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HB Proof Correction's

Because were all pedant's at heart.
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If theres one thing that mark's out Halfbakers' from the common heard, its there pernickitiness as regards grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Would it not, there fore, behove our esteemed halfbakestress to implement a system whereby Halfbakers' can add standard proof correction marks to ideas and to annotations?

MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 11 2013

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       What if they're corections arent acurate?
ytk, Oct 11 2013
  

       11. No.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 11 2013
  

       18 .   

       ... "shoal".
FlyingToaster, Oct 11 2013
  

       ^Well, I do NOW.
AusCan531, Oct 11 2013
  

       17: apparently "behove" is UK ... hmm nope, 18 again.
FlyingToaster, Oct 11 2013
  

       As the idea is posed in the form of a question, I will answer it. No, it would not.   

       Starters, we would never agree on a standard.   

       Second, the participants could not be trusted to wield the marks correctly with which to begin. If they could, then the marks would be unnecessary.
tatterdemalion, Oct 11 2013
  

       Max, I nearly stroked out reading this post.
Alterother, Oct 12 2013
  

       I believe it to be 11 as well.   

       I like the idea. Perhaps small superscript numbers could be employed so that an excessive amount of space would not be taken up, while permitting easy referencing in annotations to the offending part of the original text.
TomP, Oct 12 2013
  

       Would failure to use the subjunctive when appropriate count against bakers?
bungston, Oct 12 2013
  

       It probably wouldn't have, but now it will. Heisenberg, you see.
Alterother, Oct 12 2013
  

       // Would failure to use the subjunctive when appropriate count against bakers? //   

       Only if, when baking, the use of the gerund is eschewed.
8th of 7, Oct 12 2013
  

       Would that you had thought that through. Halfbaking wouldn't be the same without the gerund.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2013
  

       //Halfbaking wouldn't be the same without the gerund.// What do neutered gerbils have to do with this idea?   

       (Edit: And my count is 15, minimally, and I would still prefer to replace the phrase "that marks out" with "which distinguishes". Additionally, while it could be successfully argued that the idea will do little to "behoove our esteemed halfbakestress", it might nonetheless be posited that the halfbakery itself might positively benefit therefrom.)
jurist, Oct 13 2013
  

       Gerbils are like puns on the bakery. Give'em the slightest opportunity and they'll replicate themselves all over the page.
AusCan531, Oct 14 2013
  

       [FlyingToaster], are you counting [Max]'s use of the Oxford comma? As that is thoroughly un-UKish.
theleopard, Oct 14 2013
  

       ah, good point: 17. I'm not a big fan of the Oxford comma for simple list elements.   

       (I don't see how Max gets 11 though: I count 12 straightforward spelling/grammar errors; the other 5 are, arguably, style and haste.)
FlyingToaster, Oct 14 2013
  

       //Halfbaking wouldn't be the same without the gerund.//   

       How about a compromise: We will cease use of the gerund, although we may end up misusing the present participle from time to time.
ytk, Oct 14 2013
  

       // How about a compromise //   

       Are you MAD ? This is the HalfBakery …   

       Nil desperandum, [FT]. Maybe Santa Claus will bring you a grammar book. Of course, if he can't bring it in person, he might have to send a subordinate Claus …
8th of 7, Oct 14 2013
  

       I rest my case.
tatterdemalion, Oct 14 2013
  

       No you didn't. As a matter of fact, you raised it.
Alterother, Oct 14 2013
  

       That was before. It got heavy.
tatterdemalion, Oct 14 2013
  

       Do you have one of those folding case-rest things then, like they have in hotels ?
8th of 7, Oct 15 2013
  

       I just put it on the floor for now.
tatterdemalion, Oct 15 2013
  

       Are split infinitives still infinite? I'd like to boldly know.
AusCan531, Oct 15 2013
  

       Hopefully, pedants like I around the world are patience enough this to deal with. Its like so easy to like become like rageful when you like read people which write like they speech. So my answer is an absolutely *NO*, so long as thats OK with you.
Canuck, Oct 15 2013
  

       "Whatever ..."
8th of 7, Oct 15 2013
  

       //"Whatever ..."//   

       I believe the current idiom is "Meh".
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2013
  

       I think that ideas covered in proofreading marks would make the site looked more halfbaked, like a rough copy version, but having some errors is halfbaked itself.
rcarty, Oct 17 2013
  
      
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