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MrCyNic
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Hi!

I wasn't quite sure where this post should go, so I'll try here.

I genuinely appreciate the huge amount of work that goes into making the Magic Café as accessible and presentable as possible.

From time to time, the spelling and grammar of posts I've made have been altered. As a general principle I have no objection to this, and applaud the practice.

The problem is, in the cases I've spotted, the effect has been to introduce errors into my posts, rather than to eliminate them. In one recent alteration, the sense of my closing point was actually altered (however slightly).

I'm not trying to make a big deal about this (in fact, I wouldn't even characterise this post as a complaint - merely a comment) but you can see how, as a proofreader myself, this would bother me. There may, of course, be any number of other occasions where a genuine finger-slip of mine has been legitimately corrected, and for this I thank you.


Cheers,

Cy (not complaining - just making the observation).
Dave Scribner
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Cy, thankyou for your observations. Proper editing is important to us. We strive not to change the content of any post but occassionally, as you could imagine, with over 400,000 posts to check by a limited number of volunteers, an error is made.
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