Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users

I've noticed that many of the forum discussions that TA has tweeted lately have contained glaring grammatical and spelling errors.  I find this disappointing and even personally embarrassing as it inevitably reflects not only on the original poster but on the forum as a whole and, by extension, the larger atheist community.  I know written communication isn't everything, and it certainly isn't a high priority among the public generally, but we should try to meet a higher standard.  Given the unlikelihood that individual posters will suddenly take more care when writing, I think the operators of the site's Twitter feed should consider not tweeting discussion titles with serious errors.

That's one poster's opinion, for whatever it's worth.

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It wasn't Pandora's fault - they made her do it.

Agreed! A woman should be allowed full control of her box --

I agree with you, but I'm 16 and not the best at spelling and grammar on a "profesional" level. I honestly don't know if the word is proffesional or professional. Sorry for the stupidity.

The software told you which one was misspelled by underlining it as you typed. You just didn't notice. Test it. Use it.

One "f" Damean, but I understand what you're saying, and more importantly, I know what you Damean --

@Damean - Don't apologise. I know some really smart people, who couldn't spell propa if their life depended on it. AND then you have English versus American spelling - just type into a  word document of some sort, let it do the work, and learn as you go :) As long as you spell Atheist right - it is all good.

I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love.

 - Mitt Romney

What more can one say - 'That's all Folks'.

Without shifting my seat, I can reach my Webster's Dictionary and my Webster's Thesaurus. "He who knows and knows he knows is wise, follow him."

@archaeopteryx

Actually, upon further thought, I've yet to agree with more than two or three of any of your comments. I find them to be highly critical the vast majority of the time. In fact, I'm reminded of the poem, or prose - depending on your viewpoint - of Dorothy Law Nolte, who wrote, "Children Learn What They Live," and in which she said, "If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn." Words to live by --

Oh, come on. Don't exaggerate...or quote an exaggerator. Yes, if a child is subjected to constant criticism it will warp his personality, but so will never receiving criticism. That will prevent him from learning that some criticism is good and worth listening to.

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