Help talk:Mistakes

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Always put two spaces between a period and a new sentence. Does nothing in html (or wiki) - I just put about 10000000 spaces there - see in edit. Keep»»» going ««« 12:07, 13 August 2007 (CDT)

One space. Two spaces. Three spaces. Test. Crap. And <nowiki> doens't affect it. You're right. Oh well, it makes the coding easier to read. ThunderkatzHo! 12:13, 13 August 2007 (CDT)
It's an html thing - browsers ignore consecutive spaces. To insert extra spaces you use (ampersand)nbsp; (nowiki didn't work on this) to make each one, or two  , or three   . humanbe in 11:54, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Sneaky face saving get out - congratulations Keep»»» going ««« 12:20, 13 August 2007 (CDT)

Changed one of the "Ones" examples as I had a problem grasping, "They marched by ones". On another point, if we're being pedantic here, shouldn't all the example quotations be within quotation marks?--Bob_M (talk) 11:44, 14 August 2007 (CDT)

Bob (if that is your real name), ummmm.... no. Cuz we're not being pedantic. We're being educated. The difference between their, there, and they're is not an excessive concern, it's a normal concern that people can't write regular sentences. If you're not intelligent enough to string the proper words into a sentence, how can people expect you to be intelligent enough to string the proper sentences into an article? And they marched by ones means they marched in rows of ones, instead of marching by twos or threes. ThunderkatzHo! 11:48, 14 August 2007 (CDT) [comment lost due to edit conflict] humanbe in 12:18, 14 August 2007 (CDT)
Would it be worth mentioning that using a browser such as Mozilla Firefox provides a built-in spell checker?Eye Eye.jpg See You 21:40, 15 August 2007 (CDT)
Not really, since most of these errors are "spelled" correctly. They're just the wrong word spelled correctly. Also, this "help" page comes across as being really snippy. You think anyone comes here to figure out which version of "thearz" to use? Really? ħumanUser talk:Human 07:51, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
(Is this the longest time between question and answer). Doesn't do any harm, does it? This message brought to you by: Toastrespondand honey 07:59, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

trawl and troll[edit]

Funny that they both have their roots in fishing. Trawling is towing a net, e.g. through schools of fish, or a metaphorical exhaustive search. The trawl is the net itself. Trolling is slowly cruising through the water while trailing a fishing line with baited hook(s). Metaphorically, trolling is cruising lazily around waiting for a bite. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 16:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)