Nobody’s Prefect

errornotificationThe thing about keeping a personal blog is that you are entirely responsible for its contents. Not just the fact-checking and personal opinions, but also the proof-reading.

We all try our best to get it right, but no-one is perfect and despite having spell-checkers on the dashboard, mistakes do slip through from time to time and some readers are all too ready to set me right.

(Yes, that means you Yorkie)

But now you can all join in. In the interests of accuracy, I’ve added the Mistape plugin to Shooting Parrots that makes it simple to report any spelling or factual errors you find here. All you need do is highlight the mistake and then press Ctrl+Enter.

There is always a downside, of course, and I’m afraid that Mistape doesn’t work with mobile browsers and Explorer (or Edge if you’re using Windows 10), but you should be okay with Firefox and Chrome. The great thing is that if you browser doesn’t support it, you won’t see the message.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

5 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 24th March 2016

    My main reason for visiting your blog is the interesting content – not the fine details of expression. Besides, your posts are generally articulate and accurate. If I highlight an error it is partly in jest, not because I wish to cause offence and I am sorry for any upset I may have caused along the way. Please forgive me.

    • Mr Parrot 24th March 2016

      No offence taken – I’m happy to be corrected because I hate to make mistakes, but to err is human and all that.

  • Lee 24th March 2016

    I’m harder on myself when I make a typo than anyone else could possibly be. I hate making typos!!

    And as for you, Yorkie…off you go to the “Naughty Corner”, young fella; and remain there until we tell you your penance has been served!

  • Dmytro 25th March 2016

    Hi there!

    Thanks so much for reviewing our plugin. It’s marvelous that you like Mistape, we take that as a huge compliment.

    By the way, it’s been a year that we’ve launched our premium WordPress comments plugin de:comments. As thanks for the review of Mistape, we would be happy if you’ll try it out for your blog too – I will send the 100% discount to your inbox.

    Dmytro Nayda


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