Please start proofreading your articles...
I read these articles often, and perhaps 1 out of every 6 or 7 has a painfully obvious typo in it. Not commonly mistaken ones that can be played off somehow, but completely wrong such as "may" instead of "many" in today's article about a sexist study of why women are fatter. I found the article interesting but was immediately turned off by yet another typo. Please at least start proofreading articles before they are posted. Have at least 2 or 3 people thoroughly read it because it's bad enough that most Americans don't use their native language correctly without published articles having typos. Thank you.
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Yahoo! Product Support
Product Support/Admin; here is a perfect example of rotten proof reading. Go to this article: http://shine.yahoo.com/love-***/lean-great-facebook-not-much-heres-why-185700505.html and in the first sentence alone there are 4 spelling/grammar/punctuation errors. I didn't even WANT to finish reading the article because I was so put off by the ****** proof reading and editing before the article was published! FAILURE!!!
@Product Support, it doesn't matter which article it is, there are still TOO MANY TYPOS AND GRAMMAR MISTAKES.
Victor Forster commented
It is expected, dating back for a few centuries now, that in an office at the end of the hall sits an editor in a perpetually foul mood from having to fix mistakes in articles. Unfortunately that is not the case with many electronic media sources. The editor doesn't correct most of the articles anymore, perhaps because of copyright issues since those stories come from a plethora of sources. Its too bad though that articles are not reviewed for basic mistakes like repeated sentences and obvious typos. I bought an e-book a while back and came across two errors on the first page! I deleted it off my reader and never read page two.
Jenny from the Block commented
The word 'makes', in the following sentence, should be 'make' because the 'mistakes' are what 'make' "a lot of the articles difficult to read..." "The fact of the matter is, there are way too many grammar and spelling mistakes which makes a lot of the articles difficult to read and understand."
Ok you want articles? Ok let's start with...oh I don't know...how about ALL OF THEM you ******* idiots!!!!!!
Jenny from the Block commented
I completely agree with Emily Lerner! I find many more than one typo per article! I have never seen someone complain so strongly about it, as do I. Usually, I make complaints in the comment sections about others' typos, but find I am considered to be riding a 'high horse.' It feels good to know there is someone else out there who agrees with me. :)
Product Support (Admin, Yahoo), What flippin' difference does it make which article it was?!?! The fact of the matter is, there are way too many grammar and spelling mistakes which makes a lot of the articles difficult to read and understand. Especially when the entire first paragraph of an article is one, long, run on sentence. And, if you'd bothered to read what Emily had said, she DID say what article it was, "...a sexist study of why women are fatter" that was published on March 1. You can't tell by that description which one it was? Although I can't remember what the exact name of the article it was, (although Anonymous posted it below) I remember reading it, why can't you remember publishing it? Stop asking for feedback if you're not going to do anything about it.
I think this is the article Emily Lerner writes about - http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/does-less-housework-really-equal-larger-waistline-192700982.html