More proofing, please! If we use what some of us laughingly think of as 'Standard' English, and admit the 'hir' and 'sie' extensions, would it be possible to get these rules applied more often?
Apologies for the seeming rant, but the people who get paid to write, get paid for getting it right, too. I presume that many/most here aspire to pro-ness, or has fandom and fen fallen so on my (short) absence? Just A Stranger Passing By 06:50, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
- Sometimes little spelling and grammar mistakes slip through the cracks and end up in articles. While we try and proof read the articles once we've made our editions, sometimes we don't notice and quickly move into creating more articles, which, after all, is what contributing to a wiki is all about. That is why we rely on visitors to the wiki to make minor corrections such as yours.
- This isn't an English language and grammar wiki, so perhaps it isn't one of the main focuses of the contributors. And besides, we don't get paid to write, so we don't get paid for making it right either. --Dr. John Smith 11:41, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
- Yes, many of our contributors did not even learn American English as a native language, its unrealistic to expect poetry from them each time. I've found that correcting a spelling/grammar mistake is helpful, but calling undue attention to spelling/grammar mistakes has a tendency to be hurtful. I usually don't start a talk page unless someone is currently and repeatedly making the same error, otherwise, I just use the "edit summary" to note (clearly and understandably, in simple English) what kind of mistake I think I'm correcting. -- Captain MKB
- Exactly. Some of us were taught "proper" English, but it has been some years since I left school (-: --Dr. John Smith 12:23, 3 September 2007 (UTC)