Is it appropriate to point out typos in a hub in the comment section?
I ask because I would want to know if anyone found typos in my stuff, but I'm not sure whether or not everyone appreciates that kind of thing, politely worded of course.
Appropriate depends on the writers attitude about it. I agree with you on accepting any notes that would help show me typos, but I don't like to ask others to proof my work since I should be doing that job well. Constructive criticism is a wise thing to embrace, but not everyone is there yet. If you do it, tread lightly!
Absolutely yes. I have had typos pointed out and I really appreciate it. In fact, Hubpages recommends this. I believe hubbers are able to delete that part of the comment anyway, if they wish.
Perhaps some writers are more sensitive, but as long as no one is mean or blatantly rude about my errors, then I see no problem with pointing out typos, etc. Also, you'll probably get a sense for who can accept this sort of help and who might feel resentful. Best to leave the resentful one's to their mistakes, unfortunately.
I'd rather receive a nicely written email if someone feels they need too point out my typos. I appreciate their help, but I think the comments section should be reserved for telling the person what you think of the hub, adding information to the topic, and/or asking questions.
Peace and beauty be upon you. I think we should get more active here and help each other.
It depends on how it's done, gingerly and with care. For example, I pointed out a typo in a new hubber's hub because it was otherwise excellent. I worked it into the comment by saying, "check your apples." The word 'apple' was misspelled (actually another word, just an example). She got the message and thanked me. I don't mind being corrected. I'd prefer my fellow hubbers to point it out if they see it. Another way to do it gracefully (which a couple wise hubbers did for me) is write the correction in the comment and tell them not to approve and delete the comment after they read the correction.
No, criticizing someone's work in a public arena is not appropriate. You can contact them privately and let them know about the typos.
Thanks for everyone's input. For the record, if any of you ever see mistakes in my hubs, PLEASE let me know - comment section or otherwise, I don't care.
I think it to be correct as this would help the writer to improve his/her next hub.
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