to nowhere and the spelling and speech are all jumbled and completely senseless, not only does it bug me a lot, but I tend to remove that hub from my feed. I know that's harsh, but that's how I feel.
I lay on the couch while reading them than comment sometimes. I don't thought that speling is that importent, it is the massage that matters the moist. Thank u.
Small errors I can live with, but I get annoyed at bad grammar mistakes, which I know I could've just re-checked.
I'm an English teacher, so obviously errors do bother me. Sometimes I want to suggest corrections in the comment section, but I don't. It seems mean.
not in the least unless they are written like kids text. other then that, many people don't have a lot of education but they have writing talent , so what the hub is about is what i care about.
It bothers me a lot. I try hard to write like a professional. When others are incapable or don't bother, it makes the site look like a gathering place for the incompetent, hardly a good thing if you're trying to generate income here. Who wants to get information from a site where people don't know how to write?
by RocketCityWriter 3 years ago
Is it rude to point out grammar/spelling mistakes on hubs via comments?I've come across numerous hubs that have grammar and spelling errors, some minor and some littered with mistakes. Otherwise, these hubs would be interesting and will written in my opinion. Is it rude to point out these mistakes...
by cre8ivOne 8 years ago
Do hubs with spelling errors make you think less of a hub?Is anyone else distracted by a hub that has decent content but several spelling errors or grammatical errors?
by dan-1 8 years ago
Would you prefer other hubbers notify you of spelling errors or not?We all make mistakes from time to time so where do you stand on this?Would it offend you? Would you be thankful?
by Dr. John Anderson 6 years ago
Running spelling and grammar tools, and plagiarism checks, on the three Hubpro examples in the recent blog [ http://blog.hubpages.com/2015/03/23/hub … -makeover] highlighted errors in all of them. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129533#post2719123Similarly the latest Editors Choice...
by Wendy S. Wilmoth 8 years ago
Would you want to be told if your hub had a few grammatical errors?I see a lot of hubs that are basically good, but their quality is marred by an unsightly grammatical error or two. I am tempted to comment with a suggestion for fixing it. If your hub had such an error, would you want to know?
by Rhonda Darlene Lawson 9 years ago
Should you let someone know they have spelling or grammatical errors in their published work?If, when you are reading a hub and you notice spelling and/or grammatical errors, should you politely tell the hubber, thinking they may be unaware? Or should you just keep it to yourself?
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