The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44103   Message #647273
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
11-Feb-02 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: Mis-spelling in Thread Titles
Subject: Mis-spelling in Thread Titles
I no longer get as pissed off by mis-spellings as I used to, I just accept the fact that some people are oblivious to mis-spellings in the same way that some people are tone-deaf. And I also accept that such minor dyslexia is no adverse reflection on anybody's intelligence. I also realize that typos can slip through no matter how carefully one proof-reads.

However, I do have an issue with mis-spellings in thread titles. In the current crop of threads, there are several with mis-spellings in the title, and my point is that if anybody does a Filter search on a topic which is mis-spelled in the title, the filter is not going to pick it up.

As far as the current crop of threads is concerned, while realizing that nobody is likely to search for threads using "flatulent", "sorry", or "sponsor" as search criteria, it is quite possible that somebody might search for "fingerpicking", or "lyrics".

So my suggestion is, could the Joe-clones please take it upon themselves, quietly and without comment, to correct mis-spellings in thread titles?

Murray