Are you bothered by spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in hubs?

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  1. Imogen French profile image86
    Imogen Frenchposted 12 years ago

    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?

  2. talfonso profile image87
    talfonsoposted 12 years ago

    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...

  3. Emma Harvey profile image82
    Emma Harveyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  4. ThePracticalMommy profile image88
    ThePracticalMommyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  5. lisabeaman profile image69
    lisabeamanposted 12 years ago

    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!

  6. cobrien profile image59
    cobrienposted 12 years ago

    Yes. I feel if you are going to bother to do something, take the time to do it right.

  7. Pamela N Red profile image83
    Pamela N Redposted 12 years ago

    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.

  8. Esmeowl12 profile image68
    Esmeowl12posted 12 years ago

    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.

  9. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
    Kathleen Cochranposted 12 years ago

    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 -

  10. laidbacklady profile image69
    laidbackladyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  11. joejagodensky profile image60
    joejagodenskyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  12. profile image0
    Indigitalposted 12 years ago

    Small errors I can live with, but I get annoyed at bad grammar mistakes, which I know I could've just re-checked.

  13. shea duane profile image60
    shea duaneposted 12 years ago

    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.

  14. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    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.

  15. giocatore profile image88
    giocatoreposted 12 years ago

    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?


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