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Re: Fixing typos in replies

by jsleonard (Novice)
on May 30, 2008 at 01:27 UTC ( #689117=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Fixing typos in replies

If I can see that the author was normally careful, and it was obviously something overlooked, I usually email them the correction and let them handle it. Careful people appreciate it. I've received a lot of "thank you" emails, and never gotten any negative mail from it. If there are a lot of errors, if there is something that feels wrong, or if it is foolish, then I just ignore it.

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Re^2: Fixing typos in replies
by almut (Canon) on May 30, 2008 at 02:27 UTC
    I usually email them the correction...

    I sure agree that informing people privately is - in some cases - a good way to handle this. It's just that I feel that /msg-ing people for every minor glitch is just a tad too much fuss for my personal taste. This applies to both sides: it usually takes me more than a negligible amount of time to find a wording/tone that I'm happy with, and they in turn might feel obliged to send a thank you, etc.   YMMV, of course... maybe I'm just a bit lazy at times :)  On the other hand, simply fixing the error as I type my reply is a non-issue for me (effort-wise).

      I agree. It depends on the document in question and the amount of time involved. I would do the same for something like code comments or code that is going to be obsolete anyway. I was thinking of tutorials that are going to be around for awhile, like at where there may be copyright or courtesy issues.

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