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#1 Posted by Nixon34 (120 posts) -

Anyone else notice and get frustrated with how poorly written most of the questions and posts are on this site, especially the questions Jeff answers on his Jar's videos. Do people not proofread? I know Giantbomb has world wide audiences and i understand the difficulty of learning English as a second language, so if that's it, then i withdraw my position. It seems more likely that people are just lazy and/or extremely lazy. Proofread your posts, you sound like a moron when jeff has to summarize your question because you left words out.

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#2 Edited by Winternet (8399 posts) -

I imagine that those questions are written by 12 year olds that can't hold their excitement of interacting with Jeff and so they mess it all up.

It happens to the best of us.

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#3 Edited by joshwent (2897 posts) -

Noo time too typ rite, bro. Gatta liv lifff!

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#4 Posted by Pop (2708 posts) -

On jar time, I only notice one or two per video but on the forums I think it's on purpose, I notice all the time that people say that they wrote the topic wrong on purpose, I don't why.

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#5 Edited by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

It's the same thing as with the PAX Q&A's really. People want to A) make an impression B) ask a really good question C) express their undying affection toward the guys all in one email about a specific question. That leads to many digressions and cringe worthy attempts at humour. They're trying to say everything want to say to them because this might be their only chance so it's kinda natural that these queries wind up the way they do.

That said, make 'em short and sweet. Like Dinklage.

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#6 Edited by Nixon34 (120 posts) -

@winternet: You might be right about that, would make sense.

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#7 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

What's the law about when you criticize someone for having typos or grammatical errors on the internet, you will invariable have one in that post?

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#8 Edited by Winternet (8399 posts) -

@pop: I only notice that with the "watitng" threads. But, that's a thing.

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#9 Edited by GreggD (4595 posts) -
@winternet said:

@pop: I only notice that with the "watitng" threads. But, that's a thing.

That's only a thing because no one bothered to edit the post title. The mods are of no use, in that regard. We're on our own.

Edit: And before a mod sees this and takes offense, just know it was a joke.

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#10 Posted by Nixon34 (120 posts) -

@haltiamreptar: Minor ones are no problem, But if you watch Jeff's most recent Jars video, there is a question that is brutal and sounds like it was written on a phone while riding on a crowded bus that is driving down a mogul run on a ski hill.

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#11 Edited by spiceninja (3248 posts) -
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#12 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Proofread everything. You illiterate savages.

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#13 Posted by myketuna (1885 posts) -

I imagine that those questions are written by 12 year olds that can't hold their excitement of interacting with Jeff and so they mess it all up.

It happens to the best of us.

I get like this and I'm 22. That's why I take forever to write to anyone I admire because I don't want them seeing me as a fool.

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#14 Edited by IcedWhale (66 posts) -

Man.. language is all symbolic anyways as long as the message is received who cares?

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#15 Posted by Nixon34 (120 posts) -

@spiceninja: Yep, i mistyped (not a word) that. but my issue is not with spelling mistakes. It's with sentences that are missing entire words.

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#16 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

@nixon34 said:

@spiceninja: Yep, i mistyped (not a word) that. but my issue is not with spelling mistakes. It's with sentences that are missing entire words.

Join me brother!

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#17 Edited by flasaltine (2425 posts) -

I don't proofread. I look for red squiggles and correct those. Sometimes I misspell a word but the red squiggle doesn't show up because it is actually another correctly spelled word.

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#18 Posted by bigjeffrey (5282 posts) -

I wish my life had a red squiggly line.

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#19 Edited by IcedWhale (66 posts) -

Grammar is just a tool of the man to keep the common folk down! Join the revolution put an end to "proper" punctuation; throw down the chains of your oppressors! Should your message be ignored simple because it doesn't conform to what society demands?

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#20 Edited by Benny (2009 posts) -

Fewer people proofread posts on the web because they don't lose anything by them having typos in or what-not. It's not like a job application or college essay. It doesn't matter.

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#21 Edited by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I missspell most words and I put commas in weird places where they probably don't belong. I stopped caring about it a long time ago for some dumb reason so it doesn't really bother me.
Now ask me what I think about people creating a topic and never capitalize the "i" when they talk about themselves.

Did you ask?
Doesn't bother me either.

BttR daN diS taipE of Writng.

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#22 Posted by ElixirBronze (537 posts) -
@nixon34 said:

@spiceninja: Yep, i mistyped (not a word) that. but my issue is not with spelling mistakes. It's with sentences that are missing entire words.

Is the title of this thread misspelled? I don't understand, does Proof read my questions? Who's he? And why does he read my questions? Gee, I wish people on the internet would be more clear.

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#23 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I'm gonna start spelling words so when you read them you can hear the beautiful French Canadian accent in full effect when i ask questions just for you.

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#24 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

I wish my life had a red squiggly line.

check between your legs, you might find your wish to be true!

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#25 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@jams said:

@bigjeffrey said:

I wish my life had a red squiggly line.

check between your legs, you might find your wish to be true!

What if he's not a redhead?

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#26 Posted by Jams (3043 posts) -

@jams said:

@bigjeffrey said:

I wish my life had a red squiggly line.

check between your legs, you might find your wish to be true!

What if he's not a redhead?

Then he probably has ringworm.

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#27 Edited by Nixon34 (120 posts) -

Grammar is just a tool of the man to keep the common folk down! Join the revolution put an end to "proper" punctuation; throw down the chains of your oppressors! Should your message be ignored simple because it doesn't conform to what society demands?

........yes........

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#28 Posted by Pudge (1164 posts) -

@Nixon37 Hoo hass tiem 4 cat noses? Wii gotta typp rr Bret Harts outta Compton wille comunikatn ova teh Tubez dogg.

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#29 Edited by TyCobb (2032 posts) -

@nixon34 said:

Anyone else notice and get frustrated with how poorly written most of the questions and posts are on this site, especially the questions Jeff answers on his Jar's videos. Do people not proofread? I know Giantbomb has world wide audiences and i understand the difficulty of learning English as a second language, so if that's it, then i withdraw my position. It seems more likely that people are just lazy and/or extremely lazy. Proofread your posts, you sound like a moron when jeff has to summarize your question because you left words out.

Not to be a dick, but this is the pot calling the kettle black and therefore I must point stuff out:

You did not proofread your own post.

  • First sentence is actually a question and missing a question mark.
  • You are too lazy to capitalize "I" as you start calling people lazy.
  • You should be capitalizing your pronouns.

It's really easy to skip words and sometimes reading it back they get missed. My mind goes a lot faster (thanks ADD!) than my fingers and half the time reading my post back, I still miss words because I already knew what I wrote and still sound the word out even though it isn't actually there.

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#30 Posted by Ostratego (61 posts) -

Yes, some questions do not seem proof-read, but this thread will not change anything. Even if you shout directly at the people responsible, these people will not change.

I haven't put up a question for anyone yet, but I know how these people feel. I often proof read several times and still write stupid stuff. Give them a break, don't be a prat, and be humble; these people are like you and I: we are all fans of what Giant Bomb does here regardless of language barriers or proof-reading tendencies.

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#31 Edited by supamon (1339 posts) -

ths s hw i spk wthout profrading ,

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#32 Posted by Geralt (427 posts) -

What is the feeling you "native speaker" gets when reading/hearing typos/grammatically incorrect sentences?

Annoyed? Frustrated? Marginalized? They just never bother me.

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#33 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7098 posts) -

OMG, LOL!