Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:32 UTC
Humor Since I think we haven't been having enough fun lately on OSNews, I decided it's time we do something fun for a change. We all have our little pet annoyances when it comes to other people's comments. Fixed expressions or comment styles that annoy the living daylights out of you. Here are mine.
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RE[2]: First!
by Nalle on Wed 5th Aug 2009 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE: First!"
Nalle
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2005-07-06

As a Norwegian, I get frustrated when people use all their energy correcting spelling errors and wrong use of then/than and it's/its and such.

We're not native English! We do not necessarily know the difference between then and than - nobody has taught us! That doesn't make us stupid - just uninformed. If the writer is uninformed of the topic, I can understand you reacting. But it's the finer points in English writing and grammar we are bad at (and the spell check do not help us with errors like that), not the topic at hand, and come on! You are smart enough to correct in your mind while reading, aren't you?

Now, what I find annoying is when I read a forum that cannot be threaded and a writer entire comment is:

«@RoundTree: YES!»
Without any quote of RoundTree's comment. Of cause there is a few hundred comments and only ten on each page. Then I have to go backwards and look for the comment made of RoundTree to find out what the writer is shouting YES to. Takes a bit of time that.

Now that's annoying!


Nalle Berg
./nalle.

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