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12-02-2008 @ 5:37PM
Ok, I hate to be a grammar Nazi here, but one has to wonder when looking at the following sentence if you guys have editors who managed to pass English in high school who even take a cursory glance at what you've written before posting it to the site."Very strange, and strange choice by Blizzard to do it this way in the first place."Come on... this retarded sentence and the rather no brainer mess up on claiming the book could be found on the auction house when the screenshot you posted clearly shows that is a bind on pickup item should lead you folks at WoW Insider to one of two inevitable conclusions. One, if you don't have an editor checking your work before you publish it's time that you got one. Or two, if you do have an editor FIRE HIM OR HER!I'm sorry to rant about this, but it's a hot issue for me because bloggers the world over are moaning and bitching that they aren't treated like professional journalists when the fact is the large majority refuse to grow up and act like professionals.
12-01-2008 @ 7:50PM
"Very strange, and strange choice by Blizzard to do it this way in the first place."You're criticising the missing out of a single 'a' between 'and' and 'strange'?Seriously, I suggest you lower your expectations a little as the odd typo like that, while the sentence remains entirely comprehensible, is a standard that even subs on the national dailies aren't held to. And they'll be on 6-figure salaries.I doubt WoWInsider even has dedicated subs (and no, fixing grammar and spelling is not the regular editor's job) and if they do they're certainly not paid that much.
12-02-2008 @ 6:26AM
If you are going to criticize someone's usage of the language I suggest you first consider your own. How pathetic to craft a grammatically incorrect sentence with which to attack another person's grammar. Your first sentence is an egregious run-on that not only contains errors of tense but breaks no less than 7 rules of proper English outlined in The Elements of Style. That being said I am by no means defending the articles author as I believe WoW Insider contributors tend to be hackish for the most part but fair is fair.
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