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Offline Shotgun

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A little proof reading please...
« on: July 06, 2012, 04:01:15 PM »
Fairly often posts on the FF show evidence that  the "send" button was utilized before some meager proof reading was performed.  Many times the posts seem  that they would not come near to the intent of the poster.  I would suggest that all posters take a moment to do a little proof reading before hitting the "send" button. Sometimes they seem to say the exact opposite of one's intent apparently due to failing to look one's post over before bashing the "send" button.  Examples are prevalent.  It really leaves the intent of some posts up to the judgment of the reader.  Take an extra moment and make our reading easier.  Thanks.
 
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 05:10:39 PM »
Proof reading might help a little.  Psychology tests have shown that people see what they expect to see when they read. 
Not that it isn't a good idea to reread what is written to make sure it conveys the "right" message. Then hit the post button.
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 02:34:35 AM »
Whaddaya men? I profred enerthing dat I writ.

 ;) :D
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 05:53:27 AM »
I often go back into my posts and read and reread them, then make modifications if necessary.

I do understand your concern though.  Some posts do leave a little doubt.
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 08:53:15 AM »
I realize that my tongue keys get twisted up sometimes and I get stuff backwards, so I just blame it on birthdays.   That being said, writing is communicating.  It is the responsibility of the communicator to insure that what is written is easily read and understood by the readers.  Paragraphs denoting different trains of thought are important.

The "Preview" button is an important tool, especially when using  "Quote" and "Emoticons".  It will show when you have inserted your post within the quote, or failed to add a space to separate emoticons from punctuations.

Just click Preview and scroll up to read your post as others will see it.  You may be surprised, and you may go back and change something.  (I did, a couple of times writing this.)   :)



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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 10:23:58 AM »
What is said above is right, or do like I do and don't post to often.

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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 11:58:13 AM »
Though I proof read, I go back over it and see something else that needed doctoring after I hit the post button.  Kinda like today after my pain med has kicked in.
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 01:39:27 PM »
Eye think wee shood all pruf reed what wee right or tipe.

Thin every 1 wood understand us batter.

I knew a guy one time that typed me email orders when he ordered lumber.......he stuttered.
For some reason I always sawed more lumber than I was suppose to.     :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 03:40:50 PM »
I wonder if it is the exactness of our writing, or the fact that we have joined in civilized conversation?  One must decide the importance of the situation.
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 04:34:26 PM »
What if we don't know any better? :-\
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2012, 04:36:06 PM »
What if we don't know any better? :-\

 :D :D :D :D Now that IS something to think about Bill.  :D
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 04:54:39 PM »
What if we don't know any better? :-\

I would think that most folks would know what word they were trying to type. 
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 04:58:57 PM »
Wood that we could.
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 05:10:15 PM »
Whats really bad is when the spell check has no idea of what I was trying to spell.    :D :D :D
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 05:22:21 PM »
I'm suprised at google they know what I'm trying to spell, but they are the only one  ;)

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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2012, 05:39:40 PM »
I thought proof reading is what you did to check the alcohol content.... :D :D :D
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2012, 06:06:38 PM »
Jeff "the old man" <(Navy talk) screws up on his postings too. I think he does that just to make people like me feel good.

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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 06:09:58 PM »
Whats really bad is when the spell check has no idea of what I was trying to spell.

Yup, it's bad when you have to misspell it several different ways before spell check figures out what word you are trying to use.   :-\   
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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 07:19:21 PM »
I suppose it just depends on how you look at things.

No doubt most people type like me,one finger at a time.It's pretty easy to transpose too,for two or to.Thinking one thing but typing another, easy enough to do .

I don't think anybody does it on purpose though.

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Re: A little proof reading please...
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2012, 07:49:14 PM »
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