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Posted Jan 14, 2010 4:20 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 15, 2010 16:50 UTC (Fri) by eli (guest, #11265)
This is a common error on the web, and I think it comes from "your" and "you're" sounding the same, but on a well-edited site such as LWN, such errors stand out more starkly. I hope this is helpful to you.
Posted Jan 15, 2010 18:28 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 16, 2010 13:59 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(Personally I find things like this so intensely distracting that I just
skip your posts rather than battle through them. The often-bizarre layout
doesn't help much either.)
Posted Jan 16, 2010 22:03 UTC (Sat) by jordanb (guest, #45668)
I do *really* wish that lwn had an 'edit comment' feature though. For some reason, the preview window manages to cloak mistakes that only become glaringly visible after I submit.
40% if you are lucky
Posted Jan 17, 2010 23:38 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
nix and drag are value-add
Posted Jan 18, 2010 16:12 UTC (Mon) by sdalley (subscriber, #18550)
Sure, drag's posts are somewhat discursive (why is that so bad?), and his speling and apostrophe's leave something to be desired (although they have improved).
(I used to be bothered exceedingly by wrong use of "it's", but now I've trained myself not to notice it where I can't do anything about it.)
A bit of tolerance can go a long way ...
It all adds to a pleasant, collegiate, mug-of-good-ale atmosphere ...
Posted Jan 18, 2010 22:02 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Unfortunately I have the proofreader gene, so any tiny typo stands out
like a neon sign :/
Posted Jan 19, 2010 4:48 UTC (Tue) by eli (guest, #11265)
However, I did not intend to start a week-long digression on the topic of typos. ;)
Posted Jan 19, 2010 7:45 UTC (Tue) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
Language is a drag. :-)
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