questionsis anyone else an o.c.e?

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I just realized... this was posted as a question, and I cannot edit it. :-|

*this post was edited 2 times.

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I DO IT TOO!

I'm going to keep this short since I'm writing from my phone & editing is trickier... ;)

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I admit it. I edit my posts. I go so far as to post a comment and load and work with the question in another tab so I'll have access to the "edit" and "delete" links for the full 10 minutes. (The links will appear when the page is loaded until 5 minutes have elapsed, but the site will actually accept any changes until 10 minutes have elapsed.)

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@chris12345: Thanks for the tip... enabler...

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I don't edit much, but I will ADD to a post.

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Yes. I blame Mrs. Ruble from seventh-grade English class. I am convinced she is the Hitler to all the spelling and grammar nazis in the world today. But she was a stunner, so I tried to pay attention to impress her. That only indoctrinated me.

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@nephrectomy1: Mrs. O'Brien? Oh, yeah, she's the best.

edit: (lol) Remember "PUGS": Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling.

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@chris12345: Usually, my process is:

(1) Comment
(2) Copy my text into notepad and delete the comment
(3) Edit my text in notepad
(4) Copy my text from notepad back into a comment
(5) Repeat steps 2-4, as necessary.

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Guilty! The only problem is that I am at my most error-prone when posting deals. So my routine is more like:

Compose (in Notepad++).
Spell-check.
Proofread.
Post.
Admire.
Oh crap!
Tase.
Edit.
Post.
Forgot one of the tags!
Tase.
Post.
Tase.
Post...

@chris12345: Thanks for the 10 minute tip!

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Oh yes, me too. Not only that but it is extremely difficult for me to read others posts without wanting to correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Or should I say "spelling , punctation, and grammer."

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You can probably tell from my comments and posts that I don't do much editing. I cheat with deal descriptions by using copy/paste. I try to use good grammar and spelling, but I figure I'm never going to be perfect and that's what my friends like about me.

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@nephrectomy1: Crap. You changed it from Mrs. O'Brien to Mrs. Ruble. My Mrs. O'Brien comment looks pretty stupid out there now all by itself, yes siree, Bob.

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I do that a lot, since I tend to forget grammar and spelling when I'm typing quickly. Then there are the times, that I think I need to clarify myself.

One of my friends made a forum for a bunch of us to keep in touch. He made all of us mods, so then we'd edit all of the posts. That made it entertaining -- you never knew what your post would end up saying later if someone got bored.

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raises hand I'm not sure whether to be proud, or somewhat embarrassed... :) Having worked many times as an editor, and being my family's go-to guy for anything to do with linguistics, I am definitely a bit obsessive compulsive.

It doesn't bother me, but I can tell you that it was always funny when people would think I was weird because I refused to omit punctuation or regress to 3l1te! text-talk, even in messenger or chat :D

My only really hard editing issue is knowing whether something comes out right in American English - I didn't grow up speaking that way much.

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@chris12345: Sorry, my bad. I remembered that Mrs. Ruble was the gorgeous one, while Mrs. O'Brien, who was somebody's grandmother, was from twelfth grade, and kept tabs on every mistake you made that crossed her desk.

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I've got CDO, it's sort of like OCD or maybe OCE, except the letters are in alphabetical order...just like they should be. I checked three times to make sure.

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This is why I like this community. I was reminded of this thread when I read this blog from WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg (love his Favicon)
Our best Wooters don't suffer from 'plausible deniability' as detailed within his step #1.

http://ma.tt/2009/08/kill-your-community/
I think its worth the read.

[Read: What not to do to your community]

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Edit? But... everything I write is perfect the first time!

And if it's not, I totally did it on purpose.

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I'm pretty sure I edit my posts about 10 times before I post them and somehow I still make a mistake. Maybe if I posted more frequently? lol

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I am guilty as charged...I edit things on Facebook, and on the Woot! forums...I will re-read something and realize that I missed a word, or something stupid that would only really bother me....so I just have to edit it....

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I think I need to be O.C.E. I left off the list price on a posted deal, then added it in a comment as 411.99 (it is $11.99). Or maybe I can hire someone to edit my deals before I post them.

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@hobbit: That's what I do... way too often.

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I edit a lot too. It's pretty annoying when you found something you'd like to edit but you can't because there's a small time limit.

There was a time too that I didn't like the Woot staff changing my links to affiliate links, hidden in Tinyurl's. Tinyurl's make it look like I'm trying to hide something, or that I put the affiliate links in. I was upset that I couldn't change them back to my original links.