Correcting spelling/grammar on TSR Watch

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Why do people think its clever to correct other people's spelling or grammar in posts?

I think is pathetic and don't do it because I got a life.
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They don't do it because they think it's clever. They do it because they think you don't know any better.

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(Original post by Anony mouse)
I can see two fundamental grammar mistakes. :teehee:
EPIC reply there are three four though :P
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This is a boring debate that comes up on here all the time.

Main reasons:

- Typos
- Laziness.

Then the dyslexics come on and say they can't help it.
Then the grammar/spelling nazis come on and tell them how easy it is to spell check stuff before posting.
Counter argument is that it's a forum and they can't be bothered. Fair point.

To be honest, just get over it.
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I only do it to people who say they've got good grammar, e.g. the recent thread about the ebay scamm from Nigeria.

However, I like to type because I don't want to come across as a ********; I let the content do that!
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I spot mistakes all the time, however I say nothing as it seems big-headed and ostentatious. If you are genuinely trying to educate the person I suppose I can understand, more often than not though it's just to viciously make the person look small and stupid. Clearly people who do such things are self-conscious about their own education, and belittle others to make themselves feel better.
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This is TSR, so you should expect it. If you really have a life, then why are you on TSR in the first place? :holmes:
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There are so many people on here who think academic prowess makes them untouchables. Put them out on the streets for a week and see if they're still whining about grammar then.
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(Original post by Christian_j)
This is a boring debate that comes up on here all the time.

Main reasons:

- Typos
- Laziness.

Then the dyslexics come on and say they can't help it.

Then the grammar/spelling nazis come on and tell them how easy it is to spell check stuff before posting.
Counter argument is that it's a forum and they can't be bothered. Fair point.

To be honest, just get over it.
:rolleyes: generalisation much?... I have dyslexia but don't make a big song and dance about it and use it as an excuse for incorrect grammar. Furthermore I do try my best to correct whatever I write before posting.
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I do it only when somebody makes a statement about them being intelligent or me being stupid or similar nonsense in the middle of a debate/argument, just for lols.

Aside from that my grammar is, largely, less than proficient on TSR.
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(Original post by bennh)
They don't do it because they think it's clever. They do it because they think you don't know any better.

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EPIC reply there are three though :P
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(Original post by Maker)
I think is pathetic and don't do it because I got a life.
Irony.
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