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When I post from my phone it auto-nukes [ u ][ /u ] tags. I had to edit my post because it was too small to spot that strike through on the S ...three down one to go.

Got the "in in" in the quote above where you quoted me ::P:
Prefection!!
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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, chellspecking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

 

Yup.  It's a legacy of my time in university - I have to proofread and correct anything I write.

 

The Egg

 

 

See, with my computer science degree, I write any old crap I want, and then let the compiler sort out errors in spelling or syntax.  ::P:

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, and chellspecking spell checking:: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

Umm.... what do you think? :;):

 

Very nice. Slow clap. You are [3] for 4... :poke:

 

 

Three for six, really. The stacked colons are an obvious problem, as are the duplicated "in"s. But using an em-dash followed by a colon to introduce a sentence using a colon is stylistically clumsy as well.

 

Note that if I missed any typographical errors here, I refer you to Muphry's law.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, spellchecking: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them later?

Yes.

 

I tend to leave 'teh' misspelled for some reason, though.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, chellspecking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

 

Yes, all the time.  And since I have become a moderator, I have to resist the urge to do so elsewhere.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, spellchecking: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them later?

Yes.

 

I tend to leave 'teh' misspelled for some reason, though tohugh.

 

FTFY! :;):

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, chellspecking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

Absolutely. It drives me absolutely batty to notice mistakes later, especially if it's a mistake caused by my phone's overly enthusiastic auto complete.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, chellspecking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

Maybe.

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Yes. I am a spelling and grammar nazi; it's part and parcel of my personality and teaching career.

 

Some part of me flinches every time I see a misspelled word used in a post.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, and chellspecking spell checking:: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

Umm.... what do you think? :;):

 

Very nice. Slow clap. You are [3] for 4... :poke:

 

 

Three for six, really. The stacked colons are an obvious problem, as are the duplicated "in"s. But using an em-dash followed by a colon to introduce a sentence using a colon is stylistically clumsy as well.

 

Note that if I missed any typographical errors here, I refer you to Muphry's law.

 

 

In my old age I find that while I am still a bit OCD regarding :ph34r:  spelling I have become something of  :upside: a punctuational** anarchist, and I am not above making up words if everyone else **has neglected to invent the one I need.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, chellspecking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in in your posts if you spot them laters?

 

You magnificent elfbarker...  :ph34r:

 

When I read that word,

 

I picture a giant dog, bred specifically to hunt elfthings, with a very big nose...a really, really big nose...

 

 

 

Elfbarker_zpsza0giqmr.png

...some purists insist that Elfbarkers are merely Dire Bassets. But what do they know?

 

 

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, and spell checking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in your posts if you spot them later?

 

 

 

 

 

Edits

(See quoted versions below for original.)

 

Of course not!

 

 

 

 

But then, I'm perfect and never make mistakes in the first place.   :B):

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, and spell checking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in your posts if you spot them later?

 

 

 

 

 

Edits

(See quoted versions below for original.)

I do this a lot. You'll often find posts of mine that are edited just a minute or two after they've been posted.

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Question — April 20th: OCD, perfectionism, and spell checking :: Do you go back and edit minor typos in your posts if you spot them later?

 

 

 

 

 

Edits

(See quoted versions below for original.)

 

I would go back and edit if I found errors after posting, but since I proofread everything before I post, this has yet to happen.

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