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9-11-2009 @ 8:28PM
Excellent article. I must admit, I fear that your views will be misinterpreted (sometimes deliberately) by angry, illogical people. Ghostcrawler's statements certainly are on a regular basis.
9-11-2009 @ 9:02PM
Thanks to a rather astonishingly bad typo in the post, I don't have to worry about THAT. Instead, I have to worry about how many people will focus on that dropped F over, say, the article itself.I'm thinking a lot.
9-12-2009 @ 10:03AM
Matthew, that's far from the only typo in the article. Just as any resume with an error will be shitcanned, it's hard to take you seriously as an authority on ANY subject if you can't even be bothered to run a simple spellchecker over your work before posting it. Maybe even have someone else proofread it.
9-12-2009 @ 1:55PM
Ratbuddy,As someone who has published two books and spoken with literally hundreds of editors and industry professionals, let me be the first to inform you that while the goal is to catch all typographical errors, it is not one that is ever fully attained. Pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal, a first edition of any published book, you will find typographical errors.We scan these articles with spellchecker. In fact, there's one built into the interface we use to compose them. And yet, despite that, despite reading the post over multiple times, errors WILL get through. It's simply unavoidable in a piece that's over 3k words.The analogy you chose (a resume) is simply not applicable. As my publisher's proofreader put it to me: perfection is the goal. It's unattainable, but it's the goal.
9-13-2009 @ 1:09AM
Heh, I like how you downrated my comment so much. It was 'bright' just a little while earlier, and somehow, it's 'dark' now after you responded.Seriously, a spellchecker didn't catch this?"If you have 2 tanks, 2 healers and six DPS and the only other available potential tank is a resto druid healing your raid, it's simply inadvisable to ask him to switch unless you so completely outgear the encounter that a sing;e healer can heal it, and in that case you probably don't need a third tank anyway."A "sing;e" healer?Right.
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