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May 13, 2012 19:11:24   #
Blumoon
 
Earlier today I participated in a thread where someone was rude due to the grammar mistakes in a post. I was compelled to mention that I felt that was petty. It has now rambled on to 20 pages. Needless to say the topic wasn't grammar but knitting.

Now there is a new thread of which the topic is grammar...uh-oh.

I joined this site to learn about knitting not to get into silly debates based on someones opinion. Somehow I find myself veering away from my original purpose for being here....knitting!

Here comes the aha... I don't have to participate! I can choose to ignore these off topic discussions. I am here because I want to learn about this awesome, new, super cool thing I've found...knitting.

Life is stressful and challenging enough to be having these "issues" with faceless people. I think I will have to moderate my browsing and stop being drawn into discussions from seemingly intolerant, better than thou people.

I hope this doesn't offend and caution, there may be spelling errors and fragmented sentences. Whatever! I don't have to join in. I think I'll keep my opinions to myself and be on the lookout for an opportunity to learn about knitting.
 
May 13, 2012 19:18:00   #
greenmantle
 
Agreed. I saw all that and just bit my tongue and went on to something else. It is most uncivil to correct somebody's grammar in public.
Just get out sojme lovely wool and cast on some stitches! :-D
May 13, 2012 19:22:27   #
btibbs70
 
In teaching, to ignore inappropriate behavior is called extinction (also biting one's tongue).
Have had to do that many times here on the forum.
I don't respond to what I feel is inappropriate, and I positively comment on other things. That's how we shape the behavior of others (and not fall into or get pulled into non-positive situations).
May 13, 2012 19:24:05   #
daralene
 
LOL Did you see the ad being shown for this thread. It is Grammar Check. Amazing how they match the ads to the subject.
Yes, let's cast away!!
May 13, 2012 20:00:52   #
greenmantle
 
daralene wrote:
LOL Did you see the ad being shown for this thread. It is Grammar Check. Amazing how they match the ads to the subject.
Yes, let's cast away!!


Yes, a bit creepy having Big Brother watching over your shoulder. Have to delay the therapeutic casting-on, as dishwasher needs emptying and bread needs to be baked. Pity Big Brother couldn't come and do that!
May 13, 2012 20:18:14   #
BEChristianson
 
I'm with you on this. As soon as I see the discussion getting out of hand, I leave and find something that is more interesting and yes, about knitting. I have learned so much from people on this site and received so much help that when I see people getting "knit" picky (hahahaha) it makes me sad, but more importantly I just don't read any further.
 
May 13, 2012 20:24:33   #
nbaker
 
Some of the smartest people I know use less than stellar grammar. I was raised with parents and grandparents who corrected how I spoke and I speak with correct grammar (most of the time). I have learned that not everyone learned it as a child. Who am I to make grammatical corrections with people from all over the world. Who am I to think my way is the only way. Live and let live. Everyone on this site expresses themselves in their own way and achieve the goal of communication. That is what matters.
May 13, 2012 20:49:08   #
damemary
 
Welcome. Thanks for the reminder.

Blumoon wrote:
Earlier today I participated in a thread where someone was rude due to the grammar mistakes in a post. I was compelled to mention that I felt that was petty. It has now rambled on to 20 pages. Needless to say the topic wasn't grammar but knitting.

Now there is a new thread of which the topic is grammar...uh-oh.

I joined this site to learn about knitting not to get into silly debates based on someones opinion. Somehow I find myself veering away from my original purpose for being here....knitting!

Here comes the aha... I don't have to participate! I can choose to ignore these off topic discussions. I am here because I want to learn about this awesome, new, super cool thing I've found...knitting.

Life is stressful and challenging enough to be having these "issues" with faceless people. I think I will have to moderate my browsing and stop being drawn into discussions from seemingly intolerant, better than thou people.

I hope this doesn't offend and caution, there may be spelling errors and fragmented sentences. Whatever! I don't have to join in. I think I'll keep my opinions to myself and be on the lookout for an opportunity to learn about knitting.
Earlier today I participated in a thread where som... (show quote)
May 13, 2012 20:59:38   #
peachy51
 
daralene wrote:
LOL Did you see the ad being shown for this thread. It is Grammar Check. Amazing how they match the ads to the subject.
Yes, let's cast away!!


LOL ... normally the ads you see have to do with your browsing history. My ads on this page are for pool supplies and patio umbrellas.

The OP is entirely correct. We have the power to decide for ourselves what to participate in and when to walk away.

I am a member of many message boards and there are general etiquette rules that apply to all message boards. I see these breeched here all the time ... so I just roll with the flow. It's too minor an issue to start a war over.

I agree that we should just knit away! :mrgreen:
May 13, 2012 23:31:59   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
I, too, followed the thread mentioned. When inappropriate comments arise, isn't this what is meant by "report issue"?
It seems to me this is something that should be drawn to the attention of the moderator who should deal with things like this.
May 14, 2012 02:28:09   #
funkyknitter
 
Years ago I studied psychology and we were taught that putting other people down was a sign of insecurity. It's a way to build yourself up by being right and telling others they are wrong. I think you have to take it with a grain of salt . The problem is that people are messing up what would be a great knitting topic with these little snide remarks and then other people post in response and on and on it goes.
And the person that posted the original question never gets an answer :(
 
May 14, 2012 03:21:46   #
peachy51
 
funkyknitter wrote:
The problem is that people are messing up what would be a great knitting topic with these little snide remarks and then other people post in response and on and on it goes.
And the person that posted the original question never gets an answer :(


That is what I was speaking of earlier when I mentioned Message Board etiquette. It is improper to hijack someone's thread. All the other boards I belong to, the original poster (OP) in essence "owns" their thread and on all those boards, that person has the ability to delete the thread if they feel it is getting out of hand. Unfortunately, that is not an option on this board and maybe should be.
May 14, 2012 05:04:47   #
netcst
 
I thought I was the only one who was aggravated by the tone of this thread and I passed by without making a comment about the topic being chart knitting vs written instr and not who can outspell each other. There are too many great people on this site for this to be a regular occurance.
May 14, 2012 05:29:13   #
BobnDejasMom
 
I didn't see the thread about grammar.
However, I agree with everything everything I read above mypost.
I see a lot of "bad" grammar, spelling, etc., too. Big deal. It bothers me too. So what?
This is an international site.
My mother was an elementary school teacher and I have worked as a journalist/editor for many years. Whoopee.
I can't knit or crochet very well. I appreciate the help and the questions other people ask.
I make mistakes too.
May 14, 2012 05:42:11   #
destiny516ab
 
Why do we have to worry about grammar when this is a knitting site also this is time to relax and enjoy our passion knitting. Life is too short to be negative about a silly grammar mistake I admire those that try to learn any language other than their own. This is an international site.
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