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11-10-2009 @ 12:18AM
@DboyI can't speak on behalf of everyone who downvoted you. But I personally downvoted you because, while I agreed with your points otherwise, you came across as an obnoxious, smarmy git when you pointed out the author's 'than/than' typo, as you accused him of being "too slack to learn the difference." I suspect if you better understood the concept of a typo, you would not automatically assume any erroneous typing was intended as such.While the poor spelling and grammar you speak of is one of my pet peeves as well, there is a very marked difference between poor understanding of these things and occasional flaws in their execution. From the high mastery of the English language the author displays in his posts, it should be clear to you that what occurred was a typo. What I find far more annoying though is comments like the first poster's, who try to correct perfectly fine spelling and grammar. If you don't know what you're talking about, please shut up. You just look like an idiot.
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