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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:09:01 PM on 5 March 2015.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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 Postcount: 6573

G'day everyone,

Can everyone please be mindful of how their posts come across to other members and visitors. I've edited 67 posts in the last week for clarity because the simple things like capital letters and fullstops are missing. The lack of these makes things very hard to read at times.

As most here know, I don't harp on many things but this is one thing we do need to get right for a number of reasons. I know some members use tablets though the keyboards on these come with the same key layout as a standard computer.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:01:50 AM on 6 March 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1619

I love cooking my family and my pets.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:03:33 AM on 6 March 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
 Postcount: 1619

I love cooking, my family and my pets .THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:57:33 AM on 6 March 2015.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
 Member #: 438
 Postcount: 4506

Hmmmm! No more Microwave, Kitty Chow Mein or "Dagwood" Dogs?

We do not seem to teach spelling, grammar & common sense etc. Spelling has never been good, even as far back in the 70's.

Classics from our local rag, recently:

A couple exchanging marriage "vowels".

A 1/3 page photo of a woman with a hockey stick (Back page). Unrelated to that, a large banner heading "A Red Hot Crack", underneath it? Editors asleep at the wheel.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:50:40 PM on 6 March 2015.
Brad's avatar
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
 Member #: 1
 Postcount: 6573

Newspapers are dreadful for spelling and grammar these days. It all happened overnight with the computer replacing the proof-reader. Most of them also express the date incorrectly which I find grossly annoying. Without that second look at articles before publication all the once-prestigious mastheads are anything but.

I remember a time when homework from school included reading newspapers. Kids would hardly get an education from that these days.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:29:58 PM on 6 March 2015.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6172

It all happened overnight with the computer replacing the proof-reader.

I wouldn't blame computers; it's more a case of lack of oversight/editing.

The sub-editor is an endangered species. Many newspapers have outsourced that function and, going by the result, either it's not being done at all, or they have outsourced it to incompetent people.


 
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