C.E. Evans wrote:
No, because I consider this one of the rudest things you can do to another poster on a message board. Just because someone else thinks it's funny doesn't mean that I do, and that's all I'm saying.
I just have to ask. Why do you think it's rude? It's not like other readers don't know that's not what you originally said. Your original post is still there for posterity.
Heck, the "fixed that for ya!" joke is almost a mainstay of internet forums. I don't see the harm when used unmaliciously.
Yea, when someone truncates your post to deliberately take it out of context (though, Sometimes it's an accident that it is taken out of context, when a poster merely meant to be succinct and only quoted the pertinent part) or changes it to deliberately try to take it out of context (I've never seen it, but, I'm sure it's happened), that's totally wrong and reason to be outraged.
But, the "I fixed it for you" joke or making a joke when some mis-spells something making their post say something else (The other day I spelled Jem, when I was referring to the character from The Empath
, and someone made a joke about Jem being truly outrageous, and I laughed my head off) to me, it's all part of the fun of socializing on the internet.
So, for the record, anyone who wants to make a mis-spelling joke at my expense or an "I fixed it for you" joke, feel free, it makes me feel appreciated and part of the crowd