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What do you do when you see a poorly written or misspelled title on a hub?
Some times people make mistakes on the titles of their hubs. This means less people will probably read them. Do you tell the author or ignore the hub?
I saw one this morning while Hopping from a new Hubber. The Hub was pretty good but there was a typo in the title. I commented on the Hub, voted UP and told her she might want to fix that typo.
I do the same as xstatic, I comment in a positive manner then gently point out the typo. I know I've done the same thing in my own work, read it a100 times and not seen the error. I would want to know so I could fix it.
If it were me (and might be) I would welcome the correction from the viewer. Sometimes I change my titles many times and by the time I get to one I think is most appropriate, I am not proofreading my spelling. Happens when I write too, like I once wrote "adverse" when I meant "averse," etc. Today I wrote "bare" when I meant "bear." Spellcheck isn't going to catch that. It is very helpful for people to comment especially when, like me, one is a bad proofreader of their own work. I had two of my friends tell me things that were wrong with my pages and I appreciate it.
If it's obviously a typo, I generally point it out -- nicely, of course!
However, if the title is reflective of a general lack of spelling/grammar (as in, the entire Hub is poorly written), then I generally tend not to comment.
On hubpages everyone is quick to flatter and give compliments, which is good, but I think it's also a good idea to give constructive criticism and help eachother, by pointing out things like blatant misspelling. I've done it, and I would appreciate if someone corrected any of my oversights. No harm in courteous correction.
I'm with xstatic. We all make mistakes and it is helpful if someone points them out to us. It looks like most people here agree. We are, after all, a community helping one another.
All of us make typos, grammar error, etc. When I see an error, I just send an e-mail and let them know there is a mistake. Most of them are cordial and thankful. None of us have an editor to check our work besides grammarly or scrivener.
As for those who are rating the comments down on all of the responses, how rude! Instead of rating down you should get kahunas and reply.
One of the major downsides that I have learned is that if you make a typo in the title, even if you change it, the typo will still remain in the URL I have actually deleted and republished a hub to change that. It's the only way I know to actually fix the type in the web address.
If I feel that the author is serious and not out to make a quick buck (how delusional is that?), I leave a nice comment and send an email about any errors. Most are grateful. I go back and read some of my own hubs from time to time and cringe when I see grammatical errors. I'm careful about typos, but sometimes you use a word that has a valid spelling, but isn't the correct usage. Another set of eyes is always welcome.
I usually tend to ignore the minor typos or misspellings but not the major ones. What I do first is to appreciate the good things the hubber has written (e.g. the content, topic etc) and then point out the major errors. This is how I show my concern to my fellow hubbers.
It's different when you abruptly point out there mistakes. It may make them feel disheartened.That's why you should somehow compliment them (but make sure it's a sincere one).
If I am comfortable with the author, I would contact them through the email feature and give a heads up on misspelled words. I consider that preferable to public corrections. I will not say anything about a "poorly" written title, unless someone asks for my opinion. The other Hubbers are not working for me, and It is not my place to judge others efforts.
I would point it out, but only to a friend. I did..before. He had a chance to correct it right away.
I would vote the hub up if it has good content, but will allow the writer to see his mistake the misspelling on the title..
As to poorly written title, I am sure that the person had something in mind when he started writing the hub so other than the misspelling, I will not judge how he came up with the title.
I pointed out a misspelled word, a keyword even, in a title on a rather good hub several months ago. It's still misspelt!
I would send a mail if it can't be said kindly in the comment. Without forgetting to vote up to encourage the author
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