Once again, some idiot who doesn’t know his arse from his elbow, reads a couple of my articles, and announces to the world I’ve got it wrong. Strangely enough, on reading the “mistakes” it turns out it is the idiot that is incorrect, because he doesn’t know what a “#” comment is, he can’t use the correct terminology and he obviously hasn’t read the manual on the subject he is waxing lyrical about!
I would like to make a suggestion. If you think you’ve found a mistake in someone else’s work, whoever they are, you should do the following:
- Read the article again to make sure you’ve understood it.
- Contact the author to confirm a mistake is present.
- If it turns out you are mistaken, have the decency to admit it, rather than trying to prolong the debate, thus wasting everyone’s time.
There are lots of people providing good content on the internet for free and it is inevitable that some mistakes will slip through. What we don’t need is a bunch of people waiting to jump on the slightest mistake and make a big deal out of it, or even worse, try to find fault where the is no fault.
Personally, I don’t mind people contacting me to ask about the contents of my articles. That’s why I have a comments section on the end of each article, a forum and a “Contact” page. What does get on my nerves is when I read posts on other forums where people criticize my articles without bothering to contact me, especially when the criticism is unfounded.
It seems these days we want everything for free, but when we get it we really don’t appreciate it.
Rant over 🙂