Do you think it's polite to point out to a fellow hubber that they have misspelled a word or name?
There is a nice and polite way to tell them, so, I would tell them. I would also let them know that I didn't expect my comment to be published. It would be just one writer courtesy to another. IF the person wanted to be the nasty grammer and word police, no, their comments would not be welcome.
Agreed. I know I wouldn't publish a comment where someone was correcting my grammar or spelling so I wouldn't expect anyone to publish a comment with me doing the same. However pointing out grammatical and spelling errors can help a hubber improve.
There are those who would appreciate being told so that they could make the correction and those who do not want to be told they made a mistake of any kind.
I actually have fellow hubbers who ask me to check their work....so I do.
Regardless? This is something for private exchange....not sent in a comment section.
Some hubs are so terribly filled with errors of every kind, it makes us cringe......but I would not say anything to the hubber if I didn't know them well.
Besides.....if it's that bad.....filled with spelling, grammar, punctuation and other errors......who has the time? This hubber would need more than correction, anyway. They'd need to go back to 6th grade.
If you start doing that, you won't have any time left to write. Also, the majority of people will take offense to that. Though I'm a grammar and spelling nut, I don't go around correcting other people's work; I correct my own and try to set an example.
Harmony, I think is is more then appropriate.Of course using discernment rather then being rude is a plus. I know when someone has pointed out something to me I am so grateful. After all my hope is allot more traffic on that hub so if I can correct a spelling or another error I did not spot then, I am on it. I point out to others Sp. mistakes and other grammer errors if I spot them. Most thank me and are grateful. We are all in this together and helping out our neighbor is a very good thing. My humble opinion.
The hubber always has a choice to delete the comment and fix the error or keep the comment and fix error or not, and move on. No big deal to me. I welcome helpful comments. Keep em coming. I want to learn and from the best. JK, not.
God Bless you harmony. Hugs, Skye
As a writer, I always appreciate errors being pointed out to me. I think far too many people think "Ooh... I don't want him to think I'm telling him how to do his job... I'll leave it..." but in actuality, if there is a typing error, spelling mistake or lack of solid grammar anywhere in my writing, it reflects badly on my profession and therefore leaving it be does more damage.
Personally, I'd prefer to be told - as long as you're not high and mighty about it ;-)
I would prefer to be told. I could always delete the comment. I agree that it could take up a lot of your time but if you were taking the time to read the hub I think it would be a courtesy.
The only time I would bother to do that is if I thought the hub was otherwise excellent and there was one obvious error. Everyone makes mistakes, I'd hate to be the one to have a hub sitting there with a misspelled heading.
I have pointed out errors in spelling to fellow hubbers but I usually do this by way of an email. That way it is private.
Changing errors on hubs is easy but I have seen errors on my own answers here in the questions section and wish I could go back and change them but can't.
We are, after all, only human.
Generally, no, I don't. However, there have been a couple of well-written hubs that had typos either in the title (miscapitalizaion: THe Reason), or something blaring like that. After commenting nicely, I left a separate comment mentioning the error, and inviting the author to delete the comment.
There are a couple of hubbers who have asked for correction as needed because English is not their native tongue.
Grammar and correct spelling help a hub be stronger, though.
I would do so, but do it nicely. For example, tell them it was a great hub, but you noticed a typo, and wanted to let them know. If possible, I would e mail them instead of leaving a comment...Might be a little bit embarrassing for them
I think it is a nice thing to do that, but for some people, I think they don't prefer.
I suggest, If you feel that you want to give a pure advice "not understating someone", go ahead for giving advice.
This is a language, & we should all do our best to keep it correct.
I think if the language was a man, it will say "It is my right to be correct, otherwise don't use me & don't let your pride destroy me."
Yes, it is an honesty and can make you more conscious and possibly compels you to study or learn to avoid mistake. I personally wish to have more constructive comments,
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