Do you check your spelling before posting?

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
February 14, 2010 10:06am CST
Do you check your spelling before posting online on my lot website? Do you run a spell check before submitting or do you press the start discussion button too hastily? I must admit that I adhere to the second type of person. I don't waste much time in performing a spell check unless it is an official email that is related to my work. I have just submitted a reply and I noticed that I have made two gross spelling mistakes. Anyway there is no use crying over spilt milk. I cannot correct my mistakes.
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@phoenix8606 (4977)
14 Feb 10
hi! yes, I do check my spelling before posting the comments or the discussion, even after each sentence, but sometimes I miss some letter or type it two times and it is of course in correct, but I think that one or two small spelling errors are something not to die from
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Feb 10
hi phoenix no one or two won't get us hung or mowed down by a firing squad as mylotters are pretty forgiving, even manage to supply the right word if for instance one of us goofs on typing and omits a letter.
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
14 Feb 10
Usually I do, yes, but once I didn't... and it was an appallingly embrassing mustake. It was on a popular discussion by a nig name here... and I was on page one and I ... ... erm... ... left the 'L' out of public
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• United States
14 Feb 10
I try to check them but some words I just can't seem to spell right it takes me forever to get it right. For example like the word restaraunt I am not sure the correct way to spell it. And appriciate. I wish I was smarter than a fifth grader!!
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• United States
14 Feb 10
Okay thanks for the information. It will really help! Have a good day!
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@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Oh yes, I defnitely check my spelling. I don't run a spell check, although in my e-mails I have an automatic spell checker than helps me find the mistakes before my e-mail is sent. But when posting on sites such as mylot, I reread my post before I hit the submit button. Sometimes misspelling a word changes the entire context of the sentence. I can't remember the exact sentence in question, but once a misspelling I had, made a serious sentence in my post sound quite hysterical. And I certainly didn't mean to do that! However, sometimes even when I reread my post, I don't caych everything.
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@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Case in point, I wrote caytch, instead of catch! LOL
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
haha well i really don't check my spellings or grammar before i post it, hmm but maybe if mylot is so strict about it i would. lol
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@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 10
Yes, i always reads through my article before i start press the post button. I think it's better to reply with correct spelling. Since the correct spelling of the words can tell other members, who ever read it, what kind of character the writer is. So, i think we submit our article with the correct spelling is quite important to us. I prefer to spend some time checking my spelling before submit them to mylot. I will always check and try not to commit any mistakes in spelling before submit my reply to any topic.
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
14 Feb 10
I always try, but for some unseen and nasty reason there is always one little mistake that gets away and that can really make my hair stand on end.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Somehow with all the changes I have lost my spell check. So even though I try spelling errors get by me, or more common are typos, you know when one figer gets ahead of another. And of course the fastest finger I have pushes the send button.
@frizvi (98)
• India
14 Feb 10
Many a times we dont check the spellings before posting, however we have the option of preview,still we dont. I think we must check the spellings. Many a time I also miss to check and later on realize the mistake.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
14 Feb 10
I don't run a spell check, but I do read through the post for errors. Even then, some do slip through. If it's a really bad one, I'll add a comment correcting it, but we all get letters the wrong way around, so I just ignore it then, and hope nobody notices.
• United States
15 Feb 10
Thank G-d for spell check! I have it and it comes in handy.I am a bad speller.But there are times I press send before checking.
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@jesoccer (90)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I sometimes check my spelling it is always great to spell right but sometimes i will type to fast and just go crazy if you know what i mean...
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@kaylachan (4775)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Feb 10
I'll admit I'm one of those that don't bother to check my spelling. i know I can't spell so why sugar coat it? If its something that I think someone else might not understand I'll use the built-in spell checking feature offered by firefox to see if the word is present. But quite often I don't waste my time. I don't care what people might think.
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• Mexico
15 Feb 10
Hi ronaldinu: I must admit that I'm just like you, when I find an interesting discussion I don't care too much about this subjects and I just want to express my ideas as quickly as possible because in general, i think you gave your best when you have an inspiration so it's better to post the answer once you finish reading the discussion you have entered. Thanks for asking me this question ronaldinu. -Alvaro.
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@atv818 (1987)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Feb 10
Unfortunately, I don't due to time-constraint. That's why whenever I press the submit button and see the results, I get frustrated. Well, I have to retrain myself to do it so as to avoid embarassment.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Hello Sweets I seldom checked my spelling here because I know I'm among friends and will be forgiven a mistake or two. On some sites I'm very careful though. oxxoxoxoxo
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
I use Firefox and have the spell check turned on so few mistakes get through. I find it important for my message to get through and I am not too concerned about spelling. Considering some of the terrible spelling and grammar in this informal environment I too let a lot of mistakes go. I quickly proof read but some mistakes slip through. I will not lose sleep over it though. It would be nice to have an edit feature after you post, even if it was only for 10 minutes so you could add or subtract something you missed or made a mistake on. Yes I admit to pressing the post button too fast too frequently.
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@rosekiss (30306)
• Eugene, Oregon
14 Feb 10
I do most of the time. There have been times that I didn't check it and I woulod submit it, but when I do misspell a word, it will be underlined in red to let me know that it is a misspelled word. I like that as I dont' always pay attention to my spelling like I should. Before I submit it though, I will read it again to see if there are any misspelled words, and if there are, then I will correct them. I like the fact that Firefox will let me know, so I can correct them. I have found, when I didn't correct them, then I would have misspelled words not to mention, that sometimes it would be in the wrong place in my response. I am going to start checking them a little better now. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@teamrose (1499)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I don't check my spelling before posting. I try to read well as I key, but occasionally a typo gets through. This is not great pieces of literature, so I figure an occasional typo is acceptable.
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14 Feb 10
If I am just doing a quick response I generally type it straight on to mylot, read it through once to make sure it makes sense and there are no major typos and then hit submit. But if it is a more though out response or when I am posting a discussion I will always type it up in Word first and spell check it before then copying it over and posting.
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