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|[CLOSED] ITT: I found a Misspelling|
Since there is a new e-peen for finding spelling and grammar errors, I thought this thread might help ET not get a ton of tubmails.
Also, I found one:
And it was fixed! – JB
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Jalapeno Bootyhole here. If you found a typo, enter it as a bug! DO NOT BOTHER POSTING IT HERE, WE’RE NOT TRACKING THESE.
(If it’s already been posted, fine, we’ll get around to it eventually. But in the future, you’re better off logging a bug.)
I’m keeping this around so people can see it, and I’ll probably make a sticky thread elsewhere, but I have some notes and ground rules regarding typo reports:
– Anything in a community-built forum (i.e., Forumbuildr) doesn’t count. Unless there’s a badly formed madlib (which should’ve been voted out to begin with). That goes for the forum’s description, which we don’t write.
– Anything in blogs or on Flamebate doesn’t count. Basically, it’s got to be part of the game proper. Reporting an admin’s Flamebate typo might get you banned. That’s how annoying it is.
– Anything posted in Spoilerpedia doesn’t count. For Christ’s sake, it’s the ****ing walkthrough anyone can edit! If there’s a typo, just fix it!
– Petty, straw-grasping matters of style don’t count. People send in reports of “typos” when they’re really just flagging our use of casual English. This isn’t a textbook, people. Please don’t waste our time with trivialities.
– Stuff that nobody could possibly give a **** about doesn’t count. This covers a lot of territory, and it’s a bit vague, but think before you post: Is this really an issue? Do I really think this is worth posting about? Or am I just trying to get an E-Peen™? (And yes, we know the feed for E-Peens is still referred to as “exploits” on their user profile. We can’t fix that. Ever.) For instance, yes, sometimes Bruce Bear types without a “lisp.” That’s because it would be ridiculous to try to read otherwise.
– Stuff that isn’t actually wrong doesn’t count. We try to be consistent with our use of American English. That means reformed spelling, punctuation within the quotation marks and no Oxford commas (as in this sentence). However, being Canadian, we might slip up once in a while — and we kinda don’t care. This is a big site with lots of text. Even The New York Times has inconsistencies. We’re looking for major, obvious errors.
– Spelling errors within forums that are obviously created by our Unintelligencer machine translation tool don’t count! I’m amazed that people actually bring them up.
NOTE: A lot of stuff is buried deep within the code and I can’t access it myself. So text apart from item descriptions, bookmarks, conversations and so on are Evil Trout’s domain, and not likely to be corrected anytime soon. Unfortunately, that may delay your Peen indefinitely.
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:10PM||View FAIL's Profile | #|
I shared this with ET in IDC, but…
Mix Tape description – “Sixteen hatingly selected tunes that’s sure to bring out anyone’s inner douchebag.”
It should be ”...that ARE sure to bring…”
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:29PM||View Bill_Murray_Fan_...'s Profile | #|
Your’s Sixteen hatingly selected tunes that are sure to bring out anyone’s inner douchebag.
Theirs Sixteen hatingly selected tunes that is sure to bring out anyone’s inner douchbag.
I personally think it sounds good the way it is.
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:34PM||View Bear's Profile | #|
When I’m pwning forums there are usually a lot of misspellings within the posts or title topics.
Also it should be “owning,” though “pwning” is a common misspelling due to the close proximity of the letter P to O on the keyboard. I expect imminent fixings.
EDIT: Do misspellings in the blog count towards this E-Peen?TeeKayEff edited this message on 05/19/2008 10:37PM
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:34PM||View TeeKayEff's Profile | #|
Maybe cut it down to “Sixteen hatingly selected tunes sure to bring out anyone’s inner douchebag.”?
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:36PM||View crayoncakes's Profile | #|
Noose and Razor society tubmail:
i hope you’re not join this guild to make “friends” or boost your pathetic self-esteem. we’re here for just one purpose: to depress the hell out of everyone we encounter (before we kill ourselves).
It should say “I hope you’re not joining this guild.mary misanthrope edited this message on 05/19/2008 10:40PM
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:39PM||View mary misanthrope...'s Profile | #|
Yeah, that sounds good too.
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:39PM||View Bear's Profile | #|
Pop this antiquated mixtape into your cbumette player when you really need to rock out with your male reproductive organ out. Sixteen hatingly selected tunes that’s sure to bring out anyone’s inner douchebag.
I’m pretty sure it’s a grammar error. If it were “A mix of sixteen hatingly selected tunes that’s sure…”, it would be ok, but it’s an obviously plural “Sixteen hatingly selected tunes that’s sure…”
Actually, now that I think about it, it would sound better as “A mix of sixteen hatingly selected tunes that’s sure…”. Log in to see images!
Edit: Ninja’d by crayoncakes. His sounds best.
Also, nice find, mary. Log in to see images! Bill_Murray_Fan_7383 edited this message on 05/19/2008 10:42PM
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:41PM||View Bill_Murray_Fan_...'s Profile | #|
Minor grammatical error:
From Plum Computers store description:
Plum is famous for their Prune™ line of personal computers. Compared to a generic PC, Prunes are expensive, however they are generally built of higher-end components and have several hidden benefits, such as how “kewl” they look.
The comma after “expensive” and before “however” should be changed to a semicolon, and a comma should be added after the however. In its current state it’s rather run-onnish and awkward.TeeKayEff edited this message on 05/19/2008 10:47PM
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:46PM||View TeeKayEff's Profile | #|
in your current state you’re rather run-onnish and awkward
...I KID!!nanafagiesus edited this message on 05/19/2008 10:54PM
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 10:53PM||#|
As for you noob pussies…prepare to get BIGGER, HARDER muscles and TINIER, MORE SHRIVELED testicles then y’all ****es have ever had before!!!!!!!!
Should say ”...testicles than ya’ll…”, since it’s a comparison.
|Posted On: 05/19/2008 11:54PM||View mary misanthrope...'s Profile | #|
There are many different Leaderboards available, ranking everything from how many forums you’ve succesfully pwned to how many medals you’ve earned in Forumwarz Domination. Most leaderboards provide E-Peen™ if you top them!
Should be spelled successfully
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 12:01AM||View mary misanthrope...'s Profile | #|
Smileprin XR description:
Conveniently, the LiliPad Pharmaceutical Corporation released this mirrored version of Smileprin™ a day before its patent expired. Since it’s patended it’s more expensive, but boy is it effective!
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:09AM||#|
From CutiePie12xo’s profile:
“I’m gal of merely twelve years of age, looking to meet similarly aged young’uns like myself!”
I’m A gal would be better.
God I feel nerdy. Log in to see images! Something_Witty edited this message on 05/20/2008 2:15AM
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:14AM||View Something_Witty's Profile | #|
Wow…Smileprin XR was the first thing that came to mind when I started looking, but I forgot about it. That would’ve saved me some time. Log in to see images!
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:25AM||View Bill_Murray_Fan_...'s Profile | #|
Sure, I’ll join the desperate bid for e-peens. You guys were total bastards to put the counter by our character pic.
From Fr4gGingR1teZ’s profile:
“I dine the finest Doritos and Mountain Dew products money can buy.”
Should be “I dine on”.
From the Glbum Slippers description:
They worked for Cinderella, and she was an illegal immigrant whose life boiled down to scrubbing floors and playing with disease-ridden rats. So think of what it’ll do for you!
Should read “So think of what they’ll do for you!”
From the Red Strap-Ons™ description:
The leather in these shoes comes from designer Italian cows, and dyed red with the dust of rubies.
The word “and” should be eliminated. This would still be awkward, but since it could imply that they cows had been dyed instead of the leather, I like it. Log in to see images!
In other news Eye Drops (Medicated) has a freaking hysterical description.scully edited this message on 05/20/2008 3:11AM
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:38AM||View scully's Profile | #|
In the description for Fitness fabulous personry, it reads
“unfortunately named Fitness fabulous personry”
It should be “unfortunately-named Fitness fabulous personry,” since neither adjective can stand on its own.
If that’s not good enough, then the description for Trapped in the Closet reads
“An absolutely confounding, puzzling and confuzzling”
Do you guys hate the serial comma or something?humblefool edited this message on 05/20/2008 2:49AM
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:47AM||View humblefool's Profile | #|
No, you can legitimately ignore the comma before “and”. I’ve had a lot of college professors prefer that method, actually.
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 2:58AM||View Bill_Murray_Fan_...'s Profile | #|
I’m sure I sent in corrections back in 2007. Unfortunately I kind of forgot them, ****, but give me credit. I probably halped, Leon
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 10:33AM||View Vagitarian's Profile | #|
This is great. Keep ‘em coming. Sorry, keep “them” coming.
I’ll try to correct these soon and start awarding the Peen. Unfortunately, some of them I am unable to change myself.
|Posted On: 05/20/2008 11:42AM||View Jalapeno Bootyho...'s Profile | #|