When commenting on other Hubbers articles, do you point out spelling and grammar errors?
Usually, experienced hubbers do not like to take this route openly with new hubbers as it may serve to be discouragement other than a prodding to a positive end. Nevertheless, with an understanding of relationships through the forums and threads, we can then offer our constructive critique that may not be taken wrongly.
No. I would only do this if the person openly asked for feedback about the actual writing on their hubpage biography, or if they included it in the hub I was reading. Otherwise, I simply comment on the content. The only time I will comment on the writing if there is no prompt is to say that I thought the piece was well-written. I've even done that on hubs I vehemently disagreed with.
If someone were to contact me personally though, I would be more than happy to help.
I wouldn't because it's possible that English may be their 2nd language and that is how they understand the sentence or use of the word should be.
No, I think that would seem rude and a bit presumptuous - 'people in glass houses ... ' and all that. I have been known to forget the spell-check myself on the odd occasion!
It depends on who wrote the hub. Chances are if I know the writer I would point out a typo and I would hope they would do the same for me. I would do so privately, never in a comment. Would you allow your friend to walk around with their zipper down or something hanging from their nose? Hopefully not.
I used to but eventually realized that it probably made me sound like a know-it-all jerk, so I stopped.
NO, at least not in a comment. As someone else pointed out, English may not be the author's native language. However, if an author specifically asks for feedback on spelling and grammar errors, I'll do so via HP email, but never in the Comments section. After any errors are corrected, such a comment would no longer be relevant and would instead sound simply petty and insulting.
No, I wouldn't. I find it quite annoying when someone does it on mine, especially when it's not a grammatically error, it's an error in my sentence structure.
Not good PR for you to do that. Most of the comments that I see are positive ones. Remember they are public, and are the most interesting part of many hubs. However,you may contact the hubber though email, which would be much more tactful. I personally would appreciate an email informing me of typos, or bad grammar. Hubpages has taught me more about English than any schoolteacher ever did. That's my $.02
I found myself asking this question because a participant with a professional degree was quick to point out they were the grammar police in addressing a typo I had made. Naturally, I was embarrassed at my error and corrected it immediately. However, since that incident, I have noticed immeasurable typos and sentence structure errors with this same person, but I have kept my lip zipped. After your responses, now I know to keep it that way. Thank you.
Probably the only time i would point out an error is if it affected the gist of the sentence or paragraph. Otherwise definitely not! I'm not spell check and i'm sure my grammar ain't always perfect neither..(lol)
I don't (and for the same reason, pagesvoice, that you mentioned elsewhere here). Besides that, I always think of what my father used to say when any of us would be expressing disapproval of what some kid at school did (when it had nothing to do with us). More than once I've repeated his advice, "Don't you worry about what other kids are doing. That's for them and their parents and the teacher to worry about. You worry about what YOU do."
If all the people who feel the need to point out the errors of others would instead get to work cleaning up all their own errors (and anything else that makes their work on here less than perfect) those people would be good and busy, and using their time most constructively, for quite awhile.
I have only done it a couple of times, but it has never seemed to be appreciated, even when I did it privately by email. People say they want to know, but really they don't seem to want to be told. And maybe I'd feel the same, nobody has pointed out error to me, and I'm sure I've made some.
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