I Won't Join Groups With Spelling Mistakes

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    I'm not proud of it but it just seems

    so wrong. Joining the group is endorsing the title. If I saw it in my own writing, I wouldn't be able to go without correcting. Looking at that title over and over again would be too frustrating.
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta
    46-50, M
    Jan 19, 2014

    I Just Can't!

    Bad spelling really gets to me. I come across groups that interest me all the time - only to find there's a stupid spelling mistake in the title, and I just can't bring myself to join them. The last one had 'friends' spelt 'freinds' - which revolted me enough to make...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    Nitpickers Unite!

    Or is that nitpikers untie? Yeah, misspelling drives me crazy, I'm a pain in the a**, what can I say?
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2007


    Or bad grammar, for that matter.  There are a few that I have had to scratch my head and go "huh?" over, because their grammar was so terrible!  Even if I agree with the topic, I am not going to join one, because the founder did not care enough to double check...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    Why Would I?

    Personally,  I find spelling a challenge. This is why I use the spell checker provided or use an alternative source. Additionally, if your group is grammatically incorrect, I can't join. I would feel like too much of a hypocrite. (Sometimes I don't catch the errors until...
    silvermoon silvermoon
    Nov 14, 2007

    I insist there should be a spelling mistake in

    this groups name! What a let-down...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014


    Unless I have already, of course, without noticing the error. I often misspell "your," aiming for "you're," darn it.
    penname penname
    41-45, F
    Aug 13, 2009


    Yes, I am a perfectionist.  Yes, I am something of a grammar Nazi. Yes, I avoid groups with spelling errors.I find them irksome.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Sep 18, 2011


    I probably have one group that I joined with a spelling mistake just because it was relevant and it had too many members, so it was kinda pointless to create a new one if all the people are in the other one with their experiences. But yeah, it's just so damn stupid when people...
    misasja misasja
    26-30, F
    Apr 7, 2008
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