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Grumpy
post May 10 2012, 07:21 AM
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This posting will probably be removed by admin, but am I alone in thinking that the quality of our local newspaper is deteriorating.

Page 12 today:

"Department in the soptlight following Cameo auctioneers row"
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post May 10 2012, 07:31 AM
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QUOTE (Grumpy @ May 10 2012, 08:21 AM) *
This posting will probably be removed by admin, but am I alone in thinking that the quality of our local newspaper is deteriorating.

Page 12 today:

"Department in the soptlight following Cameo auctioneers row"

It happens with every news paper from time to time. Come on, give them a break. Its a good "value for money" paper and I can overlook the odd typo.


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post May 10 2012, 07:48 AM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ May 10 2012, 08:31 AM) *
It happens with every news paper from time to time. Come on, give them a break. Its a good "value for money" paper and I can overlook the odd typo.

In my experience it's not the odd one it's fairly regular.
They have got names wrong when I have put a family insertion in as well.
"Value for money"? Hmmmmmmmmm.
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post May 10 2012, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 10 2012, 08:48 AM) *
In my experience it's not the odd one it's fairly regular.
They have got names wrong when I have put a family insertion in as well.
"Value for money"? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well, every one has there own opinion particularly about quality and value for money.
It would be a sad day if it closed in my opinion.


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post May 10 2012, 08:08 AM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ May 10 2012, 08:56 AM) *
It would be a sad day if it closed in my opinion.

Agreed.
But having a monopoly I think that's unlikely to happen.
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Roger T
post May 10 2012, 08:27 AM
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It's a shame, I think, such minor spelling errors can account for so much. But agreed, there is a need for proof reading. Spell checking too, I would imagine it's ultimately the fault of the editor.
I guess it accounts for little but, looks unprofessional. Like cycling to work with no trousers on.
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post May 10 2012, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE (Roger T @ May 10 2012, 09:27 AM) *
I guess it accounts for little but, looks unprofessional. Like cycling to work with no trousers on.

An interesting comparison Rog. Not one that would spring to my mind.


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post May 10 2012, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 10 2012, 08:48 AM) *
"Value for money"? Hmmmmmmmmm.

It is cheaper than parking for an hour in Newbury! tongue.gif And about the same price as a chocolate bar.
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post May 10 2012, 10:03 AM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one to complain about this.

Check this out for a prime example;
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/funeral...ury-centenarian

I would have thought that somebody who has formed a career as a journalist (even if it is for the local rag) would be able to use a comma properly! I'm not generally a grammar nazi and do make mistakes myself- that said I'm not a journalist, and I don't get paid on what I write.

In regards to the above article, I emailed the author. He had the time to send me back an email, but not time to proof read his own work! I don't care that the online news is free, where are the standards and where is the pride in your work? I don't buy the paper myself, but if this is subject to the same standard as the online editorials then I wouldn't even wrap my chips in it.

I feel it is particularly bad publishing such badly written pieces wth spelling and grammatical errors when the article is about somebody who has recently passed away. At least proof read those out of respect!
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post May 10 2012, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ May 10 2012, 09:36 AM) *
An interesting comparison Rog. Not one that would spring to my mind.


I thought so, too. But in the same way, it would be unexpected to see. Much like mistakes, in the printed press. Or typed press, in this case.
Although I think Chips in Newspaper is very good, a British staple food of the summer-y seaside. And in that case, I doubt you would notice a typing error.
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post May 10 2012, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (Roger T @ May 10 2012, 11:37 AM) *
I thought so, too. But in the same way, it would be unexpected to see. Much like mistakes, in the printed press. Or typed press, in this case.
Although I think Chips in Newspaper is very good, a British staple food of the summer-y seaside. And in that case, I doubt you would notice a typing error.


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Frist sentance good, second sentance dribble.
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post May 10 2012, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (Roger T @ May 10 2012, 11:37 AM) *
I thought so, too. But in the same way, it would be unexpected to see. Much like mistakes, in the printed press. Or typed press, in this case.
Although I think Chips in Newspaper is very good, a British staple food of the summer-y seaside. And in that case, I doubt you would notice a typing error.

Quite so.


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post May 10 2012, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (Baffers100 @ May 10 2012, 11:03 AM) *
I'm glad I'm not the only one to complain about this.

Check this out for a prime example;
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/funeral...ury-centenarian


Chief reporter?
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post May 10 2012, 11:07 AM
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Chief reporter indeed. He obviously leads by example!
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post May 10 2012, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 10 2012, 10:59 AM) *
It is cheaper than parking for an hour in Newbury! tongue.gif And about the same price as a chocolate bar.

I have NEVER paid to park in Newbury! tongue.gif and I think I'd rather have the Cadbury's.
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post May 10 2012, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE (andy1979uk @ May 10 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Cries

Frist sentance good, second sentance dribble.


Aren't these errors in spelling in the NWN absolutely awful?
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post May 11 2012, 07:47 AM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ May 10 2012, 09:50 PM) *
Aren't these errors in spelling in the NWN absolutely awful?

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Roger T
post May 11 2012, 08:15 AM
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Ha,ha, I see the reference above.

QUOTE (andy1979uk @ May 10 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Cries

Frist sentance good, second sentance dribble.

Sorry, I read yesterday evening, to post how I like. So I shall indeed. Why do you seem to complain at everything I post?
If you don't like it, an option to reply to only the parts you find good, is available. I do not care for your judgement.

Are you a writing critic, I doubt, so. All I have to say on that one.
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post May 11 2012, 08:17 AM
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QUOTE (andy1979uk @ May 10 2012, 11:38 AM) *
Cries

Frist sentance good, second sentance dribble.


Oh leave the guy alone.

All you do is pick on other people and then complain (they) are the ones with the lack of ability to see other opinions. As for spelling well, most of what you say is dribble as the Year 8's I taught English to had better spelling abilities than you. Out of 6 words you spelt 3 of them incorrectly. Very well done.
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post May 11 2012, 08:32 AM
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