Yes, but I tend to refrain from doing it much anymore on Fluther because it usually kicks up a ruckus. As a longtime writer, I’m well accustomed to being edited so I’m okay with someone pointing out a typo or grammar error, but I know many of the social media generation don’t feel it’s all that important. Pity.
I want to sometimes, but it’s improper online etiquette to do so.
Unfortunately, we’ve become so sensitive toward not hurting someone’s feelings that the practice of misspelling and the use of incorrect grammar grows. The practice is so pervasive that many people don’t know they’re incorrect and carry their errors offline as well.
It’s embarrassing to work in an organization where communication is crucial to discover people don’t know how to spell or construct a coherent sentence.
In fact, I found it interesting that during a recent performance evaluation, my supervisor asked me where I learned to write so well.
But no…when I encounter this online I’ve learned to ignore it.
I resist the impulse if I can understand the post.
There are many more important errors to bring to someone’s attention.
For instance, on AOL answers I am constantly trying to correct creationist claims about evolution. A very error prove area with creationists. Not so much for the benefit of creationists, but there are fence sitters out there who may be steered correctly by my posts.
I have been making spelling and grammar errors on word processors for a long time now and pay little attention to this unless the post is confusingly unreadable. So, I extend that courtesy of ignoring errors of grammar and spelling and hope other do also.