On occasion, I get people who like to correct my spelling and grammar. It is a huge pet peeve. I understand that knowing how to spell things correctly and word things in the correct format, grammar, is important. However, this is an anonymous online forum. I will more than likely never meet any of you outside of this site. Yet, I find people whose sole existence it seems is to correct every issue they see wrong. I really don't care. Now if I am writing a KB article, an email to my boss, a letter of reference for an employee, or something along those lines then I will take more time out of my day to ensure they are all grammatically correct and free of spelling mistakes. I have never been a great speller. Dyslexia is a bitch. As far as grammar goes, I use an extension solely to avoid triggering people on here with grammar issues. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and at times it is correct and the poster on here arguing about my grammar is wrong. With this being said, I digress, I am going to take the least amount of time I can out of my day in order to respond to some random person. I respond to everyone and everything that is posted on here if I had made a post or comment.
I make this post so that people will have a little more understanding and quit making it a keyboard crusade to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar issues. It doesn't really help anyone besides your own ego. I am an older man and I am not going to change, so by you correcting me it isn't going to make me suddenly have a breakthrough moment where I never make the same mistake again. It only irritates me. Honestly, that is the only thing on here that ever makes me frustrated. I enjoy the debates and conversation, even when we disagree and even on the occasion I am proven wrong.
I realize this might just add fuel to those who correct me, disagree with me, and so on. I might get a huge backlash and have people correcting everything I say from now on. That is fine. That is your choice. Just be aware that when it comes to me that it isn't going to change a damn thing in how I write, type, or spell. I know plenty of English majors that are flipping burgers, working at Star Bucks and complain about not being where they want to be in life. Outside of my brother, who is a director at HP software, he is the only person I know that has ever gotten to the point in his life that he is now with an English degree. He even admits it is solely because of the college he went to and not the degree that he earned. Keep in mind it took him 7 years of struggling to get to where he is now as well. That isn't to say there aren't more who have made it successfully, he is the only one I know personally. He even advised me to not go that direction with my own college career. It was great advice.
To each their own and thank you for viewing this post. Have a great day and I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week. Happy Hump Day folks.