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Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 7:56 PM


I just wondered. If a quiz-taker finds a misspelled word or typo in your quiz that got past you and past editors, do you want us to tell you? Or do you feel that since it was passed and posted by editors, you'd just as soon we let it go?

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 8:09 PM

I want you to tell me! PLEASE!

Maybe it's the schoolteacher in me, but I want my quizzes to be totally error-free! If you are the helpful person who catches my goof I will thank you and make the fix

Chyenn  (Level: 200.8 - Posts: 1332)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 8:44 PM

things do get through despite the best efforts to catch them and i want to know if it does.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 9:22 PM

I used to always tell since I'd want others to tell me. But then I finally quit because I thought maybe I was just irritating people. (I used to be a proofer/quality control for several places and I might notice more often than others.)

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 9:44 PM

On my system it tells me if there's a spelling error in the question but not on the answers. Wish there was

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 3rd Jan '08 11:22 PM

I usually don't say anything unless they have spelled a person's name incorrectly.

Mitchy  (Level: 129.4 - Posts: 964)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 6:16 AM

I definately would like to know, Unless It's a tacky remark!
Unfortunately, I have recieved a tacky or just down right hateful comment.
Even so, I do try to be polite and thank the crab who brought it to my attention.

Achad  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 661)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 6:58 AM

It would bug the hell out of me that a typo/spelling mistake had sneaked past me but I would appreciate being informed about it. Andy.

Zeedee  (Level: 222.1 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 8:42 AM

I definitely want to know. I would hate to have someone think "the idiot can't spell (or punctuate, or type, or whatever)"--and then leave the error there for others to see. If you see a mistake, PLEASE tell me.

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.9 - Posts: 6036)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 8:53 AM

As long as it's done in a tactful and pleasant message, I definitely would want to know. I'm like Mitchy tho', I could do without the sarcasm. I would think anyone would want to know so they could correct it. I always check it out and make sure and then immediately correct it. I usually approach it with, you may need to check whatever it is, in a polite manner.


Cristinap  (Level: 31.4 - Posts: 133)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 9:00 AM

I don't mind when people let me know what I did wrong but not when it is just to be mean. I had 3 very mean people try to show off but at the same time there has been many cool people who just want to help. Love you all!

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:01 AM

I would definitely want to know if I had an error in a quiz that had slipped through the editing process. Just so long as it was made in a polite and helpful way.

Nelly  (Level: 169.5 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 11:46 AM

Likewise Pat. It's so easy for your brain to read what it wants to see, not what's actually there!

Bluemnguy  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 41)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 2:52 PM

Someone corrected me yesterday and I thanked them for correcting a spelling in my U. S. geography quiz. I always appreciate people letting me know of spelling errors or if I have the wrong answer.

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 4:56 PM

I probably post too many corrections.
I think wrong answers with typos don't matter (after all they make the question easier) but right answers must be spelled correctly.And the question ought to be right.
where a quiz has more than one error it may look picky to correct them all; but I justify it on the grounds that quizzes with errors are likely to be lower rated than ones without. So I'm doing the writer a favor by correcting.
(Thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it). .. and if I ever sound sarcastic when correcting then I'm sorry. I always try to start by saying I like the quiz, unless I really dont.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 6:06 PM

Tell me. Nicely.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 7:10 PM

A couple of weeks ago I saw a misspelling in one on the "most popular" quizzes list. Well over 100 people had taken the quiz - so that's why I figured it's really not important to let people know about misspellings/typos. I really appreciate all your imput on this topic!

Spacecat  (Level: 156.9 - Posts: 666)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 7:47 PM

I would want to know. And if the correct answer is not correct I would appreciate someone telling me.

Nsinuosblufyxn  (Level: 106.3 - Posts: 274)
Fri, 4th Jan '08 8:18 PM

I'm like most I want to be informed in a neutrally phrased, nice manner. Mean, babbling people need not contact me. All they have to do is send 2 msgs & I block them.
None of the quiz takers here really know much about me & part of what they don't know is even at home, I'll call the police in half a second. If someone's going to write me & tell me I'm stupid, then it goes straight to the editors. And I have done that already. I don't believe that anyone is here to be told anything of that nature & we are also not here to be told that our quizzes or quiz questions are stupid.

But I might speak for the majority here when I say to those people who do all of these things that I've touched on in this post: All you're doing is proving that you are actually the person with highly questionable intelligence in these situations. Thanks for undeniably confirming that for us.

Another huge problem is the person who's never wrong. When I send a reply listing the reasons why what he said isn't applicable & I get another belligerent msg saying the same exact things he said in the previous msg, I have just gotten the confirmation that he is not smart - just a bully trying to handle & intimidate me. It doesn't work.
In that case, I didn't even read the last msg till just recently, within the past 3-4 weeks, then got together w/ a bunch of people & displayed both of the pm's for everyone. We had a glass of wine, some appetizers, & laughed for quite a while. We told jokes about it & had a good old time. They couldn't believe how someone claiming to know this, that, & the other was immature enough to try and speak to me like he thought I was his wife; and like that was suppose to be proof that what he said was in no way, shape, or form inaccurate.

It's hilarious!! LOL We still quote the idiocy when one of is having a bad day & it always cheers us up & makes us bust out in laughter. I've even taken to calling the 'blue' person his username to initiate the banter - we all do it to each other. So, in a way I thank that person for not being coherent enough to realize that everything he wrote only proved my point. Besides, if he really is a guy, he's probably a bachelor because speaking to me or my acquaintances in that manner could get a guy torn apart & kicked to the curb very quickly. I am not a geisha. I don't bow to men & wait for permission to speak. PS: I don't bow to women either.


It's a woeful state when some people actually delude themselves into thinking that the important thing is that the other person say or believe that they are right, no matter what tactics are used in the "debate".

Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 3:20 PM

I used to let quiz-makers know about misspelled words, but after pointing out for about the fortieth time that it is Jane Austen, not Austin, I gave up.

Berylm  (Level: 153.9 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 6th Jan '08 9:54 PM

Like Smoke said - tell me. Nicely.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 18th Jan '08 10:21 AM

If it's really bad, PM me - if it is something as simple as a missed letter - don't bother - I try to correct spelling, as fast as I type sometimes, I hit a key and it doesn't register - or my fingers are cold - I try to go back and make sure, but sometimes it gets by me - so unless it's a gross error, please don't - it's really not worth it.

Don't try to humiliate people in the forums with spelling errors - PM them if you must to let them know - if someone makes it clear they don't appreciate it - then don't bother.

I see plenty of errors, grammatical and otherwise, and overlook them if I can comprehend the meaning of the post - my grandmother (and I loved her) used to send back letters I wrote to her from college with any spelling or grammatical errors - it was the school teacher in her - and while I appreciated learning from it, it hurt my feelings to know what I said to her was not as important as the rest - what can I say, I'm a letter keeper I'll reread things that I received from friends and family years ago when I'm in a bad place...and doesn't bother me in the least if something is wrong - because the intent was what was important.

For printed public items (ie Newspapers, magazines, etc) then by gosh it better be right!

Chyenn  (Level: 200.8 - Posts: 1332)
Fri, 18th Jan '08 3:07 PM

sometimes a physical condition causes problems.

i've been criticized for not capitalizing when i type in the forums.. well,,, i type one handed since the left one doesn't cooperate any more. holding the shift down while typing another key is difficult. there's the caps lock, but it takes longer and i'm not that patient most of the time.

but when i write a quiz i want it to be correct, factually and grammatically. if there is an error that slips past me or the editor, i would appreciate a note about it.

Bigdave  (Level: 184.1 - Posts: 13)
Mon, 21st Jan '08 9:14 AM

I always reply and thank any members who spot a mistake in any of my quizzes and usually check and then amend the question accordingly. I find that it is useful as authors of quizzes have no chance to amend any mistakes they spot in any questions after they are being submitted for approval up to when they are launched. Many more thanks to all who have sent me replies.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 21st Jan '08 8:05 PM

Tail mi.

Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Wed, 23rd Jan '08 2:47 PM

I wouldn't mind being RESPECTFULLY informed of a typo. I am an excellent speller so I pride myself on being correct when I type and if I happen to mess up I appreciate a KIND nudge.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 11:06 AM

I killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 2:05 PM


How does that make you feel?

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 7:06 PM

Do you think I'm talking about a song?

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 7:09 PM

I figured you were talking about your honeymoon.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Sun, 27th Jan '08 9:40 PM

See, now, that was very surprising and deeply hurtful.

At least that is what my wife said.

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Mon, 28th Jan '08 12:05 AM

I doubt yer wife said ANYthing about "deep".

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