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#62698 12-Jun-2010 23:00
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English is not my first language but surely this makes it onto failbook?!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/3806048/All-Blacks-debutants-cease-their-chances

surely he meant SEIZE not CEASE




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  #341083 12-Jun-2010 23:11
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Maybe the author is doing the whole, drink and post thing....

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  #341127 13-Jun-2010 09:57
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I see they fixed it...

 
 
 
 


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  #341137 13-Jun-2010 10:43
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They fixed the headline, the URL remains.




 

 

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  #341149 13-Jun-2010 11:21
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(yeah i emailed them straightaway. they didnt give me a reply though)




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  #341154 13-Jun-2010 11:46
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freitasm: They fixed the headline, the URL remains.


With the Stuff site, you can put anything you want in the URL after the forward slash that follows that article number and it still goes to the same article. Makes for much entertainment when forwarding links around to people via email.

e.g. http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/3806048/Im-a-knob will take you to the above article

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  #341231 13-Jun-2010 14:59

joker97: English is not my first language but surely this makes it onto failbook?!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/3806048/All-Blacks-debutants-cease-their-chances

surely he meant SEIZE not CEASE


These reporters make so many mistakes. I suspect they are hiring young reporters who are cheap to pay. Yesterday I read a story that said that an elderly man was living in a house that was over 1000 square metres in size, but only using $50 of electricity a month. I somehow think they made and error as an avergae  house is only 150 sq metres

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  #341252 13-Jun-2010 16:37
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I see really poor typos on stuff quite a lot. Bad punctuation too.




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  #341262 13-Jun-2010 17:23

BurningBeard: I see really poor typos on stuff quite a lot. Bad punctuation too.


Yes, and they wonder why no one is buying the paper. I still get it delivered, but these days, they can't even put it in the box, they just chuck it out of their car as they drive past, so people walking by pinch it.

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  #341478 14-Jun-2010 12:20
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robbyp: Yes, and they wonder why no one is buying the paper. I still get it delivered, but these days, they can't even put it in the box, they just chuck it out of their car as they drive past, so people walking by pinch it.


Well to be fair a lot of people have stopped buying that paper in order to save some money.

I'm really appaled at what they consider to be leading news on stuff.co.nz and there's been some really misleading, sensationalist trashy headlines lately too that really grind my gears.




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  #341532 14-Jun-2010 14:37
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They make heaps of mistakes in their articles, this isn't the first one i've seen.
Sometimes the sentences just don't flow. Makes it hard to read!

Funny never the less! :)

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  #341550 14-Jun-2010 15:11
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astra: Funny never the less! :)


Especially for someone who works for the opposition ;)




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  #341558 14-Jun-2010 15:36
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Bruce Simpson of Aardvark has repeatedly commented on the grammatical errors on the Stuff and Herald websites.




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  #341559 14-Jun-2010 15:37
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Mistakes happen. They are only human.

We all make mistakes sometimes. Even geeks:

joker97: (yeah i emailed them straightaway. they didnt give me a reply though)

*Yeah
* I
*They
*didn't

BurningBeard:

I'm really appaled at what they consider to be leading news on stuff.co.nz and there's been some really misleading, sensationalist trashy headlines lately too that really grind my gears.

*appalled

astra: They make heaps of mistakes in their articles, this isn't the first one i've seen.

*I've

Just saying.

EDIT: Fixing a capitalisation mistake I made. Even I make mistakes. 

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Lol I always get called out on making spelling mistakes when discussing the spelling mistakes of others.

Good thing I'm not claming to be a journo then!




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  #341575 14-Jun-2010 16:11
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HAHAH! Agreed.

I mean it happens, but in things like articles for a news website. Never a good look :P

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