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Grrrr! Grammar!

Post 1

Hoovooloo

Editing is supposed to *improve* an entry where necessary, not introduce errors!
For the record, the original entry, as I wrote it, said:
"Only one is needed, and a normal juggling beanbag or an orange which you don't mind bruising are ideal. Don't use a tennis ball - they're too light."
Two sentences for two concepts: (1) what you can use, (2) what to avoid.
The EDITED entry now says:
"Only one is needed, and a normal juggling beanbag or an orange which you don't mind bruising are ideal, tennis balls are too light."
This is a run-on sentence (comma instead of a full stop) and is hence grammatically incorrect (run it through a Microsoft Word grammar checker). Please, please, please correct this before the article gets put up with my ID on the top.


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Post 2

beeline

I've actually just received an email from the Sub mentioning this very sentence, which has now been changed.

Please try not to be quite so dismissive of Subs' work - they're doing it out of their own time, and of their own good will. They are human as well, and are therefore liable to make mistakes. Your grammatical point was correct, but not made in a very friendly manner. smiley - sadface

In any case, the entry will pass through two more sets of eyes here at the Towers before it appears on the Front Page.


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Post 3

Hoovooloo

Sorry if this sounded dismissive - I didn't mean it to. In fact after posting here I corresponded directly with the sub concerned, I made suggestions, he made suggestions, and we were both happy with the outcome.

Apologies again, I should probably reread my stuff before hitting that "Post Message" button. I'll try not to let it happen again, and I'd like to make it clear I'm very happy with the good work Frankie Roberto has done here.


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Post 4

beeline

That's okay Hooloovoo - glad things worked out okay in the end. I've read that other thread as well, and it seems all perfectly friendly, so maybe I over-reacted as well...

Humans, eh? What can you do? smiley - cheers


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