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Typo: Slashdot: Missing subjects (Must look at title)

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

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Besides the nearly daily typo on slashdot, there is another disturbing trend. It shows up about once a week, but we were blasted with two of them yesterday. And that is the missing subject. The story will mention "it" or something similar, but doesn't say what "it" is. For that, we have to look at the title. *Very* poor writing skills.

Here's the links. If you haven't read them yet, you may want to read the subject before the title for the full effect.

Besides the nearly daily typo on slashdot, there is another disturbing trend. It shows up about once a week, but we were blasted with two of them yesterday. And that is the missing subject. The story will mention "it" or something similar, but doesn't say what "it" is. For that, we have to look at the title. *Very* poor writing skills.

Here's the links. If you haven't read them yet, you may want to read the subject before the title for the full effect.

One

Mikoca writes "Information Week carries the story of how its author signed it "andy" and left the message "I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry." Thanks, Andy!"

Two

pollux03 writes "According to ABC news, 'In an internal memorandum distributed on Wednesday, the department declared "Courier New 12" - the font and size decreed for US diplomatic documents for years - to be obsolete and unacceptable after February 1. "In response to many requests and with a view to making our written work easier to read, we are moving to a new standard font: 'Times New Roman 14'," said the memorandum. ' The report goes on to cite a few exceptions to the rule including official telegraphs."

Note that in the last one "the department" is actually never defined, even in the title.

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Another disturbing trend (1)

dmorin (25609) | more than 10 years ago | (#8179542)

is to start a sentence in the subject and then just continue typing in the body. The people at work here do that constantly, to the point where some people stick [EOM] in their subject line just to say "Hey, that's all I had to say, there is no message."

And what is wrong with putting everything in the (1)

Kris_J (10111) | more than 10 years ago | (#8185549)

title?
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